MTA says M14A bus service is good enough

Last year, Joe Hanania posted a petition to get the MTA to increase bus service to our coop, either by adding M14A buses or by having the M14D make the same loop around Grand Street that the M21 does.

The Lo-Down brings us the MTA’s response, saying the bus service to Grand Street is just fine as it is. The chief of operations planning at the MTA responded that bus service is determined by ridership counts, and their analysis shows that the balance between M14A and M14D buses is consistent with the number of riders.

Joe Hanania argues that because there are so many more M14D buses, that Grand Street residents coming home may get on the D and then walk across Delancey rather than wait for an A, so the ridership counts shouldn’t be the only gauge.

And Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who lives here on Grand Street himself, has also nudged the MTA to bring more M14A buses to the area.

You can read more from the MTA, Joe Hanania, and Speaker Silver over at the Lo-Down.