MTA to Spare Some Buses

In case there aren't too many people paying attention to the news, MTA decided to spare three bus routes as they adjust their budget redcution plan.

According to the MTA, they will keep Bx34 in Woodlawn, Bx10 in Riverdale and Norwood, and B25 in East New York, Fort Greene and Brooklyn Heights operational.

Despite the fact that MTA claims to have a nearly $400 million budget deficit, they decided not to give up the above routes, which were slated to be cut. However, there are still 21 bus routes that MTA is planning on eliminating. Maqny of these bus routes that will be eliminated will include the express bus between Staten Island and Manhattan. As for subway cuts, the lines affected will be W and Z trains.

Any thoughts on these cuts?
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uptowngirl 2yrs+
A couple of months ago when I was riding the M15 bus the driver announced that the MTA was thinking of axing some of the buses on the route( The M15 has both a limited and a local service between East Harlem and City Hall or the South Ferry) and if we didnt want the cuts he asked us to register our protest on the MTA website. I remember thinking at that time that this cut was sure to affect my travel time as I do use the M15 quite frequently but I guess if the MTA is looking at economizing then consolidating the service the cuts would help..

I really wish we New Yorkers knew how bad the finances of the MTA really are.. it always seems strapped for cash no matter what kind of an economic year that the city has..though I must admit that I distinctly remember the winter of 2005 when the MTA actually gave us, straphangers bonus rides on our Metrocards.. those were the days...
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hhusted 2yrs+
It is hard to say uptowngirl. There are two sides to the issue. We may never know the truth behind what the MTA actually does. We do know from the straphangers that MTA was working with two different books. I do not know what that means, but I am sure they are using two for a reason. As a former accountant, I understand the meaning of using one book. I think the second book may be to keep accounts receivable or payables in while the first book is strictly balance sheets and profit and loss statements, but I could be wrong.
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