We need to begin a campaign to sponsor a trip for Mayor Mike on the Q-40 bus from Jamaica Center to South Jamaica on any Friday Night at around 9 or 9:30PM.
People are coming home late from hard jobs and tourists are trying to get back to their hotels near JFK and this bus still only runs once every thirty minutes and is PACKED BEYOND CRUSH load. Let's see if he still says the system is not overtaxed after that ride. Or perhaps the areas that contribute the bulk of CBD auto traffic are under-served.
BTW, this is one of the so called feeder buses that run to the Queens Blvd subway so it is one of the means of transportation that even more people would be forced onto by congestion pricing. The combined scheduling (or lack thereof) of the train and the bus from the city adds up to an hour and a half ride home from the city due in part to lack of synchronization and also poor frequency of the bus and subways service. How can you blame someone for trying to use a car into the city instead when it's a twenty minute ride as opposed to an hour and a half.
Anyway, I say let's sponsor a campaign to buy Mayor Mike a MetroCard and have him ride this bus on this night.
Please sign this "anonymous."