Private Buses Need Permits To Drive Into New York City
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Private buses will have to get a permit from now on if they wish to drive into New York City.
This gives the city the Local lawmakers and the Department of Transportation joined forces to make the first of its kind system a reality.
In addition to issuing permits, the new legislation will designate pick-up and drop-off locations and require the city to consult with community boards about new stops.
"The volume of intercity buses on our streets is overwhelming. These buses idle, they make noise and they create dangerous conditions on our roadways," said Manhattan Councilwoman Margaret Chin.
Calls for the bill began after the deadly bus accident in the Bronx last March, when 15 people were killed.
The driver, Ophadell Williams, has been charged with manslaughter.