MTA’s G Line Final Reviewby on
Although transit issues don’t totally fall within GWAPP’s purview, we thought it was important to share the MTA’s G Line Final Review (2013). You can read the full report below. The overall gist? Ridership numbers fall within the guidelines set by the MTA and are lower than other lines in the system; however, there is a noted problem of uneven passenger loading that the MTA will try to fix over the coming year.
Bedford and Bowery have a pretty good article and summation of the findings, 10 Things You Always Wanted to Know About the G Train But Were Stuck Underground So Couldn’t Ask. An excerpt:
1. Is it just me or is the G train always late?
It’s just you, actually. The MTA tracks On-Time Performance (i.e. how many trains arrive at their terminals within five minutes of scheduled arrival) and you’d never guess it, but the G’s OTP is 90%. According to the MTA, that’s better than the average line in the system.
Speaking of the G train, why not discuss the MTA’s latest review with other passionate transit advocates? The Rider’s Alliance, who do great work to improve the G train, is having a happy hour tomorrow, Thursday, August 1 at 7:00pm at Sheep Station (149 4th Avenue, corner of Douglass St, Brooklyn). There will be a cash bar with happy hour prices and free snacks. “Come to schmooze, meet new friends and learn about how you can support the Riders Alliance and win better subway and bus service.” For more details, visit the Rider’s Alliance website.