Bloomberg wants commuters to share vans

The News Leader

June 22, 2010 1:36:42 PM PDT
New York City's mayor is proposing a new way for commuters to get to work after their bus routes are canceled.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Tuesday that van sharing will be tested in areas throughout the city where buses are being eliminated. The transit agency will cut 23 bus routes citywide this weekend.

Commuters can pay $2 to be picked up and dropped off at designated locations.

Drivers and vans will be licensed by the Taxi and Limousine Commission. Commuter vans are currently prohibited from driving along bus routes.

Officials said three to six routes will be tested. Van locations and additional details will be figured out in the next few weeks.


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