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Re: Bronx Bus Network Redesign Final Plan Addendum

Posted by r17-6599 on Sat Nov 27 14:22:32 2021, in response to Re: Bronx Bus Network Redesign Final Plan Addendum, posted by Osmosis Jones on Fri Nov 26 17:59:50 2021.

I attended some of those community meetings.
Basically, what killed the plan was the reluctance of the MTA to just institute local/limited service where necessary, instead of any more select service.
Such was the case on Gun Hill Rd. Now, the Bx38 could have been a local to the Bx28's Limited. Same on Allerton Av. A new Bx25 will be instituted for what reason? If that isn't a local to the Bx26's Limited, what's the use.
To have all these buses use Bedford Pk to get to the Concourse & Jerome Avenue is pointless. The corridor is already overcrowded, especially at rush period. Bedford & Jerome has the addition of the Bee Line buses. On a school day, the station is well packed. Adding more buses there is senseless.
In the case of the Bx10, if the bus doesn't "divert" to Bedford & Jerome, where else can it go? My guess would have that bus go via Bedford to Bainbridge, then on to Norwood/205th st.eliminating Jerome and Gun Hill, two very heavily used arteries. Once at 205t, it would need to loop around somehow in order to go back via Bainbridge & Bedford Pk. and on to Riverdale.
Then there are riders that go to/ from Montefiore who would be left out.
Happily the MTA will continue to keep the Bx28 run via Mosholu. To eliminate that portion, where it actually runs the fastest, would be to kill off potential ridership from all the new apartments that have gone up, and are still doing so.
r17

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