May 18, 2017

State Elected Officials Release Letter Asking Governor Cuomo to Improve Bus Service

Today the Bus Turnaround Coalition, in conjunction with State Assembly Corporations, Commissions and Authorities Committee Chair Jeffrey Dinowitz, State Senator Daniel Squadron, and State Senator Marisol Alcantara released a letter to Governor Cuomo asking him to direct the MTA to commit to two low-cost solutions to improve bus service. Days after the MTA released their comprehensive plan to tackle subway delays, the letter from 67 elected officials in the Assembly and Senate called for similar action to fix ailing bus service.

“Residents of my district are dependent on bus service to get around, and the quality of service is unacceptable. There are basic changes that can be made to improve bus service, right now, which would drastically improve average travel speed and reduce bus bunching,” said Chair of Corporations, Commissions and Authorities Committee, Assembly Member Dinowitz. “Cashless fares at all doors would greatly reduce the amount of time passengers spend boarding, and GPS technology would allow dispatchers and drivers to react to unexpected delays and evenly distribute buses. The MTA needs to implement these improvements today, so that New Yorkers can get where they need to go.”

The full press release is here.

Here are the letters from the New York State AssemblyNew York Senate Democrats, Senator Golden, and the Senate IDC.

To learn more about the Bus Turnaround Coalition, please visit




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