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Old January 9th, 2016, 07:53 AM   #61
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Old January 13th, 2016, 03:34 AM   #62
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3rd quarter public transit ridership for NYC Bus

New York City / MTA Bus - 2.3 million (2015) : -4.15%
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Old January 13th, 2016, 06:41 PM   #63
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In my opinion it is absolutely incredible that the M34 and M57 aren't 24 hours buses. Why they aren't ?
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Old January 13th, 2016, 11:19 PM   #64
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In my opinion it is absolutely incredible that the M34 and M57 aren't 24 hours buses. Why they aren't ?
Between 1 and 4.30 am most of NYC is asleep and the streets are a ghost town...so the buses would run empty. The Subway runs half of its capacity...and routes overnight.
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Old January 23rd, 2016, 01:19 AM   #65
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Q70 express bus service from the subway in Queens to LaGuardia Airport will have increased service beginning spring 2016.

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Initially, the Q70 Limited ran on a 12-minute frequency during most of the day, with 15-minute and 20-minute headways during early morning and late evening periods; and 30 minute headways during overnight periods. Due to increasing ridership, buses will run every 8 minutes during midday and weekday p.m. peak hours. On weekends, buses will run every 10 minutes middays and p.m. hours. Buses will run every 20 minutes during overnight hours.
source: http://www.mta.info/news-mta-bus-q70...ate-every-8-10
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Old January 25th, 2016, 07:37 AM   #66
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Old February 6th, 2016, 12:53 PM   #67
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Greyhound Lines Prevost X3-45 #8879, repainted into the latest livery, departs New York City on Schedule 8535.



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Old February 7th, 2016, 10:39 PM   #68
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A little late but...

I think it's idiotic that the PA wants to rebuild the PABT in Manhattan. The PABT as it currently exists should be demolished, and the land that it and it's ramps use should be leased out for development. A new bus terminal should be built in NJ, in the area I95, 495 and Rt 3 come together. The #7 subway line should then be extended across the Hudson to serve this terminal.

This would keep ~8000 diesel buses a day out of Manhattan, vastly reduce traffic at the Lincoln tunnel, and open up several acres of land in a very useful location in Manhattan for better use than a bus terminal. The revenue generate by the land leases could float a lot of bonds to pay for the work.

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Old March 21st, 2016, 09:44 PM   #70
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I wish that along with new bus terminal there will be also changes to surrounding areas especially on north side of 42nd st between 8th and 9th ave and on 39th and 40th between 8th and 9th avenues. Now these areas are neglected, they look like cr.... Would be nice to put something like The New York Times building in front of PA. It changed whole block for much better...
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Old March 22nd, 2016, 12:21 AM   #71
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A little late but...

I think it's idiotic that the PA wants to rebuild the PABT in Manhattan. The PABT as it currently exists should be demolished, and the land that it and it's ramps use should be leased out for development. A new bus terminal should be built in NJ, in the area I95, 495 and Rt 3 come together. The #7 subway line should then be extended across the Hudson to serve this terminal.

This would keep ~8000 diesel buses a day out of Manhattan, vastly reduce traffic at the Lincoln tunnel, and open up several acres of land in a very useful location in Manhattan for better use than a bus terminal. The revenue generate by the land leases could float a lot of bonds to pay for the work.
For my opinion, PABT would be use only for interstate long-distance buses (Greyhound, Megabus, Boltbus, Peter Pan...), jitneys and NJT trunk buses.

NJT could create a trunk-feeder system building a new bus terminal in Seacucus. In this terminal, all NJT buses (local and express) could finish its trips and passengers to NYC could transfer for special "shuttle" biarticulated buses to PABT, running in a bus lane inside Lincoln Tunnel.
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For my opinion, PABT would be use only for interstate long-distance buses (Greyhound, Megabus, Boltbus, Peter Pan...), jitneys and NJT trunk buses.

NJT could create a trunk-feeder system building a new bus terminal in Seacucus. In this terminal, all NJT buses (local and express) could finish its trips and passengers to NYC could transfer for special "shuttle" biarticulated buses to PABT, running in a bus lane inside Lincoln Tunnel.
That sounds like a considerably longer trip for many NJ commuters. Change the bus lane to a new 7 line tunnel funded in part by selling 2 prime Midtown blocks (plus all the odd bits underneath the ramps) and commute time might actually decrease.

Few commuters end their trip within walking distance of PABT, the 7 intersects 12 subway lines and trains run a lot faster than buses going through Lincoln tunnel.
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Switching to the 7 train would be just as long as switching to train...if not longer considering the max speed of a subway is 50mph vs 80mph on the suburban train...
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Old March 23rd, 2016, 08:09 PM   #74
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Commuters Rejoice: New Port Authority Bus Depot to Be in NYC

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When a new Port Authority bus terminal is built, it will be in Manhattan, not New Jersey.

Under a deal announced Thursday, New York’s top appointee on the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey agreed to abandon his push to build a replacement for the 66-year-old Manhattan depot next to a train station in Secaucus, New Jersey.

The move threatened to lengthen the commute for thousands of Garden State bus riders by requiring them to board trains for the final leg of trips into the city.

In exchange for dropping the proposal, New Jersey’s top appointee withdrew his opposition to a $4 billion reconstruction plan for LaGuardia Airport’s central terminal, which threatened to further delay that project.
Bloomberg did a good job of explaining the politics involved in the decision.

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“It’s horsetrading,” Rechler said at a news conference after the Port Authority board meeting.
Note that nothing is funded yet, so we'll see how definitive this decision is. IIRC, the design competition that is still ongoing expressly invited proposals on other locations.

The story is all over the local media: Gothamist, New York Magazine, New York Times.
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Old March 26th, 2016, 06:00 AM   #76
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Could the bus stop be repaired?

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Could the bus stop be repaired?
I can't find the source so quickly, but basically, no. They claim that it is structurally not designed for the size and weight of today's buses. Nor for the sheer number of passengers and vehicles. Improving the current structure to address those issues is deemed not cost effective. Intuitively, sounds reasonable.
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3rd quarter public transit ridership for NYC Bus

New York City / MTA Bus - 2.5 million (2015) : -2.00%
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An unusual operation from July 2015. Four vintage buses were sent to and from Governors Island via a ferry.




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