Improving Reliability and Comfort
The reliability of our bus fleet has more than tripled since the 1980s, even as the fleet has grown to nearly 5,600 buses. Our newest buses have clean diesel engines and can accommodate more than 110 people. These buses are part of our new Select Bus Service (SBS), where off-board fare collection, dedicated bus lanes, and bus lane enforcement cameras have reduced travel times by nearly 20 percent on two of the most heavily-used bus routes in the nation.
The MTA Capital Program includes more than $2 billion for buses. In addition to 2,375 new buses and 943 Access-a-Ride vehicles, the Program includes investments for on-board security cameras and a camera enforcement pilot to reduce bus lane congestion.
62 feet long - two feet longer than the standard-length car used on lettered subway lines.
Radiator on the roof lowers noise level and dust/dirt from roadway during pullout from bus stop.
Double row LED lighting over each door for better nighttime visibility when doors are opened.
Accordion center bends in the middle, allowing high capacity buses to turn with the same radius as a 40 foot bus.
Three wide entry/exit doors allow fast, simultaneous boarding and alighting. Doors are full glass to allow for better visibility.
Corrosion-free outer panels and frame.
Low floor design that's ideal for accessibility and heavy loading.
Nova Low Floor Articulated Bus
Our new Nova "low-floor articulated" buses offer the ultimate combination of high-tech performance and comfort.