Hoboken Bus Stop Blockage

10/19/2009:

Limited enforcement enables constant violations

It seems to me, that as Hoboken parking spots fill up throughout the evening, many impatient drivers consider the NJ Transit bus stops along Washington Street “last resort” spots.

In this particular instant, I believe this bus stop on the southbound side of Wash at 12th St. was being used by delivery vehicles at one or more of the nearby restaurants. Blocked so much that the bus couldn’t even pull aside to drop passengers off safely near the sidewalk. To make matters worse as I witnessed this ongoing incident, the “entitled” passengers felt the need to just IGNORE the traffic light and proceed into the intersection like roaches in a dumpy apartment. The icing on the cake was the livery driver who decided the intersection was a great place for an illegal U-turn.

People have no regard to order and law these days. All about themselves. America is disgusting sometimes.

What happened to courtesy and patience?

Leave a Reply

4 Comments on "Hoboken Bus Stop Blockage"

homeworld
Member

In the defense of the passengers… There aren’t any pedestrian signals on Washington Street (other than 14th) so it’s sometimes impossible to know if it’s red or green.

eezee ee
Member
eezee ee

i have no remorse for any buses or the drivers. i always have to wait or drive around the bus into oncoming traffic because idiot bus drivers refuse to pull right and drop off the passengers next to the sidewalk. even if there are no cars parked on the side, they purposely stay in the lane to keep cars from passing them. talk about no courtesy. all bus drivers and their mothers can go f themselves.

nacholibre
Member
nacholibre

I gotta second this one, early on the morning on Washington, with unobstructed bus stops, they block the whole lane, and God forbid you happen to be next to one who wants to pull back in the lane, they don’t grasp the concept of waiting/yielding…just throw onthe signal and push their way back in, even when there is maybe only one car in their way, not a whole lane filled. Oh, and the stop sign coming out of the bus terminal where they are supposed to stop before heading up Observer…

Too bad NJ Transit (or in their absence, HPD) doesn’t take a more proactive role in policing the buses, like the TLC does in NYC. It’s simple risk management: have your drivers be professional, and there will be less accidents, which equals less claims and greater public image.

In response to eezee ee who said:
i have no remorse for any buses or the drivers. i always have to wait or drive around the bus into oncoming traffic because idiot bus drivers refuse to pull right and drop off the passengers next to the sidewalk. even if there are no cars parked on the side, they purposely stay in the lane to keep cars from passing them. talk about no courtesy. all bus drivers and their mothers can go f themselves.

nacholibre
Member
nacholibre

I meant how TLC polices the yellow cabs and liveries, not the buses…just an example.

In response to nacholibre who said:
I gotta second this one, early on the morning on Washington, with unobstructed bus stops, they block the whole lane, and God forbid you happen to be next to one who wants to pull back in the lane, they don’t grasp the concept of waiting/yielding…just throw onthe signal and push their way back in, even when there is maybe only one car in their way, not a whole lane filled. Oh, and the stop sign coming out of the bus terminal where they are supposed to stop before heading up Observer…

Too bad NJ Transit (or in their absence, HPD) doesn’t take a more proactive role in policing the buses, like the TLC does in NYC. It’s simple risk management: have your drivers be professional, and there will be less accidents, which equals less claims and greater public image.

wpDiscuz