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MTA Expands Bus Service on Inwood Line

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Officials announce a route change designed to make public transportation more accessible in one Manhattan neighborhood.

The M100 bus will now run east and west along Dyckman Street in Inwood, then along Tenth Avenue to the north.

The change will make it easier for people living in the city Housing Authority's Dyckman Houses to access the bus.

"It's a long stretch—a long walk for people who live on Tenth Avenue to get public transportation. This will make it accessible to them, particularly those who are wheelchair-bound or senior citizens," said State Senator Adriano Espaillat.

"I'm handicapped and I'm going to the eye doctor, and it's serious that I can't walk the six blocks to Broadway," said one area resident.

"I think it's about time. Last winter was a rough winter, and it was very hard to walk all the way to Broadway to catch the 100 or the 7," another said.

The move comes after another boost to public transit in the area earlier this year—the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's multi-million dollar renovation of the Dyckman Street Subway station.

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