More Bus Lane Cameras Coming to N.Y.C.
"Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to sign a state spending bill that includes a measure allowing [New York City] and Metropolitan Transportation Authority to expand the number of automated cameras enforcing bus-lane rules," reports Ryan Deffenbaugh. The measure will lift restrictions that limit the routes where cameras can be located and will allow enforcement beyond the current 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. period.
Transit advocates say the dedicated bus lanes keep buses moving, but buses are slowed down when they have to maneuver around illegally parked vehicles and other vehicles driving in the lanes.
"The legislation should help Mayor Bill de Blasio deliver on his pledge to increase bus speeds in the city, which are the slowest among the country's major cities, averaging just 7 mph.," notes Deffenbaugh.