Bus Awards '06!
Yesterday the Straphangers Campaign and Transportation Alternatives released our annual "Pokey Award" for the city's slowest buses and handed out a new award - "The Unreliable" - for those buses that arrive off-schedule or in bunches.
And the winners are...
For The Pokey Award: The M14A!
The M14A runs cross-town in Manhattan via 14th Street and is the city’s slowest bus, traveling at about 3.9 miles per hour. That’s only slightly faster than the average pedestrian!
For The Unreliable: The M1!
The M1, which goes through Manhattan on Madison an Fifth Avenues, was rated the least reliable. According to the MTA’s own data, nearly a third of its buses (27.6%) were found to travel in bunches or arrive off-schedule.
The slowest buses in each borough were:
M14A 3.9 MPH West Village to Lower East Side
B35 4.9 MPH Sunset Park to Brownsville
BX19 5.1 MPH Fordham Univ. to Upper Manhattan
Q56 7.2 MPH Jamaica to East New York
S42 11.1 MPH New Brighton to St. George Ferry
And the least reliable buses in each borough were:
M1 27.6% 5th/Madison Aves
B15 24.7% Bushwick to JFK
Bx41 24.2% So. Bronx to Wakefield
S76 24.2% S.I. Ferry to Oakwood
Click here to see all results.
Posted Oct 25 2006 by Neysa Pranger
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From time to time, we do joint polls with HopStop.com , a website that provides online subway and bus directions.
This time, we asked riders' opinion about several plans on the table to expand New York City's transit system. You can view the results here .
You will see there was strong support for a Second Avenue Subway. What's your opinion?
Posted Oct 13 2006 by Gene Russianoff
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Don't Miss This Event!
There is an important transportation event coming up we’d like you to know about.
On Thursday, October 12th, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer will host a transportation conference at Columbia University entitled "On the Move - A Transportation Agenda for a Growing City.” The conference will examine the implications of growth and discuss policy solutions for New York City's transportation infrastructure.
The Straphangers Campaign is co-sponsoring the event and Enrique Penalosa – transportation visionary and former Mayor of Bogota, Colombia – will be the keynote speaker. The conference will run from 9 am – 2:30 pm and will feature break-out sessions led by local experts to discuss improving specific transportation modes.
Registration is free but limited and can be done via fax, regular mail or email. Click here for more information.
We hope to see you there!
Posted Oct 5 2006 by Neysa Pranger
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