I wish I didn't have to write this letter, but the MTA monopoly failed the public trust once again.
On May 14, at Beach 105th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard at 10:29 p.m. I waited with two other commuters for the Q53 bus going to Woodside. The 10:30 p.m. bus did not show, and the 10:50 p.m. bus showed up at 11:01 p.m.
An exhausted commuter stated she was waiting for the bus since 10 p.m., and 61 minutes later the Q53 bus finally arrived. Another commuter said three Q53 buses went towards Beach 116th Street during her wait. Where did they go?
The MTA will do nothing to correct the problem, and no one will be punished or fired. The public benefit corporation only benefits the upper-level bureaucrats who push paper and lie to the public.
The governor and mayor need to clean house at the MTA or dissolve it. Can someone make a difference here?
I would like to support public transit, but the MTA makes it harder everyday for poor people to get around.