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Re: Queens Bus Redesign Draft Proposals

Posted by Osmosis Jones on Wed Jan 15 17:51:49 2020, in response to Re: Queens Bus Redesign Draft Proposals, posted by Catfish 44 on Sun Jan 5 22:22:39 2020.

As a Rockawaite I think the Q53 elimination is grossly negligent in its consideration of the impact it will have on fellow west enders. They successfully ruined that route from the semi express it once was and now they’re considering taking it away.

Few people rode it when it was a super express though, half-empty Q53s would routinely pass jam-packed Q11s. The poor reliability due to how the city forced the private bus lines out and that weird detour up 63rd Drive didn't help, but there just wasn't too much demand for it as a super express. I agree with the route making too many stops today however, just a few extra stops at Elmhurst Hospital, Jamaica Avenue, Liberty Avenue and 157th Avenue at the bare minimum would have sufficed, but the route wouldn't be anywhere near the success that it is today without the changes that the MTA made to it.

The whole Q53 situation reminds me of the B103, when Command was in charge it only ran during the rush hour and was well below capacity until the MTA made it entirely open door and beefed up service between Canarsie and the Junction.


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