MTA, DOT moving forward with Better Buses Action Plan to improve bus system citywide

The MTA plans to launch an all-door boarding pilot program for the OMNY tap system, so riders could enter and pay at the front and back of the bus.

News 12 Staff

Aug 16, 2021, 11:20 PM

Updated 981 days ago

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the Department of Transportation are moving forward with their Better Buses Action Plan to improve the citywide bus system. 
They announced new initiatives in their ongoing joint effort to enhance the city’s expansive bus system. 
Their plan to address ridership concerns includes adding 20 miles of bus lanes, expanding bus lane camera enforcement and transit signals at intersections--improving bus schedules with real-time arrival information. 
The MTA plans to launch an all-door boarding pilot program for the OMNY tap system, so riders could enter and pay at the front and back of the bus. 
Although these new initiatives plan to improve the overall ridership experience, some transit users with disabilities say there’s more work that needs to be done. 
The MTA and DOT also mentioned that they plan to add more buses with more flexible seating options and to improve accessibility at 25 bus stations.


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