More than 879,000 New Yorkers commute over an hour to work–each way. Two thirds of these “extreme commuters” earn less than $35,000 a year.
New Yorkers in every neighborhood need transit options that are affordable, safe and reliable.
That’s why we’re pushing to implement Bus Rapid Transit in New York City. With protected lanes and level boarding, BRT will yield faster, safer, more reliable bus service at a fraction of the cost of building new subway routes.
Right now, the city’s Department of Transportation is considering implementing BRT on Woodhaven Boulevard, which suffers from extreme traffic congestion and claims the highest number of pedestrian fatalities in Queens.
Streetsblog is calling this plan the “the most exciting street redesign in the works in New York City right now.” And the Daily News highlights how BRT could significantly speed up travel times for bus riders.
We need your help bringing BRT to Woodhaven Boulevard. We’re organizing bus riders along the route so that their voices can be heard.
Here’s one Woodhaven Blvd. bus rider’s story:
Why we need a better Woodhaven Boulevard:
“As a longtime Queens resident, I have been witnessing the growth and expansion of this borough. But bus service along Woodhaven Boulevard is lackluster, unsafe and unreliable. Local bus service is getting cut and buses get stuck in traffic. Throngs of people get on and off the bus no matter the time of day or night. Woodhaven is underserved and I am tired of it. As a student and working class employee in Queens, I deserve comprehensive public transportation like BRT.”
-Emily December, Woodhaven resident and bus rider
Learn more about Bus Rapid Transit and our diverse coalition of advocates and stakeholders at www.BRTforNYC.com. Contact Jess at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about getting involved in our campaign for BRT on Woodhaven Boulevard.