Posted inTransit

As Express Bus Ridership Tanks, Faithful Worry About Being Left in Cold by Cuts

The MTA’s pandemic-sparked fiscal disaster could put express bus service in the fast lane to massive reductions — including the potential loss of some interborough lines, transit sources said. As transit officials map out potential cuts to subway, bus and commuter rail service, tens of thousands of express bus riders from the north Bronx to […]

Posted inStaten Island

Staten Island’s Epic Wait for Alternative to Private Bus Service Just Got Longer

A city-subsidized private bus operator unpopular with Staten Island commuters has received a year’s extension on its contract and an additional $300,000 — raising taxpayers’ tab to $3.8 million. Board members of the city’s Economic Development Corp. approved the extra time for Academy Bus, the Hoboken-based company that supplies service along the SIM23 and SIM24, […]

Posted inStaten Island

Taxpayers Step Up Funding for Private Staten Island Bus Lines Losing Riders

Taxpayers will be boosting subsidies to two private bus lines Staten Island commuters call unreliable — and the agency in charge says a ridership drop due to the MTA’s route redesign is to blame. Board members of the city’s Economic Development Corp. have approved an additional $804,000 for Academy Bus, the Hoboken, N.J.-headquartered company that […]