New York, NY (April 1, 2019) – Today, BUS4NYC President Glenn Every made the following statement regarding passage of the congestion pricing agreement in Albany: “On behalf of BUS4NYC, which represents private bus operators, associations and related businesses committed to reducing congestion in New York City, we applaud the Governor and legislative leadership for prioritizing public transportation – the economic engine powering our region. As the MTA eventually implements congestion pricing, we hope all buses will be viewed as a congestion solution (per the recommendation from the Fix NYC Panel Report) and be exempt from the program, because each operating bus removes up to 55 cars off the road.”
BUS4NYC is a coalition comprised of private providers of public transportation and related businesses and associations – representing millions of annual passenger trips to and from New York City. The BUS4NYC alliance promotes the bus industry as a viable transportation solution and critical economic engine powering the regional business and tourism marketplace. BUS4NYC members seek out supportive public policies that will encourage the growth of the private bus company industry serving the transportation needs of tens-of-thousands of New York City businesses and millions of visitors and commuters on an annual basis.