According to Newsday, the MTA voted today to end its contract with Long Island bus, despite protests from bus riders and pleas from transit advocates. As of December 31st, a private company will take over the operations.
What private company? It isn’t yet known. This does not bode well for a smooth transition.
As I have said before, this disproportionately affects the disabled and the elderly, but as of today, all we can do is wait and see what happens.
And as to Charlie, mentioned in my headline above, he may never return.