Sunday, November 13, 2016

M23 +SelectBusService (23rd Street Crosstown)

MIDTOWN MANHATTAN-Effective November 6th, 2016, the M23 +SelectBusService replaces the M23 local, operating at all times. The M23 corridor serves nearly 13,000 average weekday riders.  The current M23 route provides crosstown service along 23rd Street in Manhattan connecting dense residential and commercial neighborhoods.  The route provides connections to all 23rd Street subway stations for the (1)(2)*(4)*(6)(A)*(C)(E)(F)(M)(N)*(Q)*(R)(W) Lines, the PATH train, and several bus routes.  In recent years, it has experienced significant delays and a lack of reliability leading to an ongoing ridership decrease. All of this has been mostly caused by constant double parking. The route operates along 23rd Street crosstown between Avenue C & East 20th Street-Peter Cooper Village (Northern Terminus) and Chelsea Piers-12th Avenue & West 23rd Street. Countdown clocks are available along various stops along the bus route, so you'll always know how much time the bus is minutes away from your stop. As a transit rider of all the five boroughs, I must say that, the M23 is one of the huge steps of improving speed and reliable along an east to west crosstown bus line. For this +SelectBusService on the former-sluggish M23, all stops are kept, for the exception of Lexington and 5th Avenues. For 5th Avenue, you can utilize the Broadway stop and use the Park Av and/or 3rd Av stop for Lexington Avenue. I did a commentary vlog, explaining the full M23 +SBS implementation, provided by New York City Department of Transportation & Metropolitan Transportation Authority.  This route is the 12th +SelectBus route to join the New York City Bus Rapid Transit Family, just one day before the epic, long-awaited 6-year return of the Broadway Local (W)hiskey Line. Its like EVERY articulated bus route from the Michael J. Quill Bus Depot is highly determined to become a +SelectBusService Route. I truly misssed those 2003 New Flyer D60HF that travels along the route, but they tend to pop up along +SelectBus routes from time to time. You can always catch these old timers as well the new/latest Novabus LFSA, you can always see it here. Lastly, the moment of truth. The M23 +SelectBusService performing its +SelectBus action at West 23rd Street and 6th Avenue in West Midtown, Chelsea, New York City, NY. In 2017, the M79 and Bx6 will become +SelectBusService routes. For more Transportation Hub, please subscribe to my Youtube Channel, today and enjoy the experience.

How does the M23 +SelectBusService improve your ride along 23rd Street? Please comment below!

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