The X17 was an express bus linking Staten Island to Midtown Manhattan. It made 85 stops, 66 of them before even leaving Staten Island. Total distance? Nearly 40 miles. Total drive time? The schedule said 2 hours 33 minutes, but closer to three hours was often more like it. “When people’s eyebrows go up, we tell them you could fly to Florida in less time,” said Tony Ventimiglia, a bus dispatcher. “And you certainly can.” The X17’s leisurely path across Staten Island underscored the inefficient and outdated bus network that crisscrosses New York City, the largest municipal bus system in the nation. Mounting frustrations over crawling service, endless delays and routes that simply do not get commuters where they need to go have led to a bus crisis , sending riders fleeing to the equally failing subway and onto crowded roads — worsening the city’s gridlock. Bus ridership declined to 725 million rides in 2017, down from 843 million in 2006. Now, transit officials are … [Read more...] about This Commuter Bus Took Nearly 3 Hours to Get to Manhattan. It Was the Express.
Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Bill de Blasio Watershed moment in NYC: New law allows noncitizens to vote Hochul calls for permanent legal to-go cocktails in NY Andy Cohen blasts de Blasio during Times Square NYE MORE (D) on Tuesday said he will not run for governor this year, ending months of speculation about whether he would challenge Gov. Kathy Hochul Kathy Hochul Hundreds attend mass funeral for victims of Bronx apartment building fire The Hill's Morning Report - Biden champions filibuster reform, but doesn't have the votes States carve out billions in budgets for electric vehicle surge MORE (D). In a video posted on Twitter , de Blasio, who completed his second term as mayor late last year, said while he will not wage a campaign, he intends to stay involved in politics in the state. “No, I am not going to be running for governor in New York State, but I am going to devote every fiber of my being to fight inequality in … [Read more...] about De Blasio says he won’t run for New York governor
[This briefing has ended. For the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak in the New York area, read Thursday’s live coverage .] Here’s what you need to know: Deaths in New York and New Jersey hit one-day highs again. The virus is killing black and Latino New Yorkers at twice the rate of whites. New York City sues three stores it says overcharged for key items. Volunteers rushing to help New York hospitals are frustrated. Infections rise among workers and inmates at the city’s jails. Deaths in New York and New Jersey hit one-day highs again. Deaths from the coronavirus spiked to new highs in both New York and New Jersey for a second straight day on Wednesday, underscoring the outbreak’s continued grip on the region even as other figures showed that its impact was beginning to slow. Another 779 people in New York State died of the virus, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo reported, compared with 731 the day before. In New Jersey, 275 … [Read more...] about Bleak Records in N.Y. and N.J., but Leaders See Coronavirus Curve Flattening
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for January 18 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Viewers of Sunday’s wild-card matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Philadelphia Eagles were caught off guard when they saw Bruce Arians take an aggressive swipe at the helmet of safety Andrew Adams — but the veteran head coach has no regrets about it. During a press conference with reporters on Monday, Arians stood by his actions when asked if he had any regrets over getting physical with Adams during the third quarter. BRUCE ARIANS LASHES OUT ON BUCS’ ANDREW ADAMS IN BIZARRE SIDELINE OUTBURST Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians gestures after a call during the game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Jan. 16, 2022 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) "No, and I’ve seen … [Read more...] about Bucs’ Bruce Arians has no regrets after getting physical with Andrew Adams during wild-card game