M79 Select Bus Service Postponed To May

Upper East Side residents will have to wait a little while longer for the launch of Select Bus Service on the M79. The crosstown service running from East End Avenue to Riverside Drive will be postponed until next month. Shaye Weaver of DNA Info has more:

Commuters will have to wait another month for Select Bus Service to begin on the crosstown M79 route, the MTA said.

In February, the MTA announced the new service — which will travel crosstown from East End Avenue to Riverside Drive with fewer stops, off-board ticket purchasing and new bus lanes — would begin sometime in April.

But officials at an MTA board meeting Monday said the launch date had been pushed to May 21.

Agency spokesman Kevin Ortiz said that preparation for the service, including the installation of ticket machines, began this month and that the actual rollout of the service would begin next month.

Click here for the complete report.

I have a feeling this service will be a big hit for riders on a corridor that sees a good share of riders. Hopefully this helps boost ridership even further as it has on other lines with the service.

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