A Reader Rants About The B3 Bus

I don’t publish many of the rants I receive, but this guy deserves it. He used the word “supine,” and that counts for something.

Do you get many complaints about the B3 bus?  I just sent off a complaint to the MTA about the B3.   A couple of years ago, the T.A. was running those “coach” style buses which made riding unbearable, but at least at last they junked them for an upgrade. Of course, Manhattan gets the newest, best, equipment, But my complaint is about lack of service, not which model bus I ride. Last night as usual the wait was 14 minutes and then two buses showed up. This is common. I don’t know if the drivers are lonely or just have fun leap-frogging each other all the way east to Mill Basin. This A.M. I waited nearly 15 minutes and of course the bus got so crowded that many people were left standing at various stops along the route to the Q subway station. If I ran the MTA, I would fire the NYCT bus dispatchers who serve no purpose and then warn and admonish the drivers to stick to their timetable. Riders are so supine no-body complains, do they? Maybe Mayor Bloombucks and his acolyte Ms. Sadik Khan will eliminate busses and replace with bike lanes.


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