Turning Around New York City's Buses

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Transit Center

1 Whitehall

17th Floor

New York, NY 10004

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The knock against New York City bus service is that you can often walk faster than a bus can inch its way through thick city traffic. For New Yorkers who make nearly 2 million bus trips every day, this means long commutes, missed appointments, and less time with family and friends. It is no wonder bus ridership dropped 21% between 2002 and 2017.

However, there is some cause for optimism. Advocates with the Bus Turnaround Coalition, led by TransitCenter, Riders Alliance, Tri-State Transportation Campaign, and Straphangers Campaign, are advancing a policy agenda to upgrade bus service citywide, and reforms implemented by NYCDOT and the MTA are starting to pay off. Performance and ridership have recently ticked up, and projects like the 14th Street busway are proving that a city with fast, reliable bus service is possible. But, there is still a lot of work ahead.

Join Open House New York and TransitCenter for a campaign overview and update on efforts to turn around the public bus system that millions of New Yorkers rely on with Janet Jenkins, Assistant Commissioner, NYCDOT Transit Development; Mark Holmes, Chief Officer, MTA Department of Buses; Stephanie Burgos-Veras, Senior Organizer, Riders Alliance; and moderated by Tabitha Decker, Deputy Executive Director, TransitCenter.

This program is part of The Moving City: Transportation Infrastructures of New York, a year-long series of tours, conversations and debates about the future of transportation and mobility in New York City. Major support has been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and matching gifts from our 2019 Spring Benefit donation challenge supporters.

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TransitCenter is ADA compliant. CART and ASL interpretation can be provided upon request. To request accommodations, please contact OHNY by November 7 via email at info@ohny.org.

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Transit Center

1 Whitehall

17th Floor

New York, NY 10004

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Organizer Open House New York

Organizer of Turning Around New York City's Buses

Open House New York (OHNY) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. The mission of OHNY is to promote a greater appreciation of the city’s built environment; broaden public awareness by exposing diverse audiences to distinctive examples of architecture, engineering and design; educate and inspire discussion of issues of excellence in design, planning and preservation; and showcase outstanding new work as well as structures of historic merit. 

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