Friday, October 15, 2010
☞ INTRODUCING: Riders' Reaction to Faster Bus
UPDATE: THE KIOSK DO TAKE METROCARDS AND THE VIDEO IS REFERENCING NOT BEING ABLE TO PAY INSIDE THE NEW BUS. The above video clip from the Wall Street Journal pretty much sums up the reaction in the city anytime a major change comes around. The new "subway on the street" buses were designed for a quicker commute since they make riders pay for tickets in advance (no time wasted on entering the bus) and have special bus-only lanes as described in the earlier article this week: LINK. The video mentions that Metrocards are not accepted on the new line (as it pans in on the ticket machines) which had us confused for a moment since the reporter means that one can not swipe their cards inside the bus. Otherwise, as someone mentioned before, lots of rider education will be needed if this will become the model for quicker transportation above ground.