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Drivers blocking bus stops to be ticketed by new cameras

June 20, 2024 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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CITYWIDE – DRIVERS WHO PARK in front of bus stops are in the crosshairs of a new citywide project that will see automatic ticketing cameras attached to the front of over 1,000 buses in the MTA’s fleet by the end of the year, reports Gothamist. The effort is an expansion of a successful pilot program launched in 2019 that used similar cameras to ticket drivers in bus lanes, speeding up route times by 5%, according to the MTA. Only cars stopped for five minutes or more will be penalized, meaning that at least two buses must pass before tickets are issued; drivers caught by the cameras will have to pay fines of $50 for the first offense and $250 for repeating the offense five times or more.

Enforcement will begin this week, but drivers will only receive warnings if caught for the next two months.

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