On Thursday, I was in the vicinity of 10th Avenue and 23rd Street, heading home. Since 10th Avenue turns into Amsterdam and I live half a block from Amsterdam, I decided to try taking the M11 bus. I knew traffic would be bad, and wasn’t in a rush, but getting past the Lincoln Tunnel was horrifically slow.
If only there were a dedicated bus lane. And coincidentally, no sooner did I get home and check email than I saw an email from TA about upcoming MTA hearings on none other than Bus Rapid Transit. And a West Side corridor along 9th and 10th Avenues, or 10th and 11th, is one of the areas under consideration, as well as one on 1st and 2nd Avenues and in the other boroughs.