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Bus Network Redesign

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Revitalizing New York City's bus network

What we're doing

As part of the Fast Forward plan, we’re taking a holistic, clean-slate look at bus service patterns in each borough of New York City to better match service with current and future travel demands. This will be a collaborative process among MTA New York City Transit, the New York City Department of Transportation, and the public to ensure all affected residents have a say in their redesigned networks.

We're also working with our City partners to take a multi-pronged approach to keep bus lanes clear. In June, a new law passed that expands the bus lane camera program. The NYPD and MTA can now use automated bus lane enforcement technology to identify cars or other vehicles that block lanes and obstruct bus movement. This will go a long way toward helping us meet our goal to speed up buses by 25% over the next five years. Learn more about bus lanes and how they are enforced by NYPD.

Why we're doing it

New York City has changed exponentially since the last time we thoroughly examined the bus network. Rapid development in all five boroughs has reoriented travel patterns and led to an overall increase in congestion on the street network. As a result, New York City has the slowest buses of any major city and a network that is not truly connective. We want to improve and simplify our current network to get travelers where they want to go more quickly and efficiently.


What's next

The Bronx

We held our public hearing in February 2020 and heard what customers and attendees had to say. We are now unpaused and ready to get the word back out on the Bronx Redesign and our planned implementation of Summer 2022. Learn more about the plan here.


We released the proposed Draft Plan for the Queens Bus Network. Read through the report, share your comments and get details about the public input sessions here


We released the Existing Conditions Report for the Brooklyn Bus Network. Read through it to get a better understanding of how well the buses perform and why it's vital we redesign the network to improve service. 

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Reimagining the Bus Network

Learn more about other redesign projects

Detailed information on the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island Express Bus Network Redesigns can be found below.