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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:13 am    Post subject: Recent NYC Bus News and Opinion Reply with quote

The Comptroller's SBS Press Release showing slow speeds and unreliable service with links to report:

https://comptroller.nyc.gov/newsroom/comptroller-stringer-releases-alarming-analysis-and-rider-survey-of-select-bus-service-showing-poor-bus-lane-enforcement-slow-speeds-and-unreliable-service/

Also notice that the Comptroller's survey shows a 65% SBS approval rating when the MTA's faulty methodology showed a 95% approval rating. What other MTA statistics should we not believe?

The Great Select Bus Service Conspiracy:

Part 1 http://www.gothamgazette.com/opinion/7599-the-great-select-bus-service-conspiracy-part-i

Part 2 http://www.gothamgazette.com/opinion/7609-the-great-select-bus-service-conspiracy-part-2

Part 3 http://www.gothamgazette.com/opinion/7629-the-great-select-bus-service-conspiracy-part-iii



The MTA's Bus Plan

http://web.mta.info/nyct/service/bus_plan/bus_plan.pdf
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:35 pm    Post subject: SBS is not helping riders commutes Reply with quote

http://www.qchron.com/editions/queenswide/sbs-is-not-helping-riders-commutes/article_9070d9c0-e022-56c3-a854-4f590211002a.html

According to this article, MTA spokesman Shams Tarek said, “The Comptroller’s report affirms that SBS runs much faster than local routes and is a vast improvement over regular bus service, and that riders like it.”

The Comptroller's report says nothing of the sort. The report states: "Over the last decade, bus ridership in New York City has nosedived and many local routes have become less reliable, slower, and increasingly outdated. While Select Bus routes have performed slightly better, there is ample room for improvement." It further states: "Select Bus routes travel only slightly faster than the average local route (8.9 mph versus 7.4 mph) and are identical in their on-time performance – a meager 62 percent (see Chart 5).2""

"Slightly better" and "slightly faster" is not "vast improvement" and "much faster". This is typical of the lies made by the MTA and DOT to gain acceptance of SBS from the public.

As for passenger satisfaction levels with SBS, the Comptroller's survey showed a 64 percent satisfaction rate whereas the MTA's faulty methodology showed a 95 percent satisfaction rate. The Comptroller does not state if local riders were also surveyed. If not, then the 64 percent approval rating would most likely be even lower since those riders did not opt for the SBS service.
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2018 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NYC traffic never was easy but today it is more brutal than ever, perhaps due to a construction boom and the rise of e hail cabs like Uber and Lyft.
Against this messy backdrop, DOB must try to maintain high service levels.
I don't envy them one bit.
Buses have excellent "reach" in that they can serve more NYC residents than subways can, but for sheer speed, I believe the subway is hard to beat.
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