The MTA’s Michael J. Quill Bus Depot sits at 11th Avenue and West 41st Street at the entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel. Labor leader Quill (1905-1966) was the founder of the Transport Workers Union (TWU). He is, perhaps, best remembered for a quote after the TWU struck in January 1966 and Mayor John Lindsay had obtained a court injunction to force the union back to work. Quill and the TWU refused, and he was placed in jail for contempt. “The judge can drop dead in his black robes!” he railed. The strike lasted twelve days, and Quill had a fatal heart attack three days after it ended.
Quill is also remembered at the northern end of the line at the #1 train at Broadway and West 240th Street at the MTA’s 240th Street Subway Yards.