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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

RIOC Cancels Roosevelt Island A.M. Manhattan Red Bus Shuttle Service Due To Lack Of Demand - PM Manhattan Red Bus Shuttle Continues Starting At 3 PM

The Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) has been running a Red Bus shuttle service from 10 AM to 8:30 PM to and from Manhattan during the Tram Station Platform repair project.

 Image From RIOC

Here's the Red Bus Shuttle heading to the Queensboro Bridge on way to Manhattan

and on 57th Street on way back from Manhattan to Roosevelt Island.

Today, RIOC announced that the AM Red Bus Manhattan Shuttle service is cancelled starting Thursday. According to RIOC:
Due to lack of demand, AM Red Bus shuttle service to the city will be cancelled starting Thu., Aug. 17th. PM service, will continue as scheduled. PM service will start at the tram at 3:00pm and run on the hour on the Roosevelt Island side and on the half hour on the Manhattan side. The last trip on the Manhattan side will be at 8:30 pm.

The Manhattan Tram Shuttle departs on the half hour from the southwest side of 2nd Avenue, between 58th and 59th Sts.