The MTA’s BusTime Will Be Fully Operational Across NYC Next April


In the video featured above, the MTA teaches you, in classic infomercial fashion, how to use their new online service that tells you where the damn bus is anytime and anywhere. The program was started back in January of 2012, in which it was deployed to riders in the Bronx, Queens and strictly on 34th Street in Manhattan.

But, according to news yesterday, it will be available in all five boroughs by April 2014 – Manhattan, this very year. Once the fortified island goes online, Queens and Brooklyn will follow.

So, in due time, you’ll be able to go everywhere in the Big Apple and find out just when exactly you missed your bus. It’s always by twenty seconds.

“Bus Time is so helpful to our customers that we have scheduled an extremely aggressive timetable to introduce it to three other boroughs,” MTA Acting Chairman Fernando Ferrer said in the press release.

Apparently, people loved this service so much in the Bronx and Staten Island that the MTA is working into the wee hours of dawn to get it online… in 365 days or so.

Bus riders: plan accordingly.