May
30

Grading buses but not weekend service changes

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Earlier this week, the MTA started asking bus riders in Manhattan to grade the borough’s bus system. I’ve written in the past about how I feel this is an exercise in futility, but the MTA wants to see the cold, hard proof.

So get out there, folks. Grade your bus line. Tell New York City Transit Prez Howard Roberts that buses are infuriatingly slow; that the schedules are inaccurate; that walking across town is often just as fast as taking the bus. Get your voice heard and perhaps the MTA can use this cold, hard data to push DOT to implement bus rapid transit lanes through the city. Heaven knows we need them.

Meanwhile, as you are considering whether to rate your driver considerate, the subways are suffering through a typical weekend of service changes. You can find those here or below.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 31 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 2, uptown 1 trains skip 103rd, 110th, 116th, and 125th Streets due to track and roadbed reconstruction at 110th Street.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 31 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 2, downtown 2 trains replace the 5 from 149th Street-Grand Concourse to Nevins Street. Downtown 5 trains replace the 2 from 149th Street-Grand Concourse to Chambers Street. These changes are due to the Clark Street tunnel lighting project.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 31 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 2, there are no 3 trains between 14th Street and New Lots Avenue. In Manhattan, take the downtown 5 or uptown 2. In Brooklyn, take the 4. These changes are due to the Clark Street tunnel lighting project.


From 4 a.m. Saturday, May 31 to 10 p.m. Sunday, June 1, Bronx-bound 6 trains run express from Hunts Point Avenue to Parkchester due to track panel work between Hunts Point Avenue and Parkchester. The last stop for some Bronx-bound 6 trains is 125th Street.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 31 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 2, there are no C trains between 168th and 145th Streets due to tunnel lighting and structural rehabilitation between 168th and 207th Streets. Customers may take the A train instead.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 31 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 2, free shuttle buses replace trains between 168th and 207th Streets due to tunnel lighting and structural rehabilitation between 168th and 207th Streets. Customers may transfer between the Broadway or Ft. Washington Avenue shuttle buses and the A train at 168th Street.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 31 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 2, uptown A and C trains skip Spring, 23rd, and 50th Streets due to station rehabilitation at 59th Street-Columbus Circle.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 31 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 2, downtown C trains run express from 145th Street to Canal Street and downtown D trains run on the A line from 135th Street to West 4th Street due to station rehabilitation at 47th-50th Streets-Rockefeller Center.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 31 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 2, D trains run in two sections due to station rehabilitation at 47th-50th Streets-Rockefeller Center:
– Between 205th Street and Broadway-Lafayette Street and
– Between Broadway-Lafayette Street and Coney Island Stillwell Avenue


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 31 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 1, free shuttle buses replace G trains between Bedford-Nostrand Avs and the A/C/F Jay Street station due to track panel installation between Bergen Street and Bedford-Nostrand Avenues.


From 4 a.m. Saturday, May 31 to 10 p.m. Sunday, June 1, free shuttle buses replace J trains between Crescent Street and the Jamaica-Van Wyck E station. (There are no J trains between Crescent Street and Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer.) This is due to track panel installation between Cypress Hills and Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 31 to 5 a.m. Monday, June 2, Manhattan-bound N trains run on the D line from Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue to 36th Street (Brooklyn) due to track replacement on the 20th Avenue Bridge.



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