For those who follow my Twitter feed @TransitBlogger (cheap plug!), you would have seen my Sunday morning tweet about getting to ride Select Bus Service for the first time. I found myself having to get from my best friend’s in the Lower East Side to Midtown to meet up for a ride to a business meeting. Since I was running late, I thought either I cab it or take a chance on the M15′s SBS. I chose the latter & off I was.
I found myself at the bus stop trying to figure out how to pay as I only had cash on me. I admit I was annoyed that I needed to make change but outside of that aspect, buying my fare was painless. The bus came shortly thereafter & we were on our way.
The ride was short & efficient as I got to my destination in under 10 minutes. As I noted on Twitter, I was impressed with my experience. While I did ride on a light day traffic wise compared to most, I can’t help but feel this was one of the better ideas executed by the MTA. Hopefully this is the kind of service people get often. From those who I have spoken with over the years, this seemed to be the case.