A New Coalition Committed to Curbing congestion in New York City

Recent News

  • August 29, 2022 CBDTP Hearing NY1 Good afternoon, I will be brief.  My name is Patrick Condren, of BUS4NYC Coalition Inc, a group of regional privately owned bus operators founded in 2019, just before the Pandemic.  BUS4NYC members provide the riding public with commuter, inter-city, contract, charter, sightseeing, shuttle and tour, travel, services. BUS4NYC supports Congestion Mitigation efforts.  BUS4NYC has presented to New York City and State Transportation representatives, that all buses are part of the solution to congestion; NOT part of the problem.   Good examples in NYC are the use of dedicated Bus Lanes. Since 2020, Manhattan’s 14th Street BUSWAY has...
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  • The Central Business District Tolling Plan (CBDTP) Environmental Assessment (EA) identifies environmental benefits. The EA, is based on modeling of seven tolling scenarios within the CBD Tolling Alternative, with different combinations of potential exemptions, discounts and/or crossing credits and the resultant toll rates.  The EA includes a review of topics regarding regional air quality and transportation. Some of these scenarios include toll exemption for buses, large buses, which we support in New York, as is in other cities ( London, Stockholm, Singapore ) currently utilizing Congestion Pricing Programs.  Such cities recognize buses as part of the solution for congestion, with...
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  • New York, NY (September 29, 2021) – In the recent issue of Crain’s New York Business dedicated to the role that tourism is playing in the resurgence of the City, we find Ms. Wylde’s stated desire to rid the City of tour buses to be woefully misguided. Buses are not only environmentally friendly; the most efficient method of moving people; the choice of millions of commuters; and the key to relieving traffic congestion—they are also an economic lifeline that directly benefits Broadway, restaurants, hotels, museums and virtually all other facets of the NYC tourism industry.                                                                              BUS4NYC Coalition, Inc.                                                                             ...
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  • A bus is the most efficient, environmentally friendly, mobility vehicle for public transport in NYC. Congestion relief is best achieved by a bus, whether private or public authority owned. Bus passengers replace up to 55 cars. BUS ONLY lanes are proven to be successful. Buses produce the lowest amount of CO2 per passenger; have the highest passenger MPG of any form in mass transit; are far greener than single occupancy cars or ride share vehicles. Inclusion of Passengers on private buses/public authority owned buses (as Parity stated in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, FAST Act) is the optimal way...
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  • Posted: 10:38 PM, Nov 26, 2019 Updated: 10:38 PM, Nov 26, 2019 By:Greg Mocker MANHATTAN — Beginning Friday, the city of New York will prioritize pedestrians during around one of the busiest spots for holiday visitors. A new group called BUS4NYC that was created to advocate for private bus carriers, tours and charters will be watching the new configuration. During the holidays, 49th and 50th Streets between 5th and 6th Avenues will be open to pedestrians alone during the most congested hours. These streets will be closed between 2 p.m. and midnight from Monday to Thursday, 1 p.m. and midnight on Friday, and...
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  • https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-what-buses-and-their-riders-deserve-20191204-cqsi6tzf7jerhec4m6swhh7ine-story.html By GLENN EVERY and ANDREW LYNCH NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |DEC 04, 2019  Our roads are too crowded with cars, including Uber, Lyft and other for-hire services, and our subways are struggling. Add the annual crush of trucks delivering Christmas presents and you might as well walk. But so many proposed solutions to the transit crises ignore — or even harm — the easiest, cheapest and most obvious solution: the bus. We know buses don’t quicken the pulses of many alternative-transit advocates, nor do they elicit much passion, even from those who ride them. A bus is hardly romantic. But making our streets...
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  • PHOTO (L to R): BUS4NYC VP Patrick Condren, BANY President Camilla Morris, BUS4NYC President Glenn Every, NYCDOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, BUS4NYC Board Members Andrew Lynch, Bob Brisman and Chairman Mike Horak. (New York, NY – October 30, 2019) — To fight New York City congestion, sometimes you have to go “back to the bus.”  That’s exactly what over two dozen of private operators of public transportation highlighted at a forum hosted by BUS4NYC and the Bus Association of New York State (BANY) Tuesday afternoon on operating a bus in New York City and the issues bus operators face from lack...
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  • September 06, 2019 | by Glenn Every Mass transit watchers are eagerly anticipating who will be appointed to the six-person Traffic Mobility Review Board, which was embedded in last April’s state budget deal outlining the framework for instituting a congestion pricing tolling system around Manhattan’s Central Business District (CBD). All but one member (which is selected by the Mayor) will be appointed by the Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority (TBTA). While two appointees will represent Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North interests, we strongly believe one of the other appointees must speak for another critical – yet often maligned – form of public...
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  • Congestion Suggestion: Get on the Bus! One bus takes 55 cars off the road, alleviating traffic on NYC streets Bus advocacy group releases music playlist of songs to get commuters in the bus-traveling mood (New York, NY – September 2019) – School kids aren’t the only ones that should hop on the bus every day, it’s time to urge the adults to get on the bus. BUS4NYC, a nonprofit advocacy coalition of private bus operators, has put together a Spotify playlist to get commuters to BUSt-A-Move by boarding aboveground mass transit. The publicly available playlist entitled, “BUS4NYC Get on the...
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OUR FOUNDING MEMBERS
Academy Bus, Adirondack Trailways, American Bus Association (ABA), Bus Association of New York State (BANY), Big Bus New York, Coach USA, DeCamp Bus Lines, Gray Line CitySightSeeing NY, Hampton Jitney, Lakeland Bus Lines, Lancer Insurance, National Express Transit, Starr Bus & Transit, Tonche Transit, Trans-Bridge Lines, United Motorcoach Association (UMA), West Point Tours and Minnesota Charter Bus Operators Association

Media Contact

For more information about the BUS4NYC Coalition, please contact:

Phone

Patrick W. Condren (718)567-8200

Carla Astorino (718)567-8200

Email

info@bus4nyc.org

 

Location

BUS4NYC Coalition, Inc.

1444 86th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11228

"The panel recommends that all buses, taxis and FHVs be exempt from the zone charge."

Pg. 22 from Fix NYC Advisory Panel Report.