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

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bloomberg to City : Drop Dead.

Alan said...

I said it once and I'll say it again. In a few months, riders will look back and call this the good old days on the #7 Flushing line. Good luck with 5,500 new apartments at Willets Point, not to mention all of the new housing being erected all over downtown Flushing. Will this be the death blow to northern Queens? I'm just sayin'...

Anonymous said...

$7.50 for the express bus? I stopped riding the QM1 because I thought paying $5 for that piece of shit was too much.

Salvatore said...

AMAZINGGGGG! HOW MUCH LONGER WILL WE TAKE THESE CAPITALISTS RIPPING OFF THE WORKING CLASS????? LET THEM RAISE EVERYTHING AND WE SIT BACK AND DO NOTHING ABOUT IT!

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IT IS ABOUT TIME WE ORGANIZE - IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN - WHY ARE AMERICANS SO PASSIVE WHEN THIS TYPE OF SHIT HAPPENS? IF THEY RAISE THE "FAIR" IN ANY OTHER COUNTRY PEOPLE BOYCOTT - UNIONS STRIKE- WE, AMERICANS SIT BACK AND LET THE FAT FUCKING CATS WALK ALL OVER US! WAKE UP!

Anonymous said...

Does the idea of a commuter strike sound good to you?

slick said...

LMAO...hes making life harder for anyone who doesn't live in Manhattan.

Anonymous said...

The commuter strike is a good idea. Everyone, ask Santa for a bike for Christmas. Carpool. Meet your neighbors. Buddy up. Screw the city and the MTA. Time for us working class to take matters into our own hands and organize. The time to start is yesterday. Let's vote out these pigs before they ruin the boroughs. We can do it together.

Anonymous said...

Notable is the fact that the Q45 (Which NO ONE but Damon Hemmerdinger wanted rerouted) and the Q54 (Likewise, I can't think of anyone in the community who asked that it be re-routed)which were both re-rerouted to service the Atlas Mall haven't been affected. Money talks and bullshit walks huh?

Anonymous said...

In Elmhurst, Chinese Vans run the bus routes. In fact, the vans run along the Q45. These vans are numbered and I believe the riders pay a dollar. My daughter rode one once because her friend is Chinese. That's the only way they will pick you up, if you are Chinese or if you are with someone who is Chinese. Maybe they will start picking everyone up and this way the riders will circumvent the MTA.

Anonymous said...

Not to worry....
C.M. John Liu of the transportation
committee is busy tugging at his "wand" and a solution will be "coming" soon!

Anonymous said...

I'll bet they wont touch the Manhattan routes in the tourist corridor!

Tourism seems to be NYC's only real money maker left after we gave up our real industries.

Then again, with the whole world in a financial slump, we may not be getting as many visitors as we have had in the past.

Anonymous said...

Never thought I'd be glad to be old.

But now I get 1/2 fare senior rates.

Anonymous said...

Let's all hitch a ride
on Mayor Mike's limo.

You know the one that drives him to the subway he's supposed to be riding to work at "Le Petite Trianon" (City Hall).....yeah....ha, ha!

ew-3 said...

"Tourism seems to be NYC's only real money maker left after we gave up our real industries."

Just wait till this recession really deepens in Q1 '09.

Tourism will drop like a rock.

That is the false promise of the "service sector" economy.

2 pac said...

Bloomberg to City : Drop Dead.

ya nice mayor this guy has to go and fast

2 pac said...

AMAZINGGGGG! HOW MUCH LONGER WILL WE TAKE THESE CAPITALISTS RIPPING OFF THE WORKING CLASS????? LET THEM RAISE EVERYTHING AND WE SIT BACK AND DO NOTHING ABOUT IT!

yes we do and we let them take willets point to. keep sitting back thats what they want

Salvatore said...

Commuter strike sounds great! But... I think the fact that there are weekly and monthly metrocards trumps that idea... damn... those capitalists are smart lol :(

2 pac lets vote them out said...

The 110-year-old good-government group, through a Freedom of Information Law request, obtained Council documents showing Council members spent a collective $927,507 in taxpayer funds from July 2001 to this past June on ads they placed in community newspapers and ad journals published by various organizations for fund-raising events and the like.

Figures in chart don't add up to $927,507 because some Council members left office some time during the period covered.

Dick Dadey, executive director of Citizens Union, said it's improper to use "taxpayer dollars for such purposes when there's no clear public benefit other than to raise their profile in front of an important constituency."

Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) has pledged to close the door on self-serving ads with new legislation.

So how did your Council member fare? You can find out from the chart.

Here are the individual spending figures - in order of who spent the most - of the Council members.
Michael Nelson, Brooklyn $113,362
Domenic Recchia, Brooklyn$54,219
James Gennaro, Queens$53,077
Leroy Comrie, Queens$44,758
Joseph Addabbo, Queens$44,373
David Weprin, Queens$41,667
Dennis Gallagher, R-Queens $40,791
Helen Sears, Queens $38,485
Eric Gioia, Queens $36,615
Joel Rivera, Bronx $34,234
Hiram Monserrate, Queens $31,354
Lewis Fidler, Brooklyn $28,720
James Oddo, R-Staten Island$22,163
Miguel Martinez, Manhattan $20,357
Peter Vallone Jr., Queens $19,604
Vincent Gentile, Brooklyn$17,673
Christine Quinn, Manhattan $15,433
Diana Reyna, Brooklyn $11,502
Annabel Palma, Bronx $9,817
Melinda Katz, Queens $9,743
Gale Brewer, Manhattan $9,737
Simcha Felder, Brooklyn $9,683
Larry Seabrook, Bronx $9,519
Robert Jackson, Manhattan$7,699
Michael McMahon, Staten Island $7,146
Erik Martin Dilan, Brooklyn $7,031
Thomas White*, Queens $6,612
Alan Gerson, Manhattan $6,211
Oliver Koppell, Bronx$4,908
Bill de Blasio, Brooklyn $4,110
James Sanders, Queens $3,768
Tony Avella, Queens$3,272
Maria del Carmen Arroyo,* Bronx $2,150
David Yassky, Brooklyn $1,583
Sara Gonzalez, Brooklyn $1,348
Letitia James,* Brooklyn $1,275
Charles Barron, Brooklyn $1,183
Kendall Stewart, Brooklyn$1,153
Maria Baez, Bronx $700
Jessica Lappin,* Manhattan $554
Inez Dickens,* Manhattan $550
John Liu, Queens $533
Daniel Garodnick,* Manhattan $468
Darlene Mealy,* Brooklyn$250
Albert Vann, Brooklyn$83
Helen Foster, Bronx$0
Melissa Mark Viverito,* Manhattan $0
Rosie Mendez,* Manhattan $0
James Vacca,* Bronx $0

Anonymous said...

I swear, we are slowly regressing back into the 1970s and 1980s...Before you know it, subway/bus fares will be eating up half of our income, the crime will suddenly rise, the almighty subway grafitti will rise from the dead, and the subway cars will start coming apart at the seams (literally) all over again. In fact, being that I know a lot about the subway, I know that most of the trains on the lines that I have to take are between 35 to 50 years old, even though the maximum suggested and average service life nationwide is 35 years at most

Anonymous said...

Not only that, but the Mayor From Hell and our ape governor and his cuts to essential things have both made statements that seem to indicate that their stance is: "You're on your owm, guys. We're not bailing out the MTA, even though its a government agency." If Paterson keeps this up, he will NOT be re-elected in 2010. I have never seen us so screwed, in such deep shit. And I have been a regular subway rider since 1961. All these problems, this is exactly what triggered the all-out decay of the transit system in the 1970s

Anonymous said...

If we had unions we could have a general strike like they have in France or Italy or even the UK. It's the only thing we have that can stop them cold. If we with hold labor they don't make their money. It's the only way to stop them.

You idiots who have been anti union are getting what you deserve.

Anonymous said...

The Q45 is wonderful for the Seniors in North Maspeth and South Woodside who have no other way to get to get to the entrance of St. Johns Cemetery aside from a hearse.
We can also take advantage of the wonderful stores on Metro. Think beyond Atlas Mall.

Anonymous said...

***If we had unions we could have a general strike like they have in France or Italy or even the UK. It's the only thing we have that can stop them cold. If we with hold labor they don't make their money. It's the only way to stop them.

You idiots who have been anti union are getting what you deserve.

YOU said it! Germany,France and the UK are much more in action with strikes.Dont forget thats a normal thing with the current Sarkozy leader trying to piss on labor and the protests have worked.Paris is also much bigger than NYC.