NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — A new, speedier bus hit the road Sunday in Manhattan, WCBS 880’s Mike Xirinachs reports.

The new M15 Select bus has three doors to help speed up boarding, and the service allows riders to pay the fare at a kiosk before getting on board.

This reduces travel time by up to 20-percent.

It launches on Manhattan’s East Side, running along First and Second Avenues.

It replaces the M15 Limited service but does not affect the M15 local route.

The $2.25 fare can be paid with either cash or MetroCard.

Listen: Mike Xirinachs reports

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