ABLE cameras capture drivers violating busway and bus lane rules in real time. The implementation of these cameras is aimed at deterring motorists from blocking bus lanes to improve bus service and reduce crashes.
The average daily ridership on the Bx36 is 30,700 with average speeds of 6.3 mph.
NYCDOT to Issue Warning Notices
Upon implementation of ABLE cameras, the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) will issue warning notices to motorists for the first 60 days, in accordance with state law, to ensure drivers are informed about the program before any fines are levied.
“Customers tell us in survey after survey that raising bus speeds and shortening travel time will increase their satisfaction and encourage them to ride more often, and we have seen how effective ABLE cameras are on the existing bus lanes,” said Richard Davey, New York City Transit president. “By activating ABLE cameras on the Bx36 bus route, over thirty thousand daily customers will benefit from faster and safer trips.”
Each bus lane corridor with ABLE camera coverage has signage indicating the hours that the bus lanes are operable and advises drivers that the lanes are camera-enforced.
“Automated camera enforcement is a crucial part of speeding up buses and allowing riders to get to school, work, appointments, and everything else the city has to offer,” said Frank Annicaro, New York City Transit Department of Buses senior vice president. “These onboard cameras enable the MTA to enforce our bus lanes and is a proven and effective tool to increase compliance with the bus lanes.”