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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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Bus Accident Lawyers

There are many kinds of buses that can be found on the roads of New York. These can include school buses, MTA bus, tour buses, Greyhound buses, airport buses, and many more. Each kind of bus is there for a specific purpose, but they are all used to take many people from one place to another at one time. In a place like New York City, riding on a bus is a normal part of life for many people. While most of the time these rides are safe and everything goes smoothly, just like with any other type of vehicle, crashes...

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Update on MTA Bus Accident in Brooklyn

An update on a story we reported on earlier in the week has come in. This accident occurred on Friday, April 6. There were around 20 people who were injured in an accident on this day. The accident involved an MTA bus and multiple vehicles, and it happened in Brooklyn. Overall, the injuries to the passengers and those in the vehicles were minor. But, some passengers who were on the B44 bus were taken to the hospital for their injuries. The extent of the injuries is not known. While the details are still not known, early reports indicate that a BMW rear-ended...

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RTS Bus Passengers Seriously Injured in Crash

Passengers who were on an RTS bus suffered from minor injuries after an SUV crashed into the bus. This accident happened at the corner of Plymouth and Allen and happened on Saturday. The Rochester Police Department responded to the area of Plymouth Avenue and Allen Street at around 7 in the morning. They found a dark SUV that had failed to stop and had struck the northbound bus. Multiple people who were passengers on the bus reported having minor injuries. Four people had to be transported to the hospital after the accident. The driver of the SUV fled the scene. The investigation is...

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Do You Need a Bus Accident Lawyer?

We hope you have never been the victim of a bus accident, but, if you have, you don’t have to go through the journey of the legal process on your own. You could receive help from a personal injury lawyer. There are many options available to you. The personal injury system lets bus accidents file for compensation for their injuries and other damages. In the year 2015, there were over 260 bus accidents that involved fatalities. Under the law, buses are seen as common carriers. A common carrier is any vehicle that is used by the general public for transport after paying...

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New York MTA to Launch New System for Employees

This summer the New York MTA is planning to pilot a mobile system that will help their employees document traffic issues and infrastructure issues in real time. This chatbot pilot project is being called the Collision Accident Reporting System (CARS). This program is being designed to allow employees to report accidents using their smartphones and allow managers to examine accident hotspots in order to make better decisions about fixing infrastructure. This is a daunting undertaking as the MTA moves millions of people every day. But, they are hoping this system will help with safety measures and allow the MTA to make necessary improvements...

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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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Update: Technology and Fines Could Be Answer to Stop Repeat of Bus Accident

This is an update on a story we posted about earlier this week. It is being reported that had the coach bus that hit the overpass on Sunday night been a little taller of the overpass been a little lower, there could have been a terrible tragedy. Vehicles often strike Long Island Parkway overpasses, and they are usually trucks whose drivers are not familiar with the area. The Department of Transportation in New York found that over 80 percent of these accidents occur because of incorrect GPS advice. In the bus accident last weekend, there were significant injuries, but everyone survived. There are warning...

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Update: NY Bus Crash was an ‘Avoidable Accident’

This story is an update on a story we reported on earlier this week. On April 8, a bus that was transporting high school students crashed into an overpass. The bus was taking 38 students and 5 chaperones from JFK airport. The bus crashed into an overpass between exits 18 and 19 on the Southern State Parkway outside of Lakeview on Sunday night. All of the people on board were taken to a hospital, and two people were seriously injured. All of the people on board are expected to survive. Investigators are working to figure out who was at fault. Senator Schumer has said...

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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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