Thursday, March 9, 2017

Merrick Road n19 bus will have reduced service

As of April 9, 2017, the n19 bus route on Merrick Road will suffer service reductions. The new schedule is linked HERE. There will be no service during five mid-day hours. Thirteen "rush hour" trips will run.
I believe the Merrick Road route was first provided before 1950 by Utility Bus Lines, from Freeport to Patchogue.  I rode it several times through Seaford in July of 1960 or 1961. At that time, a zoned fare was in place, with the operator using a ticket dispenser after the rider stated his destination.
The loss of this service is a result of Supervisor Ed Magano's budget.

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