Now it is time to catch up on transit news from the last couple of days. Early yesterday afternoon, MTA NYC Transit announced it will once again run summer bus service to Barretto Point Park. This service pattern was heavily requested by visitors to the park along with elected officials from the Bronx, & the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. Here are the complete details courtesy of a press release I received yesterday:
In response to requests from Bronx elected officials and the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, MTA New York City Transit will again run its summer-only bus to Barretto Point Park for the benefit of city dwellers making their way to the park’s swimming pool. The pool is on a barge located at the park and is expected to be a major summer attraction. NYC Transit’s bus to Barretto Point Park will begin running on June 27 – the day that the pool opens. The service will operate for seventy-three days to the final run on September 7, which is when the pool closes.
The route will not have a number but will be a regular route for the summer. Fares will be collected and the standard transfer policy will apply. The service will operate seven days a week at 30 minute intervals from about 8 a.m. to shortly after 7:30 p.m. Eastbound, the bus will have a destination sign reading, Barretto Point Pool and westbound reading, Hunts Point Avenue Station.
Eastbound buses will travel south from the 6 station on Hunts Point Avenue, west on Lafayette Avenue, south on Tiffany Street, east on Viele Avenue to the terminal at Barretto Point Park. The westbound service will operate from the park, east on Viele Avenue, north on Manida Street, west on East Bay Avenue, north on Tiffany Street, west on Spofford Avenue, northwest on Longwood Avenue (serving the Longwood Avenue 6 station). The bus will continue north on Southern Boulevard, and south on Hunts Point Avenue to the 6 station.
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