Turning Around New York City’s Buses

This program is now sold out, but you can add your name to the waitlist to be notified via email if a spot opens up.

The knock against New York City bus service is that you can often walk faster than a bus can inch its way through traffic. For New Yorkers who make nearly 2 million bus trips every day, this means long commutes, missed appointments, and less time with family and friends. It is no wonder bus ridership dropped 21% between 2002 and 2017.

However, there is some cause for optimism. Advocates with the Bus Turnaround Coalition, led by TransitCenter, Riders Alliance, Tri-State Transportation Campaign, and Straphangers Campaign, are advancing a policy agenda to upgrade bus service citywide, and reforms implemented by NYCDOT and the MTA are starting to pay off. Performance and ridership have recently ticked up, and projects like the 14th Street busway are proving that a city with fast, reliable bus service is possible. But, there is still a lot of work ahead.

Join Open House New York and TransitCenter for a campaign overview and update on efforts to turn around the public bus system that millions of New Yorkers rely on with Janet Jenkins, Assistant Commissioner, NYCDOT Transit Development; Mark Holmes, Chief Officer, MTA Department of Buses; Stephanie Burgos-Veras, Senior Organizer, Riders Alliance; and moderated by Tabitha Decker, Deputy Executive Director, TransitCenter.


Admission is free but reservations are required as space is limited.

TransitCenter is ADA compliant. CART and ASL interpretation can be provided upon request. To request accommodations, please contact OHNY by November 7 via email at info@ohny.org.

This program is part of The Moving City: Transportation Infrastructures of New York, a year-long series of tours, conversations, and debates about the future of transportation and mobility in New York City. 


Transit Center
1 Whitehall Street
New York, New York 10004, United States

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