New York. Transit advocates have long called for cameras on buses to nail drivers in restricted bus-only lanes. While such a move would require state legislation, the city’s Department of Transportation is working with the Taxi and Limousine Commission to use cameras to bust cabbies in bus lanes, beginning with the bus rapid transit routes on 34th Street in Manhattan and Fordham Road in the Bronx.

“That’s a good down payment on what we think needs to be done,” said DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan yesterday.

Mayor Bloomberg added that Albany lawmakers have stood in the way of using cameras to fine drivers running red lights. “It defies common sense, but it’s the real world,” he said.