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Council Members Call for More Buses, Added Green-Light Syncing Technology

CIVIC CENTER — Dozens of City Council members on Tuesday called on the MTA and DOT to rapidly make service improvements such as adding additional buses, allowing riders to enter through rear bus doors and syncing more traffic lights with oncoming buses.
On Tuesday, 45 council members signed a letter to Chairman Joe Lhota calling for the agency to come up with the fixes within six months.
“Transit Signal Priority and all-door boarding are no-brainer changes that could reduce bus travel times by 25 [percent] for minimal investment,” northwest Bronx Councilman Jeffrey Dinowitz said in a statement. “Let’s not delay [anymore], and bring our bus system into the 21st Century.”
Will you come to our August 30th Candidates Forum and press our district council hopefuls to improve our traffic patterns and bus lanes at our cross town thoroughfares?”
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