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On Our Line: The Rail and Transport Podcast

London Reconnections

On Our Line: The Rail and Transport Podcast
57 MIN2017 APR 24
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London Reconnections continues its New York podcast series with an episode exploring New York’s buses: the challenges, stepping stone successes and further ideas for improvement. London and New York are both facing declining bus travel speeds, reliability and bus usage. In this episode we explore the challenges to providing high-quality bus services as well as what improvements can be made, such a rationalising the bus routes, improving boarding and alighting and the modernising ticketing that could reverse the decline of the bus network. Join us to find out more about the lessons learnt from the introduction of the express bus routes, Select Bus Service (SBS), in New York and what ideas proven in other cities could transform the bus service and the perception of this backbone of the city’s transport network. Nicole talks to Jon Orcutt, Communications & Advocacy Director at transport foundation TransitCenter, and Stephanie Veras, Community Organizer at the public transport riders ...