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It came to me when I realized that all the buses and jitney connected Union City to Manhattan only serve the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Though if I were to run the X40, I'd only charge $2.50-3 from Union City.(or $2.25 if the MTA runs it)

 

Do you think many people would use it from Staten Island?

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I would doubt that it would see heavy ridership. People who live near Slosson Avenue already have the express buses go right onto the SIE, and people further west go towards the X17J, which is very frequent in the AM.

 

If it is that important to serve those people, maybe a few X31s can make local stops along North/South Gannon Avenue.

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a new Bx56 bus with additional LTD service.

 

N'thern Terminal - Bedford Park - 205 St/Goulden Av

S'thern Terminal - Clason's Point - Cornell Av/White Plains Rd

via: Bedford Park Boulevard, Southern Boulevard, Westchester Avenue, & White Plains Rd

 

LTD service stops ~

 

205 St/Goulden Av

Jerome Av/Bedford Park Blvd (4): Bedford Pk Blvd - Lehman Coll.

Grand Concourse/" (;)(D): Bedford Pk Blvd

Southern Blvd/" (Metro-North): Botanical Garden

Fordham Rd/Southern Blvd

180 St/"

East Tremont Av/"

174 St/Boston Rd/" (2)(5): 174 St

Freeman St/" (2)(5): Freeman St

167 St/"

Home St/Westchester Av northbound only (6): Whitlock Av

Sheridan Exp Exit Ramp/Westchester Av southbound only (6): Whitlock Av

Elder Av/" (6): Elder Av

Morrison Av/" (6): Morrison Av - Soundview

St. Lawrence Av/" (6): St. Lawrence Av

White Plains Rd/"

Bruckner Blvd/White Plains Rd

Lafayette Av/"

Randall Av/"

O Brien Av/"

Gildersleeve Av/"

Cornell Av/"

 

Most local stops along Southern Blvd, Westchester Av, & White Plains Road follow the local stop patterns for the (Bx19), (Bx4), and (Bx39), respectively.

 

I made a Google Maps map for my bus route:

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&view=map&msa=0&msid=212101804105567833974.0004983422589bc8272fb&ll=40.83258,-73.860655&spn=0.051369,0.111494&z=14

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I made up my fantasy bus depot on each borough (except for Staten Island).:

 

Queens:

 

Astoria Bus Depot @ 27th Av/2nd St:

Q18, Q19, Q24, Q32, Q60, Q66, Q69, Q100, Q101, Q102, Q104

 

1996-1997 Novabus RTS- Q18, Q19, Q66

1996 Orion V- Q24, Q32, Q60, Q66

2005 Orion VII OG Hybrid- Q60, Q100, Q102, Q104

1998-1999 New Flyer D60HF Articulated- Q100, Q101

 

Manhattan/The Bronx:

 

George Washington Bridge Bus Depot @ 181 St/Broadway:

 

M3, M4, M5, M98, M101, Bx3, Bx11, Bx13, Bx35, Bx36

 

2002-2004 Orion VII CNG- Bx11, Bx13, Bx35, Bx36

2003-2004 Orion VII OG Hybrid- Bx3, M3, M4, M5, M98

2008-2009 Orion VII Next Generation Hybrid- Bx3, M3, M4, M5, M98

 

Brooklyn:

 

C.I. Brighton Bus Depot @ Neptune Av/W 5 St-Ocean Pkwy:

 

B1, B4, B36, B44, B49, B68, B74, B82, B104 (Fantasy)

 

1998-1999 Novabus RTS- B1, B74

2002-2003 New Flyer D60HF Articulated- B104

2006-2007 Orion VII OG Hybrid- B36, B49, B82

2008-2009 Orion VII Next Generation Hybrid- B4, B36, B44, B49, B104

2009-2010 Designline Eco-Saver IV Hybrid- B4

2009-2010 Novabus LFS Articulated- B104

 

 

 

Maybe I'm a little bit off-topic here, but I would like to show it here because I am creating my own fantasy depot.

Edited by Coneyislandav7
Spacing Mistake

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Guest MTA Bus

My Ideal Route would be called the Q89. (Since they discontinued the 89 in June, might as well)

Limited: Yes

Northern Teerminal: Astoria - Ditmars Blvd Subway Station

Southern Terminal: Queens College

Via: Ditmars Blvd, Astoria Blvd, & Main St.

Hours of Operation (Local)

Monday - Friday: 6:00 A.M - 11:45 P.M

Saturday And Sunday: 7:00 A.M - 12:00 A.M

Hours Of Operation (Litimed)

Monday - Friday: 6:30 A.M - 9:30 P.M

Saturday And Sunday: 7:30 A.M - 11:30 P.M

Depots: Lagurida Depot

Operated By: MTA Bus

Type of Buses it could use: Orion 07.501 NG, TMC - RTS, Orion 07.501 Hybird

 

(Does anybody know how to get from the Q69 terminal in Jackson Hts to Astoria Blvd)

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The folks in Yorkville don't want to deal w/the subway nor the SBS on the M15 and they can afford $5 - $6 each way.

 

This X40 sounds weird... Why Union City????

 

MTA buses are not allowed to p/u, d/o in NJ..

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I created a manhattan route in the form of the M17:

M17: Serves World Trade Center/Chambers Street to West 34th Street

 

Stops: Via Chambers Street, Canal Street W.Houston Street, West 4th Street, Turn right to 14th Street then up 8av with the M20. Then terminates at 34 Penn Station.

 

Task: Assist (E) train passengers in going to World Trade Center in times when it is re-routed to alternative route. Assist Crosstown workers in transfers.

 

Additional Service: Extension to 42nd street during rush hours resulting in Battery Park City/South Ferry to 42nd street/Port Authority Bus Terminal.

 

This has yet to be developed but it'll be more Improved.

 

Nonstop, this would have been the former X26 bus route.

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MTA buses are not allowed to p/u, d/o in NJ..

 

I see. I'll assume you're talking about the express buses. Then it could be done by a private operator.

 

And to answer your question, VG8, I imagine the SIers would fill up about 24 to 35 seats per run with about maybe 7 round trips.

Edited by Q101 E Midtown

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I see. I'll assume you're talking about the express buses. Then it could be done by a private operator.

 

And to answer your question, VG8, I imagine the SIers would fill up about 24 to 35 seats per run with about maybe 7 round trips.

 

Yes, I meant express buses.

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Extend the (B2) from Kings Hwy Station via Kings Hwy to McDonald Ave, then go up 2 blocks to 65 St-Ave P (F) Station and go via 65 St to 8 Ave, then replace the old B70 route from there via 8 Ave to 95 St Station (R)

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My Ideal Route would be called the Q89. (Since they discontinued the 89 in June, might as well)

Limited: Yes

Northern Teerminal: Astoria - Ditmars Blvd Subway Station

Southern Terminal: Queens College

Via: Ditmars Blvd, Astoria Blvd, & Main St.

Hours of Operation (Local)

Monday - Friday: 6:00 A.M - 11:45 P.M

Saturday And Sunday: 7:00 A.M - 12:00 A.M

Hours Of Operation (Litimed)

Monday - Friday: 6:30 A.M - 9:30 P.M

Saturday And Sunday: 7:30 A.M - 11:30 P.M

Depots: Lagurida Depot

Operated By: MTA Bus

Type of Buses it could use: Orion 07.501 NG, TMC - RTS, Orion 07.501 Hybird

(Does anybody know how to get from the Q69 terminal in Jackson Hts to Astoria Blvd)

 

the 69 or the 49?

 

- the 69 ends over there not too far from LGA (that's not jackson heights)... if you're trying to get to astoria blvd from the 69 terminal, well... just walk that 1/2 block south from where it drops you off....

 

- the 49 ends at jackson hgts (74th st terminal)... if you're trying to get to astoria blvd from therel, just take the 49 to astoria blvd... it ends over there in the 100's (street)....

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Extend the (B2) from Kings Hwy Station via Kings Hwy to McDonald Ave, then go up 2 blocks to 65 St-Ave P (F) Station and go via 65 St to 8 Ave, then replace the old B70 route from there via 8 Ave to 95 St Station (R)

 

The B2 is meant as more of a shuttle to the (B)(Q) IIRC, not a long route.

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That could possibly be because the service ends at Kings Highway, and it is harder to continue west (there is no easy way to get towards Bay Ridge/Dyker Heights). If you expand the route, you might discover a demand for travel between these areas.

 

If you think about it, the B9 gets a lot of riders that continue past the Brighton Line.

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In a way, the B2 as well, because all the Kings Plaza, Av R, and other people along the route mostly only want the (B)(Q).

 

True

 

That could possibly be because the service ends at Kings Highway, and it is harder to continue west (there is no easy way to get towards Bay Ridge/Dyker Heights). If you expand the route, you might discover a demand for travel between these areas.

 

If you think about it, the B9 gets a lot of riders that continue past the Brighton Line.

 

If it goes along Kings hwy, then onto McDonald, then 65 St it can.

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The routes no longer exist, but bring back the B71 and B77 and allow 'em to extend to South Ferry.

 

an old idea I had before the cuts:

 

B71: Prospect Park (;)(Q)(S) to South ferry (1)(R)

via flatbush, via union

 

 

If I only knew how to do those custom google maps....

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(Q46) SBS stops. All SBS buses go to LIJ:

Queens Blvd

Main St

Kissena Blvd

164 St

Utopia Pkwy

188 St

Francis Lewis Blvd

Bell Blvd

Springfield Blvd

Winchester Blvd

Commonwealth Blvd

Little Neck Pkwy

260 St

Lakeville Rd

Long Island Jewish Hospital (roadway is similar to the (M15) terminal at South Ferry

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I always thought about how long the commute would be if the Bx55 were to be extended to Manhattan, making former stops of the former 3rd Avenue Elevated on the East Side.

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What if Third Avenue were made into an +SBS+ corridor, and you had the route combined with the M15 +SBS+? From Fordham Plaza to South Ferry, the trip would be about 2 hours, comparable to the M5 route.

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