Thursday, May 28, 2009

Dumb question of the day



[Uh, nevermind...the M8 has been spared...see the comments...carry on...]

If the MTA is cutting the M8 route starting June 28, then why have they recently introduced new hybrid buses on the line? (Like the one seen here on 10th Street and Avenue A?)

7 comments:

RatherBeBiking said...

Wha?

Are you sure that post isn't outdated?

I thought they managed to save the M8 line?

Also, check it, more pics :

http://blog.cyclosity.com/?p=804

EV Grieve said...

I didn't see that it had been saved... Hmmm... I'll see what I can find....

EV Grieve said...
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RatherBeBiking said...

Please write here if you do.

foundconnections said...

It's saved. All those "doomsday" service cuts have been rescinded after the State Legislature passed an aid package.

Of course, it is not going to solve any of the MTA's long-term debt problems (caused by legislators in the first place), so don't be surprised when the MTA comes back for more money in a few years... or months. But all planned service cuts are gone.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/06/nyregion/06mta.html

EV Grieve said...

Thanks, foundconnections.... I'm not sure how I managed to miss this news....

Jill said...

A bus driver told me not to get used to the hybrid bus, it was temporary.

And may I use this space to give a shout out to my favorite 8:40am bus driver who is a ray of sunshine every single day with a kind word for every single person that gets on the bus.

Last week when I got on at a different stop than my usual, he actually noticed, and told me it confused him. Pretty impressive.