Bus Rapid Transit
A City Council member said New York City’s transportation infrastructure is in serious need of modernization, at a joint hearing of the council Transportation and Economic Development committees Monday.
The future Bus Rapid Transit system will have seven routes, new stations, dedicated bus lanes in some places and wireless Internet.
Trains with open space rather than doors between cars, dedicated busways, and new “smart chip” systems to replace the current MetroCard system were among the ideas floated in a recent report outlining the needs of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in the 20 years to come.
The day the bridge opens for traffic, which is hoped for in 2018, bus commuters should notice faster rides.