Slowpokes Roasted

With the New Year around the corner, the New York Public Interest Group is letting us know which buses to avoid in 2014.

Last week, NYPIRG announced its annual Pokey Awards, for slowest local bus route in the City. While two Manhattan bus lines – the M42 and the M50 at 3.4 m.p.h. – “won” the competition, NYPIRG also recognized the slowest route in the other boroughs.

In Queens, that went to the Q58, between Ridgewood and Flushing Main Street, with an average of 7 m.p.h.
When it comes to unreliable service, Queens did much better. The worst offender was the Q85, from Jamaica to Valley Stream, at 21 percent, a much better rate than the “winners” from the other boroughs.

We may complain about the lack of bus service we have here in Queens, but at least the buses seem to run better than their counterparts in other Boroughs.