Reminder: the M116 bus route serving East Harlem, Central Harlem and Morningside Heights is free until at least March 30, 2024.
The MTA pilot that began on September 24, 2023 features routes that were chosen based on factors like ridership, fare evasion, equity for low-income communities, and access to employment and commercial activity, according to an announcement made last July.
The program includes a total of five bus lines across the city: the Bx18 A/B, B60, M116, Q4 LCL/LTD, and S46/96.
Buses on the free lines are marked "fare-free"; they will not include transfers to other bus or subway lines.
The M116 bus route runs between W 106th Street/Broadway and E 120th Street/Pleasant Avenue, mostly along 116th Street, Manhattan Avenue and W 106th Street.