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Re: Bus service cuts to affect 1,000 riders...NICE
Posted by N6 Limited on Wed Mar 28 22:20:07 2012, in response to Re: Bus service cuts to affect 1,000 riders...NICE, posted by caine515 on Wed Mar 28 20:01:31 2012.There are riders that ride from Hicksville to Jamaica on the N22, why not the N24? (Rhetorical question because Jericho Turnpike Sucks).
Besides that, I don't get why people bring up arguments like this, how many people ride the N25 from Great Neck to Lynbrook? How many people ride the N15 from Long Beach to Roosevelt Field? How many ride the BX12 from the A train to Bay Plaza? The B46 from Kings Plaza to the Williamsburg Bridge? B44 from Emmons Ave to Williamsburg Bridge?
Anyway, from what I see, I think this is what they were thinking:
-The N24 off peak runs every 30 mins, and so does the N78/N79, also the services overlap between Mineola and RFM and all 3 routes have ample seating.
-Old Country Road west of the Mall is over served.(N15,N22,N24,N78/N79). 30 Min headways on Old Country Road is acceptable West of Hicksville LIRR but not East of Hicksville LIRR.
-Extend the N24, same people served with less buses, 30 min headway frequency maintained. Seats are available, more seats used. Some riders can access Old Country Road Immediately east of Roosevelt Field without Transferring.[I think The extension will generate a lot of trips around the holidays. Think about the Source Mall, all the dining restaurants, Walmart, Costco, Bestbuy, etc. and only taking one bus to Jamaica/etc.]
-Riders from the N23 that would normally transfer in Mineola to get to the mall won't need to as it will go to Roosevelt Field. Demand between Mineola and RFM is therefore reduced and less service between the two points are needed.
-East of LIRR, all that is needed is N79 off peak. The N78 is only needed for the Corporate Park it serves. LIRR Station is new terminal, problem solved.
-Now that the bus is extended, there will be more passenger turn over and lower cost per trip. Instead of the bus emptying out as it gets closer to the Mall, people will be getting on also.
*Going from Mineola Terminal to Mall? now you have two choices N22/N24
*Going From Mineola/West Old Country Road to Source Mall? Your only choice is the N24. As opposed to a N78/N79 with 3 people on board, you'll have to use some of the empty seats on an already existing N24 run. When it gets to the mall people will dump out, some will stay on, and others will board.
We'll see how it pans out.
Being that April 8th is a Sunday, the N24 and N23/N27 changes can be seen/bus fanned day one.