G train regulars won’t be the only ones breathing sighs of relief and contentment come September. We’ll all be glad to start drinking pumpkin drinks without shame, but more importantly, the MTA will be implementing a $4.9 million plan to expand bus service to the further corners of The Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. (Oh, and also Manhattan, but who cares.)
For those of you who’ve been cursing the 2nd Avenue subway project for the past seven years (seriously, seven years), you can unclench your jaw for just a minute and listen to the good news. DNAinfo reports on the creation or extension of nine bus lines in the outer boroughs, all of which will better serve residents of the furthest reaches of NYC. One line will be created in Manhattan, the M12, because Manhattanites totally need more transit options? But whatever. The more transit the merrier.
As sad as you may be to say goodbye to summer, just think what fall will bring: less walking! More buses! September is yours, Spring Creek!
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