Published by on Jan 15, 2021 | Infrastructure
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Scene of accident involving Bx35 bus on University Av. And the Cross Bronx Expressway on Thu., January 14, 2021. (Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit)

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and New York City Transit officials today provided an update on the ongoing investigation into the incident involving a Bx35 bus that occurred on Thursday, Januar 14, 2021

Preliminary findings in the investigation show that at approximately 11:05 p.m. on Thursday, January 14, 2021, a Bx35 bus was traveling north between 17 and 26 mph on University Av when the route required it to turn onto a ramp leading to the Cross Bronx Expwy. Instead the bus passed the ramp, making its turn into a guard rail approximately 10 feet away, causing the articulated bus to be partially suspended over a roadway 50 feet below. The back section of the bus which remained on the street above held the front section, which was dangling vertically, from crashing into the pavement below. The appropriate speed for taking that turn in an articulated bus would be 3-5 mph under MTA rules.

The operator, an 11-year NYC Transit veteran with a clean safety and service record prior to this incident, was treated for injuries to his jaw and transported to the hospital. Firefighters and NYPD officers advised the operator was able to assist in helping evacuate passengers. Passengers were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment of injuries.

Following arrival at…

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House New York, Inc., the educational philanthropic arm of the New York State Association for Affordable Housing (NYSAFAH) has launched a PILOT program to repurpose underutilized community and common spaces in two Bronx affordable residences. The program is used as safe and staffed learning spaces for students who might not otherwise have access to reliable Wi-Fi during an era of hybrid learning.

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