The Bx14 was a bus route I knew fairly well for the 2.5 years I lived in Parkchester. When I first heard about it being on the chopping block, I was not surprised. Honestly the bus did not have much service during the day compared to other routes & night service was over fairly quickly. This was also the case for the weekend albeit with even less service. To be honest, it seemed warranted as the ridership was never that high.
Earlier this afternoon, Patrick Rocchio for the Bronx Times took a look at the changes stemming from the elimination of the Bx14 & the subsequent reroute of the Bx8 to compensate:
When the Bx8 replaces Bx14 bus service in Country Club and Spencer Estate on Sunday, June 27, many long-time stops will be gone and some new ones will be added. Some residents are concerned about the ramifications of the changes.
Perhaps most disheartening is that MTA has yet to offically release the extact locations of all the bus stops on the rerouted Bx8, which will now enter Country Club via Country Club Road, head north on Kennelworth Avenue, to Ampere Avenue and down Research Avenue to Stadium Avenue and on into Throggs Neck.
Despite the lack of a final plan as of press time, residents have seen notices posted on current bus stops along the Bx14 stating that beginning on June 27, buseswill no longer stop at the locations. At the same time, new stops on the re-routed Bx8 are appearing on Kennelworth Avenue, and on Ampere Avenue between Ohm and Stadium avenues, and near Ampere and Research avenues.
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