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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

MTA Cuts Revised

Bronx bus riders can, for the time being, breathe a slight sigh of relief. The MTA originally planned on cutting the Bx18, which has the borough's fourth-highest ridership and runs from Tremont to Morris Heights.

Although the MTA has a $758 million deficit, a large public outcry caused them to rethink the proposed cuts.

Today they revealed a new plan that would eliminate $8 million in service cuts.

The Bx18 bus alone costs $1.2 million a year to run.

However the Bx14 bus, which runs from Country Club to Parkchester, will be cut. Instead, the Bx8 bus will go along the same path to the Pelham Bay Park subway station.

Service cuts to the Bx33 buses have also been restored. The Bx33 carries passengers from Port Morris to Harlem.

Riders in the northwest Bronx were also spared, as the Bx34, which connects the central Bronx to Woodlawn, and Bx10, which connect Norwood to Riverdale, were left off the list.

To view the revised MTA plans visit the NY1 Website.


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