MTA bus action plan explained: Route redesigns, boarding improvements and more

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NYC Transit president Andy Byford said the plan was partly developed based on riders’ concerns.


The MTA’s bus network “re-imagined” — that’s what the transit authority is promising New Yorkers in its new bus action plan.

But what does that actually mean?

The MTA operates the largest public bus network in the country, with a fleet of 5,700 vehicles completing 54,000 trips across 326 routes each day. Ridership, however, has dropped by 14 percent since 2007 amid complaints of slow service.

In an attempt to revitalize ridership numbers, the MTA announced its multipronged plan to overhaul and improve bus service across the five boroughs — the result of a top-to-bottom review of the system — on April 23.

“Our customers will start to see changes this year and we will never stop improving this critical component of New York City’s transportation landscape,” Byford said.

Here’s a breakdown…

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