And the 2006 Pokey Award Goes to…


Paul White of TransAlt and Gene Russianoff of Straphangers' Campaign deliver the Golden Snail.

The 14th Street crosstown bus wins this year's Pokey Award for being New York City's slowest bus line. This morning Straphangers' Campaign and Transportation Alternatives handed the Golden Snail to the M14A for making its 12 noon trek across town at an average speed of 3.9 miles per hour.

Manhattan's M1 bus, running along Fifth and Madison Avenues from Harlem to the East Village, came away with the golden question mark for being the city's "Most Unreliable" bus line. More than a quarter of M1 buses bunch up and arrive at bus stops far off schedule.