Monday, August 29, 2011
Brooklyn commuters scrambling to find a way to travel to Manhattan in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene can say, "Thanks, MTA, for eliminating the only bus routes from Downtown Brooklyn and Williamsburg to Manhattan."
MTA decided last year to eliminate the B51 from Downtown Brooklyn to Manhattan, and the B39 from Williamsburg to Manhattan. They saved a miniscule amount of money -- probably less than it costs to chauffeur the MTA bosses around by car --and inconvenienced thousands of commuters, especially elderly, disabled and high school students.
MTA will crank up subway service this morning starting at 6 a.m. but warns that trains will run less frequently
and will be more crowded than usual.
Ever helpful, Mayor Bloomberg said yesterday at his post-Irene press conference, "There’s taxis, and some people can walk."
Thanks for the advice, Mayor.
- No More Bus Between Brooklyn and Manhattan
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