Upgrades * USA - For crowded subway & buses
Bronx commuters used to long waits can soon rejoice.
New York,NY,USA -The NY Daily News, by DORIAN BLOCK -February 19, 2008: -- The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has unveiled a $13.7 million set of enhancements to the Bronx’s subway and bus lines, increasing current service and creating new routes to transport the growing borough... Much of the money will be spent extending hours on several bus and subway lines, but the priciest single project is a $3.2 million new limited-stop bus — the Bx50 — that will run between Fordham Plaza and LaGuardia Airport... Currently, residents who want to avoid a pricey cab ride take a bus to Flushing, Queens, and transfer to another bus to get to the airport, or they take the subway to 125th St. and a Manhattan bus to Queens... (Photo by Alvarez/News - Bus riders at Fordham Road Plaza hop on. Long waits may soon be a thing of the past)
* MTA buses tearing up the streets, literally
New York,NY,USA -Second Ave. Sagas, by Benjamin Kabak/East Village Idiot -February 19, 2008: -- Last week’s rather pathetic snow storm was a bit of a challenge for the MTA. At first, buses couldn’t handle the wet roads, and after the rain came, the buses were over-equipped for city streets. Chris, the East Village Idiot, noticed a few buses still equipped with snow chains nearly a day after the snow had stopped falling. If the streets are torn up along your favorite bus route, now you’ll know why...
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