Half of all NYC bus routes get ‘D’ for speed and reliability

Half of all New York City bus routes received a “D” rating in regards to speed and reliability, according to new data from Bus Turnaround Coalition (BTC).

Bus speeds for the average passenger bus were 6.6 mph in 2018, down .2 points from 2017, according to MTA data analyzed by BTC. Additionally, the organization says “where buses are scheduled to arrive at least every 15 minutes, 1 in 9 buses arrived bunched, creating frustrating, unpredictable gaps in service.”

On the bright side, 30 fewer buses received a failing grade from the year before, which BTC credits to a reductions in bus bunching.

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