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Re: Will Queens Bus Redesign really speed things up?

Posted by JerBear on Thu May 9 07:38:58 2019, in response to Re: Will Queens Bus Redesign really speed things up?, posted by BrooklynBus on Wed May 8 06:01:54 2019.

I am a bit confused, so bear with me.
Are there statistics of how much time is saved? Do there need to be statistics. Buses move faster because you don't have to wait for a line of 17 people to all dip. Was that not understood? It takes less time, because of the dipping. Multiply the time spent dipping by passengers, and you get some time saved. But those dipping are not the ones saving the time. It's about the people already sitting on the bus waiting for 17 people to dip that are gonna be docked pay for arriving late at work. Is that not how it works?
As far as the cost-benefit analysis: is there a way to do it that would account for Joe Schmoe getting docked pay for being late because of the dipping? I have never heard of that. At some point these studies are really just fluffy experiments in writing big what-if equations.
The TA said fare evasion is way up across the city. How could you properly evaluate SBS fare evasion when it's part of a much larger trend?
Besides, I thought that new fare payment which is rolling out in a year or two would eliminate the machines on the street anyway. Didn't the new president promise that we would be able to go in any door and tap like on the DC Metro?
So, what, after you take the machines off the street, is SBS? Are they doing the redesigns to replace SBS with real BRT?
But I do agree that the TA is overly optimistic with their advertising faster trips. They do go faster, but more like just to not continue going slower. It's not like they're flying along as fast as they did 15 or 20 years ago.

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