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City leaders, commuters hold Better Buses rally to call for more efficient transit

A Better Buses campaign rally was held in Brooklyn Monday as city leaders and residents call for more efficient transit accessibility in New York City.

News 12 Staff

Feb 28, 2022, 10:49 PM

Updated 846 days ago

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A Better Buses campaign rally was held in Brooklyn Monday as city leaders and residents call for more efficient transit accessibility in New York City.
New York City is home to the nation's largest bus ridership but offers the slowest service.
The city's comptroller office held a study in 2017 that said the average income for city bus riders is $28,455, which is below subway riders and significantly under the average New Yorker.
According to city statistics, the average bus in New York City drives as fast as 7.5 mph.
Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso says many families in the city have no other option of transportation but the bus.
"Many folks, like on the outer portions of Brooklyn, need access to buses to be able to get to work," says Reynoso.
The Department of Transportation released a statement that said Mayor Eric Adams and Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez have a plan to create 150 miles of new busways and bus lanes across the city. The aim is to speed up buses and reduce wait times for New Yorkers.


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