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Re: Will Queens Bus Redesign really speed things up?

Posted by WMATAGMOAGH on Thu May 9 13:49:12 2019, in response to Re: Will Queens Bus Redesign really speed things up?, posted by BrooklynBus on Tue May 7 16:07:10 2019.

1. Experience. Others on this thread have basically said the same thing. You're in a dwindling minority of people who believe this is a good way to plan transit services.

3. If they eliminate your stop and it takes you longer to walk there, then leave home earlier. You didn't actually address my point about why this isn't an issue in the rest of the world.

4. This is why bus lanes make sense, even if they appear underutilized to someone such as you. Click here.

5. Of course you don't, because if you did, we wouldn't be having this discussion. Is the decline of SBS ridership statistically significant when compared to the overall decline in bus ridership citywide? If yes, then even if all ridership is decreasing, SBS ridership is not declining by nearly as much. How much of SBS ridership has just shifted from other regular services? There are all sorts of questions that are open to discussing, but simply looking at the raw data as you do without inferring anything else from it is not a good way to make decisions about what should happen with regards to transit policy (or anything else).

6. Either it makes a profit or it doesn't. I can assure you the costs of collecting fares and the cost of lost fares due to evasion are factored in to the decision to launch SBS.

7. What about a 1 MPH average bus speed increase for the 40 people on board the bus when compared to your lost travel time because you couldn't leave home early enough to make it to the bus stop on time?


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