Bloomberg extends transfer date for MTA takeover of New York Bus Service

Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed an agreement Tuesday extending the transfer date for the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) to take over New York Bus Service. More than 6,000 Bronx commuters rely on New York Bus Service every day. The company operates 143 buses on six express routes between the Bronx and Manhattan, which is why the mayor says the city's take-over needs to be a smooth transition. New York Bus Service was expected to lose operating authority this month, but the handover has been pushed to September. Bloomberg says the depot where buses are held also houses school buses and one of the bus owners is not yet on board with the city's takeover plan. Related story: MTA announces plans to take over New York Bus Service in the Bronx

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