M9 Bus Route to be Restored January 6

Posted on: January 3rd, 2013 at 6:18 am by
Credit: Esoteric_Desi

Credit: Esoteric_Desi

While straphangers continue to fume over imminent MTA fare hikes, there is good news to report on the city bus front. As expected, the transit company is restoring M9 service to/from Battery Park City starting this Sunday (January 6), well over two years after this section of the route was slashed. The reinstatement also includes a northbound expansion from 23rd to 29th Street.

The downtown bus had fallen victim to budget cuts in 2010, causing transportation headaches for many riders. Since then, M9 service terminated at City Hall, leaving those commuters in the lurch. Lower East Siders working in Battery Park City will surely be relieved.

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