MTA bus overhaul plan to include double-deckers pilot

Penney Vanderbilt and KC Jones: All About Railroads

Double decker buses, an overhaul of routes, and a new way of paying the fare — they’re all part of a massive new plan by the MTA to improve and modernize slumping bus service in the city.

Taking a bus in the city hasn’t changed much over the years. Many routes still follow the paths of trolley lines that disappeared decades ago.

But that’s about to change with the release Monday of a sweeping plan to overhaul MTA bus service.

“We want to completely review the way we run buses. To make sure that we get people from A to B quickly, so that buses become an attractive way to travel again,” said NYC Transit President Andy Byford.

For years, as average bus speeds have slowed, an increasing number of New Yorkers have ditched riding the bus for other ways to get around – including app-based car services like Uber, making…

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