26 Oct '17, 7pm

#NYC to add 180 new articulated buses to fleet @METROmagTweet @NYCTBus

The new MTA buses will feature amenities such as Wi-Fi, digital screens, and USB charging ports. Rendering courtesy of NY MTA. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board voted to purchase 180 articulated buses equipped with pedestrian safety technology and modern customer amenities to increase the capacity of New York City Transit’s bus fleet as the agency works to improve bus service citywide and prepares for enhancing service during the Canarsie Tunnel repairs. The MTA Board voted to award two contracts totaling $150 million to New Flyer and Nova Bus for the wheelchair-accessible, low-floor, 60-foot articulated buses that will feature visibility improvements for bus operators and safety technology such as pedestrian turn warning systems. These buses will also be equipped with technology to allow NYC Transit’s in-house crews to quickly install traffic signal pr...

Full article: http://www.metro-magazine.com/bus/news/725992/nyc-to-add-...

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