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April 2019 Bus Route & Schedule Changes

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2 minutes ago, checkmatechamp13 said:

-Which should also help those south of Gun Hill Road. Less opportunity for buses to get delayed if they're only coming from Gun Hill Road.

-BTW the BxM7 also has super-express trips in the AM.

-Yes that's correct.

-Yes I'm aware...

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3 hours ago, BM5 via Woodhaven said:

If this is the case, they need to denote that. The way they scheduled it between timepoints along with the lack of any indication on the timetable, suggest that buses are alternating between starting in Wakefield or at Gun Hill Road, with no trips going express after Gun Hill Road. If you didn't point out the Bustime routing, I would have never guessed that was the case (even though I remember those Super Express trips).

I know, right? I would've never known about any of this either if it wasn't for me looking through this thread... And this new BxM11 pattern's been in place for a good 2 weeks now lmao.

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1 hour ago, checkmatechamp13 said:

@BM5 via Woodhaven They should've made the last SIM32 at 7:15pm to create (basically) even 30 minute headways from Broadway to Gannon as opposed to 20 minutes then 40 minutes

I proposed adding a 7:25 PM SIM32 trip. I also thought that some evening service can be shifted around to make some SIM2 trips run midday in this post... The 2 PM SIM1C to SI should also be pushed back to 23rd street since the SIM10 also has a 2 PM trip.

On 4/20/2019 at 12:23 AM, Lil 57 said:

Here are my thoughts of the SIM service changes coming on the 28th. I will be talking mainly about off-peak service throughout the island.

SIM2, SIM3/3C, SIM32 & SIM33C: First the SIM3/3C, the gap in the morning between the last SIM34 and the first SIM3C in the morning is longer, 43 minutes to be exact. I would have converted the 9:15 AM SIM3 trip into a SIM3C to close the gap in Downtown service. The SIM32 should also have a 7:25 PM trip added since the first SIM33C doesn't get to Downtown until 7:43 PM. SIM33 AM trips from 5-5:40 AM should be converted into SIM33C trips to give Gannon Ave early morning Downtown service. I would also really like to see the SIM3C and SIM33C  buses coronated with them both not leaving at the same time. Weekday evening service towards SI is where I want to get to my proposal. Both the SIM3C and SIM33C have service every 20 minutes through most of the evening, just like the X10 did. However, the X10 was the only route to the North Shore in the evening while today, both the SIM3C and SIM33C provide North Shore service. Service can run on both lines every 30 minutes after 7 PM (So the SIM3C will depart at 6:35 PM, leaving at the :05 and :35 of every hour until 12:05 AM, with the last trip leaving at 12:50 AM, while after 6:50 PM, the SIM33C will leave at the :20 and :50 of each hour until 12:20 AM, with the last trip leaving at 1:20 AM, saving 9 trips in total, which can be used to add hourly midday service (and maybe evening service if the (MTA) is willing to pay a little bit more) on the SIM2, due to the fact that Tottenville used to have midday service with the X17 off-peak. Towards Manhattan, trips can be added at 10 AM, 11 AM, 12 PM, 1 PM, 2 PM and 3 PM, while from Manhattan, SIM2 trips can be added at 11 AM, 12 PM and 1 PM. And if the (MTA) doesn't mind adding some trips to Tottenville and the deep South Shore later into the evening, 9 PM and 10 PM SIM2 departures can be added.

Another note: The 8:55 AM SIM33 trip to Manhattan should be converted into a SIM33C trip to fill the gap in Downtown service. (The last SIM32 leaves Slosson at 9:05 AM while the first SIM33C doesn't get there until 9:46 AM now.

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@Lil 57 Agree with the 2pm SIM1C. The 7:25pm SIM32 is a good idea but of course it costs money.

Only issue with having the SIM33C cover the early morning and late AM rush trips is that it stops on Narrows (and also goes all the way to Midtown). Those trips should be short-turn SIM33s that skip Narrows (or just make some of them them SIM32 trips with the 32/33 running every 30 minutes each). Or just make them all SIM32s since the X10B had a shorter span and the SIM32/34 cover Church Street service

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1 hour ago, checkmatechamp13 said:

@Lil 57 Agree with the 2pm SIM1C. The 7:25pm SIM32 is a good idea but of course it costs money.

Only issue with having the SIM33C cover the early morning and late AM rush trips is that it stops on Narrows (and also goes all the way to Midtown). Those trips should be short-turn SIM33s that skip Narrows (or just make some of them them SIM32 trips with the 32/33 running every 30 minutes each). Or just make them all SIM32s since the X10B had a shorter span and the SIM32/34 cover Church Street service

I think the best (and most affordable) option would be to have all SIM33C trips before the 9:15 AM trip skip the Narrows Road (imo the SIM33C shouldn't be stopping at Narrows in the first place and the SIM3C should get it's morning service back to SI restored) like the X10C trips in the morning. Adding SIM32 trips also costs money.

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8 hours ago, Lil 57 said:

I think the best (and most affordable) option would be to have all SIM33C trips before the 9:15 AM trip skip the Narrows Road (imo the SIM33C shouldn't be stopping at Narrows in the first place and the SIM3C should get it's morning service back to SI restored) like the X10C trips in the morning. Adding SIM32 trips also costs money.

Not if you cut the SIM33 trips. The old X10B only ran from 6:10am - 8:15am out of Port Richmond (something like that. I don't feel like looking at the old schedule). Only issue is that riders heading north of Chambers have to take the subway or M55.

Doesn't necessarily have to be all the trips. But for example you could create a 5:05am and 5:35am SIM32 out of Travis and have the first SIM33 be 5:30am out of Arlington (then normal service for both lines after 6am). Same thing for the end of the AM rush (combine the 8:35am and 8:55am SIM33 into an 8:45am SIM33 from Mariners Harbor and add a 9:05am SIM32 from Travis)

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On 4/19/2019 at 10:14 PM, BM5 via Woodhaven said:

Here's the changes in routes and service occurring either April 21st (Bronx, Queens) or April 28th (Staten Island):

The Bronx

BxM11 - Cost Neutral Practices (Service Cut North of Gun Hill Road)

  • Service north of Gun Hill Road will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 8 minutes between 6:45 AM and 7:45 AM.
  • Short-turns will now start at Gun Hill between 6:52 AM and 7:45 AM.
  • Buses starting in Wakefield will skip the Bronx Zoo stop between 6:45 AM and 7:45 AM.

Queens

Q33 - Weekday AM Service Increases

  • Service towards Jackson Heights will operate every 5 minutes instead of every 6 minutes from 6:45 AM to 7:15 AM.

Q66 - Weekday AM Service Redistribution

  • Service towards Woodside will operate at a constant 5 minute headway between 6:15 AM and 7:10 AM instead of every 8 minutes from 6:15-6:38 AM, and every 3 minutes from 6:38-7:10 AM.
  • Southbound service between Woodside and Long Island City will operate every 10-15 minutes during the same period, instead of every 8-20 minutes.

Q70 SBS - Weekday AM Service Increases

  • Service from 5:40 AM to 7:40 AM will operate every 8-10 minutes instead of every 10-15 minutes.

Q100 - Weekday AM Service Increases

  • A new 6:50 AM trip has been added from Steinway towards Long Island City.
  • The 7:00 AM trip originating in Steinway will now depart at 7:05 AM.
  • The 7:20 AM trip originating in Rikers Island will now be split into a 7:15 AM bus and a 7:25 AM bus.

Q104 - Weekday AM Service Increase

  • The 7:30 AM trip from Sunnyside will be split into a 7:25 AM and a 7:35 AM trip. 

QM5 - Cost Neutral Practices

  • A new weekday 5:30 AM trip from Glen Oaks will be added.
  • The 6:20 AM and 6:30 AM trips from Glen Oaks will be consolidated into a 6:25 AM trip.

QM7 - Service Span Increase

  • The first bus from Fresh Meadows will now depart at 5:40 AM (instead of 6:00 AM).

Staten Island

SIM1C - Net Service Increases

  • Weekday inbound service from 8:22-9:35 AM will operate every 8-9 minutes instead of every 10-15 minutes.
  • The 8:38 PM Outbound bus from Central Park South will now depart at 8:40 PM.
  • The 8:46 PM Outbound bus from Central Park South will be eliminated.
  • Outbound service from 9:02 PM-9:50 PM will operate every 12 minute instead of every 10 minutes.
  • Outbound service from 11:14 PM-12:06 AM will operate every 10- minutes instead of every 12 minutes.
  • Less Outbound service from 12:15-1:15 AM

SIM2 - Additional AM Service

  • Service from 5:45-6:15 AM will operate every 10-15 minutes instead of every 15-20 minutes.

SIM3, SIM3C - Weekday Service Reductions

  • Outbound Service operates every 12-15 minutes in the PM rush instead of every 10-12 minutes (SIM3).
  • The 9:35 AM and 9:55 AM inbound trips will be consolidated into a 9:45 AM trip (SIM3C).
  • The 6:25 PM and 6:40 PM outbound trips will be consolidated into a 6:35 PM trip (SIM3C).
  • Evening service will now depart Central Park South at :15, :35, :55, instead of :00, :20, :40 

SIM4 - Weekday Service Increases

  • The first trip from Annadale will now depart at 5:10 AM instead of 5:15 AM.
  • More frequent service will be provided in the AM rush.
  • PM service from 4-5 PM will operate every 8 minutes instead of every 10 minutes.

SIM4C - Weekday Service Increases

  • A new 2:00 PM outbound trip from Central Park South will be added.
  • The 2:30 PM outbound trip will now depart Central Park South at 2:20 PM.
  • The 3:24 PM trip outbound trip from Downtown will now originate from Central Park South at 2:35 PM.

 

SIM5 - Additional AM Service

  • The 7:07 AM inbound trip will now be split into a 7:05 AM and 7:11 AM trip
  • The 7:15 AM inbound trip will now depart at 7:17 AM

SIM6 - Cost Neutral Practices

  • Service will operate every 4 minutes instead of every 3 minutes from 6:00-6:45 AM.
  • Additional outbound trips from Central Park South will be added at 2:00 PM and 2:15 PM.
  • Less frequent service between 5:37 PM and 6:03 PM.

SIM10 - Additional PM Service

  • Service will operate every 12 minutes between 2 and 3 PM, instead of every 15 minutes.

SIM11 - AM service Reduction

  • Less Frequent Service from 7:20 AM to 9:00 AM

SIM25, SIM26 - AM Service Additions

  • More frequent service between 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM

SIM30 - Cost Neutral Practices

  • The 5:23 AM inbound trip from Sunnyside will be split into a 5:15 AM and 5:30 AM trip.
  • The 7:38 AM and 7:50 AM inbound trips from Sunnyside will be consolidated into a 7:45 AM trip.

SIM32 - PM Service Span Increase

  • The last outbound bus departing Warren Street will now depart at 7:05 PM (previously 6:45 PM). 

 

what about  the other boros

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2 hours ago, limitednyc said:

 

what about  the other boros

At the time of my post, they did not come out. There's other stuff out there, and while I have started reviewing them, I will not have time right now to go through them. I will post them when I have time.

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2 hours ago, BM5 via Woodhaven said:

At the time of my post, they did not come out. There's other stuff out there, and while I have started reviewing them, I will not have time right now to go through them. I will post them when I have time.

ok, when ever u can.

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At last, here's a complete summary of the major/notable service changes that went into effect in late April/early May. Although there were some increases in bus service, there a lot of reductions, with the worst one IMO being the Bx36:

The Bronx

Bx1 Local, Bx2 - Sunday Service Increases

  • PM and Early evening service operates every 12 minutes instead of every 15 minutes (combined every 6 minutes instead of every 7.5 minutes)
  • Early evening service operates every 15 minutes instead of every 24 minutes (combined every 7.5 minutes instead of every 10-12 minutes).
  • The 9:53 AM Bx2 trip from Mott Haven to Riverdale now departs at 9:56 AM and terminates in Kingsbridge. 

Bx3 - Service Reductions

  • Weekday AM service now operates every 5-7 minutes instead of every 4-6 minutes.
  • Weekday PM service now operates every 7-8 minutes instead of every 6-8 minutes.
  • Weekday Early evening service operates every 8 minutes instead of every 7 minutes.
  • Sunday SB early evening service operates every 12 minutes instead of every 10 minutes.
  • Sunday SB evening service (9-10 PM) operates every 20 minutes instead of every 12-15 minutes.

 

Bx17 - Net Weekday Service Reductions

  • Service to Mott Haven operates every 6 minutes in the early AM (instead of every 7 minutes).
  • Service to Mott Haven operates every 6-7 minutes in the late AM (instead of every 5 minutes).
  • Service to Fordham Plaza from 3:37 PM to 4:37 PM operates every 10 minutes instead of every 7.5 minutes.
  • Early evening service operates every 12-20 minutes instead of every 10-15 minutes.

Bx18 - Evening Service Increases

  • The 7:33 PM trip from Concourse has been split into a 7:27 PM and 7:38 PM trip.

 

Bx21 - Weekday Service Decreases

  • Midday service before 12 PM SB/1:20 PM NB operates every 10 minutes instead of every 8 minutes.
  • The 1:59 PM short-turn trip from West Farms Square to Mott Haven now departs at 2:52 PM.
  • Service between 6:30 PM and 7:30 PM operates every 12 minutes instead of every 10 minutes.

Bx26 - Weekday Service Decreases

  • Service from 2-5 PM operates every 10 minutes instead of every 8-9 minutes

Bx27 - More Trips Operate To/From Soundview Ferry Terminal

  • The 11:52 AM, 12:52 PM, 1:52 PM, 3:41 PM, 4:35 PM, 4:41 PM, 4:54 PM, 6:05 PM, 6:41 PM trips from West Farms Road, and the 7:46 PM & 8:54 PM trips from Morrison Avenue have been extended to the Soundview Ferry Terminal (WEEKDAYS).
  • The 12:28 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 4:19 PM, 4:53 PM, 5:01 PM, 5:36 PM, 6:11 PM, 6:39 PM, 7:21 PM, 8:09 PM, and 9:13 PM trips originating at Soundview/Pugsley Avenues now originates at the Soundview Ferry Terminal at 12:27 PM, 1:29 PM, 2:29 PM, 4:18 PM, 4:52 PM, 5:00 PM, 5:35 PM, 6:10 PM, 6:38 PM, 7:20 PM, 8:08 PM, and 9:14 PM (WEEKDAYS).
  • The 8:26 AM trip from West Farms Road has been extended to the Soundview Ferry Terminal (SATURDAYS).
  • The 8:51 AM trip originating at Soundview/Pugsley Avenues now originates at the Soundview Ferry Terminal at 8:50 AM (SATURDAYS).

Bx31 - Weekday Service Reductions

  • Service between 5:50 AM and 6:20 AM operates every 10 minutes instead of every 8 minutes.
  • Midday Service from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM operates every 12 minutes instead of every 10 minutes.
  • Service between 2-4 PM operates every 10 minutes instead of every 8-9 minutes.
  • Less frequent evening service

Bx35 - Net Weekday Service Reductions

  • Service in the late AM rush operates every 5 minutes instead of every 6 minutes.
  • Service in PM rush operates every 6-8 minutes instead of every 5-7 minutes (a portion of PM rush in EB direction retains 5 minute headways, from 5:45 PM to 6:05 PM).
  • Early evening service operates every 10 minutes instead of every 9 minutes.

Bx36 - SIGNIFICANT Reductions Related to Articulated Bus Conversion

  • Weekday Early AM service from 5:30 AM to 6:10 AM operates every 3-5 minutes west of West Farms Square, and every 10 minutes east (instead of every 2.5-3 minutes west of West Farms Square, and every 9-15 minutes east).
  • Weekday Service operates every 8-10 minutes in the AM instead of every 3-6 minutes.
  • Weekday Service operates every 8-10 minutes during Middays instead of every 5-7 minutes.
  • Less service in the Weekday PM shoulder.
  • Weekday Service operates every 10 minutes in the PM instead of every 8 minutes.
  • Weekday Service operates every 10-12 minutes in the evening instead of every 4-8 minutes.
  • Saturday Daytime Service operates every 8  minutes instead of every 6-7 minutes.
  • Saturday Evening service operates every 10-12 minutes instead of every 8-10 minutes.
  • Early AM Sunday service operates every 15 minutes instead of every 12 minutes.
  • Sunday Daytime Service operates every 10 minutes instead of every 7 minutes.

Bx36 LIMITED - Reductions Related to Articulated Bus Conversion

  • Service operates every 8-10 minutes in the AM (instead of every 5-6 minutes).
  • Service operates every 10 minutes in the PM (instead of every 8 minutes).

Bx39 - Midday Service Reduction

  • NB service between 11:15 AM and 1:00 PM now operates every 12 minutes instead of every 10 minutes.

BxM11 - Super Express Service Introduction, Cost Neutral Practices (Service Cut North of Gun Hill Road)

  • Service north of Gun Hill Road will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 8 minutes between 6:45 AM and 7:45 AM.
  • Short-turns will now start at Gun Hill between 6:52 AM and 7:45 AM.
  • Buses starting in Wakefield are Super Express trips and will skip all pickups south of Gun Hill Road.

Brooklyn

B1 - Additional Service to/from KCC on Weekdays, Evening Service Reductions

  • 15 Short-turns from Brighton to KCC have been added between 7:30 AM and 9:00 AM.
  • WB Service operates at a consistent 8 minute headway during the AM rush (previously every 6 or 10 minutes).
  • All WB buses in the AM operate the full route, no short turns.
  • WB additional shuttle service from KCC starts at 12:23 PM (instead of 12:07 PM).
  • Service from KCC to Brighton Beach operates every 4 minutes (instead of every 8-9 minutes).
  • Additional service from KCC to Bay Ridge from 2-5 PM.
  • Early evening service operates every 20 minutes instead of every 15 minutes.
  • Late evening service operates every 30-40 minutes instead of every 20-30 minutes.

B16 - Additional Weekday Service

  • Service operates every 5 minutes from 60 Street to points south from 6:30 AM to 7 AM (instead of every 6 minutes).
  • NB service from 7 AM to 7:45 AM operates every 10 minutes (instead of every 12-15 minutes).
  • Service runs every 12 minutes from 2:30 PM to 4:08 PM (instead of every 15 minutes).

B20 - NB Evening Service Increases

  • Early evening service from 7-8 PM operates every 8-9 minutes (instead of every 10 minutes).

B41 Local - Net Weekday Service Reductions

  • A 6:24 AM trip from Kings Highway to Empire Boulevard has been added.
  • The 6:41 AM, 6:42 AM, and 6:47 AM trips from Kings Highway to Empire Boulevard have been discontinued.
  • The 2:52 PM trip from Flatbush Avenue & Nostrand Avenue to Kings Plaza has been discontinued.

B41 LIMITED - Trip Elimination

  • The 6:32 AM trip from Kings Highway to Empire Boulevard has been discontinued

B44 Local - Cost Neutral Practices

  • Slightly less service from 12-1 PM.
  • More trips in the AM rush and late midday now originate at Avenue X (instead of Avenue U).
  • NB evening service runs every 12 minutes (instead of every 15 minutes).
  • SB evening service runs every 10 minutes (instead of every 9 minutes).

B44 SBS - Weekday Service Reductions

  • Early AM service (before 6 AM) operates every 10 minutes (instead of every 4-6 minutes).
  • AM rush service operates every 5-8 minutes (instead of every 3-4 minutes).
  • Late AM service operates every 10 minutes (instead of every 9 minutes). Headways double south of Avenue U
  • Early evening service operates every 8-9 minutes (instead of every 6-7 minutes).
  • AM rush service north of Flushing Avenue operates every 20 minutes (instead of every 12 minutes).

B49 - Trip Discontinuation

  • The 8:30 AM trip from Kings Highway to KCC has been discontinued

B63 - Saturday Service Adjustments

  • Weekday AM service operates every 30 minutes (instead of every 20 minutes) between 6:40 and 7:20 AM.
  • Service operates every 13-14 minutes from 6-8 PM (instead of every 15-20 minutes).

B67 - PM Rush Service Reduction

  • More frequent service in the PM rush between 5:30 PM and 7 PM (+1 bus).

B69 - Cost Neutral Practices

  • More frequent Service before 7 AM (+1 bus).
  • Service runs every 20 minutes between 8 AM and 8:40 AM instead of every 15 minutes.

B91/B92 - New Routes

  • Will run to accommodate train riders seeking to go to alternative subway lines.
  • Runs from 8 PM to 1:30 AM on Weekdays, 5 AM to 1:30 AM on Weekends

Manhattan

M10 - Weekday Service Reductions

  • The 5:28 AM and 5:43 AM trips from Harlem have been combined into a 5:30 AM trip.
  • Service in the late AM rush operates every 15 minutes instead of every 12 minutes.
  • Early evening service operates every 20 minutes instead of every 15 minutes.
  • All AM rush short-turns from 116 Street to 159 Street discontinued. Service now operates every 15-20 minutes instead of every 6-10 minutes.
  • A short-turn trip from 116 Street to 159 Street has been added at 11:08 AM.

M12 - Weekday Service Reductions

  • The 1:35 PM and 1:55 PM trips from West Village have been consolidated into a 1:45 PM trip.
  • NB Buses between 2:00 and 10:00 PM now depart at :15 and :45 (instead of :25 and :55). 
  • The 7:20 PM and 7:40 PM trips from Columbus Circle have been consolidated into a 7:30 PM trip.
  • SB Buses between 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM now depart at at :00 and :30 (instead of :10 and :40). 
  • Additional M14A will operate every 7-10 minutes overnight. Including regularly scheduled service, buses operate every 6-8 minutes (M14A).
  • Service along 14 Street operates every 2-4 minutes instead of every 8 minutes weekend evenings.
  • Early AM service operates every 12-15 minutes instead of every 10-12 minutes.
  • AM Rush service operates every 7.5 minutes instead of every 6 minutes.
  • Midday Service before 12 PM operates every 12 minutes instead of every 10 minutes.
  • More frequent service from 3-4 PM.
  • Evening Service operates every 12-20 minutes instead of every 10-15 minutes.
  • The 1:00 AM trip from Yorkville to Columbus Circle has been extended to Clinton.
  • The 5:42 AM and 5:52 AM trips from Columbus Circle to Yorkville have been consolidated into a 5:50 AM trip.
  • AM rush service operates every 12 minutes instead of every 10 minutes.
  • Service from 2:41 PM to 3:41 PM operates every 10 minutes instead of every 12 minutes.
  • Service from 1:50 PM to 2:50 PM operate every 15 minutes instead of every 12 minutes.
  • Early evening service operates every 20 minutes instead of every 15 minutes.
  • One less bus before 7 AM (service operates every 20-30 minutes in that timeframe instead of every 15-20 minutes).
  • AM rush service operates every 10-12 minutes instead of every 8-10 minutes.
  • Less frequent PM rush service.
  • Late PM rush and early evening service operates every 20 minutes instead of every 12-15 minutes.
  • WB PM rush service operates every 15 minutes instead of every 12 minutes.
  • More frequent service between 7 and 8 AM.

Queens

Q33 - Weekday AM Service Increases

  • Service towards Jackson Heights will operate every 5 minutes instead of every 6 minutes from 6:45 AM to 7:15 AM.

Q54 - Net Weekday Reduction in Short-Turn Trips

  • AM Short-turns from Jamaica to Fresh Pond now depart at 8:24 AM, 8:56 AM, and 9:16 AM (previously 8:43 AM and 9:35 AM).
  • A new 3:01 PM short-turn trip from Jamaica to Fresh Pond Road has been added.
  • The 3:42 PM, 5:23 PM, 7:45 PM, 8:25 PM, and 10:25 PM short-turn trips from Jamaica to Fresh Pond Road have been discontinued.
  • Late PM short-turns from Jamaica to Fresh Pond now depart every 20 minutes between 6:06 PM and 7:26 PM (previously 5:55 PM, 6:15 PM, 6:35 PM, 6:55 PM. 7:28 PM).
  • The 5:54 AM, 6:49 AM, and 11:56 AM trips from Fresh Pond to Jamaica have been discontinued.
  • A new 1:09 PM trip from Fresh Pond Road to Jamaica has been added.

Q66 - Weekday AM Service Redistribution

  • Service towards Woodside will operate at a constant 5 minute headway between 6:15 AM and 7:10 AM instead of every 8 minutes from 6:15-6:38 AM, and every 3 minutes from 6:38-7:10 AM.
  • Southbound service between Woodside and Long Island City will operate every 10-15 minutes during the same period, instead of every 8-20 minutes.

Q70 SBS - Weekday AM Service Increases

  • Service from 5:40 AM to 7:40 AM will operate every 8-10 minutes instead of every 10-15 minutes.

Q100 - Weekday AM Service Increases

  • A new 6:50 AM trip has been added from Steinway towards Long Island City.
  • The 7:00 AM trip originating in Steinway will now depart at 7:05 AM.
  • The 7:20 AM trip originating in Rikers Island will now be split into a 7:15 AM bus and a 7:25 AM bus.

Q104 - Weekday AM Service Increase

  • The 7:30 AM trip from Sunnyside will be split into a 7:25 AM and a 7:35 AM trip. 

QM5 - Cost Neutral Practices

  • A new weekday 5:30 AM trip from Glen Oaks will be added.
  • The 6:20 AM and 6:30 AM trips from Glen Oaks will be consolidated into a 6:25 AM trip.

QM7 - Service Span Increase

  • The first bus from Fresh Meadows will now depart at 5:40 AM (instead of 6:00 AM).

Staten Island

S51 - AM Rush Service Increase

  • The 6:08 AM bus from Father Capodanno Blvd & Sand Lane to St. George has been split into a 5:50 AM bus from Grant City (arriving Sand Lane at 6:03 AM) and a 6:13 AM bus

S74 - Net Weekend Service Reductions, Other Schedule Changes

  • The Saturday 6:00 AM trip from St. George to ETC has been extended to Charleston 
  • Saturday NB service north of ETC between 5-6 PM now operates every 30 minutes instead of every 15 minutes.
  • Saturday service between 6:30 PM and 8:50 PM now operates every 35 minutes instead of every 20-25 minutes.
  • The 7:15 PM and 8:01 PM trips on Saturdays from St. George to ETC have been discontinued, service now operates every 30 minutes after 7 PM.
  • Sunday afternoon trips (1-4 PM) from Bricktown Mall now depart at :00 and :30 (previously :18 and :48).
  • The 6:01 PM and 6:15 PM trips from St. George to ETC on Sundays have been discontinued.

S78 - Weekday, Saturday, and Sunday Service Reductions

  • Late Night buses have been adjusted to operate 5 minutes earlier (buses depart Bricktown Mall at :20 and :50).
  • Service from 2:20 PM to 5:00 PM now operates every 15 minutes instead of every 12 minutes.
  • Late PM service (5:30 PM to 7 PM) now operates every 30 minutes instead of every 20 minutes.
  • NB Saturday Service from 5:40 PM to 8:10 PM now operates every 30 minutes north of Richmond Avenue instead of every 15 minutes.
  • The 7:45 PM trip on Saturdays from St. George to Richmond Avenue has been discontinued.
  • NB Sunday Service from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM now operates every 30 minutes north of Richmond Avenue instead of every 15 minutes.
  • SB Sunday Service from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM now operates every 30 minutes north of Richmond Avenue instead of every 15 minutes.

SIM1C - Net Service Increases

  • Weekday inbound service from 8:22-9:35 AM will operate every 8-9 minutes instead of every 10-15 minutes.
  • The 8:38 PM Outbound bus from Central Park South will now depart at 8:40 PM.
  • The 8:46 PM Outbound bus from Central Park South will be eliminated.
  • Outbound service from 9:02 PM-9:50 PM will operate every 12 minute instead of every 10 minutes.
  • Outbound service from 11:14 PM-12:06 AM will operate every 10- minutes instead of every 12 minutes.
  • Less Outbound service from 12:15-1:15 AM.

SIM2 - Additional AM Service

  • Service from 5:45-6:15 AM will operate every 10-15 minutes instead of every 15-20 minutes.

SIM3, SIM3C - Weekday Service Reductions

  • Outbound Service operates every 12-15 minutes in the PM rush instead of every 10-12 minutes (SIM3).
  • The 9:35 AM and 9:55 AM inbound trips will be consolidated into a 9:45 AM trip (SIM3C).
  • The 6:25 PM and 6:40 PM outbound trips will be consolidated into a 6:35 PM trip (SIM3C).
  • Evening service will now depart Central Park South at :15, :35, :55, instead of :00, :20, :40.

SIM4 - Weekday Service Increases

  • The first trip from Annadale will now depart at 5:10 AM instead of 5:15 AM.
  • More frequent service will be provided in the AM rush.
  • PM service from 4-5 PM will operate every 8 minutes instead of every 10 minutes.

SIM4C - Weekday Service Increases

  • A new 2:00 PM outbound trip from Central Park South will be added.
  • The 2:30 PM outbound trip will now depart Central Park South at 2:20 PM.
  • The 3:24 PM trip outbound trip from Downtown will now originate from Central Park South at 2:35 PM.

SIM5 - Additional AM Service

  • The 7:07 AM inbound trip will now be split into a 7:05 AM and 7:11 AM trip.
  • The 7:15 AM inbound trip will now depart at 7:17 AM.

SIM6 - Cost Neutral Practices

  • Service will operate every 4 minutes instead of every 3 minutes from 6:00-6:45 AM.
  • Additional outbound trips from Central Park South will be added at 2:00 PM and 2:15 PM.
  • Less frequent service between 5:37 PM and 6:03 PM.

SIM10 - Additional PM Service

  • Service will operate every 12 minutes between 2 and 3 PM, instead of every 15 minutes.

SIM11 - AM service Reduction

  • Less Frequent Service from 7:20 AM to 9:00 AM.

SIM25, SIM26 - AM Service Additions

  • More frequent service between 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM.

SIM30 - Cost Neutral Practices

  • The 5:23 AM inbound trip from Sunnyside will be split into a 5:15 AM and 5:30 AM trip.
  • The 7:38 AM and 7:50 AM inbound trips from Sunnyside will be consolidated into a 7:45 AM trip.

SIM32 - PM Service Span Increase

  • The last outbound bus departing Warren Street will now depart at 7:05 PM (previously 6:45 PM). 

 

 

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Holy crap, how in hell is that even- I don't know what to honestly say anymore. This is just unbelievable, how do they find it okay to SIGNIFICANTLY decrease service on the Bx36 when its one of the most busiest and over-packed routes in the Bronx. I also can't believe that they quietly decided to reduce service from the Bx39. What has been done here is complete procrastination and a low class job by management. Someone needs to go to the Board Meeting this upcoming week and call the (MTA) out on this, because it is just completely unbelievable how they can get away with massively reducing Bus service in the guise of "Improvement" when its all about Service cuts to cover their f**king asses.

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Interesting how they decide to cut the S78 when there's barely enough service for the S79 on weekends at any time... practically no room on the bus between 86 St and Seaview Av even when buses are not bunching and the next bus is 14 min away...

 

To clarify, I get that the S78 is not as heavily used as the S79, but to cut the S78 and leave the S79 hanging will only make things worse.

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1 hour ago, Bay Ridge Express said:

Interesting how they decide to cut the S78 when there's barely enough service for the S79 on weekends at any time... practically no room on the bus between 86 St and Seaview Av even when buses are not bunching and the next bus is 14 min away...

 

To clarify, I get that the S78 is not as heavily used as the S79, but to cut the S78 and leave the S79 hanging will only make things worse.

If you want to get to the South Shore via the S78 on Saturday mornings, good luck with that! Buses south of Richmond run every 45 mins to an hour from 7:45-9:30 AM

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15 hours ago, BM5 via Woodhaven said:

At last, here's a complete summary of the major/notable service changes that went into effect in late April/early May. Although there were some increases in bus service, there a lot of reductions, with the worst one IMO being the Bx36:

The Bronx

Bx1 Local, Bx2 - Sunday Service Increases

  • PM and Early evening service operates every 12 minutes instead of every 15 minutes (combined every 6 minutes instead of every 7.5 minutes)
  • Early evening service operates every 15 minutes instead of every 24 minutes (combined every 7.5 minutes instead of every 10-12 minutes).
  • The 9:53 AM Bx2 trip from Mott Haven to Riverdale now departs at 9:56 AM and terminates in Kingsbridge. 

Bx3 - Service Reductions

  • Weekday AM service now operates every 5-7 minutes instead of every 4-6 minutes.
  • Weekday PM service now operates every 7-8 minutes instead of every 6-8 minutes.
  • Weekday Early evening service operates every 8 minutes instead of every 7 minutes.
  • Sunday SB early evening service operates every 12 minutes instead of every 10 minutes.
  • Sunday SB evening service (9-10 PM) operates every 20 minutes instead of every 12-15 minutes.

 

Bx17 - Net Weekday Service Reductions

  • Service to Mott Haven operates every 6 minutes in the early AM (instead of every 7 minutes).
  • Service to Mott Haven operates every 6-7 minutes in the late AM (instead of every 5 minutes).
  • Service to Fordham Plaza from 3:37 PM to 4:37 PM operates every 10 minutes instead of every 7.5 minutes.
  • Early evening service operates every 12-20 minutes instead of every 10-15 minutes.

Bx18 - Evening Service Increases

  • The 7:33 PM trip from Concourse has been split into a 7:27 PM and 7:38 PM trip.

 

Bx21 - Weekday Service Decreases

  • Midday service before 12 PM SB/1:20 PM NB operates every 10 minutes instead of every 8 minutes.
  • The 1:59 PM short-turn trip from West Farms Square to Mott Haven now departs at 2:52 PM.
  • Service between 6:30 PM and 7:30 PM operates every 12 minutes instead of every 10 minutes.

Bx26 - Weekday Service Decreases

  • Service from 2-5 PM operates every 10 minutes instead of every 8-9 minutes

Bx27 - More Trips Operate To/From Soundview Ferry Terminal

  • The 11:52 AM, 12:52 PM, 1:52 PM, 3:41 PM, 4:35 PM, 4:41 PM, 4:54 PM, 6:05 PM, 6:41 PM trips from West Farms Road, and the 7:46 PM & 8:54 PM trips from Morrison Avenue have been extended to the Soundview Ferry Terminal (WEEKDAYS).
  • The 12:28 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 4:19 PM, 4:53 PM, 5:01 PM, 5:36 PM, 6:11 PM, 6:39 PM, 7:21 PM, 8:09 PM, and 9:13 PM trips originating at Soundview/Pugsley Avenues now originates at the Soundview Ferry Terminal at 12:27 PM, 1:29 PM, 2:29 PM, 4:18 PM, 4:52 PM, 5:00 PM, 5:35 PM, 6:10 PM, 6:38 PM, 7:20 PM, 8:08 PM, and 9:14 PM (WEEKDAYS).
  • The 8:26 AM trip from West Farms Road has been extended to the Soundview Ferry Terminal (SATURDAYS).
  • The 8:51 AM trip originating at Soundview/Pugsley Avenues now originates at the Soundview Ferry Terminal at 8:50 AM (SATURDAYS).

Bx31 - Weekday Service Reductions

  • Service between 5:50 AM and 6:20 AM operates every 10 minutes instead of every 8 minutes.
  • Midday Service from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM operates every 12 minutes instead of every 10 minutes.
  • Service between 2-4 PM operates every 10 minutes instead of every 8-9 minutes.
  • Less frequent evening service

Bx35 - Net Weekday Service Reductions

  • Service in the late AM rush operates every 5 minutes instead of every 6 minutes.
  • Service in PM rush operates every 6-8 minutes instead of every 5-7 minutes (a portion of PM rush in EB direction retains 5 minute headways, from 5:45 PM to 6:05 PM).
  • Early evening service operates every 10 minutes instead of every 9 minutes.

Bx36 - SIGNIFICANT Reductions Related to Articulated Bus Conversion

  • Weekday Early AM service from 5:30 AM to 6:10 AM operates every 3-5 minutes west of West Farms Square, and every 10 minutes east (instead of every 2.5-3 minutes west of West Farms Square, and every 9-15 minutes east).
  • Weekday Service operates every 8-10 minutes in the AM instead of every 3-6 minutes.
  • Weekday Service operates every 8-10 minutes during Middays instead of every 5-7 minutes.
  • Less service in the Weekday PM shoulder.
  • Weekday Service operates every 10 minutes in the PM instead of every 8 minutes.
  • Weekday Service operates every 10-12 minutes in the evening instead of every 4-8 minutes.
  • Saturday Daytime Service operates every 8  minutes instead of every 6-7 minutes.
  • Saturday Evening service operates every 10-12 minutes instead of every 8-10 minutes.
  • Early AM Sunday service operates every 15 minutes instead of every 12 minutes.
  • Sunday Daytime Service operates every 10 minutes instead of every 7 minutes.

Bx36 LIMITED - Reductions Related to Articulated Bus Conversion

  • Service operates every 8-10 minutes in the AM (instead of every 5-6 minutes).
  • Service operates every 10 minutes in the PM (instead of every 8 minutes).

Bx39 - Midday Service Reduction

  • NB service between 11:15 AM and 1:00 PM now operates every 12 minutes instead of every 10 minutes.

BxM11 - Super Express Service Introduction, Cost Neutral Practices (Service Cut North of Gun Hill Road)

  • Service north of Gun Hill Road will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 8 minutes between 6:45 AM and 7:45 AM.
  • Short-turns will now start at Gun Hill between 6:52 AM and 7:45 AM.
  • Buses starting in Wakefield are Super Express trips and will skip all pickups south of Gun Hill Road.

Brooklyn

B1 - Additional Service to/from KCC on Weekdays, Evening Service Reductions

  • 15 Short-turns from Brighton to KCC have been added between 7:30 AM and 9:00 AM.
  • WB Service operates at a consistent 8 minute headway during the AM rush (previously every 6 or 10 minutes).
  • All WB buses in the AM operate the full route, no short turns.
  • WB additional shuttle service from KCC starts at 12:23 PM (instead of 12:07 PM).
  • Service from KCC to Brighton Beach operates every 4 minutes (instead of every 8-9 minutes).
  • Additional service from KCC to Bay Ridge from 2-5 PM.
  • Early evening service operates every 20 minutes instead of every 15 minutes.
  • Late evening service operates every 30-40 minutes instead of every 20-30 minutes.

B16 - Additional Weekday Service

  • Service operates every 5 minutes from 60 Street to points south from 6:30 AM to 7 AM (instead of every 6 minutes).
  • NB service from 7 AM to 7:45 AM operates every 10 minutes (instead of every 12-15 minutes).
  • Service runs every 12 minutes from 2:30 PM to 4:08 PM (instead of every 15 minutes).

B20 - NB Evening Service Increases

  • Early evening service from 7-8 PM operates every 8-9 minutes (instead of every 10 minutes).

B41 Local - Net Weekday Service Reductions

  • A 6:24 AM trip from Kings Highway to Empire Boulevard has been added.
  • The 6:41 AM, 6:42 AM, and 6:47 AM trips from Kings Highway to Empire Boulevard have been discontinued.
  • The 2:52 PM trip from Flatbush Avenue & Nostrand Avenue to Kings Plaza has been discontinued.

B41 LIMITED - Trip Elimination

  • The 6:32 AM trip from Kings Highway to Empire Boulevard has been discontinued

B44 Local - Cost Neutral Practices

  • Slightly less service from 12-1 PM.
  • More trips in the AM rush and late midday now originate at Avenue X (instead of Avenue U).
  • NB evening service runs every 12 minutes (instead of every 15 minutes).
  • SB evening service runs every 10 minutes (instead of every 9 minutes).

B44 SBS - Weekday Service Reductions

  • Early AM service (before 6 AM) operates every 10 minutes (instead of every 4-6 minutes).
  • AM rush service operates every 5-8 minutes (instead of every 3-4 minutes).
  • Late AM service operates every 10 minutes (instead of every 9 minutes). Headways double south of Avenue U
  • Early evening service operates every 8-9 minutes (instead of every 6-7 minutes).
  • AM rush service north of Flushing Avenue operates every 20 minutes (instead of every 12 minutes).

B49 - Trip Discontinuation

  • The 8:30 AM trip from Kings Highway to KCC has been discontinued

B63 - Saturday Service Adjustments

  • Weekday AM service operates every 30 minutes (instead of every 20 minutes) between 6:40 and 7:20 AM.
  • Service operates every 13-14 minutes from 6-8 PM (instead of every 15-20 minutes).

B67 - PM Rush Service Reduction

  • More frequent service in the PM rush between 5:30 PM and 7 PM (+1 bus).

B69 - Cost Neutral Practices

  • More frequent Service before 7 AM (+1 bus).
  • Service runs every 20 minutes between 8 AM and 8:40 AM instead of every 15 minutes.

B91/B92 - New Routes

  • Will run to accommodate train riders seeking to go to alternative subway lines.
  • Runs from 8 PM to 1:30 AM on Weekdays, 5 AM to 1:30 AM on Weekends

Manhattan

M10 - Weekday Service Reductions

  • The 5:28 AM and 5:43 AM trips from Harlem have been combined into a 5:30 AM trip.
  • Service in the late AM rush operates every 15 minutes instead of every 12 minutes.
  • Early evening service operates every 20 minutes instead of every 15 minutes.
  • All AM rush short-turns from 116 Street to 159 Street discontinued. Service now operates every 15-20 minutes instead of every 6-10 minutes.
  • A short-turn trip from 116 Street to 159 Street has been added at 11:08 AM.

M12 - Weekday Service Reductions

  • The 1:35 PM and 1:55 PM trips from West Village have been consolidated into a 1:45 PM trip.
  • NB Buses between 2:00 and 10:00 PM now depart at :15 and :45 (instead of :25 and :55). 
  • The 7:20 PM and 7:40 PM trips from Columbus Circle have been consolidated into a 7:30 PM trip.
  • SB Buses between 8:00 PM and 10:00 PM now depart at at :00 and :30 (instead of :10 and :40). 
  • Additional M14A will operate every 7-10 minutes overnight. Including regularly scheduled service, buses operate every 6-8 minutes (M14A).
  • Service along 14 Street operates every 2-4 minutes instead of every 8 minutes weekend evenings.
  • Early AM service operates every 12-15 minutes instead of every 10-12 minutes.
  • AM Rush service operates every 7.5 minutes instead of every 6 minutes.
  • Midday Service before 12 PM operates every 12 minutes instead of every 10 minutes.
  • More frequent service from 3-4 PM.
  • Evening Service operates every 12-20 minutes instead of every 10-15 minutes.
  • The 1:00 AM trip from Yorkville to Columbus Circle has been extended to Clinton.
  • The 5:42 AM and 5:52 AM trips from Columbus Circle to Yorkville have been consolidated into a 5:50 AM trip.
  • AM rush service operates every 12 minutes instead of every 10 minutes.
  • Service from 2:41 PM to 3:41 PM operates every 10 minutes instead of every 12 minutes.
  • Service from 1:50 PM to 2:50 PM operate every 15 minutes instead of every 12 minutes.
  • Early evening service operates every 20 minutes instead of every 15 minutes.
  • One less bus before 7 AM (service operates every 20-30 minutes in that timeframe instead of every 15-20 minutes).
  • AM rush service operates every 10-12 minutes instead of every 8-10 minutes.
  • Less frequent PM rush service.
  • Late PM rush and early evening service operates every 20 minutes instead of every 12-15 minutes.
  • WB PM rush service operates every 15 minutes instead of every 12 minutes.
  • More frequent service between 7 and 8 AM.

Queens

Q33 - Weekday AM Service Increases

  • Service towards Jackson Heights will operate every 5 minutes instead of every 6 minutes from 6:45 AM to 7:15 AM.

Q54 - Net Weekday Reduction in Short-Turn Trips

  • AM Short-turns from Jamaica to Fresh Pond now depart at 8:24 AM, 8:56 AM, and 9:16 AM (previously 8:43 AM and 9:35 AM).
  • A new 3:01 PM short-turn trip from Jamaica to Fresh Pond Road has been added.
  • The 3:42 PM, 5:23 PM, 7:45 PM, 8:25 PM, and 10:25 PM short-turn trips from Jamaica to Fresh Pond Road have been discontinued.
  • Late PM short-turns from Jamaica to Fresh Pond now depart every 20 minutes between 6:06 PM and 7:26 PM (previously 5:55 PM, 6:15 PM, 6:35 PM, 6:55 PM. 7:28 PM).
  • The 5:54 AM, 6:49 AM, and 11:56 AM trips from Fresh Pond to Jamaica have been discontinued.
  • A new 1:09 PM trip from Fresh Pond Road to Jamaica has been added.

Q66 - Weekday AM Service Redistribution

  • Service towards Woodside will operate at a constant 5 minute headway between 6:15 AM and 7:10 AM instead of every 8 minutes from 6:15-6:38 AM, and every 3 minutes from 6:38-7:10 AM.
  • Southbound service between Woodside and Long Island City will operate every 10-15 minutes during the same period, instead of every 8-20 minutes.

Q70 SBS - Weekday AM Service Increases

  • Service from 5:40 AM to 7:40 AM will operate every 8-10 minutes instead of every 10-15 minutes.

Q100 - Weekday AM Service Increases

  • A new 6:50 AM trip has been added from Steinway towards Long Island City.
  • The 7:00 AM trip originating in Steinway will now depart at 7:05 AM.
  • The 7:20 AM trip originating in Rikers Island will now be split into a 7:15 AM bus and a 7:25 AM bus.

Q104 - Weekday AM Service Increase

  • The 7:30 AM trip from Sunnyside will be split into a 7:25 AM and a 7:35 AM trip. 

QM5 - Cost Neutral Practices

  • A new weekday 5:30 AM trip from Glen Oaks will be added.
  • The 6:20 AM and 6:30 AM trips from Glen Oaks will be consolidated into a 6:25 AM trip.

QM7 - Service Span Increase

  • The first bus from Fresh Meadows will now depart at 5:40 AM (instead of 6:00 AM).

Staten Island

S51 - AM Rush Service Increase

  • The 6:08 AM bus from Father Capodanno Blvd & Sand Lane to St. George has been split into a 5:50 AM bus from Grant City (arriving Sand Lane at 6:03 AM) and a 6:13 AM bus

S74 - Net Weekend Service Reductions, Other Schedule Changes

  • The Saturday 6:00 AM trip from St. George to ETC has been extended to Charleston 
  • Saturday NB service north of ETC between 5-6 PM now operates every 30 minutes instead of every 15 minutes.
  • Saturday service between 6:30 PM and 8:50 PM now operates every 35 minutes instead of every 20-25 minutes.
  • The 7:15 PM and 8:01 PM trips on Saturdays from St. George to ETC have been discontinued, service now operates every 30 minutes after 7 PM.
  • Sunday afternoon trips (1-4 PM) from Bricktown Mall now depart at :00 and :30 (previously :18 and :48).
  • The 6:01 PM and 6:15 PM trips from St. George to ETC on Sundays have been discontinued.

S78 - Weekday, Saturday, and Sunday Service Reductions

  • Late Night buses have been adjusted to operate 5 minutes earlier (buses depart Bricktown Mall at :20 and :50).
  • Service from 2:20 PM to 5:00 PM now operates every 15 minutes instead of every 12 minutes.
  • Late PM service (5:30 PM to 7 PM) now operates every 30 minutes instead of every 20 minutes.
  • NB Saturday Service from 5:40 PM to 8:10 PM now operates every 30 minutes north of Richmond Avenue instead of every 15 minutes.
  • The 7:45 PM trip on Saturdays from St. George to Richmond Avenue has been discontinued.
  • NB Sunday Service from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM now operates every 30 minutes north of Richmond Avenue instead of every 15 minutes.
  • SB Sunday Service from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM now operates every 30 minutes north of Richmond Avenue instead of every 15 minutes.

SIM1C - Net Service Increases

  • Weekday inbound service from 8:22-9:35 AM will operate every 8-9 minutes instead of every 10-15 minutes.
  • The 8:38 PM Outbound bus from Central Park South will now depart at 8:40 PM.
  • The 8:46 PM Outbound bus from Central Park South will be eliminated.
  • Outbound service from 9:02 PM-9:50 PM will operate every 12 minute instead of every 10 minutes.
  • Outbound service from 11:14 PM-12:06 AM will operate every 10- minutes instead of every 12 minutes.
  • Less Outbound service from 12:15-1:15 AM.

SIM2 - Additional AM Service

  • Service from 5:45-6:15 AM will operate every 10-15 minutes instead of every 15-20 minutes.

SIM3, SIM3C - Weekday Service Reductions

  • Outbound Service operates every 12-15 minutes in the PM rush instead of every 10-12 minutes (SIM3).
  • The 9:35 AM and 9:55 AM inbound trips will be consolidated into a 9:45 AM trip (SIM3C).
  • The 6:25 PM and 6:40 PM outbound trips will be consolidated into a 6:35 PM trip (SIM3C).
  • Evening service will now depart Central Park South at :15, :35, :55, instead of :00, :20, :40.

SIM4 - Weekday Service Increases

  • The first trip from Annadale will now depart at 5:10 AM instead of 5:15 AM.
  • More frequent service will be provided in the AM rush.
  • PM service from 4-5 PM will operate every 8 minutes instead of every 10 minutes.

SIM4C - Weekday Service Increases

  • A new 2:00 PM outbound trip from Central Park South will be added.
  • The 2:30 PM outbound trip will now depart Central Park South at 2:20 PM.
  • The 3:24 PM trip outbound trip from Downtown will now originate from Central Park South at 2:35 PM.

SIM5 - Additional AM Service

  • The 7:07 AM inbound trip will now be split into a 7:05 AM and 7:11 AM trip.
  • The 7:15 AM inbound trip will now depart at 7:17 AM.

SIM6 - Cost Neutral Practices

  • Service will operate every 4 minutes instead of every 3 minutes from 6:00-6:45 AM.
  • Additional outbound trips from Central Park South will be added at 2:00 PM and 2:15 PM.
  • Less frequent service between 5:37 PM and 6:03 PM.

SIM10 - Additional PM Service

  • Service will operate every 12 minutes between 2 and 3 PM, instead of every 15 minutes.

SIM11 - AM service Reduction

  • Less Frequent Service from 7:20 AM to 9:00 AM.

SIM25, SIM26 - AM Service Additions

  • More frequent service between 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM.

SIM30 - Cost Neutral Practices

  • The 5:23 AM inbound trip from Sunnyside will be split into a 5:15 AM and 5:30 AM trip.
  • The 7:38 AM and 7:50 AM inbound trips from Sunnyside will be consolidated into a 7:45 AM trip.

SIM32 - PM Service Span Increase

  • The last outbound bus departing Warren Street will now depart at 7:05 PM (previously 6:45 PM). 

 

 

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15 hours ago, Bay Ridge Express said:

Interesting how they decide to cut the S78 when there's barely enough service for the S79 on weekends at any time... practically no room on the bus between 86 St and Seaview Av even when buses are not bunching and the next bus is 14 min away...

 

To clarify, I get that the S78 is not as heavily used as the S79, but to cut the S78 and leave the S79 hanging will only make things worse.

There never was enough service on the s/79 on the weekends and I am going back 25 years.

I remember when I worked weekends, it was next to the impossible to get a seat let alone sometimes board at Arthur Kill Road so I can imagine what is now.

My major gripe when it comes to bus service is that those who plan and make the decisions for the rider must do time in the field. That is if they are going to cut service let them hear from and see the damage (yes) that their decision will do to the riders. It is my opinion that if they had to spend their time with the riders and not sitting in front of their computer screens babbling with the penny pinchers about this and that and came out into the real world, then service would be far better. The S/78 has always had a problem and I had posted information on this some time ago on the forum. What bothers me is that if more buses are added to the S/79 especially on the weekends, ridership would increase as the S/79 one of the few routes where a change from the terminal in St. George (Yes when the s/79 started operations, it ran from from there to the mall) to Brooklyn sent the ridership skyrocketing over the years.

The S/78 is needed just like the S/74 is needed to Bricktown Mall with a decent headway as there is nothing else available (except SIRT but that is a considerable distance from both of these routes). south of Richmond Avenue. There is a difference between cutting bus service in the other boroughs as when the route is cut there (in some cases not in all) there is alternative service. Here is there is none.

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