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Press Release
January 3, 2013
IMMEDIATE
MTA New York City Transit Implements Bus Service Enhancements for 2013

MTA New York City Transit announced today that it is implementing the additions and extensions of service on several bus routes throughout the city as outlined in our Service Enhancement Plan released in July 2012. At that time, the MTA announced $17.8 million in service investments for NYC Transit which included restoring services that were reduced or eliminated as part of the MTA's 2009-2010 budget cuts.

"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.

On Sunday January 6, we will implement the following previously announced 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 Avenue via Neptune Avenue, Sheepshead Bay Road and Emmons Ave/Shore Parkway

B24: Restore weekend service

B39: Restore daytime service between Williamsburg and Lower East Side

B48: Restore extension from Atlantic Avenue to Prospect Park (B, Q) 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 (D, F, N, Q) 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 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.
  • New route, Bx46, which would operate between the South Bronx and western Hunts Point to be implemented in April 2013
  • Select Bus Service on the Bx41 route connecting The Hub and Williamsbridge via Webster Avenue
  • Select Bus Service on the M60 route connecting The Upper West Side and LaGuardia Airport via 125th Street and Astoria Boulevard.
  • Select Bus Service on the B44 route connecting Sheepshead Bay and Williamsburg via Nostrand Avenue and Rogers Avenue.

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