Thursday, November 20, 2008
MTA: After hike, take a hike
Bus riders in Queens and Brooklyn will be walking farther and waiting longer under the MTA's plans to slash service for at least 22 weekday and overnight lines, The Post has learned.
On the chopping block for weekdays are the B23, B25, B37, B 39, B51, B75, Q26, Q56, Q74, Q75 and Q84. Overnight lines, including the B7, B14, B31, B45, B48, B57, B64, B65, B67, B77 and Q30, will be removed, a source said.
The cuts come as the MTA prepares its drastic plan to reduce service and raise fares in the face of a $1.3 billion budget deficit.
Cuts will also be made to dozens of buses in other boroughs, the source said. The 22 Queens and Brooklyn lines were targeted because ridership is low and because the routes are near other bus and subway lines.
BUS PASSENGERS TOLD TO TAKE A WALK