MTA Bus Service Changes Sunday

Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 04:00 AM

Four years after the MTA slashed service on dozens of bus routes to close a budget gap, some of it is being resurrected this Sunday.

"Restoring earlier service cuts while at the same time extending service along several routes is great news for us to share," said New York City Transit President Carmen Bianco. "These enhancements were all a result of listening to our customers and keeping close watch on changing ridership trends."

In addition to bringing back some routes -- like the B37 -- service is being extended or changed for others. See the list below, and read more about it at the MTA's website.

B8, B37, B70
As part of the 2013 Service Investments, both new and improved service will be implemented along three routes serving customers in Brooklyn. 

  • B8 service will operate between the Brooklyn Veterans Administration Hospital and the Bay Ridge-95 St R station at all times. 
  • B37 service will run along 3rd Avenue between Bay Ridge and Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center Station.
  • B70 service will be rerouted between 92nd Street / 7th Avenue and Bay Ridge Avenue / 8th Avenue. 

In response to community requests for a one-seat ride throughout Co-op City, the Bx23 route is being adjusted to provide one-bus service to all five sections of Co-op City, at all times.  This change discontinues the current weekday peak period shuttle trips.  Bx23 customers will now have direct bus service between the Pelham Bay Park 6 Station and all five sections of Co-op City, seven days a week.  This change is one of the recommendations of a study of bus service and performance in Co-op City prepared by MTA Bus and NYCT.

As part of our on-going efforts to make bus service more accessible to customers in Co-Op City, the Bx28 will be rerouted to use the Asch Loop around Bartow Mall.  Overnight Bx28 service will not change.

The Q19 will be extended west from its current western terminus on Astoria Boulevard at 21st Street to the East River waterfront on 27th Avenue at 2nd Street. This change offers service along the full length of Astoria Boulevard, improving transit access between eastern and western Queens, and provides additional transit options to the growing areas of western Astoria.

To provide faster, more reliable service, the Q102 in Astoria will be adjusted to remain on 30th Avenue between Crescent Street and 8th Street.  The bus stops on Crescent Street, Newtown Avenue and Astoria Blvd will be relocated to 30 Avenue.  All bus stops along Astoria Blvd will be served by the Q19 instead, with connections to the NQ at the Astoria-Ditmars Blvd subway station.

A bus stop will be added on Co-op City Boulevard at Dreiser Loop to improve customer access to this busy section of Co-op City. This change is one of the recommendations of a study of bus service and performance in Co-op City prepared by MTA Bus and NYCT.

To meet the requirements of a rapidly-growing area with lots of residential construction, Q103 service will now operate on Saturdays and Sundays, and operate later on weekday evenings.  Service currently operates weekday daytimes and early evenings only. With this change we are able to respond to requests for increased transit service in the growing areas of western Queens along the waterfront including Hunters Point, the Noguchi Museum, and Socrates Sculpture Park. The Q103 connects to the Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue 7 train station and the 21St-Queensbridge F train station.

As part of the 2013 Service Investments, the M100 will be rerouted in Inwood via Dyckman Street and 10th Avenue.  This reroute will serve the Dyckman Street commercial corridor as well as residences and schools along 10th Avenue.


Comments [4]

Brian Wilkinson from 22205 100th Road QueensVillage n.y. 11429

Exstend the Q56 bus route to Belmont Race track from Broadway East New York Station A, C. J, L train stright down Jamaica ave to Hempstaid ave to Belmont Race track at all times so that people would stay on one bus witch will save time. Have a local bus and limited bus. Reroute Q110 179th street.F train. TRYNG TO GET PEOPLE TO THEIR DESTINATION FASTER AND ON TIME.

Jul. 01 2014 02:42 AM
Brian Wilkinson from 22205 100th Road QueensVillage n.y. 11429

New route between 179th st F Subway Statiion Hillside ave and springfiled blvd to Conduint blvd to Green acers shopping center. So that people can get to work at Green acers shopping center on time. Or you can exstend the Q27 bus to Green acers shopping Center. Or reroute the Q1 to QueensVillage Railroad station to go to Green acers shopping center. That bus route is light. A lot of workers live in Queens Village and they have to go to Jamaica to transfer to the Q5 or Q85. Does not make sence it is to much travel time. They can cut travel time in half if they have a direct bus route. To Green acers shopping center. THAT'S WHY PEOPLE CHANGE THEIR JOBS. THEY CAN'T WORK THERE ANYMORE. NO DIRECT BUS ROUTE? Qq They don't drive!!!!!

Jul. 01 2014 02:18 AM
Dianne Washington from New York, NY

So what happened to the M18 bus that ran from Central Park North down Lenox, turned at 116th Street to go up Convent Avenue and Washington Heights? They are replacing that route which is sorely needed!

Jun. 30 2014 04:23 PM
TOM from S

Yes, I saw B37 bus going north on 3rd Avenue this morning. It's true service has been partially restored. Of course, the B37 does not go from residential Bay Ridge & Sunset Park to the job center at Downtown Brooklyn, only to Barclay Center. Why restore the route that made transit sense?

Jun. 30 2014 09:46 AM

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