Friday, January 15, 2010
Exciting times for BRT in NYC
Last night the New York City Department of Transportation released their plan for Phase II of the city's BRT efforts. Exciting stuff! Improving bus service in NYC is a much bigger deal than many people realize as the subway system is radially designed around lower (and mid-) Manhattan. This rail network leaves many folks who need to travel to other destinations (such as eastern Queens to eastern Brooklyn) with poor service. In addition, the subway is not ADA compliant, so those with disabilities or who have trouble navigating stairs rely on buses to get around. The proposed SBS is a promising development for better transit.