As Queens Continues to Grow, So Will Its ‘Transit Desert’

To speed up bus service, which continues to slip despite ever increasing subway ridership, the MTA hopes to expand its Select Bus Service. The system attempts to emulate faster subway service: passengers would swipe MetroCards before entering the bus; use more than one set of doors; and no longer need to climb steps as on older buses. But to truly provide rapid service, these buses would need to have exclusive lanes, said Jeffery Zupan, senior transportation fellow for the Regional Plan Association.

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