Tickets for driving in unmarked bus lane rile Bronx drivers

Drivers in the Bronx say they are receiving numerous tickets in the mail for driving in a bus lane that is not clearly marked. (3/11/14)

THE BRONX - Drivers in the Bronx say they are receiving numerous tickets in the mail for driving in a bus lane that is not clearly marked.

The bus lanes in the city are supposed to be covered in red paint and white writing, but some say the paint along West Fordham Road and Sedgewick Avenue has worn off the street.  While the lane does feature a sign, residents say it's not good enough.

"It's not consistent at all," said one resident. "You look on the ground, to see if it's marked. Like in Manhattan, for bike lanes, too. You know you're not gonna look up ahead."

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The city's Department of Transportation says it uses extensive signage to mark bus lanes and that any wear and tear to the paint may be because of all the recent snow. It says the lanes will be checked and all necessary improvements will be made.

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