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April 2019 Bus Route & Schedule Changes

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19 minutes ago, Lil 57 said:

I feel like the (MTA) is just using artics as an excuse to cut service. Service shouldn't be sliced in half because they have bigger buses. Ridiculous😒

That's all it is & that's all that it's been.... Ridiculous is right.

1 minute ago, Orion6025 said:

I never really understood why the MTA slashes headways on routes once they're converted to artic operations. The point of adding artics is to increase total passenger capacity on the route. Adding artics and then slashing service brings you back to square one.

Not in terms of operating costs.....

Artics are also used as a means of lessening the amount of manpower & resources necessary to have operate along some particular route....

 

 

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2 hours ago, Orion6025 said:

I never really understood why the MTA slashes headways on routes once they're converted to artic operations. The point of adding artics is to increase total passenger capacity on the route. Adding artics and then slashing service brings you back to square one.

Usually, they're not this severe (the number of buses is reduced, but not like this, which leads me to believe that there's something more to it).

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usually when a route is converted to artic  for every 3 40 forty footer you get 2 artic.

 

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8 hours ago, Lex said:

If I'm being honest, I wouldn't be surprised if part of the issue for the Bx36 receiving such steep cuts has to do with the Bx6.

Keep in mind that the local wasn't exactly being considered for articulated buses when the Bx36 was. (By contrast, SBS was always supposed to use artics.)

Except if you're the S79 or B46.

4 hours ago, Lil 57 said:

I feel like the (MTA) is just using artics as an excuse to cut service. Service shouldn't be sliced in half because they have bigger buses. Ridiculous😒

Thats exactly what they're doing.....

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7 minutes ago, Missabassie said:

Except if you're the S79 or B46.

And what do those have to do with the Bronx?

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On 5/18/2019 at 6:38 PM, 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.

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.

 

Bronx Division winners and losers with service cuts

Winner: Yonkers

Neutral: Kingsbridge, Gun Hill

Loser: West Farms (Bx36, Bx17, Bx21, Bx35) 

No change: Eastchester. 

Manhattan Division winners and losers with service cuts  

Winner: No winners  

Neutral:  MHV, TU 

Loser: MJQ (M57, M72,) 

No change: MCH. 

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3 hours ago, Future ENY OP said:

Winner: No winners  

This should be the new MTA slogan.

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14 hours ago, Future ENY OP said:

Bronx Division winners and losers with service cuts

Winner: Yonkers

Neutral: Kingsbridge, Gun Hill

Loser: West Farms (Bx36, Bx17, Bx21, Bx35) 

No change: Eastchester. 

Manhattan Division winners and losers with service cuts  

Winner: No winners  

Neutral:  MHV, TU 

Loser: MJQ (M57, M72,) 

No change: MCH. 

MHV is a loser: Only 1 M116 trip was added compared to the 10+ M10 trips lost.

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On 5/18/2019 at 6:38 PM, BM5 via Woodhaven said:

 

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). 

 

 

Queens Division winners and losers in this round of service cuts. 

Winner: LGA

Netural: CP

Loser: Fresh Pond (Brooklyn Division)-Q54

No Change: Jamaica, Queens Village, Baisley Park, Stengel. 

Staten Island Division winners and losers.

Since the express buses are mostly shared by all the depots in the division everyone is a winner and neutral in this round of cuts. 

However, for local bus service. 

Winner: CAS (S51)

Loser: Charleston (S74, S78)

Netural: None 

No Change: Yukon. 

... and this concludes the winners and losers for summertime bus service cuts. Next review: August/September 2019. 

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2 minutes ago, Future ENY OP said:

Since the express buses are mostly shared by all the depots in the division everyone is a winner and neutral in this round of cuts. 

But if you want to split it by it's official Depot and not trippers and fill-ins it'll be like this.

Winners: Charleston, Yukon, Merdith

Loser: Castleton

Netural: None

No Change: None

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