Are Select Bus Routes the solution to traffic and crowded commutes?

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With all the cars on the roads and the people on the subways, buses are an option that needs to be considered.

The NYC Department of Transportation and MTA have focused on creating Select Bus Routes and developing a Bus Rapid Transit system. Officials say trips are about 20 percent faster.

The next projects are along the M86 Crosstown route through Central Park along 86th Street and Woodhaven Boulevard in Queens.

Community meetings are being held April 29, 2015 from 6-8pm at PS 146 at 9801 159th Avenue in Howard Beach and also in the Rockaways on April 30, 2015 from 6-8pm at PS 42 at 488 Beach 66th Street.

Some neighbors continue to express concern about fewer bus stops and increased traffic from the creation of bus lanes.

Riders swipe their MetroCards before boarding the bus at machines on the sidewalk by the bus stops. Their receipt is proof that they paid and law enforcement frequently conducts checks. Riders have reported some issues with some machines.

PIX11's Greg Mocker reported a broken machine in Astoria along the M60 to 511. He's waiting a few days to see what happens.