Public Hearing For Bronx Bus Network Redesign

Published on January 21, 2020, 11:39 am
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Public Hearing: Thursday, February 20, 2020

We have proposed a Final Plan to redesign the Bronx Bus Network to make service faster and more reliable. We are holding this public hearing to gather comments about Local, Limited, and Select Bus Service. 

This public hearing precedes a vote by the MTA Board to implement the local bus service proposals in the redesign’s Proposed Final Plan for implementation in fall 2020. We will continue to refine the proposals for a new Bronx express bus network with the goal of implementation of those changes in 2021. We have committed to working with local stakeholders on those proposals, and will provide an update at a later time.

Hearing begins at 06:00 p.m.
Registration is from 05:00 p.m. to 08:00 p.m.

What is the Bronx Bus Network Redesign?

The Bronx Bus Network has not substantially changed in decades, despite tremendous growth in the borough since 2010. Increased traffic congestion, among other things, slows buses and degrades service reliability for our bus customers.

The redesigned Bronx Bus Network addresses factors that contribute to slow speeds and unreliability. It makes bus routes simple and more direct, strengthens key east-west corridors, and expands connectivity. Improved bus stop spacing and schedule changes will better match bus service to ridership patterns. Lastly, 10 corridors will receive expanded bus priority in conjunction with our partners at the New York City Department of Transportation. Implementation will begin in 2020. Learn more about the proposed changes to your bus route, stop, and schedules here.

Public Hearing Event Information

Address

The Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10456

Room: South Wing, Lower Gallery

Hearing begins at 06:00 p.m.
Registration is from 05:00 p.m. to 08:00 p.m.

Directions

Subway
161 Street – Yankee Stadium B/D4
167 Street – B/D4

Bus
Bx1, Bx2 – NB – Grand Concourse / E. 165 Street
Bx1, Bx2 – SB – Grand Concourse / E. 165 Street
Bx32 – NB – Morris Avenue / E. 165 Street
Bx32 – SB – Morris Avenue / E. 165 Street

To Pre-Register to Speak

Those wishing to speak at the hearing must register in advance either by telephone at 646-252-6777, at this link, or in person at the hearing. Verbal presentations will be limited to three (3) minutes. You may present oral testimony or submit written statements in lieu of, or to supplement, oral testimony concerning the proposed Bronx Bus Redesign.

To Submit Comments Online or By Mail

All written statements must be submitted by 8:00 PM on February 21, 2020. Comments received after that date and time will not be included in the official hearing record. However, we will continue to accept public input throughout the redesign process here. 

Submit your comment here

Comments may also be mailed to:

MTA Government & Community Relations, Bronx Bus Redesign
2 Broadway, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Accessibility and Interpreter Services

This Public Hearing has been scheduled at a fully ADA accessible location. Interpreter and American Sign Language services will be available upon advance request of registration no later than February 14, 2020 by calling the Public Hearing Hotline at 646-252-6777. Representatives are available from 6 AM to 10 PM daily. Customers who are hard of hearing or have speech disabilities should dial 711 for relay services and then ask to be connected to the Public Hearing Hotline to communicate with an agent to request a sign language interpreter.

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