In 2007, a new Schleppie Award was given for least reliable bus service.
NYPIRG Straphangers' Campaign
NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign - Transportation Alternatives
Embargoed for Release:
Wednesday, October 26, 2005, 10:30 a.m. Contact: Gene Russianoff (212) 349-6460
Paul Steely White (212) 629-8080
Fourth-Annual "Pokeys" Awarded for Slowest City Buses;
M34 is City's Pokiest Route at 3.4 MPH
Groups Call on Mayoral Candidate for Plans to Speed Buses; Urge Passage of Transportation Bond
The NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign and Transportation Alternatives today gave out their fourth annual "Pokeys" — an award comprised of a golden snail on a pedestal — for the slowest local bus routes in New York City. The groups called on the leading candidates for Mayor to state their plans for faster bus service during the next four years.
The winner of the 2005 Pokey is...the M34 cross-town, for a second year. The M34 averaged 3.4 miles per hour at 12 p.m., close to the 3.0 m.p.h. maintained by the average person walking.
According to the groups, the slowest bus routes in each borough are:
B63 5.2 mph Between Bay Ridge and Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
Bx19 4.9 mph Between Fordham in the Bronx and Upper Manhattan
M34 3.4 mph Cross-town on 34th Street in Manhattan
Q58 6.9 mph Between Ridgewood and Flushing, Queens
S61 11.9 mph Between the Staten Island Mall and Ferry Terminal
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