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Opinion The MTA is adding new bus lanes to Woodhaven Boulevard.
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THE COMMUTE: If the Department of Transportation (DOT) has its way, bus lanes currently being installed on Woodhaven Boulevard between Dry Harbor Road and Metropolitan Avenue will be ripped up in 2017. That is an irresponsible waste of funds. Now these are not the Select Bus Service (SBS) or Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) bus lanes…

Opinion Bus bunching
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THE COMMUTE: Last Thursday, I had an appointment near the Kings Highway train station on the Brighton line. I either take the B1 or B49 to the train. At around 11am, three buses arrived, all three not in service. Shortly thereafter a B1 did not stop and only had about 15 passengers. Then I boarded…

Opinion Photo by Patrick Cashin / MTA
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THE COMMUTE: That is what blogger Ben Kabak requested last week in Second Avenue Sagas. What prompted his article was something I wrote, in which I suggested that the proposed Woodhaven Cross Bay Select Bus Service (SBS) could delay Phase 2 of the Second Avenue Subway (SAS). Both projects are competing for the same federal funds.…

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In a not so-scientific analysis, DNAinfo found that the new Select Bus Service B44 causes a massive amount of traffic whenever it comes tumbling along Nostrand Avenue. The new bus service began operations on November 17, 2013, and in the time since then the community has shown just how intensely they feel towards all things…

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THE COMMUTE: On Friday, Mayor Bloomberg and the press took a ride on the 7 extension to 34th Street, although the line is still six months away from completion. He was hoping to have it finished before he left office. He failed, but received the press coverage he desired. The M42 bus branch to 34th Street…

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Beginning this Sunday, December 8, the MTA will deploy members of its Eagle Team, the unit dedicated to identifying and fining fare evaders, along the newly launched Nostrand Avenue B44 SBS line. The new buses launched on November 17 featuring off-board fare collection, meaning riders pay at a curbside machine before the bus arrives. When…

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THE COMMUTE: This week we are taking another look at the B44 Select Bus Service (SBS). On Monday we discussed major problems thus far: confusion, not enough SBS stops, and inadequate service on New York Avenue. We discussed actions taken by some local elected officials. Yesterday we shared some rider and operator reviews gathered from…

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