New Law Regulates NYC's Inter-City Buses

The goal is to address serious traffic problems created in Manhattan's Chinatown and other places where the buses idle

Sunday, Aug 19, 2012  |  Updated 3:05 PM EDT
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New Law Regulates NYC's Inter-City Buses

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A new law aims to help end congestion caused by increasingly popular, low-cost inter-city buses in New York City.
 
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law on Friday. The goal is to address serious traffic problems created in Manhattan's Chinatown and other places where the buses idle, waiting for passengers.
 
The law will allow the city to designate bus stops, regulate the number of passengers and say where they should be parked when not in use.
 
State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says the law will create clear rules for operators and make the growing inter-city bus system more reliable and safer for passengers.
 
The law is sponsored by state Sens. Daniel Squadron and Martin Golden.

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