State Sen. Daniel Squadron is taking another run at improving service on the 14a and 14d bus routes.
In response to persistent complaints from constituents, he has written a letter to the MTA asking for a “full line review” of the routes and ridership information. In the past, Squadron has requested full reviews of subway lines as a way of focusing the transit authority on critical service issues.
In the letter to Veronique Hakim, president of New York City Transit, he explained, “M14A and M14D bus service is critical to the Lower East Side community. These lines provide much needed public transportation to a transit-starved area. My office receives complaints about long wait times for buses, bus bunching, and unexpected scheduling of the two lines.”
In 2014, the MTA rejected pleas from residents for more frequent 14A service. A transit official said that regular ridership surveys are conducted and schedules adjusted as needed.