Last July, the MTA announced $29M in service enhancements which were expected to kick in at the beginning of 2013. Most of those centered around lost bus service when doomsday budget woes forced their hand.
Yesterday morning, the agency sent out word to announce the start of the enhancements. Here are the details via the press release I received:
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.
xoxo Transit Blogger