Bus ridership into Manhattan soaring
Everyday, a population rivaling the city of Cincinnati crosses the Hudson River into Manhattan by bus.
A new report found that more than 315,000 commuters hop on buses to travel to city job in the weekdays, up by nearly a fifth in the past five years.
Tri‐State Transportation Campaign, an advocacy group that published the study, is calling on the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to build another express bus lane and expand the aging bus.
Bus travel has experienced ridership increases that may soon reach a tipping point, said Kate Slevin, Campaign executive director.
In other report tidbits:
- More than 9,000 buses cross the Hudson River into Manhattan each weekday- Without buses, traffic would be 84 percent higher than it is today
- The Lincoln Tunnel express bus lane is the most efficient stretch of roadway in the country, carrying 62,000 people every morning
- The average bus emits less than one-fifth the carbon dioxide per person as a solo driver