Just a few minutes ago, MTA New York City Transit announced via a press release that starting on Monday, January 4, 2010, the X20 will be extended & rerouted. Here are the complete details from the press release I received:
MTA New York City Transit officials announced today that the X20 bus route will be extended from its current terminal at South Beach to Father Capodanno Boulevard/Seaview Avenue, and rerouted to operate via Hylan Boulevard between Sand Lane and Narrows Road effective Monday, January 4, 2010.
These changes will provide South Beach and South Shore customers with another express bus option from the successful NYC Parks Department Park & Ride lot to Lower Manhattan and increase ridership on an express bus route with existing capacity. In addition, the reroute simplifies service as it will create a consistent bi-directional route path to replace a confusing one-way loop while maintaining service to all X20 only express bus stops.
In the Manhattan-bound direction, the X20 will begin at Fr. Capodanno Blvd./Seaview Avenue, run northbound on Fr. Capodanno Blvd. past Fr. Capodanno Park and Ride, via Sand Lane, Hylan Blvd., Olga Place, Hylan Blvd., and Narrows Road South to Fingerboard Road, then via its regular route to Lower Manhattan. From Lower Manhattan, the X20 will travel on its regular route to the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, then exit onto Narrows Road North, via Hylan Blvd., Olga Place, Hylan Blvd., Sand Lane, and Fr. Capodanno Blvd. past the Fr. Capodanno Park and Ride and then onto Seaview Avenue to terminate at the Psychiatric Center East Entrance.
New bus stops will be instituted along the new route, and the changes will not affect the service frequency or span of service. Also, X20 service in Manhattan remains unchanged.
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