Mayor Adams Must Do More to Speed Up Buses, Advocates Say

Transit advocates want Mayor Adams to do more to speed up buses.

The city must do more to get cars out of the way of buses in order to speed up commute times for thousands of long-suffering riders, advocates said on Thursday.

Advocates agree that the city does potentially have the best transit system, but still say Mayor Adams needs to commit to three areas of improvement: better-quality bus lanes, more dedicated bus lane mileage, and a reduction in car congestion on roadways with buses.

“Bus lanes work, but the traffic situation is deteriorating on the rest of the street network so much that it negates these gains we’ve seen from bus lanes,” said the TransitCenter’s Ben Fried outside City Hall on Thursday.

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