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Update: MTA Bus Action Plan

The MTA unveiled a Bus Action Plan on Monday to improve their service. This plan includes measures that are sweeping and mean to improve the reliability and speed of the bus service in NYC. They are looking to modernize the network as the MTA bus has been losing ridership over the years. The plan is being presented by NYC Transit President Andy Byford. He is looking to reinvent the service. He wants to evaluate every bus route and revamp the entire program. They are looking to meet many initiatives that will be completed ranging from short-term to long-term. Changes include the MYmta app...

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What Should You Do After a Bus Accident in Brooklyn?

What Should You Do After a Bus Accident?

Each day in New York, thousands of people get on buses as they are traveling to their destinations. The people who use buses each day are varied, and they use buses for many different reasons. Some people use MTA buses to get to work and back home. Some people are tourists using buses to see the city. School buses are used to transport children to school. In the event of an accident, the impacts can be intense as buses are large. Also, buses do not usually have seat belts and their large size can cause maneuverability issues. Buses can have large...

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Bus Crash Statistics

Across the country each day, there are buses being used for a variety of purposes. Some buses are used in cities to get people from place to place. Some are used to take kids to school. Others are used to transport travelers to different areas across the county. Buses can be an affordable way to get around. They are also considered one of the safest forms of travel. They have just .14 deaths per billion miles. But, even still, bus accidents do happen. They can cause injuries and even fatalities. In places like New York, where traveling by bus is quite...

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NYPD Bus Plan to Clear Congestion

The NYPD has a plan to clear congestion in the bus lane. MTA members say they are unveiling a Bus Action Plan. The plan is calling for onboard cameras to help keep the lanes clear. This plan is being put in place to improve MTA bus service. The city needs to improve enforcement of bus lanes according to the MTA board members at a meeting on Monday. The president of NYC transit, Andy Byford, unveiled a bus action plan to improve service. This plan is being met with praise from board members as well as transit advocates. The plan is asking for...

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Update: GPS Did Not Warn bus Driver of Danger of Overpass

This story is an update on the bus crash we reported on earlier this week. The driver of the bus was from out of state. He was driving a charter bus full of high school students when he crashed into an overpass on a Long Island Parkway. He was using a non-commercial GPS device that didn’t let him know about the hazard. The accident was easily preventable, and it left two passengers seriously injured, the police said. State police Major David Candelaria said the driver didn’t even slow down before hitting into the overpass. The overpass bans buses and other commercial vehicles from...

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NYC Trains are Slower for Safety Reasons

According to one report that was found along with internal documents, there is an explanation for the subway’s declining performance that is different than the one MTV leaders have told the public. The reason for the subway’s slower performance might not be budget cuts or crowds, but instead it might be self-imposed by the MTA. This imposition seems to have been in response to an accident that happened two decades ago. It appears that the trains could be slower because they slowed the trains down. So, even though there is an $836 million dollar Subway Action Plan in place, it might...

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Update: Bus Driver Using Noncommercial GPS When Crash Happened

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This update is on a story reported on earlier about a bus crash. The crash led to injury to high school students who were on the bus returning from a spring break trip to Europe. The bus was carrying thirty-eight students and five chaperones; many of the students were from Huntington High School. The bus crashed into a Southern State Parkway overpass on Sunday night. At least two people were seriously injured, and many more sustained minor to moderate injuries, according to State Police. Police have also reported that the driver of the bus was using a “noncommercial vehicle GPS device” when...

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High School Bus Crash Seriously Injures 6

This story is very recent, and if more information becomes available, we will keep you updated. A New York high school bus crash has caused injury to six students who were returning from spring break. A charter bus was carrying teenagers returning from a trip when the bus hit a bridge overpass on Long Island. The incident led to injury for six passengers. The entire length of the top of the bus was mangled after hitting into the overpass. According to police, the incident happened at around 9 at night on Sunday on the Southern State Parkway in Lakeview. Thirty-seven other passengers also...

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