I will post two comments from other blogs because they speak of a couple of things that is destroying people.
This was posted on the TA Facebook, from Julia Alberino: "I took an M14D from 6th Avenue to 1st Avenue last night around 5:45. By the new University Place stop the bus was so full that the driver proposed going express, but that didn't work since riders were getting off at each stop. The bus was so very full that nerves frayed and two passengers nearly came to blow and were shouting at each other for blocks. In addition, because the bus was so crowded, folks were entering by the center and back doors, not paying the fare. to give them the benefit of the doubt, maybe some were eventually able to make their way to the farebox before they got off, but I didn't see that happening. We definitely need more buses NOW in the morning and evening rush hours, and at the 3:00 PM time when school gets out. Does the MTA even care about the actual riders and drivers of the dangerously overcrowded buses?"