After conducting the Comprehensive Bus Study, which included studying routes and surveying riders, the MTA recently announced a plan to change routes to improve commute times. Currently, the average express bus makes 27 stops before ever leaving Staten Island. The study also found that 83 percent of riders use the busiest 50 percent of stops and that underused stops slow trips and complicate routes. The MTA’s plan includes rerouting some buses, eliminating underutilized stops and making more direct routes for more efficient commutes.
BP Oddo encouraged Staten Islanders to give their feedback, both online and at in-person forums, to ensure that their voices are heard.
“The current system is antiquated and inefficient,” noted BP Oddo. “We’re big believers in the overarching principles the MTA came out with. This is the best chance we’ve had in a generation or two to improve this service, and we want to make the most of it. We need Staten Islanders to participate in the process. Your input is critical.”
For more information, visit MTA.info/siexpressbus