MTA Restoring Bus Routes Cut in 2010

Fifteen routes were restored or extended Sunday

Monday, Jan 7, 2013  |  Updated 9:11 AM EDT
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MTA Restoring Bus Routes Cut in 2010

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The city is restoring or expanding nearly two dozen bus routes that were cut in 2010 to close a budget gap.

Fifteen routes were restored or extended Sunday, service on two others begins Monday, and service for four others will begin on Jan. 20.

The MTA says stronger revenues than anticipated made the service restorations possible.

Here are Sunday's restored or expanded routes:

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 First and Second 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

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

The following routes were restored or expanded Monday:

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

Q30        Provide new branch to Queensborough Community College

The following routes will be restored or expanded on Sunday, Jan. 20:

S76         Restore weekend service

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

X17         Extend route to Tottenville middays

S93       Extend route from entrance to College of Staten Island into campus area (The S93 is weekdays only, so it will be introduced on Tuesday, Jan. 22)

For more information go to MTA.info.

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