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Assembly Members Call for More Buses, Added Green-Light Syncing Technology

(DNAINFO) Ben Fractenberg | August 23, 2017 — Dozens of State Assembly members on Tuesday called on the MTA and DOT to rapidly make service improvements such as adding additional buses, allowing riders to enter through rear bus doors and syncing more traffic lights with oncoming buses.

On Tuesday, 45 members signed a letter to Chairman Joe Lhota calling for the agency to come up with the fixes within six months.

“Transit Signal Priority and all-door boarding are no-brainer changes that could reduce bus travel times by 25 [percent] for minimal investment,” northwest Bronx State Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz said in a statement. “Let’s not delay [anymore], and bring our bus system into the 21st Century.”

Source: Assembly Members Call for More Buses, Added Green-Light Syncing Technology – Civic Center – New York – DNAinfo