NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Public transportation will soon be more convenient for thousands of bus riders in Washington Heights.
New York City’s Department of Transportation launched the 181st Street busway Monday.READ MORE: Times Square Shooting Suspect Farrakhan Muhammad Taken Into Custody In Jacksonville, Florida
The 181st St Busway launches this Monday, 4/26. The Busway will bring transit & truck priority from Broadway to Amsterdam Ave eastbound & Amsterdam Ave to Wadsworth Ave westbound & will bring faster bus speeds to 66,000 daily riders. #BetterBuses https://t.co/QG4YQtfvUX
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The half mile busway will be limited to buses, trucks and emergency vehicles between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue traveling eastbound, and Amsterdam Avenue to Wadsworth Avenue westbound.MORE NEWS: COVID Vaccine: MTA Unveils 8 New Pop-Up Sites In Metro Area, Offering Johnson & Johnson Shot And Incentives
The DOT says 181st Street is one of the busiest and most congested corridors in Manhattan.