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MTA Ends Plan To Add Select Bus Service On 125th Street

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Faced with community criticism, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is halting its plan to add Select Bus Service along 125th Street in Manhattan.

The agency hoped to expand the service to the M60 by year's end, but community board members and some elected officials opposed the plan.

They say there was not enough community input and some residents expressed concern it would increase traffic in the area.

MTA officials released a statement that reads in part, "We do hope to have a continued dialogue with community stakeholders about ways that we can continue to improve bus speed and service, traffic flow, parking, and pedestrian safety. In the short term, we plan to work with the Community Boards to explore whether any parking or traffic improvements discussed during the SBS outreach process can improve 125th Street for all users."

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