NEW YORK - Transit advocates are announcing an amicus brief Monday containing analysis of time lost by M14 bus riders during the month of July.

The MTA launched new bus service on 14th Street, but plans to ban cars there to help ease traffic were put on hold by a judge.

The plan would have taken effect July 1, but community groups filed a lawsuit against the MTA's plan.

Transit advocates say blocking the plan only favors a small, wealthy minority of New Yorkers.

The city originally planned to ban cars from 14th Street between Third and Ninth avenues to help speed up bus commutes. 

Local traffic would be able to make pickups and drop-offs, and cars would be prohibited from making left turns.

The lawsuit will also include evidence of broad support for better bus service from within the surrounding community.