Straphangers, say goodbye to free city bus rides in the Big Apple.
The MTA on Monday resumed front-door boarding on buses — which means that the agency is now collecting fares again.
Local buses were previously boarding from back door-only and were fare-free since late March amid the coronavirus pandemic as part of a bid to prevent the spread of the killer bug, which included the closure of much of the front areas of city buses.
With the resumption of front-door boarding, there will be up to 40 percent more space on buses for social distancing, the MTA said.
The MTA’s entire 5,800-vehicle bus fleet is being equipped with new barriers, including polycarbonate sliders and vinyl curtains, to protect bus operators and to allow more distance between the operator and riders, according to the...Read More