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The Commute: How Common Is Bus Bunching?

THE COMMUTE: Last Thursday, I had an appointment near the Kings Highway train station on the Brighton line. I either take the B1 or...

The MTA Is Running A Private Bus Service For Kingsborough Community...

THE COMMUTE: I asked if that was the case back in 2010 when I documented 14 buses in a row bypassing bus stops after...

System Redundancy Is A Good Thing, And More

THE COMMUTE: English is a funny language. If we don’t like someone we might say we don’t like them because they are “stubborn” and...

Manhattan Beach Neighbors Blast New Drop-Off Location For Kingsborough Shuttle Bus

Kingsborough Community College administrators have moved the drop-off location of the yellow school bus that shuttles students from campus to subway station and back, no longer...

Allan Grades The DOT & MTA

THE COMMUTE: The DOT gets an ‘Incomplete.’ Reason One: As of January 10, the Ocean Avenue Footbridge still has not reopened, although the scheduled completion...

You Shouldn’t Have To Wait An Hour For The B49

THE COMMUTE: Although buses are scheduled at 10 minutes intervals, if you were trying to get home from Manhattan Beach on the evening of July...

MTA May Restore Some Service Cutbacks: The Latest On Fare-Beating And...

THE COMMUTE: As the second anniversary of the largest service cutbacks in New York City History quietly passed on June 27th, the MTA hinted at...

MTA Caught With Their Pants Down: Part II

THE COMMUTE: Yesterday I discussed service irregularities on the B1 and B49 last Thursday afternoon, a day when the temperature reached the mid-90s and passengers...

MTA Caught With Their Pants Down: Part I

THE COMMUTE: Regular readers of this column know that my favorite subject is bus service, especially in Brooklyn. I particularly like to focus on subjects...

KCC Shuttle Buses In Jeopardy As Students Abuse Emergency Exits

The Kingsborough Community College yellow buses that have been shuttling students from the campus to the Brighton Beach subway station is now in jeopardy,...

Manhattan Beach Bus Service Update

THE COMMUTE: According to the Manhattan Beach Community Group, the MTA has agreed to station a dispatcher at the bus terminal in Manhattan Beach on...

MTA Screws Up Memorial Day Bus Service

THE COMMUTE: I have better things to do on Memorial Day than watching buses. But after last year’s mayhem, I thought it was my...

Manhattan Beach’s MTA Bus Battles? Not So Clear Cut

THE COMMUTE: Last month, I wrote that some neighborhood residents want assurances from the MTA that this Memorial Day will not be a repeat...

Rosen: KCC Bus Service Could Be Cut By A Third on...

THE COMMUTE: “Making Every Dollar Count” has been Jay Walder’s slogan since taking over as Chairman of the MTA, but is he really doing...

The Perfect Storm For Bungled MTA Beach Service

THE COMMUTE: Sheepshead Bites reported on overflowing crowds at Manhattan Beach bus stops last Memorial Day, with inadequate bus service to handle these crowds leaving...