Just a short time ago, MTA NYC Transit announced that 15 bus routes in the Flushing area would be affected due to a 6 month traffic pilot program by the New York City Department Of Transportation (NYCDOT). Here are the complete details courtesy of the release I received:
Flushing Bus Service Advisory: Q12, Q15, Q15A, Q17, Q17Ltd, Q19, Q20A/B, Q26, Q27, Q27Ltd, Q44, Q66, QBx1, N20 & N21 Routes Affected
New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) implemented new traffic patterns in Flushing, Queens beginning Sunday, July 18, 2010, which has affected all the bus routes listed above. This is a six-month pilot program aimed at improving traffic flow and pedestrian circulation in the area.
A major component of this pilot program is preventing all vehicles, including buses, from turning from Main Street onto Roosevelt Avenue at all times. As a result, we have had to make revisions to the bus routes and/or relocate some bus stops and terminals. We will continue to work with NYCDOT in this regard to ensure that our customers are aware of all changes and that bus service is provided on a timely basis.
xoxo Transit Blogger