NovaBUS LFS-A 5490
Location: Broadway & West 86th Street, New York, NY
Operator of Vehicle: MTA New York City Transit
Date of Photo: June 15, 2018
On June 29, 2008, New York City Transit introduced its first “Select Bus Service” route, the Bx12 on Fordham Road in the Bronx. The Bx12 SBS featured off board fare payment, all door boarding, new bus lanes, and traffic signal prioritization. Over the past ten years, SBS service has expanded to 17 routes serving all five boroughs, which most of these same features being introduced on the subsequent SBS lines. In addition, the SBS bus fleet features a special light blue livery, seen in the photo above, so passengers can easily distinguish SBS from regular local buses. Have you been on SBS in New York City? What do you think of it?
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