Changes Starting Tomorrow To Roosevelt Island Red Bus Stop At Tram Plaza - Red Bus Stop Returns To Tram Ramp Area, Kiosk Stop Eliminated
Image of Soon To Be Eliminated Tram West Red Bus Stop
Received the following message from the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) this morning
Please be advised, effective Friday January 4, 2013, the Red Bus will no longer stop at the Tram West bus stop (located near the R.I Historical Society kiosk). The Tram West bus stop has been relocated back to its original location just outside the entrance of the Tram Plaza along the east/west road.
The Q102 will continue to pick up passengers at the Tram West Bus stop.
Roosevelt Island Operating Corp Advisories Group
Image Of Current East/West Tram Red Bus Stop
I sent the following inquiry to RIOC Acting President Don Lewis and Transportation Manager Cy Opperman.
Can you please clarify where the Tram Red Bus stop on the east/west road will now be located?
By "original location" indicated in advisory below, do you mean the current bus stop on the east/west road or do you mean the original bus stop location that used to be about 25 feet west, closer to Manhattan, than the current east/west bus stop?
Also, why is the bus stop being eliminated?
Image of former Red Bus Stop By Tram Ramp/Possible New Stop Starting Tomorrow
Will update when answer received. However, I have been advised, though not officially confirmed by RIOC, that the East/West Red Bus stop will return to the original location closer to the Tram Ramp.
Image of Tram Plaza and East/West Road
Looks like no more running down the hill to catch the Red Bus at the Kiosk stop. Will any additional route changes be made such as eliminating the trip to Southpoint Park and a return to going around the Fountain Circle on way back to subway?
More on the Red Bus Stop and Route at the Tram Plaza Station from previous post.
UPDATE 9:30 PM - This evening I saw the Red Bus heading north on West Channel Road, drive past waiting passengers at the Kiosk Bus Stop, turn right at the Kiosk corner, stop at the Tram Ramp to pick up passengers and then go around the Tram Fountain Circle on its way to the subway.