Buses That Work for All New Yorkers

Dear MTA Acting Chairman Fernando Ferrer and DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg:

New York City’s buses are slow, overcrowded, and often delayed. As a result, bus ridership is declining citywide. Yet there are still over two million bus riders every single day, many in the outer boroughs where other transit options aren’t available. Buses aren’t working for most New Yorkers. It’s time to re-think how buses should serve transit riders across the city.

We write to you to ask that your agencies modernize New York City’s bus system. It’s time to radically re-envision buses and revolutionize an important mode of transit for millions of New Yorkers. With your leadership, we can make buses work for all New Yorkers again.