Bronx Bus Network Redesign continues at public hearing
The MTA says it will invest up to an additional $2 million in the final version of the widely debated Bronx Bus Network Redesign to add new routes, improve service frequency and more.
Thursday night's public hearing held by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority was the final hearing before the MTA board is scheduled to vote on the redesign that would be implemented this September.
Disabled and elderly individuals that were in attendance claim the proposed changes did not take them into consideration. Commuters who make their way into Manhattan every day echoed similar concerns.
"I work down by the World Trade Center and the route that I take is the fastest and most convenient, and this new proposed route will not give me access," said commuter Juliet Lindsay.
The plan will also not include changes to express bus routes in the Bronx. The MTA says that it will continue to work on the express bus proposals and hope to implement that proposal sometime in 2021.