In July 2016, The Riders Alliance, Straphangers Campaign, Tri-State Transportation Campaign and TransitCenter, joined by 37 elected officials, launched the Bus Turnaround Campaign to spotlight the ongoing decline of bus service quality and precipitate loss of bus ridership in New York City, and to offer a menu of policies and planning applications that could make the city’s vast bus system an attractive transportation once again.
One year later, we offer the following review of the performance of the bus system and the progress of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the NYC Dept. of Transportation regarding the Bus Turnaround agenda. Read the full report here.
The experience of being a WMATA rider has substantially improved over the last 18 months, thanks to changes the agency has made like adding off-peak service and simplifying fares. Things are about to get even better with the launch of all-door boarding later this fall, overnight bus service on some lines starting in December, and an ambitious plan to redesign the Metrobus network. But all of this could go away by July 1, 2024.Read More