on Tue Jun 30 01:21:55 2020, in response to S92 Deadhead Observation, posted by Osmosis Jones on Mon Jun 29 22:50:27 2020.
While itís not as long as the deadhead run you are referring to, the B-4 bus has a similar situation. At one point, the depot was changed (Iím not sure what the old one was) to Gleason in Sunset Pk. Even though the runoff from Shore Rd to Gleason is shorter, the timetable shows the last trip as finishing in Sheepshead Bay and the budd running all the way back to Gleason instead of running back to Shore rd and running off from there. I think the problem is that if the runoff was made a scheduled trip and subsequently the depot was changed and the trip were no longer required, the local politicos would perceive it as a service reduction and demand it be restored even though it wasnít necessary in the first place. If Suffolk bus were to make it a revenue run and circumstances changed so that it wasnít needed, someone out there might insist it be restored.