NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Metropolitan Transportation Authority rolled out a number of changes Sunday to its bus routes.
“New York City changes all the time, and we must keep up by making accommodations and adding service when the need arises,” said NYCT President Carmen Bianco. “We are committed to improving reliability and service for our customers in all five boroughs.”
Improvements include extensions to service on the B13, B83, Q8 and BX24, CBS 2 reported.
The B13, B83 and Q8 routes will now run to a new bus terminal at Gateway Center II in the Spring Creek area of Brooklyn.
The Bx24 extension will run from Westchester Square to the end of Marconi Street by the 911 Call Center in the Hutchinson Metro Center. The extension adds four eastbound stops and four westbound at the Metro Center, the MTA said.
There are also two new lines. The M12, which runs along the Far West Side, and the X21 Super Express, which will go from Staten Island to Midtown beginning Tuesday.
The M12 will accommodate customers along 11th and 12th avenues between Abington Square in the West Village and Columbus Circle.
Midday and evening service has also been added to the S93 from Bay Ridge to the College of Staten Island.
The MTA also relocated two terminals. The Q17, Q27 terminals will now be located at 138th Street between 39th and 37th avenues.
In order to provide faster service to customers traveling a long distance along Guy R. Brewer Boulevard in South Jamaica and Rochdale Village, the MTA has turned the Q113 Local into the Q114 Limited. The new Q114 route will make limited stops on the Boulevard, then all local stops along Brookville Boulevard and through Woodmere, Cedarhurst, Inwood, Lawrence and Far Rockaway.
The Q113 Limited will continue its limited-stop service from Jamaica through Far Rockaway, and the Q111 will continue to make all local stops from Jamaica through Rosedale, the MTA said.
In total the enhancements spanning all five boroughs costed $4.9 million.
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