Next Bus Stop, NYC

A candid exploration into the public transportation of buses in New York City.



A dirty slice of life seen from the Route B NYU shuttle in downtown Manhattan.

By Emma Li, UTA Exposures Staff Photographer

Riding the bus is a scenic public transport alternative. The window panes serve as picture frames, capturing picture-perfect street scenes that aren’t available to the underground subway rider. While tourists embrace the MTA’s bus system as a welcoming substitute for hop-on, hop-off buses, New Yorkers avoid it with equal passion. As someone from Los Angeles, I appreciate New York’s public transportation in all of its forms. And as a photographer, I’ve always noticed an overwhelming amount of shoots done on subway trains. Through this photo series, I wanted to do my part to tip the balance in favor of the city’s public bus experience.

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