879,000 New Yorkers commute more than 1 hour each way to work, half a million to jobs that earn less than $35,000 per year
Phase 1 of construction on the Second Avenue Subway costs approximately $3 billion, BRT will cost a fraction of that
Parents living in the outer boroughs will get to spend approximately 20 more minutes a day with their children if they commute via a BRT corridor along Woodhaven Boulevard
BRT buses in other U.S. cities travel approximately 3 times faster than NYC’s local buses
The BRT for NYC Steering Committee is a diverse group of advocacy, labor, policy, and business organizations committed to addressing transportation inequality by bringing full-featured Bus Rapid Transit to the city. The Steering Committee is engaged in a community-focused campaign to educate and mobilize those who will benefit most from improved transportation in NYC.