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NYC articulated buses now feature third door for exiting

New York City bus transit riders now have another exit when getting out at their stop.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has added a third door to some of its articulated buses, making it easier and faster for passengers to exit.

“This is the perfect operation for a low-floor bus with three wide entry/exit doors,” said Joseph Smith, senior vice president, NYC Transit Department of Buses. “Our SBS service is designed to move large numbers of people quickly and efficiently. Adding one door and subtracting two steps helps to accomplish that.”

According to The New York Times, MTA recently ordered 328 buses equipped with three doors to supplement its existing fleet of 90 three-door buses on its Select Bus Service routes.

Manufactured in Plattsburgh, NY, the Novabus LFS articulated bus is 62 feet long bumper to bumper – two feet longer than the standard-length car used on lettered subway lines. Inside, there is room for 112 customers, 54 seated.

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