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MTA Restoring Bus Routes Cut In 2010

MTA bus (credit: CBS 2)

MTA bus (credit: CBS 2)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The city is boosting bus service throughout the five boroughs.

Beginning this weekend, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority will restore or expand service on bus lines that were cut several years ago.

In 2010, the MTA slashed bus, subway and commuter train service by nearly $100 million, with the bus system taking the biggest hit.

“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.”

Seventeen routes will return on Sunday, and four others will be back on Jan. 20.

Service Restorations and Enhancements For Jan. 6: 

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

Service Restorations and Enhancements For Jan. 20: 

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.