ManhattanTimesNews: SBS as SOS?

By Erik Cuello

July 21, 2015

“It’s simply not justice,” argued Councilmember Mark Levine.

Elected officials and transportation advocates gathered in West Harlem on Thurs., July 16 to call for the swift completion of a dedicated bus lane for the M60 across the length of 125th Street, saying it will speed the commute for thousands of Harlem residents.

With the hum of rush-hour traffic providing the backdrop for an early morning press conference on the corner of 125th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, City Councilmembers Mark Levine and Ydanis Rodríguez, flanked by bus-improvement backers, also requested the rapid addition of ten new Select Bus Service (SBS) routes.

“This is a street where until recently, the fastest you could go on a bus was about walking speed,” said Levine, referring to the May 2014 launch of SBS service for the M60, along with a dedicated bus lane for a portion of the 125th Street route, stretching from Lenox to Third Avenues.

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