Monday, April 23, 2007

The long commute

Live in southeastern Queens and need to get to Manhattan? Good luck:

Queens residents face the longest average commute of the 231 counties in the country with more than 250,000 residents.

A COMMUTER'S 3-HR. NIGHTMARE

"It's a real headache right now. We have no choices but to take the bus," she said. "It's always crowded and slow . . . It can be up to a three-hour commute. Sometimes it's an hour and a half both ways."

This sounds like someone who'd be better off driving...

Meanwhile, MTA employees who get free MetroCards as part of their employment package, are taking cabs:

MTA WORKERS GO BY CAB

Photo from NY Post

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

It takes me more than an hour to get to Manhattan via train and bus but only 10 minutes by car.

Taxpayer said...

Anonymous said...
"It takes me more than an hour to get to Manhattan via train and bus but only 10 minutes by car."

Does anyone actually believe that Bloomberg cares for your difficulties.

As for the 10 minute trip by car? He wants that to be 10 minutes plus 8 dollars. (He'll raise that later. He has much spending for Manhattan residents to do.)

Bloomberg is all blather and arrogance. He loathes New Yorkers who are too stupid to live in Manhattan. But, if Little People even attempt to invade his turf, he wants their money. (Not the artificial turf - he wants to kill anyone who uses that.)

Bloomberg is a study in sociopathic governing.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

The person you quoted was attributed with cheering Bloomberg's transit initiatives:

Linage was one of many southeastern Queens residents yesterday cheering Mayor Bloomberg's transit initiatives, which include launching five Bus Rapid Transit routes - one in each borough - dedicated bus-HOV lanes on the East River bridges, and changes to road designs to improve traffic flow in several clogged areas, including Northern Boulevard and Woodhaven Boulevard in Queens.

I know it's your blog and anyone can read the link but at least try and give the context please.