Free Bus Rides Coming to New York?

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently announced an idea to speed up buses in Manhattan by eliminating crosstown bus fares.
August 5, 2009, 7am PDT | Nate Berg
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The lifting of bus fares is the most notable of a raft of policy suggestions aimed at improving the city's transit system -- a major focus of Bloomberg's re-election campaign.

"In a 33-point proposal spanning subways, buses, roads, ferries and the operations of the authority, the mayor appeared to be trying to assert a greater role for the city in mass transit as he seeks a third term in the November election. He will face hurdles: Unlike the Police Department and the school system, the M.T.A. is subject to very little control by the mayor, who controls only 4 of 17 votes on the authority's board."

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Published on Monday, August 3, 2009 in The New York Times
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