FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 29, 2006
MAYOR BLOOMBERG ANNOUNCES TRANSITION OF JAMAICA BUS LINES TO MTA
MTA Will Operate All Lines Formerly Served by Jamaica Bus Starting January 30, 2006
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced that an agreement with Jamaica Bus Lines has been finalized and that the MTA will take over the operation of the lines on Monday, January 30, 2006. Jamaica Bus Lines operates 103 buses on four local and express lines that serve 10 million riders per year across New York City. Jamaica is the sixth bus line that has transitioned to the MTA operation in the last year.
"On Monday, the MTA will operate the lines previously served by Jamaica Bus Lines," said Mayor Bloomberg. "I am very pleased we have finalized this agreement and only have one more to go to complete the transfer of the private bus lines to the MTA. We believe this transfer improve service for the riding public as well as provide better value for the taxpayers. I look forward to working with the Transit Alliance Companies and the MTA over the coming months on the transition to the MTA of the remaining bus line."
There had previously been seven private bus lines providing service in New York City. The MTA is expected to commence operation on the routes formerly served Triboro Bus Lines in February.
Stu Loeser / Jordan Barowitz (212) 788-2958