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Re: Will Queens Bus Redesign really speed things up?

Posted by WMATAGMOAGH on Tue May 7 12:15:41 2019, in response to Re: Will Queens Bus Redesign really speed things up?, posted by BrooklynBus on Sun May 5 04:14:53 2019.

1. Point to point service via one seat rides between most areas is rarely faster than streamlined routes with forced transfers.

2. Your desire to reduce double fare charges is perhaps the only thing you advocate for that makes sense. NYC is one of the few places I can think of that doesn't allow unlimited transfers for a set period of time once you pay an initial fare. I guess a stopped clock is right twice a day.

3. I'd rather walk a little further to the bus if that means a faster trip once I get to the bus stop. How come transit ridership in places like Europe and Asia isn't suffering even though the bus stops in those places are much further apart on average than in the US? Oh, and senior citizens manage to get to the stops despite the longer distances.

4. There are plenty of reasons to leave the bus lanes open, even if there isn't frequent service at a given time of day. Bus lanes move far more people than regular traffic lanes, even though they often carry just a percentage of all the people on a given street. This is only problematic if you are focused on not inconveniencing SOVs, which seems to be your goal.

5. You have not demonstrated that the SBS ridership patterns are not reflective of overall ridership trends in NYC.

6. Exactly how are SBS costs higher when run time is lower, cycle time is lower, and therefore vehicle requirements are lower yet more service can be provided?

7. Yes, priority signals should exist and not just be talked about. But why all the consternation from your end? Slight increases in average bus speed can yield significant savings over time.


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