EVG regular Spike notes the following... due to complaints, the MTA has stopped using the blue flashing lights to signify an M15 Select bus on First and Second Avenues. (As The New York Times noted Friday night, it's an MTA-wide move.)
Intel from Spike yesterday:
"The driver today told me there were complaints because people thought it was an emergency vehicle."
Per the Post:
“Having these blue flashing lights unnecessarily distracted drivers and desensitized the public for what is reserved in law for emergency vehicles only,” said City Councilman Vincent Ignizio.
MTA officials will choose a new light color for the 140 SBS buses, which typically feature off-board payment and designated lanes.
In closing, the only poem that Spike ever wrote was in honor of the M15 blue light special...
I want to ride you.
Feel free to share your favorite M15 blue flashing lights memories in the comments...