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Bus Time Set to Expand to Manhattan This Month; Queens and Brooklyn Next
Posted By Stephen Miller On October 3, 2013 @ 2:47 pm In Buses,MTA,Technology,Transit | 6 Comments
Nearly a year after the Bronx became the second borough  to get real-time bus tracking on all its buses, the MTA’s Bus Time program is set to expand to Manhattan this month, according to signs spotted in Manhattan subway stations by Twitter user David Rose  and Second Avenue Sagas .
In March, the MTA announced  that Bus Time would go live in Manhattan “this year,” followed by Brooklyn, then Queens. The authority said that by April 2014, all five boroughs will have Bus Time. The program, piloted in 2011 on the B63 in Brooklyn  and rolled out to Staten Island last year , is a popular feature  for the city’s buses, which have struggled with ridership  even as the number of subway passengers has soared.
The MTA says it will be making an official announcement about Bus Time’s Manhattan rollout early next week, and that “all five boroughs will be online sometime in the spring 2014.”
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 Image: http://www.streetsblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/bustime_2ndavesagas.png
 secondavesagas/Instagram: http://instagram.com/p/fAy0nMIbi9/
 the Bronx became the second borough: http://new.mta.info/press-release/mta-headquarters/mta-real-time-bus-tracking-comes-bronx
 David Rose: https://twitter.com/drosejr/status/385745288721211392/photo/1
 Second Avenue Sagas: http://secondavenuesagas.com/2013/10/03/bustime-arriving-in-manhattan-this-month/
 MTA announced: http://new.mta.info/press-release/mta-headquarters/mta-announces-bus-time-roll-out-sequence
 the B63 in Brooklyn: http://www.streetsblog.org/2011/02/01/real-time-bus-info-arrives-along-the-b63/
 Staten Island last year: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/01/11/real-time-bus-info-launches-for-all-of-staten-island/
 popular feature: http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/12/10/council-members-call-for-countown-clocks-at-bus-shelters/
 struggled with ridership: http://secondavenuesagas.com/2012/02/27/seeking-a-solution-for-the-mtas-bus-woes/
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