Maybe these fare hikes are actually doing some good? Although don’t say that too loud, for feat that the MTA will keep up with them. But, for the second year in a row, surpluses in the MTA budget will lead to service on bus and train lines being restored across the city, and even improved, especially in the case of the G train, which is getting the improvements recommended after the MTA studied it.
According to Crain’s, there was enough money in this year’s MTA budget to pay for expanding G train service to every eight minutes between 3pm and 9pm on weekdays, along with improved placement of benches and the addition of public address systems in stations that don’t have them. Residents of Bushwick will also be happy to hear that the M train will cease its infernal shuttle system and finally run all the way to Delancey Street in Manhattan, which will give you access to all of Brooklyn and into Manhattan.
On the bus side of the equation, southwest Brooklyn will see the B37, B70 and B8 bus service restored, which will both make life easier for residents of the area and also be another way for bearded, skinny jeans-clad young people to access the area. Sorry guys, :(.