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'Better Buses Action Plan' Would Give Buses New Priority in New York

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is promising to speed the city's buses by 25 percent by next year.
April 19, 2019, 12pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The New York Department of Transportation released its "Better Buses Action Plan" [pdf] on Thursday, April 18.

"The Department of Transportation will add new bus lanes and turn restrictions and push more businesses to receive overnight deliveries as part of its effort to speed up the city's beleaguered bus services," Ryan Deffenbaugh reports.

One big talking point from Mayor Bill de Blasio's presentation of the report at a press conference on Thursday was the need to speed up the city's buses, which now travel an average of 7 mph, the slowest of any big city in the country.

"The mayor's plan will target 24 streets throughout the city to help speed thing up. On 42nd Street across the whole of Manhattan, for instance, the city plans to adjust signal timing, install turn bans at select locations and upgrade curbside bus lanes," according to Deffenbaugh.

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Published on Friday, April 19, 2019 in Crain's New York Business
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