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2008 New York City Bus Ridership Figures

Posted by 33rd Street on Thu May 28 19:20:33 2009

Just finished putting all the data into an easy to read and sortable Excel spreadsheet.

http://www.freewebs.com/33rdstreet/2008%20New%20York%20City%20Bus%20Ridership%20Figures.xls

Source: http://www.mta.info/nyct/facts/ridership/ridership_bus.htm

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Re: 2008 New York City Bus Ridership Figures

Posted by metrolinecoach111 on Thu May 28 19:41:57 2009, in response to 2008 New York City Bus Ridership Figures, posted by 33rd Street on Thu May 28 19:20:33 2009.

Thanks for the info - very interesting to say the least...

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Re: 2008 New York City Bus Ridership Figures

Posted by phxtusbusfan on Thu May 28 20:19:15 2009, in response to 2008 New York City Bus Ridership Figures, posted by 33rd Street on Thu May 28 19:20:33 2009.

Some of those express routes ridership numbers are awful. Also, it's hard to believe that the B25 was on the chopping block (it had quite solid ridership).

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Re: 2008 New York City Bus Ridership Figures

Posted by AMoreira81 on Thu May 28 20:22:46 2009, in response to Re: 2008 New York City Bus Ridership Figures, posted by phxtusbusfan on Thu May 28 20:19:15 2009.

It was on the chopping block because of duplication by the A/C train.

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Re: 2008 New York City Bus Ridership Figures

Posted by Pelham R62A on Fri May 29 09:17:27 2009, in response to 2008 New York City Bus Ridership Figures, posted by 33rd Street on Thu May 28 19:20:33 2009.

Thanks for posting that. Does anyone have an idea if ridership figures for MTA bus routes will be released?

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Re: 2008 New York City Bus Ridership Figures

Posted by B49 limited on Fri May 29 09:52:29 2009, in response to Re: 2008 New York City Bus Ridership Figures, posted by phxtusbusfan on Thu May 28 20:19:15 2009.

S60, Q 79, S 55, S56, S 67, S 89, B 51, Q 75, M 18, S 93 are at the bottom 10 and notice that 6 of the 10 routes were on the chopping list. What I do find intersting most of the routes are from SI. But if MTA Bus was added in the mix I think the Q 89, Q 103 would probably be in the mix.

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Re: 2008 New York City Bus Ridership Figures

Posted by JAzumah on Mon Jun 1 22:20:39 2009, in response to 2008 New York City Bus Ridership Figures, posted by 33rd Street on Thu May 28 19:20:33 2009.

Interesting stuff.

The weekend services that were going to be canned carried more people on the weekend as a group than the illegal S89 carries all week. The S60 should be an on-call Access-A-Ride van on the weekends. It is cheaper to operate that for free than to put a 40 foot bus there. However, the canning of these routes would have saved just $289,000 while shutting down the S89 would save $1,200,000. Then, they could extend the S93 down to the Eltingville Transit Center to pick up the 450 Richmond Avenue limited passengers. Assigning all of those buses to the S93 would produce a far larger ridership gain at much lower cost.

Does anyone now wonder why the MTA never escapes from financial peril?

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Re: 2008 New York City Bus Ridership Figures

Posted by Grand Concourse on Mon Jun 1 22:36:20 2009, in response to 2008 New York City Bus Ridership Figures, posted by 33rd Street on Thu May 28 19:20:33 2009.

Very nice, thanks for posting it up.

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Re: 2008 New York City Bus Ridership Figures

Posted by AMoreira81 on Mon Jun 1 22:54:48 2009, in response to Re: 2008 New York City Bus Ridership Figures, posted by JAzumah on Mon Jun 1 22:20:39 2009.

Because the problems in SI are from the non-major express bus lines (the X1, 10, 12/42, and 17 carry, but some others don't).

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