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Free Wi-Fi and USB Charging Ports on Buses

The first of 86 new buses equipped with Wi-Fi service and USB ports arrived in Brooklyn and the first of 79 new buses have arrived in Manhattan. The new buses will replace nearly 40 percent of the MTA’s current fleet and represent a $1.3 billion investment of Capital Program resources. 

Buses in Brooklyn
After the initial delivery of 3 buses, units will arrive at a rate of approximately 3 to 5 buses per week. All 86 buses will be in service by mid-October of this year, and will be based at the MTA’s Jackie Gleason and Grand Avenue Depots, running on the B4, B8, B9, B11, B16, B35, B37, B43, B61, B63, B67, B68, B69 and B70. These buses will support Phase 2 of the Bushwick Shuttle.

Buses in Manhattan
After the initial delivery of 3 buses this week, units will arrive at a rate of approximately 3 to 5 buses per week. All 79 buses will be in service by the end of this year and will be based at the MTA’s Tuskegee Depot, running on the M14, M15, M101, M102 and M103.

Buses in Queens and Bronx
The first 75 buses included in the plan went into service in Queens last year and in March, the first of 83 new buses equipped with Wi-Fi service and USB ports arrived in the Bronx. The new arrivals are part of a larger initiative, announced by the Governor in March 2016 that is revitalizing the MTA’s bus operations, with more than 2,042 state-of-the-art new buses joining its transportation fleet over the course of five years.

These buses not only have a new look and feel, but have transformed and modernized the MTA fleet to meet the growing demands of the 21st century. 

From 35 to 55 USB ports are conveniently located throughout each bus. A pilot program to install digital information screens on 200 buses also will begin this year, providing customers with updated travel information including available transfers at upcoming stops, weather, and other service information. 

The bus fleet redesign and these hi-tech amenities will be significant and noticeable to the 2.5 million customers who depend on our buses every day. New buses are also planned for routes serving New York City’s other boroughs by the end of 2017, including: 70 in Brooklyn, 209 buses in the Bronx, and 18 in Manhattan. The remaining new buses will be assigned to various routes throughout the five boroughs from 2018 to 2020. 


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