QUEENS, N.Y. - Transit advocates are calling for a complete overhaul of the bus system in Queens and are expected to rally ahead of Tuesday night's MTA workshop.
Organizers say they are fed up after years of slow and unreliable commutes in and around Southeast Queens.
They're asking for shorter waits between buses, fewer stops slowing down riders, more direct routes to popular destinations like employment hubs, healthcare centers and area airports.
They say more frequent service for people with "non-traditional" work hours is also needed, along with better amenities like bus shelters, benches and countdown clocks.
"The 65 takes mad long and it's packed and runs mad slow. And it's annoying," said one Queens bus rider.
"Every morning we have to wait. It's packed so they leave our stop every morning, so we end up coming late to school all the time," said another rider.
Tuesday's MTA workshop will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Central Jamaica Library on Merrick Boulevard.