New State Law To Help Regulate Low-Cost Buses, Idling
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Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a new law that will help the city cut down on congestion from idling buses and regulates the increasingly popular low-cost buses.
The bill, which became a law on Friday, aims help end the traffic problems caused by the buses as they idle and wait for passengers.
Chinatown in Manhattan is one of the hardest-hit areas.
With this law, the city can designate bus stops, tell the buses where to park when not in use and regulate the number of passengers.
Lawmakers are starting to crack down on the low-cost bus industry following several deadly crashes since last year.
In one crash in Virginia last May, four people on a bus headed to Manhattan were killed when the vehicle flipped over.