The Select Bus Service (SBS) network provides a complementary service to the subway system by connecting
neighborhoods to subway stations and major destinations. To improve reliability and service along these high
ridership corridors a combination of tools are implemented. This includes off-board fare payment, bus lanes, traffic
signal priority, and longer spacing between stops. SBS is delivering an improved bus service to growing
communities in the five boroughs, particularly for trips not well served by the subway.