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MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : "2012–2013 Service Investments" {full list}

Posted by Gold_12TH on Thu Jul 19 16:18:13 2012

Dear Customers

Since arriving at the MTA last November, I have been focused on two objectives – containing costs and finding ways to maintain, improve and expand services that you, our customers, rely on every day to get to work, school and points in between.

I am pleased to say that as a result of our efforts, we are announcing $29 million in service investments. Some of these investments will restore services that were reduced or eliminated as part of the MTA’s 2009-2010 budget-balancing cuts. Other investments – because the travel patterns of the region are constantly evolving – will fund services that respond to the need for transit services in growing and changing neighborhoods.

These service investments are the result of careful analysis, meeting our goal of serving all neighborhoods and areas with the best and most frequent bus, subway or commuter rail service possible under our current financial conditions. The funding for these service investments is the result of both aggressive efforts to reduce and control costs and also revenues from growing ridership. It is our priority to ensure that both of these efforts continue.

The service investments on the pages that follow are proposed for Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad and NYC Transit Bus and Subway. All of these proposals will be discussed with the MTA Board during the next few weeks and implementation of the service investments will be phased in over the course of a year beginning this coming October.

You have my assurance that we are committed to the strongest, most efficiently operated transportation system we can provide to the region and promise you that we will make every effort to continue to make the kind of progress that makes these improvements possible.

Joseph J. Lhota
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer












---http://www.mta.info/mta/2012_13_investment.html

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Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {reasons why}

Posted by Gold_12TH on Thu Jul 19 16:39:30 2012, in response to MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : "2012–2013 Service Investments" {full list}, posted by Gold_12TH on Thu Jul 19 16:18:13 2012.



---http://www.scribd.com/doc/100540941/Service-Investment-Summary-FINAL

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Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {full list}

Posted by MCI D4000 81994 on Thu Jul 19 16:57:06 2012, in response to MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : "2012–2013 Service Investments" {full list}, posted by Gold_12TH on Thu Jul 19 16:18:13 2012.

Am I reading this right? Regarding the X17 (Staten Island express)

X27/X17 New Stop

Restore X27 weekend service from Bay Ridge to Midtown Manhattan
Add new Bay Ridge, Brooklyn stop on X17
Serves Bay Ridge, Fort Hamilton, Dyker Heights

The X17 will serve Bay Ridge?


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Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {full list}

Posted by Gold_12TH on Thu Jul 19 17:07:33 2012, in response to Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {full list}, posted by MCI D4000 81994 on Thu Jul 19 16:57:06 2012.

You are reading it correctly.

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Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {full list}

Posted by B49 Limited on Thu Jul 19 17:17:16 2012, in response to MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : "2012–2013 Service Investments" {full list}, posted by Gold_12TH on Thu Jul 19 16:18:13 2012.

Get ready for a miserable B 57 route.. Why not swap it with the B 62 extension to Red Hook if that is the case?

A new service to ENY and Spring Creek Im speculating that has to deal with Gateway Mall.. I m thinking B 6 or B 82 branches?

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Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {full list}

Posted by caine515 on Thu Jul 19 17:41:07 2012, in response to Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {full list}, posted by B49 Limited on Thu Jul 19 17:17:16 2012.

possibly. The B69 wknd restoration does that include it back on 8th Avenue?

R.I.P. Brooklyn Bus Routes:
B23
B37
B51
however, expect these numbers to be used for the new lines. MAJOR DEPOT UPDATES with changes i bet

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Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {full list}

Posted by caine515 on Thu Jul 19 17:41:42 2012, in response to Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {full list}, posted by B49 Limited on Thu Jul 19 17:17:16 2012.

possibly. The B69 wknd restoration does that include it back on 8th Avenue?

R.I.P. Brooklyn Bus Routes:
B23
B37
B51
however, expect these numbers to be used for the new lines. MAJOR DEPOT UPDATES with changes i bet

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Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {full list}

Posted by Gold_12TH on Thu Jul 19 17:42:51 2012, in response to Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {full list}, posted by caine515 on Thu Jul 19 17:41:07 2012.

No, B69 will still operate on the 7th Avenue, its a major thoroughfare.

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Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {full list}

Posted by B49 Limited on Thu Jul 19 17:54:21 2012, in response to Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {full list}, posted by Gold_12TH on Thu Jul 19 17:42:51 2012.

Understand this the B 69 is hurting the B 67 on 7 Av, and Ill tell you right now it is still a service cut with B 69 going to weekends because I can tell you right now half those weekend buses on the B 67 are going to B 69. Like it is now on Weekedays.

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Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {full list}

Posted by Gold_12TH on Thu Jul 19 18:10:20 2012, in response to MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : "2012–2013 Service Investments" {full list}, posted by Gold_12TH on Thu Jul 19 16:18:13 2012.

No Q79? :(

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Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {full list}

Posted by Gold_12TH on Thu Jul 19 18:11:03 2012, in response to Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {full list}, posted by Gold_12TH on Thu Jul 19 18:10:20 2012.

nevermind

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Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {full list}

Posted by Newkirk Images on Thu Jul 19 19:39:07 2012, in response to MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : "2012–2013 Service Investments" {full list}, posted by Gold_12TH on Thu Jul 19 16:18:13 2012.

Looks like restoring the B-23 is a dead issue.

Bill Newkirk

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Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {full list}

Posted by MCI D4000 81994 on Thu Jul 19 20:03:30 2012, in response to Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {full list}, posted by Gold_12TH on Thu Jul 19 17:07:33 2012.

Where will this be and the routing?

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Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {full list}

Posted by B49 Limited on Thu Jul 19 20:17:50 2012, in response to Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {full list}, posted by Newkirk Images on Thu Jul 19 19:39:07 2012.

I never heard anyone beside CB 14 talk about restoring the B 23. The only portion that was of any importance was 16 Av.

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Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {full list}

Posted by Bill from Maspeth on Thu Jul 19 21:13:46 2012, in response to MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : "2012–2013 Service Investments" {full list}, posted by Gold_12TH on Thu Jul 19 16:18:13 2012.

Good news: the damage Jay Walder did in desimating bus service is starting to rebound.

Bad news: the B57. I ride it every day. The route is too long as it is and PM rush hour headways are too long (15 minutes) and service reliability sucks due to traffic conditions. Running time is insufficient.

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Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {full list}

Posted by B49 Limited on Thu Jul 19 21:18:43 2012, in response to Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {full list}, posted by Bill from Maspeth on Thu Jul 19 21:13:46 2012.

I agree with you 100% with the B 57 would you replace it with a B 62 extension to Red Hook (a similar return of the old B 61)

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Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {full list}

Posted by Bill from Maspeth on Thu Jul 19 21:36:52 2012, in response to Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {full list}, posted by B49 Limited on Thu Jul 19 21:18:43 2012.

That would make the B62 too long!

Don't forget, the original B61 that went thru Greenpoint and terminating in LIC was deemed too long a few years ago and split.

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Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {full list}

Posted by Concourse Express on Thu Jul 19 23:38:58 2012, in response to MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : "2012–2013 Service Investments" {full list}, posted by Gold_12TH on Thu Jul 19 16:18:13 2012.

Glad to see weekend Bx34 bus service back.
Bx13 extension and new Hunts Point route are also interesting...

visit my blog!

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Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {full list}

Posted by AMoreira81 on Thu Jul 19 23:59:11 2012, in response to Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {full list}, posted by MCI D4000 81994 on Thu Jul 19 16:57:06 2012.

Yes...probably at 86 and Gatling/Dahlgren. Unclear is if it will be a pick-up and drop-off stop.

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Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {full list}

Posted by AMoreira81 on Fri Jul 20 00:02:58 2012, in response to Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {full list}, posted by Newkirk Images on Thu Jul 19 19:39:07 2012.

That was deader than dead...the only way it would have worked if it ran to and from Kings County Hospital.

The only thing I would ad: add two stops on the B103---9 Street and Baltic Street.

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Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {full list}

Posted by Newkirk Plaza David on Fri Jul 20 13:19:20 2012, in response to MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : "2012–2013 Service Investments" {full list}, posted by Gold_12TH on Thu Jul 19 16:18:13 2012.

About time.

Red Hook gets the B77 route back - - as pert of the B57 - - the route was extended from Dowtown Brooklyn to Smith-9th in 2010, now the on-time performance will get worse and Red Hook residents will once again get the shaft for late buses.

The Bx13 to Gateway is long overdue - - it should be fully extended to the Hub.

The Bx34 comes back on weekends but I am more in favor of modifying the Bx16/31 routes so Katonah Ave is served while the Bx41 runs along East 206th Street and Bainbridge Ave to Gun Hill, serving Montefiore/North Central hospitals. The Bx28/38 should be simplified where the Bx38 runs late night to all Co-Op City sections (not to Bay Plaza as it normally does.)

We got what we wanted - - the most critical route restorations in Brooklyn, Staten Island and Queens.

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Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {full list}

Posted by New Flyer #857 on Fri Jul 20 15:11:21 2012, in response to Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {full list}, posted by AMoreira81 on Thu Jul 19 23:59:11 2012.

It should be both. It would get traffic in both directions.

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Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {full list}

Posted by D to E to Jamaica on Fri Jul 20 22:22:05 2012, in response to Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {full list}, posted by Gold_12TH on Thu Jul 19 18:11:03 2012.

nevermind


And I was just thinking before reading these boards that they should extend the Q36 to cover the Q79. Every other one is fine

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Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {full list}

Posted by Bill from Maspeth on Sat Jul 21 16:51:17 2012, in response to Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {full list}, posted by Newkirk Plaza David on Fri Jul 20 13:19:20 2012.

The folks who really get the shaft are the B57 riders north/east of downtown Brooklyn. Service consistency will only get worse.

Now: 15 minute PM rush headways. Plus, it is not uncommon to have a missing interval.

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Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {full list}

Posted by Edwards! on Sat Jul 21 17:33:54 2012, in response to Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {full list}, posted by Bill from Maspeth on Sat Jul 21 16:51:17 2012.

that bus is to be avoided at all times in north brooklyn.


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Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {full list}

Posted by Bill from Maspeth on Sat Jul 21 18:40:42 2012, in response to Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {full list}, posted by Edwards! on Sat Jul 21 17:33:54 2012.

I wish I could.

It is my best alternative from a G station to Maspeth, minus the wait!

The Q59 has lots of traffic all along Grand St. starting at Union Ave., 2 bridges could open, and have to deal with uncovered trips as well.

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Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {full list}

Posted by Edwards! on Sun Jul 22 01:39:32 2012, in response to Re: MTA NYC Transit Bus service improvements : ''2012–2013 Service Investments'' {full list}, posted by Bill from Maspeth on Sat Jul 21 18:40:42 2012.

Bill I feel your pain..I use to ride the 57 back up from my City Tech days..a real pain in the butt due to wait times...sometimes Id be waiting as long as 40 minutes..

Finally gave up..started taking the A train since that would set me off closer to where I needed to be for the afternoon-evening.

Parking sucks downtown..

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