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.