FASNY now proposes busing as the solution to the inevitable traffic problems that their proposed business will inflict on our community.
On the positive side, this new proposal is essentially a tacit admission that there was no viable solution to the problems inherent in the original proposal that proposed having 2,500 vehicles trying to access a business in the middle of a quiet residential neighborhood.
However, this new busing plan could result in an even worse traffic nightmare. There is nothing in the plan that would require a parent to send their child to school by bus, even if that was the agreed upon transportation option for that child. It is therefore quite possible that this cadre of buses will arrive at the school only 75% occupied. Or 50% occupied. Or 10% occupied.
You get the idea! Now we will have partially filled buses AND more cars then anticipated!
Again, since there are no requirements for parents to adhere to their "bus commitment" there is a real chance that rather then solving the traffic problem, this bus-solution may actually make things worse.
Has there been a traffic study which assumes x-number of buses but something less then 100% utilization? Say, 50% utilization? What would that look like on the streets of Gedney Farms?
Unless there is some punitive measure that would compel FASNY parents to strictly adhere to their bus commitment, there can be no assurance that this highly touted bus solution is any kind of solution at all.