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Two Manhattan Bus Routes Named Slowest In The City

Gene Russianoff announces the Pokey Award winners (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Gene Russianoff announces the Pokey Award winners (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – It’s a tie!

Two Manhattan bus routes have been named the slowest in the city by the NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign and Transportation Alternatives.

The M66 and M42 have been awarded the group’s 11th annual Pokey Award.

WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reports

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“The M66 and M42 are excruciatingly slow,” said Gene Russianoff, of the Straphangers Campaign.

Buses on both of the routes clocked in at 3.9 miles per hour.

Russianoff pointed out that the buses are slower than an amusement park bumper car which can go 4.3 milers per hour.

The slowest bus routes in each borough are Brooklyn’s B35 LTD which clocked in at 5.6 mph, the Bronx’s Bx19 at 4.9 mph, Queens’ Q58 at 7.0 mph and Staten Island’s S48 at 8.1 mph.

1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reports

The group also gave out its seventh annual Schleppie Award for least reliable bus service to the M4, which runs from Fort Tryon Park to Penn Station.

The study found nearly thirty percent of the route’s buses arrived with big gaps in service or bunched together.

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