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Bus Service Enhancements Take Effect

Recognizing the shifting transportation needs of New Yorkers, the MTA is boosting bus service throughout the five boroughs.

Beginning Sunday, January 6, bus customers will benefit from a varied combination of service additions and extensions on several routes citywide as outlined in the MTA's Service Enhancement Plan, released in July, 2012.

About 50,000 customers will benefit from these service improvements that will restore some cuts made in 2010 while also filling gaps in service coverage in certain geographic areas or at certain times of day.

“We are here to provide mass transit service and that we are able to restore some 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 Thomas F. Prendergast. “These enhancements were all a result of listening to our customers and keeping close watch on changing travel trends.”

The enhancements will take effect on two dates.

Sunday, January 6, 2013 Service Restorations and Enhancements:

Bx13 New Extension from East 161st Street to Bronx Terminal Market (149th Street and River Avenue)

Bx34 Restore daytime weekend service

B4 Restore full-time service to Knapp Street/Voorhies Ave via Neptune Avenue, Sheepshead Bay Road, Emmons Ave/Shore Parkway

B24 Restore weekend service

B39 Restore daytime service between Williamsburg and Manhattan's Lower East Side

B48 Restore extension from Atlantic Avenue to Prospect Park (BQ) Station

B57 Extend route from Carroll Gardens to Red Hook (Ikea) via Court Street, Lorraine Street and Otsego Street

B64 Restore extension from Cropsey Avenue to Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue (DFNQ) Station via Harway Avenue

B69 Restore weekend service

M1 Restore weekend service from 106th Street to 8th Street

M9 Extend north terminal from 23rd Street to 29th Street via 1st and 2nd Avenues and extend south terminal from City Hall to Battery Park City via Warren Street/Murray Street and West Street

M21 Restore weekend service

Q24 Restore extension from Broadway Junction to Bushwick Avenue via Broadway

Q27 Provide new overnight service from Horace Harding Expressway to Cambria Heights via Springfield Blvd

Q30* Provide new branch to Queensborough Community College

Q36 Extend alternate trips from Jamaica Avenue to Little Neck via Little Neck Parkway (This restores weekday service along route of previous Q79 route.)

Q42* Restore midday service from Jamaica Center to St. Albans via Archer Avenue

On Sunday, January 20, we will implement the following service restorations and enhancements:

S76 Restore weekend service

S93* Extend route from entrance to College of Staten Island into campus area

X1 Add overnight express bus service from Eltingville to Manhattan via Hylan Blvd

X17 Extend route to Tottenville middays

*The Q30 and Q42 are weekday only, so they are being introduced on Monday, January 7. The S93 is also weekdays only, so it will be introduced on Tuesday, January 22.

In addition, NYC Transit is continuing to work with communities in order to develop new services to address transit needs in growing and changing neighborhoods. The following new services are planned for implementation later in 2013:

  • New route, Bx46, which would operate between the South Bronx and western Hunts Point to be implemented in April 2013
  • New service connecting Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO, Vinegar Hill and the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
  • New Williamsburg-Greenpoint-Long Island City service
  • New service between East New York (New Lots Avenue 3 station) and Spring Creek
  • New north-south far Westside Manhattan route to serve the West Village, Chelsea and Hell's Kitchen.
  • Select Bus Service on the Bx41 route along Webster Avenue

Customers may visit our website at www.mta.info to sign up for free email and text message alerts. In addition, customers may dial 511, the New York State travel information line, for MTA customer service and travel information. NYC Transit agents are available to provide assistance with your travel plans daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.