Bus Network Redesign

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Revitalizing New York City's Bus Network

What are we 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.

Why are we 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?

Bronx: We released our Draft Plan for the bus network. Our public Open Houses are complete, but you can still learn about the Draft Plan, take our surveys, and share your feedback here.

Queens: We finished hosting our public Open Houses. You can still share your thoughts and concerns by taking our survey.

Brooklyn: Beginning in Q4, we will kick off the redesign of the Brooklyn Bus Network. As that time approaches, we will add information to this page so you can stay informed and updated about the process and how you can get involved.

Learn More

Detailed information on the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island Express Bus Network Redesigns can be found below. The Bronx and Queens pages include ways to provide comments about the current redesign process.