Council Member Ben Kallos Statement on M86 Select Bus Service

The following statement can be attributed to Council Member Ben Kallos (D-Manhattan) on the opening of M86 Select Bus Service:

“Waiting in block-long lines for crosstown buses in Yorkville and spending countless minutes boarding will hopefully become just another bad memory with off-board payment that will allow people to board the M86 using all doors at once. East Siders and West Siders can agree that crosstown bus service needed an improvement. Following our calls to improve crosstown service, the MTA and DOT have taken a big step to improving commutes by bringing SBS off-board payment to our neighborhoods.”

 Watch the video of the press conference here.