Contract extensions with two private bus lines in the BX await mayor's approval

Bronx residents who rely on private bus lines hope they will not be stranded out in the cold.

Residents in Co-op City rely on Liberty Lines and New York Bus Service to get around. Both companies provide express bus service.

The problem is that contracts between the two private bus lines and the city were set to expire at the end of the year. Just last week the City Council struck a deal to extend the contracts for six months, but Mayor Bloomberg must now approve the terms of the deal before the contracts can be extended.

If the contracts are extended, city officials will have more time to decided whether to continue subsidizing the private bus companies or try and have the MTA take over the routes.

New York Bus Service and Liberty Lines have routes that run across the North Bronx from Riverdale to Co-Op City.

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