Game-Changing 'Bus Action Plan' Announced in New York City

If you're a fan of improved bus service, we have some good news from New York City.
April 23, 2018, 1pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The city of New York has a new "bus action plan," after New York City Transit President Andy Byford and a team at the MTA announced a sweeping new initiative on April 23.

The action plan promises "citywide all-door boarding, more priority for buses on the streets, and a complete reevaluation of the bus network," according to an article by David Meyer. 

"The action plan takes many cues from the policy prescriptions advocates first laid out two years ago in their Bus Turnaround Campaign," according to Meyer. "The MTA had been hesitant to commit to those recommendations, but under Byford the tone has changed."

Each of the promised improvements includes a timetable, according to Meyer. "Tap-and-go farecard readers will be on every bus by the end of 2020. A complete review and redesign of the bus network will wrap up by 2021, with targeted improvements beginning this year." 

News of the forthcoming report first broke in February, but it's possible that the final product of the action plan exceeds the expectations of many transit advocates. More details of the action plan and discussion of the significance of the news to public transit in New York City is included in the article.

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Published on Monday, April 23, 2018 in StreetsBlog NYC
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