The MTA and NYC Transit unveiled their Bus Action Plan on Monday, an effort to transform the city’s bus network and address declining ridership numbers.
‘Gov. Cuomo, our city runs on the subway, and New Yorkers need you to address this crisis.’
Because so little of the subway system is accessible to the mobility impaired, buses play a vital role for people living with disabilities or aging New Yorkers who have trouble navigating stairs. But crowding and delays affect those riders even more than others.
‘With more of these facts now plainly out in the open, how is it possible that New York City’s government and elected officials continue giving Uber and Lyft a free pass when it comes to the regulations already faced by the taxi industry? ‘
During the 2017 campaign, the candidates for mayor have each highlighted a few transportation issues. Advocates say a much longer list of transit challenges and decisions will confront whoever is in City Hall come January 1.
The potential rezoning of the Brooklyn neighborhood creates uncertainty about much—but, at least for the residents who gathered for an open house, not about what problems need attention.
‘Forecasts tell us that an additional 2 million people could be added to our region over the next 28 years, adding millions of daily passenger trips by bus, rail rapid transit, commuter rail, ferries and private vehicles.’
A check for a quarter mil was all it took to resolve an apparently intractable impasse between the mayor and Council.
Hoping to explain the rash of subway delays, the media often rely on a study funded by two corporations that later took contracts with the MTA to work on the very problem they diagnosed. Both firms are linked to bribery prosecutions.
A regional roadmap for federal transportation funding forecasts that by 2045, the metro area will see a million more transit trips every day and a doubling in the amount of freight passing through.