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The B44 SBS Is Now Operational

THE COMMUTE: After two years of delay, and five years of planning, the B44 Select Bus Service (SBS) finally made its debut yesterday along...

B44 Select Bus Service Payment Machines Debut Ahead Of November 17...

Select Bus Service payment machines have started popping up on Nostrand Avenue, Emmons Avenue and Knapp Street ahead of the kickoff for new express...

Select Bus Service On Nostrand Avenue To Launch Next Month

Soon hipsters in Williamsburg will be able to scout out Sheepshead Bay for cheaper rents and Russian beers as the B44 Select Bus Service...

Why We Need A Transit Center Near The Brooklyn Army Terminal...

THE COMMUTE: Last week, in Part 1, we started to discuss the Brooklyn Army Terminal as a major transportation hub and I got sidetracked...

When The Facts Don’t Matter

THE COMMUTE: Much of what I was taught in school was either useless or not true. I spent several years studying algebra, which I...

Demanding Transit Accountability: Can Someone Please Explain How $358 Million Can...

THE COMMUTE: This can only happen in government. Governor Andrew Cuomo announces that he is making $358 million more available for the MTA in next...

Cuomo Names Tom Prendergast As New MTA Chairman And More About...

THE COMMUTE: It was announced on Friday that, after 100 days without a permanent chairman, the former head of New York City Transit, Thomas...

How Will The MTA Spend Its New-Found Money?

THE COMMUTE: Governor Andrew Cuomo, who I once said was “not a friend of public transit“ after he cut MTA funding, now has increased MTA...

B44 Select Bus Service (SBS): Part 3 Of 3 — When...

THE COMMUTE: In Part 1, we discussed why it is too late to change the proposed B44 Select Bus Service (SBS). In Part 2,...

B44 Select Bus Service (SBS): Part 2 Of 3 — Why...

THE COMMUTE: (Here is Part 1 from last week). The B44 is different from other Select Bus Service (SBS) routes because the SBS will...

B44 Select Bus Service (SBS): Part 1 Of 3 — It’s...

THE COMMUTE: According to Theresa Scavo, chairperson of Community Board 15, the MTA stated that it is now too late to request additional stops...

Hope May Be On The Way To Reduce Bus Bunching, And...

THE COMMUTE: Regular readers of “The Commute” know that one of my favorite topics is bus bunching, because it has always been the number...

Our Mass Transit Future – Part 3: What Happened To Democracy?

THE COMMUTE: In Part 1, I discussed the various Select Bus Service corridors presently in operation and how their success or lack thereof has...

Our Mass Transit Future – Part 2: What Happened To Democracy?

THE COMMUTE: In Part 1, I discussed what is wrong with Select Bus Service (SBS). Other than the case of Merrick Boulevard in Queens...

Our Mass Transit Future – Part 1: What Is Wrong With...

THE COMMUTE: Last week, I mentioned how the benefits of Select Bus Service (SBS) have been exaggerated and the disadvantages minimized, and how the...