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Re: Queens Bus Redesign Draft Proposals

Posted by New Flyer #857 on Fri Jan 10 10:38:17 2020, in response to Re: Queens Bus Redesign Draft Proposals, posted by BrooklynBus on Fri Jan 10 10:25:58 2020.

That and raising the fare to $2 (that was probably done before the first run went out)!

I'm being reminded in this thread how sweeping that takeover was. The end of 2006 was quite different from the beginning of it for people in the Rockaways. I also enjoyed that year a great deal because you'd see buses of all colors tossed about all over the place. I specifically remember being on an ex-JBL on the Q35 on Flatbush Ave, still in the red/brown color scheme.

I'm glad things have settled down, of course, but it was a wild time that I'm glad I got to see through from beginning to end.

The generation coming up now doesn't realize how it was. Pre-2005 if you wanted to go from, say, Marine Park to Elmhurst and it was important, you would almost definitely go through Manhattan by subway because you knew you couldn't trust the Q35/53 to get you there before you needed your next meal. Now the Q35/53 is probably the fastest and most stress-free way to go.

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