DOT has now activated cameras along ten bus routes, keeping them clear for buses and reducing commute times for hundreds of thousands of daily bus riders.
Issuance of violations will begin on Monday, January 9, 2017
The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) will begin issuing bus lane camera violations along the M23 Select Bus Service (SBS) crosstown route along 23rd Street in Manhattan. Buses in New York City carry over 2.5 million riders each day, and automated camera enforcement of bus lanes (where permitted) is a critical way to keep New Yorkers moving.
Each corridor has signage indicating the hours that the bus lanes are operable, and that the lanes are camera enforced. DOT issues warnings to motorists for at least 60 days prior, per state law, when the cameras are first operated to ensure that drivers are informed about the program. Since violations are issued against the vehicle, not the driver, points are not deducted from motorists’ licenses.
Camera enforcement is also already in effect for the following routes:
- Bx12, along the Fordham Road SBS corridor
- M15, along the First Avenue and Second Avenue SBS corridors
- M34, along the 34th Street SBS corridor
- M60, along the 125th Street SBS corridor
- B44, along the Nostrand Avenue and Rogers Avenue SBS corridor
- S79, along the Hylan Boulevard-Richmond Avenue SBS corridor
- Q44, along the Main Street-Sutphin Boulevard SBS corridor
- Bx41, along Webster Avenue
- B46, along Utica Avenue, Broadway and Malcom X Boulevard
The State authorization allows the expansion of the City’s bus lane camera program to sixteen total routes. Additional camera-enforced routes will be added over time. DOT also works with the NYPD to enforce bus lanes citywide through traditional methods.