This Week: Rally For Better Bus Service

As subway ridership reaches historic highs in NYC, bus ridership has gone down — which DOT’s recent “Mobility Report” attributes to slow speeds exacerbated by traffic congestion. The good news is that we know how to fix the problem: Off-board fare collection, signal priority for buses at intersections, dedicated bus lanes, and buses that carry more passengers can all get transit riders moving faster on city streets.

On Wednesday, members of the Riders Alliance will join TransitCenter and other advocates to call for specific policies to improve the city’s bus system. The rally begins at 11 a.m. at Brooklyn Borough Hall.

Check the Streetsblog calendar for the full list of this week’s events.

  • Tuesday: The Riders Alliance meets at the Jackie Robinson Park Library to discuss next steps in its #FairFares campaign. 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday: The Riders Alliance and other transit advocates convene Wednesday morning at Brooklyn Borough Hall to unveil a list of recommendations to improve NYC bus service. 11 a.m.
  • Thursday: Manhattan CB 8 will hear a progress update on the construction of the Second Avenue Subway. 6:30 p.m.
  • Also Thursday: “Gridlock” Sam Schwartz gives a talk about “Reimagining Traffic” at the Museum of the City of New York. 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: Bike with Transportation Alternatives volunteers on a portion of the L train route in Brooklyn “for a glimpse of what doomsday will look like when the L train shuts down.” 5 p.m.

Watch the calendar for updates. Drop us a line if you have an event we should know about.