People July 15, 2015 | 12:43 pm

Officials call for completion of lane exclusive for buseson 125th St.

New York.- As the first phase of the Select Bus ServiceProgram comes to an end, with the completion of the eighth line Monday, StateSenator Adriano Espaillat (D-Manhattan/Bronx), Councilman Mark Levine(D-Manhattan), and Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez (D-Manhattan), Chair of the NYCCouncil’s Transportation Committee, and advocates will call for theconstruction of ten new Select BusService routes, which the State authorized last month. In addition, lawmakersand advocates will push for the M60 SBS to finally have a completed dedicatedbus lane across the entirety of 125th street to speed up the commute ofthousands of Harlem residents.

This effort comes in the midst of rising ridership on ouralready overcrowded subways, and the need to connect commuters to new jobcenters around the city. Last month the state legislature authorized theconstruction of up to ten new Select Bus Service routes with the passage ofS5608-A/ A7996-A.

What: Press conference to call for the rapid expansion ofSelect Bus Service (SBS), including the completion of a dedicated bus laneacross 125th street.


State Senator Adriano Espaillat

Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez , Chair of the NYC Council’sTransportation Committee

Councilman Mark Levine

Veronica Vanterpool, Executive Director of the Tri-StateTransportation Campaign

Nick Sifuentes, Deputy Director of the Riders Alliance

Caroline Samponaro, Deputy Director of TransportationAlternatives

Other elected officials


The corner of 125th Street and Amsterdam Avenue


Thursday at 9:30am- during rush hour.


The backdrop of the press conference will be 125th streetduring rush hour, when congestion typically slows buses to a crawl, drasticallyincreasing commute times.

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