If you are a bus rider in SE Queens, let me know, because, me, I would not be caught riding on these Jamaica ghetto buses filled with so many low-class folks. Talk about an awful experience. My few times on the Q5 and it was like ghetto hell.
Also I could care less about Wi-Fi, like I need to be connected to bullshit 24/7. Just more damn distractions and when you are on a Jamaica ghetto bus, the last thing you need to be is distracted.
From New York Post:
The MTA rolled out seven new buses on Wednesday — complete with Wi-Fi, USB charging ports and an upgraded design. They are the first of 75 slated to debut this summer.
Officials hope to have more than 2,000 new buses around the Big Apple by 2021, ultimately replacing 40 percent of the current fleet.
The Post’s Elizabeth Rosner took a spin in one of the millennial-friendly vehicles.
Gov. Cuomo says the new high-tech MTA buses are supposed to take New Yorkers into the 21st century, but they feel more like a blast from the past — and not in a good way.
Stepping onto one of the Wi-Fi- and USB-equipped city vehicles, I embarked on a journey that seemed a whole lot more 2005 than state-of-the-art.
Sure, I got that new-car smell for about 10 seconds as I boarded the articulated blue and yellow whip, but by the time I made it to the back, it smelled like . . . a bus . . . in Queens.
Nevertheless, I should have known things would be bad from the start.
After being greeted at the bus stop by two MTA workers holding iPads, my ride began like most public-transportation trips do — with a 15 minute delay.
When our chariot finally arrived, about 30 of us piled in, expecting to enter a futuristic world straight out of The Jetsons.
Unfortunately, this was not the case.
The first flaw I noticed, right off the bat, was a fancy tablet located in the front of the bus next to the exit door. But instead of displaying something useful, such as the bus schedule or arrival times, all it says is, “To open door manually-break cover pull handle” — making the gadget a complete waste of money that will likely cause passenger congestion during rush hour.
The next problem I found was that while my Wi-Fi did connect automatically, it was nowhere near as fast as my 6G cell connection or the Internet I use at home or work.
I could also see the signal slowing down in the coming months, as more and more people begin using the network.
The thing I was most excited about was the USB outlets for phone chargers, but I soon realized you need to be an NBA player to use them while sitting down.
The ports are located on the ceiling, making it difficult for short people like myself to reach. God only knows what would happen if I needed to give my iPhone some juice while the bus was moving.
After plopping down in my seat, I found a few more flaws.
The seats could have used a comfort upgrade, the bus driver was inaudible (so that hasn’t changed a bit) and the ride was really bumpy.
Perhaps Cuomo would have been less excited about his ritzy new rides if he had actually done some field-testing himself.