Senior Bus Woes

New Bilingual Book To Reveal How Bus Woes Limit Seniors’ Access to Services And Show Mayor Needs to Prioritize Bus Riders on Streets to Make City Age-Friendly, Fair   

Riders Alliance and East Side House Settlement’s Melrose Senior Center to Release Detailed, First-Hand Accounts of Elderly Clients’ and Staff Members’ Isolating Travails On Slow, Unreliable, and Stressful Bus Service That Mayor #deBUSio Can Fix With Street, Signal, and Sidewalk Changes

In a new book released Thursday, the grassroots Riders Alliance and East Side House Settlement’s Melrose Senior Center highlight the difficulties of New York’s low-income, transit-dependent seniors subject to arduous and unpredictable bus rides to senior centers for City-funded meals and companionship. 

The volume explains how chronic lateness and absenteeism at senior center mealtimes and other programs sponsored by the City are the result of poor bus service that is also under the City’s control. 

The book argues that, by prioritizing bus riders on City streets in dedicated lanes, on sidewalks by providing bus shelters at every stop, and signals by expanding transit signal priority, the stories describe, Mayor Bill #deBUSio could make great strides toward the age-friendly and fair city he and his administration have promised to build for all New Yorkers. 

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