Addabbo calls on NYC DOT to change Select Bus Service lane hours along Woodhaven and Cross Bay Boulevards
In an attempt to properly share the existing Select Bus Service (SBS) lanes, State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. has requested the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) to reconsider the current 24-hour restrictions for bus use only and alter the SBS active times along Woodhaven and Cross Bay Boulevards.
On July 9, Addabbo penned a letter to NYC DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg asking that the agency reevaluate the 24-hour operation of the SBS lanes along these active corridors.
Instead of being active for 24 hours, Addabbo suggests having the Woodhaven/Cross Bay SBS lanes active only during the weekday morning and afternoon rush hours — effectively from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and then from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
“I drive along Woodhaven and Cross Bay Boulevards every day and I believe that these modified hours for the active bus-only lane could benefit more local drivers,” Addabbo said. “As I stated in the letter to Commissioner Trottenberg, I believe these proposed new set of hours would fit with the volume of vehicles and bus traffic along those roadways. I believe my suggested hours would protect the efficiency of the SBS service and allow vehicles to use the empty bus lanes during non-peak hours. The DOT has been open to ideas from the community and elected officials, and they have made changes to the SBS route and times when a need arose. I am hopeful that we can keep this positive exchange going and make the SBS lanes better for everyone.”