NEW YORK (FOX 5 NY) - It's the bane of many bus riders, especially when they're in a hurry- an urban phenomenon called "bus bunching.” You wait, then when the bus does come, so do a bunch of others.
Buses pull up to the busy stop, one after another. It's a similar situation throughout Queens on heavily traveled routes along Queens and Woodhaven Boulevards, but those aren't the only places.
Fox 5 checked out the crosstown routes on 125th street in Harlem and found riders who depend on the buses have mixed reactions and experiences.
The MTA said, "Since our buses operate on city streets, they are subject to conditions that vary greatly from minute to minute, hour to hour. We encourage customers to use MTA bus time app". The app shows you where the buses are located and how slow or fast they're going.
"They should add a little bit more buses here," said a commuter.
No matter how hard bus drivers try to stay on schedule, it's got to be difficult when there's construction along many routes.