In an order released June 30, the Supreme Court granted the petition filed by Rebecca Friedrichs and her co-plaintiffs asking the Court to review the constitutionality of compulsory union dues. Today’s action means the case will be briefed and argued this fall, with a decision due by June 30, 2016.
There are 35 high-volume bus routes in the city that clocked in at a speed slower than 15 mph in a survey from transit groups the Straphangers Campaign and Transportation Alternatives.
The M66 crosstown bus won the dubious Pokey Award for being the slowest bus surveyed, at 3.1 mph.
“People are thinking, ‘I’m riding on something that’s slow as a turtle,’” said Gene Russianoff, staff attorney with the Straphangers Campaign. “And they’re totally right.”
Queens, more than any other borough , is highly dependent on bus transit. Queens is very large and has many low density neighborhoods not served by subways. Many residents rely on bus transit to get downtown or to regional shopping, worship services, doctors, schools, etc. North/