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Crosstown Bus Service Cuts Would Hurt Older Riders, Locals Say

(DNAINFO)  Shaye Weaver | July 24, 2017 — Locals are calling on the city to scrap its plans to cut service to multiple crosstown buses this fall because they say the routes are critical to the neighborhood’s older residents.

In June, the MTA released its September 2017 bus schedules, which includes service reductions to 21 routes, including the crosstown M66, M72, M42, and M31 buses. The decrease in service is expected to save the MTA roughly $2.3 million, the plan states. But wait times for those routes during rush hour would increase by several minutes.

At Community Board 8’s full board meeting last week, a number of residents spoke out against the changes and how they’d negatively affect the Upper East Side community, especially for older residents who have a hard time waiting for long periods.

Source: Crosstown Bus Service Cuts Would Hurt Older Riders, Locals Say – Upper East Side – DNAinfo New York