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Trip Planner FAIL

Posted by RailBus63 on Tue May 22 09:43:20 2012

I was playing around with the MTA Trip Planner and got these rather elongated itineraries for a Saturday afternoon trip from Flatbush & Nostrand Aves. in Brooklyn to Rockaway Park (obviously a quick 30-minute trip on the Q35):

From : Flatbush Ave & Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11210
To : Newport Ave & Beach 116th St, Rockaway Park, NY 11694
Leaving at : 05/26/2012 01:45 PM

Itinerary 1
Approx Travel Time : 38 minutes
Walk 0.11 miles(2 minutes) South to AV H & NOSTRAND AVE
Take the ROCKAWAY PARK B.116 ST bound Q35 Bus departing at 1:47 PM
Get off at NEWPORT AVE & BEACH 116 ST at 2:21 PM
Pay Per Ride Fare : $2.25 - Reduced Fare : $1.10


So far, so good.


Itinerary 2

Approx Travel Time : 23 hours 37 minutes
From NOSTRAND AVE & FLATBUSH AVE
Take the LTD WILLIAMSBURG BRIDGE PLZ via NOSTRAND bound B44-LTD Bus departing at 2:38 PM
Get off at FULTON ST & NOSTRAND AVE at 3:07 PM
Pay Per Ride Fare : $2.25 - Reduced Fare : $1.10

From NOSTRAND AV STATION A/C
Take the MOTT AV-FAR ROCKAWAY bound A Train departing at 3:15 PM
Arrive at BROAD CHANNEL STATION A/S at 3:23 PM

Transfer to the ROCKAWAY PK-BEACH 116TH ST bound S Train departing at 1:54 PM
Get off at ROCKAWAY PARK - BEACH 116TH ST STA A/S at 2:12 PM

Walk 0.12 miles(3 minutes) North-West to destination.

Total Fare : $2.25 - Reduced Fare : $1.10


Ummm ... what? Does the Rockaway shuttle shut down on Saturday afternoon for 22 hours?

But wait, there's more:

Itinerary 3


Approx Travel Time : 9 hours 46 minutes
From FLATBUSH AV - BROOKLYN COLLEGE STA 2/5
Take the 241ST ST-WAKEFIELD bound 2 Train departing at 2:17 PM
Arrive at ATLANTIC AV STATION 2/3/4/5/B/Q/LIRR at 2:31 PM
Pay Per Ride Fare : $2.25 - Reduced Fare : $1.10

Transfer to the 57TH ST - 7TH AV bound Q Train departing at 2:31 PM (service advisory)
Arrive at 14TH ST - UNION SQ (UPTOWN) N/Q/R at 3:03 PM

Transfer to the FOREST HILLS-71ST AV bound R Train departing at 3:12 PM
Get off at GRAND AV - NEWTOWN STATION M/R at 4:04 PM

From BROADWAY & QUEENS BLVD
Take the ROCKAWAY PARK LIMITED bound Q53 Bus departing at 12:00 AM
Get off at BEACH 116TH ST & ROCKAWAY BEACH BLVD at 12:00 AM

Walk 0.14 miles(3 minutes) North to destination.


Total Fare : $2.25 - Reduced Fare : $1.10


Apparently there's a time-zone change somewhere between Rego Park and the Rockaways - LOL.

Whoops.

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