Bx19 named the Bronx's slowest bus; Bx21 most unreliable route

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Bronx buses and routes have been named among the city and borough's worst.

The Bx19 came in as the slowest bus in the entire borough, traveling at an average of 4.6 miles an hour, according to a study done by the New York Public Interest Research Group.

The group's Straphangers Campaign annually "awards" poor bus service with the "Pokey" for the slowest route and the "Schleppie" for the most unreliable.

The most unreliable bus route in the borough is the Bx21, which came in second on the list overall.

The Pokie went to the M42 bus, which the campaign says is slower than a running chicken.

"Improving bus service is the focus of the first major reform plan Transit President Andy Byford announced since starting the job this year," an MTA spokesperson said in a statement. "His comprehensive Bus Plan prioritizes completely redesigning the entire bus network in collaboration with NYCDOT and the NYPD."

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