MTA Begins Using Cameras To Capture Bus Lane Violations

By WCBS Newsradio 880

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- The cameras started rolling Monday to catch vehicles traveling in the bus lanes on First and Second avenues.

Cameras mounted on 51 buses on the M-15 routes will capture photos and videos of vehicles blocking the dedicated lane.

The MTA says vehicles making right or left turns from the bus lanes will not be ticketed.

Violators will only receive warnings for the first two months. After that, fines begin at $50 and go up to $250 for repeat offenders. 

The MTA plans to expand the ABLE system to the B44 SBS and M14 SBS by the end of November.

It's all part of the city's plan to reduce traffic and increase bus speeds.