Well, we should qualify that headline with 'You missed your chance to get on the love bus'. Edward Meehan a FORMER MTA express bus driver was using his express bus to drive over to Staten Island after his shift to enjoy time with his lady friend. After his encounters he would actually bill MTA for overtime claiming he was stuck in traffic on the way back. Nice.
The New York Daily News points out:
Meehan - who had racked up 14 suspensions for speeding, running red lights and other infractions - was suspended for the 15th time last week for the unauthorized get-togethers, authorities said.
In firing Meehan the arbitrator had this to say:
Edward Meehan engaged in "outrageous behavior" by parking his bus on a Staten Island side street for three onboard get-togethers with the woman, arbitrator Martin Scheinman said in a written decision handed down on Friday.
So until another public transportation worker decides to make the love bus live and breathe again, you'll simply just have to be taken to your destination. Knowing the state of public transportation in NYC, that wait might not be as long as you think.