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September 1, 2019 Bus Route and Service Changes

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Here's an overview of the schedule changes that went into effect on September 1st. Some are not up, such as the Q22, Q35, and Q53 schedules. It is anticipated that service will be reduced back to regular service levels after labor day. Some areas got hit particularly hard with service reductions or other erratic scheduling, mainly in Manhattan and Staten Island.

 

The Bronx

Bx1/Bx1 LIMITED - Regular Service Levels Restored

  • Early AM service will operate every 4-10 minutes (SB) & 16-20 minutes (NB) instead of every 20 minutes.
  • LIMITED Service will begin at 5:52 AM instead of 6:18 AM (SB) & at 6:50 AM instead of 7:00 AM (NB).
  • Midday service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 12 minutes.
  • PM Shoulder & Rush service will operate every 7-8 minutes instead of every 10 minutes.
  • NB LIMITED service will end at 7:54 PM instead of 7:33 PM.

Bx2 - AM Rush Service in Riverdale Discontinued, Regular Service Levels Restored

  • In order to provide consistent headways on Grand Concourse, AM trip times have been revised.
  • All Bx2 Riverdale trips will originate at Fort Independence Avenue in Kingsbridge.
  • Evening schedules will be modified by up to 14 minutes.
  • AM Rush service will operate every 7-8 minutes instead of every 8-9 minutes.
  • PM Rush service will operate every 7-10 minutes instead of every 10 minutes.

Bx5 - Regular Service Levels Restored, Midday Service Changes

  • Early AM: WB service will operate every 15-20 minutes east of White Plains Road instead of every 8-10 minutes.
  • AM Rush: EB service will operate every 8 minutes instead of every 6 minutes.
  • Early Midday service will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 10 minutes.
  • Late Midday service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 12 minutes.
  • PM Rush service will operate every 6-8 minutes instead of every 9 minutes.
  • Saturdays: The last bus from Bay Plaza will depart at 11:58 PM instead of 12:10 AM.
  • Saturdays: The last bus from Hunts Point will depart at 12:50 AM instead of 1:12 AM.
  • Sunday Evening service will operate every 15-20 minutes instead of every 12 minutes.

Bx12 Local - Regular Service Levels Restored

  • All service between Pelham Bay Park and Orchard Beach will be discontinued.
  • Weekday Mornings: The last bus to Edson Avenue will depart Inwood at 4:50 AM instead of from Sedgwick Avenue at 6:04 AM.
  • Midday service will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 10 minutes.
  • Evening service will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 12 minutes.
  • Weekday Evenings: The first bus from Bay Plaza will depart at 10:15 PM instead of 9:21 PM.
  • Weekday Evenings: The first bus to Inwood will depart Pelham Bay at 10:15 PM instead of 9:43 PM.
  • Saturdays: Buses originating at Edson Ave between 6:30 AM-7:00 AM & 8:24 PM-10:00 PM will instead originate at Pelham Bay Park (6).
  • Saturdays: Buses terminating at Edson Ave or Bay Plaza between 6:20 AM-7:00 AM & 8:00 PM-9:55 PM will instead terminate at Pelham Bay Park (6).
  • Sundays: Service between 6:35 AM and 7:35 AM will terminate at Edson Avenue (instead of Orchard Beach).
  • Sundays: Buses originating in Pelham Bay between 7:05 AM-7:55 AM will instead originate at Edson Avenue.
  • Sundays: Buses originating at Edson Ave or Bay Plaza from 8:24 PM-10:05 PM will instead originate at Pelham Bay Park (6).
  • Saturdays: Buses terminating at Edson Ave or Bay Plaza from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM will instead terminate at Pelham Bay Park (6).
  • Weekends: Service will operate every 12-15 minutes instead of every 3-6 minutes along Fordham Road.

Bx12 SBS - Regular Service Levels Restored (New Schedule Cover and Format)

  • Early AM service will operate every 3-9 minutes instead of every 8-14 minutes.
  • Less AM service will originate from Bay Plaza.
  • Middays: Service will operate every 6 minutes instead of every 4-5 minutes.
  • PM Rush: EB service will operate every 5 minutes instead of every 6 minutes.
  • Late Evenings: EB service will operate every 12-14 minutes instead of every 10 minutes.
  • Weekdays: The last trip to Inwood will depart Bay Plaza at 10:00 PM instead of 9:50 PM.
  • Saturdays: The first trip from Inwood to Bay Plaza will depart at 6:45 AM instead of 7:00 AM.
  • Saturdays: The last trip to Inwood departs Bay Plaza at 10:25 PM instead of 10:12 PM.
  • Saturdays: The last trip to Bay Plaza departs Inwood at 11:25 PM instead of 10:10 PM.
  • Sundays: The first trip from Inwood to Bay Plaza will depart at 7:00 AM instead of 6:50 AM.
  • Sundays: The last trip to Inwood will depart Bay Plaza at 10:00 PM instead of 10:30 PM.
  • Sundays: The last trip to Bay Plaza will depart Inwood at 10:55 PM instead of 11:25 PM.

Bx15 LIMITED - AM Put-In Changes

  • Trips originating at 168 Street towards West Harlem (5:34 AM, 6:12 AM, 6:25 AM, 6:47 AM) will now originate 3 minutes earlier at Claremont Parkway.

Bx17 - Weekday AM Schedule Changes, Span Increases & Cost Neutral Practices

  • The first trip from Mott Haven to Fordham Plaza will depart at 4:15 AM instead of 4:20 AM.
  • The first trip from Fordham Plaza will now depart at 4:30 AM instead of 5:00 AM. 
  • The 5:00 AM trip from Fordham Plaza will now depart at 4:50 AM. 
  • The 5:15 AM trip from Fordham Plaza will now depart at 5:10 AM. 

Bx29 - Regular Service Levels Restored

  • Friday night/Saturday morning only trips (12:15 AM & 12:49 AM from City Island , 11:51 PM & 12:22 PM from Bay Plaza) will be discontinued.
  • Early AM rush service will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 20 minutes.
  • Saturday Evening service will operate every 30 minutes instead of every 20 minutes.

Bx35 - Service Reductions Due to Artic Implementation

  • Weekdays (5-6 AM): Service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 8 minutes.
  • AM Rush: Service will operate every 6 minutes instead of every 4 minutes.
  • Weekday Middays: Service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 7 minutes.
  • PM Rush: Service will operate every 7-9 minutes instead of every 5-6 minutes.
  • Weekdays (7-9 PM): Service will operate every 12-15 minutes instead of every 10-12 minutes.
  • Saturdays (6 AM-7 PM): Service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 6-7 minutes.
  • Saturdays (7-9 PM): Service will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 11-12 minutes.
  • Saturdays (10:20 PM-11:40 PM): EB Service will operate every 20 minutes instead of every 15 minutes.
  • Sundays (8:00 AM-6:25 PM): Service will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 9 minutes.
  • Sundays (7:40 PM-9:20 PM): Service will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 12 minutes.
  • Sundays (8:00 PM-10:00 PM:) Service will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 10-12 minutes.

Bx36 - Weekday AM Put-In Change

  • The 6:29 AM trip from West Farms Square will now  originate in Castle Hill at 6:01 AM. 

Bx40 & Bx42 - Regular Weekday Service Levels Restored

  • Early Midday Service will operate every 10 minutes combined instead of every 12 minutes (frequencies double on branches).
  • PM Rush Service will operate every 7-8 minutes combined instead of every 10-12 minutes (frequencies double on branches).

Brooklyn

B6 Local - Weekday Schedule Changes

  • Trips throughout the day running to/from points west/south of Coney Island Avenue have been revised.

B6 LIMITED - Weekday Cost Neutral Practices

  • Before 6 AM: Service will operate every 9-10 minutes instead of every 6-8 minutes.
  • Late AM Rush: Service will operate every 6 minutes instead of every 8 minutes.
  • AM Rush: Bensonhurst-bound service will operate every 3-5 minutes (west of Rockaway Parkway) instead of every 6 minutes.
  • AM Rush: Bensohurst-bound service will operate every 8-10 minutes (east of Rockaway Parkway) instead of every 6 minutes.
  • Early Midday: Service will operate every 7-8 minutes instead of every 9 minutes.
  • PM Rush: Service will operate every 5 minutes instead of every 6 minutes.
  • More frequent ENY-bound service between 9:45 PM and 10:30 PM.

B7 - Regular Weekday Service Levels Restored

  • The 6:04 AM trip from Coney Island Avenue (arriving Flatbush Ave at 6:14 AM) will be split into a 6:08 AM trip from Kings Hwy/Flatbush Ave & a 6:13 AM trip from Coney Island Avenue (arriving Flatbush Ave at 6:26 AM)
  • Service in the early AM will operate every 20 minutes instead of every 30 minutes.
  • AM rush service will operate every 10-12 minutes instead of every 12-15 minutes.
  • Early midday service will operate every 30 minutes instead of every 20 minutes.
  • PM rush service will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 15 minutes.

B9 - Schedule Changes, Additional Put-Ins

  • 5:30 AM-7:30 AM : EB service west of 5 Avenue will be halved (service every 12 minutes instead of every 6 minutes) . Every other bus originates at 5 Avenue.
  • Late Midday service will operate every 8 minutes instead of every 10 minutes.
  • Early Evening: WB service will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 10 minutes.
  • Two trips from Avenue L & Flatbush towards Bay Ridge have been added at 3:56 PM and 4:06 PM.

B15 - Net Weekday Service Reductions

  • 6:30 AM-7:30 AM: Less frequent EB service.
  • 8:00 AM-9:00 AM: WB service operates every 10 minutes instead of every 8 minutes (service east of Drew Street has double the frequencies).
  • All put-ins from Spring Creek before 6:30 AM will now originate at JFK Airport.
  • Middays: Service will operate every 8-10 minutes instead of every 6-9 minutes.
  • PM Rush: WB service will operate every 8 minutes instead of every 7.5 minutes (frequencies double east of Drew Street).
  • 5:00 PM-7:00 PM: EB service will operate every 9 minutes instead of every 8 minutes.
  • 8:00 PM-10:45 PM: EB service operates every 9-12 minutes instead of every 8-10 minutes. 

B16 - Regular Service Levels Restored

  • Short-turns to Narrows Avenue restored, now denoted in schedule.
  • Rush Hours: Service will operate every 10-12 minutes instead of every 15 minutes.

B26 - Overnight Service Changes

  • Weekdays: A 1:25 AM trip from Downtown Brooklyn to Ridegwood has been added
  • Weekdays: Trips will depart Downtown Brooklyn at 1:40 AM, 2:25 AM, 3:35 AM, 4:25 AM, and 5:15 AM instead of 1:43 AM, 2:10 AM, 3:10 AM, 4:10 AM, and 5:16 AM.
  • Weekends: Trips will depart Downtown Brooklyn at 1:40 AM, 2:25 AM, 3:25 AM , 4:25 AM, and 5:20 AM instead of 1:43 AM, 2:10 AM, 3:10 AM, 4:10 AM, and 5:15 AM.

B38 Local - Service Reduction Due to Artic Implementation

  • The 5:51 AM and 6:10 AM trips from Ridgewood (Starr Avenue Branch) to Downtown Brooklyn will instead originate at Seneca Avenue & Cornelia Street (Seneca Avenue Branch). 
  • The 7:15 AM trip from Downtown Brooklyn to Starr Avenue will instead operate to Seneca Avenue & Cornelia Street.
  • AM Rush: Service operates every 7-10 minutes instead of every 5-8 minutes.
  • Middays (10:00 AM-12:00 PM): EB service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 8 minutes.
  • Weekdays (3:00 PM-6:00 PM): WB service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 8 minutes.
  • Weekdays (6:30 PM-7:30 PM): EB service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 9 minutes.
  • Evenings (9:00 PM-9:57 PM): EB service will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 10 minutes.
  • Late Evenings (11:30 PM-12:39 AM): EB service will operate every 20-25 minutes instead of every 15-18 minutes.
  • The 1:25 AM trip from Seneca Avenue will depart at 1:19 AM instead.
  • Saturdays (8:00 AM-9:30 AM): Service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 5-8 minutes.
  • Saturdays (9:30 PM-8:45 PM): Service will operate every 8-10 minutes instead of every 6-9 minutes.
  • Sundays: (7:15 AM-11:15 AM): Service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 8-9 minutes.
  • Sundays (1:00 PM-7:00 PM): Service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 5-7 minutes.

B38 LIMITED - Service Reduction Due to Artic Implementation

  • AM Rush service will operate every 8 minutes instead of every 6-7 minutes.
  • PM Shoulder: WB Service will operate every 9-10 minutes instead of every 6-9 minutes.
  • PM Rush service will operate every 9-10 minutes instead of every 7-8 minutes.

B44 SBS - Regular Weekday Service Levels Restored (New Schedule Cover and Format)

  • Early AM service will operate more frequent.
  • AM Rush service will operate every 5-6 minutes instead of every 7-8 minutes.
  • Weekdays (9 AM-11:20 AM): Service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 8-9 minutes.
  • AM Rush service south of Avenue U will operate every 9-16 minutes instead of every 6-8 minutes.
  • More frequent service will operate in the evening.

B46 Local - Additional Weekday Service Between Avenue H & Avenue N

  • The 8:06 AM, 4:08 PM and 4:18 PM trips from Avenue H to Williamsburg Bridge Plaza will now originate at Avenue N.

B52 - Overnight Service Changes

  • Weekdays: The 3:50 AM trip from Ridgewood to Downtown Brooklyn will now depart Ridgewood at 3:40 AM.
  • Weekdays: The 5:00 AM trip from Downtown Brooklyn to Ridgewood will be discontinued. Alternatives are the 4:13 AM or 5:10 AM trips.
  • Trips to Ridgewood will now depart at :13 instead of :05 (except the current 5:05 AM trip on Saturdays, which will depart at 5:00 AM).
  • Sundays: A 4:20 AM trip from Ridgewood to Downtown Brooklyn will be added.
  • Morning Mornings: The 1:00 AM trip from Downtown Brooklyn to Ridgewood will now depart at 1:13 AM.

B54 - Significant Weekday Service Reductions

  • AM rush service will operate every 7-10 minutes instead of every 6-8 minutes.
  • Midday service will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 12 minutes.
  • PM Rush service will operate every 9-12 minutes instead of every 7-9 minutes.
  • Early Evening service will operate every 15-20 minutes instead of every 12-15 minutes.
  • Late Evening service will operate every 30 minutes instead of every 20 minutes.
  • Certain evening trips have been consolidated.

B74 - Weekday Afternoon Service Reductions

  • 1:40 PM-2:50 PM: Less service will operate.
  • Less frequent service between 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM.
  • 9:00 PM-10:00 PM: Service will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 10 minutes.

Manhattan

M5 Local - Weekday Service Reductions

  • 7:00 PM-8:00 PM: NB Service operates every 15 minutes instead of every 12 minutes.
  • 8:00 PM-9:00 PM (SB), 10:00 PM-11:00 PM (NB): Service will operate every 20 minutes instead of every 15 minutes.

M5 LIMITED - Net Service Reductions

  • AM Rush service will operate every 8 minutes instead of every 6 minutes.
  • Midday service will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 12 minutes.
  • All daytime put-ins from 135th Street to Midtown will be discontinued.
  • PM Rush: SB Service will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 12 minutes.
  • Three trips from 135th Street to 178th Street will be added at 1:46 PM, 2:31 PM, and 3:15 PM.
  • 5:00 PM-6:00 PM : NB Service operates more frequently.
  • 6:00 PM-7:00 PM: NB Service operates every 15 minutes instead of every 12 minutes.

M14 SBS - Cost Neutral Practices, Service Reductions, Introducing Inconsistent Headways on 14th Street

  • Service Adjusted between 4:40 AM and 6 AM on weekdays so that M14A service is on a consistent 15 minute headway.
  • M14A AM Rush: Service will run at a consistent 7-10 minute headway instead of inconsistent 5-10 minute headways (overall less service on 14th Street).
  • M14D AM Rush: Service will run at a consistent 3-6 minute headway instead of inconsistent 2-8 minute headways (overall less service on 14th Street).
  • M14A Middays: Service will run every 12 minutes instead of every 8-15 minutes.
  • M14D Middays: Service will run every 6 minutes instead of every 4-10 minutes.
  • M14A PM Rush: Service will run at a consistent 10-12 minute headway instead of inconsistent 6-18 minute headways (overall less service on 14th Street).
  • M14D AM Rush: Service will run at a consistent 6-8 minute headway instead of inconsistent 4-9 minute headways (overall less service on 14th Street).
  • M14A Evenings: Service will run every 12 minutes instead of every 8-15 minutes.
  • M14D Evenings: Service will run every 8-10 minutes instead of every 5-13 minutes.
  • M14A Sat (8:00 AM-7:00 PM): Service will run every 5-6 minutes instead of every 3-10 minutes
  • M14D Sat (8:00 AM-7:00 PM): Service will run every 6-7 minutes instead of every 4-8 minutes.
  • M14A/M14D Sat Evenings: Service will run every 5 minutes combined instead of every 4 minutes.
  • M14A Sun (8:00 AM-8:00 PM): Service will run every 4-5 minutes instead of every 2-8 minutes
  • M14D Sat (8:00 AM-8:00 PM): Service will run every 8-9 minutes instead of every 5-10 minutes.
  • M14A Evenings: Service will run every 9 minutes instead of every 4-18 minutes.
  • M14D Evenings: Service will run every 12 minutes instead of every 6-15 minutes.
  • Headways on 14th Street are now inconsistent throughout most of the day.
  • M14A Monday Morning: The 1:16 AM and 1:26 AM trips from Abingdon Square will be discontinued.
  • M14A Monday Morning: Two new trips from Abingdon Square will now depart at 1:30 AM and 1:40 AM.

M15 SBS - Cost Neutral Practices

  • Less frequent NB AM rush service will run from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM.
  • The 9:10 AM NB trip originating at 14th Street will now originate at South Ferry at 8:43 AM.

M20 - Weekday Service Reductions

  • 8:10 AM-9:10 AM: SB service will operate every 20 minutes instead of every 15 minutes.
  • Midday, PM Shoulder & Evening service will operate every 30 minutes instead of every 20 minutes.

M57 - Cost Neutral Practices

  • Sundays: The 11:37 AM and 11:52 AM trips from 72nd Street will be consolidated into an 11:42 AM trip.
  • Sundays: Some midday trips between 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM will be adjusted to operate 5 minutes earlier.
  • Sundays: A 1:12 PM trip from 72nd Street will be added.

M101 Local - Net Service Reductions

  • The 4:13 AM trip from 100th Street to the East Village will be discontinued.
  • The 5:07 AM trip from 100th Street will now originate at 125th Street & Lexington Avenue at 5:02 AM.
  • SB Late evening trip times below 96th Street have been revised.
  • SB local resumes at 8:37 PM instead of 9:07 PM.
  • The 7:54 PM and 8:21 PM trips from East Village to 96th Street will be discontinued.
  • An 8:33 PM short-turn from East Village to 96th Street, and an 8:40 PM local trip to Fort George will be added.
  • Less frequent NB service will operate between 10:00 PM and 11:00 PM. 

M101 LIMITED - PM Rush Reduction (Compared to Pre-Summer Schedule), Restorations of Other Service

  • Additional AM Put-Ins from 100th Street to the East Village will be added at 6:48 AM, 6:59 AM, 7:08 AM, 7:28 AM, 7:45 AM, 7:54 AM.
  • Late AM service will operate every 5 minutes north of 96 Street, and every 10-12 minutes south of 96 Street.
  • PM rush service will operate every 7-8 minutes instead of every 8-9 minutes.
  • SB service ends at 8:27 PM instead of at 8:51 PM.

M102 - Regular Weekday Service Levels Restored, Additional AM Service Provided

  • AM Rush service will operate every 5-10 minutes instead of every 8-12 minutes.
  • Midday service will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 15 minutes.
  • Evening service will operate every 10-12 minutes instead of every 15-18 minutes.
  • NB Service from 9-10 PM will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 20 minutes.

M103 - Regular Weekday Service Levels Restored, Overnight Schedule Changes

  • NB trips will now depart City Hall at :42 instead of :48 
  • The 4:34 AM trip from East Harlem will be split into a 4:20 AM and 4:40 AM trip.
  • A 5:12 AM trip from City Hall to East Harlem will be added
  • AM rush service will operate every 10-12 minutes instead of every 12-15 minutes.
  • 5:00 PM-6:00 PM: NB Service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 12 minutes.
  • 6:00 PM-7:00 PM: NB Service will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 12 minutes.
  • SB PM rush service will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 15 minutes.

M116 - Increase In Afternoon Service

  • PM shoulder service will operate every 6 minutes instead of every 8 minutes (EB direction only).

Queens

Q2 - Trip Truncation

  • The 7:38 AM trip from Hollis Avenue & 208 Street will no longer run west of 179 Street (F).

Q3 - Regular Service Levels Restored

  • The 2:46 PM and 3:14 PM put-ins from 179 Street (F) will be restored.

Q5 Local - Regular Service Levels Restored

  • The last bus of the early morning to depart from Rosedale LIRR Station will now depart at 5:51 AM instead of 5:32 AM.
  • Service from Rosedale will resume at 8:29 AM instead of 8:46 AM.
  • MIdday service will operate every 7-8 minutes instead of every 8-10 minutes.
  • PM Rush service will operate every 3-8 minutes instead of every 6-10 minutes.

Q5 LIMITED - Regular Service Levels Restored

  • AM Rush service will operate every 6-10 minutes instead of every 8-13 minutes.
  • PM Rush service will operate every 6-8 minutes instead of every 8-10 minutes.
  • Evening service will operate every 8-12 minutes instead of every 9-10 minutes.
  • The last bus to Rosedale will depart at 8:43 PM instead of 8:03 PM.

Q24 - Weekday Service Increases

  • AM rush service will operate every 6-8 minutes instead of every 8-10 minutes.
  • Slightly more frequent service will operate in the PM rush.

Q27 Local - Cost Neutral Practices, Restoration of Several Regular Headways

  • AM Rush: NB service will operate every 3-5 minutes north of Horace Harding Expwy instead of every 6-7 minutes (less frequent south of HHE).
  • AM Rush: SB service will operate every 6-8 minutes instead of every 8-15 minutes.
  • Midday service will operate every 5.5 minutes (every 11 minutes south of Jamaica Ave) instead of every 6-7 minutes throughout the route.
  • Evenings: NB service will operate every 7-10 minutes (reduction from previous non-summer schedule, which ran every 6 minutes) instead of every 10-15 minutes.
  • Evenings: SB service will operate every 7-8 minutes instead of every 8-9 minutes.

Q27 LIMITED - Cost Neutral Practices, Restoration of Regular AM Levels

  • AM Rush: NB service will operate every 3-10 minutes instead of every 6-12 minutes
  • AM Rush: SB service will operate every 6-7 minutes instead of every 10 minutes.
  • PM Rush: Service will operate every 6-8 minutes instead of every 5-7 minutes.

Q28 - Restoration of AM Service Levels

  • The 7:18 AM and 7:22 AM short-turns from Flushing to Bayside HS will be reinstated.
  • The 7:24 AM and 7:28 AM trips from Flushing will be reinstated.

Q30 - Restoration of Regular Weekday Service Levels

  • More frequent service will operate in the early AM hours.
  • AM Rush: SB service will operate every 7-8 minutes instead of every 9-10 minutes (frequencies on branches double).
  • AM Rush: NB service will operate every 2-5 minutes (every 4-5 minutes between Sutphin and 168 Street) instead of every 7-8 minutes throughout the route.
  • Midday service will operate every 7-8 minutes instead of every 9 minutes (frequencies on branches double).
  • Evening service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 12 minutes.

Q31 - Restoration of Regular Weekday Service Levels

  • Rush Hours: Service will operate every 10 minutes during the height of each rush, in the peak direction (NB AM, SB PM) instead of every 15 minutes.
  • More frequent service will operate during middays.
  • Evening service will operate every 20 minutes instead of every 30 minutes.

Q42 - PM Schedule Changes

  • The 4:35 PM trip to Jamaica will now depart at 4:40 PM.
  • The 4:50 PM trip to Jamaica will now depart at 5:00 PM.
  • The 5:10 PM trip to Jamaica will now depart at 5:20 PM.
  • The 5:30 PM trip to Jamaica will now depart at 5:35 PM.

Q43 Local - Overnight Service Reductions, AM Service Adjustments, Restoration of Some Pre-Summer Levels

  • Weekdays: Trips will depart 268 Street at 1:10 AM, 1:50 AM, 2:30 AM, 3:10 AM, and 3:50 AM, instead of 1:05 AM, 1:45 AM, 2:25 AM, 3:05 AM, and 3:43 AM.
  • Weekdays: The 4:21 AM and 4:36 AM trips will be consolidated into a 4:30 AM trip.
  • Service between 4:30 AM and 5:30 AM will operate every 15-18 minutes, instead of every 10-15 minutes.
  • Additional service will be provided between 5:30 AM and 5:50 AM.
  • The last bus in the early AM period to depart 268 Street will be at 5:50 AM instead of 6:11 AM.
  • Service from 268 Street resumes with the 9:00 AM departure instead of the 8:41 AM departure.
  • AM Rush: EB service will operate every 4-5 minutes instead of every 8-15 minutes.
  • Service will operate every 9 minutes during the late midday and early PM rush, instead of every 10 minutes.
  • Evening service will operate every 8 minutes instead of every 9 minutes.

Q43 LIMITED - Regular Service Levels Restored

  • AM service will operate every 3-5 minutes instead of every 4-7 minutes.
  • The last bus from Floral Park will depart at 8:55 AM instead of 8:37 AM.
  • Service during the height of the rush hour will operate every 4 minutes instead of every 5 minutes.

Q44 SBS - Discontinuation of Certain Short-turns & Put-Ins on Weekdays (New Schedule Cover and Format)

  • The 6:02 AM, 6:27 AM, 9:26 AM, and 9:42 AM trips from Jamaica to Flushing will be discontinued.
  • The 2:11 PM trip from Flushing to the Bronx Zoo will be discontinued.

Q46 Local - Regular Service Levels Restored, Other Schedule Changes

  • Service from 4:00-5:00 AM will be redistributed to operate every 15 minutes instead of every 20 minutes and then every 10 minutes.
  • Service from 5:00-6:00 AM will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 20 minutes.
  • Service during the height of the AM rush will operate every 5 minutes instead of every 6 minutes.
  • AM Rush: EB service will operate every 7-8 minutes instead of every 8-9 minutes.
  • Midday service will operate every 6 minutes instead of every 6.5 minutes.
  • PM Rush: WB service will operate every 5-7 minutes instead of every 6-8 minutes.

Q46 LIMITED - Cost Neutral Practices, Schedule Adjustments

  • The first trip from Glen Oaks will now depart at 5:51 AM instead of 6:00 AM.
  • The first trip from LIJ will now depart at 5:55 AM instead of 5:49 AM. 
  • Less frequent service from 6:00-7:30 AM will operate.
  • More frequent service from 7:30-8:30 AM will operate.
  • The 9:43 AM and 9:58 AM trips from Kew Gardens to LIJ will be discontinued.
  • PM Rush: Service will operate every 3-4 minutes instead of every 4-6 minutes.
  • Evenings: Service will operate every  5 minutes instead of every 6-9 minutes.

Q48 - Increases in Saturday Morning Service

  • 5:40 AM-6:40 AM: WB Service will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 20 minutes.
  • 6:30 AM-7:30 AM: EB Service will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 20 minutes.

Q54 - Regular Service Levels Restored

  • Rush Hour: WB Service will operate every 6-8 minutes instead of every 10-12 minutes.
  • More frequent service will be provided during midday hours.
  • Daytime short-turns from Jamaica to Fresh Pond Road will be reinstated.
  • PM Shoulder Put-Ins from Fresh Pond Road to Jamaica will be discontinued.

Q58 Local - Regular Service Levels Restored

  • AM Rush: Service will operate every 4-6 minutes instead of every 7-8 minutes.
  • Late evening service will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 20 minutes.

Q58 LIMITED - Regular Service Levels Restored

  • AM Rush: Service will operate every 3-5 minutes instead of every 6-10 minutes.
  • Late AM: Service will operate every 10-20 minutes instead of every 12-15 minutes.
  • The 11:07 AM trip from Ridgewood to Flushing will be discontinued.
  • The 12:16 PM trip from Flushing to Ridgewood will be discontinued.
  • The first afternoon bus departing from Ridgewood will depart at 2:35 PM instead of 3:00 PM.

Q76 - Regular Service Levels Restored

  • Rush Hours: Service will operate every 7-12 minutes instead of every 15 minutes.
  • PM Shoulder: Service will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 15 minutes.

Q85 Local - Regular Weekday Service Levels Restored

  • AM peak service between 5:15 AM and 6:40 AM will be discontinued south of Farmers Boulevard & Bedell Street.
  • AM peak service between 7:40 AM and 8:30 AM will now originate at 243 Street & 147 Avenue in Rosedale instead of at Farmers Boulevard & Bedell Street.
  • AM rush service will operate every 8 minutes instead of every 10-12 minutes.
  • Early Midday service will operate every 8.5 minutes instead of every 8 minutes.
  • Late Midday service will operate every 7 minutes instead of every 8 minutes.
  • PM Rush service will operate every 8.5 minutes instead of every 10 minutes

Q85 LIMITED - Regular Service Levels Restored

  • AM Rush service will operate every 4-8 minutes instead of every 5-10 minutes.
  • PM Shoulder service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 15-20 minutes.
  • PM Rush service will operate every 5-8 minutes instead of every 7-10 minutes.
  • Evening service will operate every 8-10 minutes instead of every 12-15 minutes.

QM5 - Additional Early Morning Weekday Service via Fresh Meadows

  • The 5:10 AM trip from Glen Oaks to Midtown will now operate via Fresh Meadows.
  • One minute of runtime will be been added to the trip above.

Staten Island

S57 - Weekday Schedule Change

  • The 8:40 PM trip to Port Richmond from Hylan Blvd & Ebbitts Street will now depart at 8:35 PM.

S74 - Sunday Service Reductions, Overnight Schedule Changes

  • Ferry-bound trips now depart Bricktown Mall up to 13 minutes earlier between 12:00 AM and 5:00 AM.
  • All service from 7:10 AM-8:10 AM & 2:00 PM-3:00 PM which originates at ETC will now originate at Bricktown Mall.
  • The 8:46 AM and 9:13 AM trips from Bricktown Mall to St. George will be discontinued.
  • SB service from 9:30 AM-12:30 PM, 1:30 PM-3:30 PM & 5:00 PM-6:00 PM operates every 30 minutes instead of every 15 minutes.
  • All SB service from 3:30 PM-5:00 PM will operate the full route (15 minute headways west/south of ETC) instead of having short-turns to ETC.

S78 - Significant Reductions in Sunday Service

  • 8:40 AM-5:10 PM: Ferry-bound service will operate every 30 minutes instead of every 15 minutes north of Richmond Avenue.
  • 10:00 AM-7:00 PM: SB service will operate every 30 minutes instead of every 15 minutes north of Richmond Avenue.

S89 LIMITED - Evening Adjustments

  • Trip times for the 7:40 PM trip from Bayonne have been adjusted on Staten Island.
  • The 7:40 PM trip now operates up to 34 minutes earlier on SI. 

SIM1 - PM Trip Addition

  • An additional 5:32 PM trip from Greenwich Village to Eltingville will be added.

SIM2 - AM Service Increase

  • Service from 7:00 AM-8:00 AM will operate every 8 minutes instead of every 12-15 minutes.

SIM4 - AM Trip Addition

  • An additional 8:20 AM trip from Annadale to Downtown will be added.

SIM6 - AM Trip Addition

  • An additional 7:15 AM trip from Eltingville to East Midtown will be added.

SIM7 - AM Trip Consolidation

  • The 6:40 AM and 6:50 AM trips from Eltingville will be consolidated into a 6:45 AM trip.

SIM10 - PM Trip Addition

  • An additional 5;13 PM trip from Central Park South to Eltingville will be added.

SIM15 - AM Service Decrease

  • Service from 6:10 AM-6:40 AM will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 6-8 minutes.

 

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No matter what they do with that Q24.....that won't solve the problem of it's consistent bunching.

A part of me, for my own selfish reasons wishes that they would add a bit more buses to the Q41, with better headways. It makes my life easier not having to deal with the inept Q24.

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1 hour ago, Cait Sith said:

No matter what they do with that Q24.....that won't solve the problem of it's consistent bunching.

A part of me, for my own selfish reasons wishes that they would add a bit more buses to the Q41, with better headways. It makes my life easier not having to deal with the inept Q24.

The Q24 during the (pm) rush loses a ton of time east of the Van Wyck - same exact deal w/ the Q54 & the Q56.... It's just that simple, and the worst part is that there isn't much that can be done about it.... There are just too many routes emanating from areas west of Jamaica that pan too deep into Jamaica.... And just wait until all those hotels end up being propped up around Sutphin/Archer....

As for the Q41, while I hate to admit it (because it is my "go to", to get to the Rockaways from Jamaica.... Q41→Q53), it's a coverage route/gap filler a lot of people use interchangeably w/ either the 8, 24, or 112... Regardless, you're not alone....  Service-wise, the MTA has long had a history of being frugal with it....

Nothing beats the joys of waiting at 165th, seeing a crapton of Q6's & Q8's depart before you even note any semblance of a Q41..... And then when one finally shows up, the b/o goes on an epic layover.... Smh....

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35 minutes ago, B35 via Church said:

The Q24 during the (pm) rush loses a ton of time east of the Van Wyck - same exact deal w/ the Q54 & the Q56.... It's just that simple, and the worst part is that there isn't much that can be done about it.... There are just too many routes emanating from areas west of Jamaica that pan too deep into Jamaica.... And just wait until all those hotels end up being propped up around Sutphin/Archer....

As for the Q41, while I hate to admit it (because it is my "go to", to get to the Rockaways from Jamaica.... Q41→Q53), it's a coverage route/gap filler a lot of people use interchangeably w/ either the 8, 24, or 112... Regardless, you're not alone....  Service-wise, the MTA has long had a history of being frugal with it....

Nothing beats the joys of waiting at 165th, seeing a crapton of Q6's & Q8's depart before you even note any semblance of a Q41..... And then when one finally shows up, the b/o goes on an epic layover.... Smh....

While all of that is true, the Q24 also has a tendency to bunch like crazy on the Brooklyn side as well(it's bunching between Broadway Junction and Lafayette-Patchen at this moment). Jamaica isn't that bad today either so I'm not sure why they would be bunching as bad as they are. The line also has a tendency to bunch even after 10pm and on Sunday/Holiday schedules and it baffles me. The whole line needs better dispatching and supervision. One of the problems is that they hardly ever short turn the Q24 at Archer-Sutphin to make up for gaps in service or reduce the neverending bunching problems, but they short turn the Q54 to the Van Wyck(technically, they short turn it at Jamaica-138th).

In terms of the Q54 and Q56, often times I would take a Q54 and Q56 to the Van Wyck and just walk home from there when there's no Q24 or Q41 to be seen, and by the time I would get to Atlantic, there would still be no Q24s to be seen, even if I were to make a quick stop at the Kennedy's on that corner of Jamaica/Van Wyck. I would take the Q8, but the fact that the stop is right before it crosses the Van Wyck is a bit of a nuisance because of how long that light stays on green for the service road. And lately, operators have assumed that the 133rd Street stop is gone because the bus stop sign was removed.....by someone who lives by that stop.

As for that last part of the Q41, that was, and still is my life as a Queens resident lol. Nowadays I just tend to walk home from 165th Street Terminal, or if I'm that much of a lazy bastard, take the E to Jamaica-Van Wyck and walk home from there.

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26 minutes ago, Cait Sith said:

While all of that is true, the Q24 also has a tendency to bunch like crazy on the Brooklyn side as well (it's bunching between Broadway Junction and Lafayette-Patchen at this moment). Jamaica isn't that bad today either so I'm not sure why they would be bunching as bad as they are. The line also has a tendency to bunch even after 10pm and on Sunday/Holiday schedules and it baffles me. The whole line needs better dispatching and supervision. One of the problems is that they hardly ever short turn the Q24 at Archer-Sutphin to make up for gaps in service or reduce the neverending bunching problems, but they short turn the Q54 to the Van Wyck(technically, they short turn it at Jamaica-138th).

I know it does & it's a reason I opt for the Q56 over the Q24 over there at Alabama if I don't feel like putting up w/ the (J).... While the Q56 snails under the el, the Q24 simply makes too many stops along Atlantic during the meat of the day; my luck is simply better w/ the Q56 anyway, I find..... The ONLY time I use the Q24 to get to Jamaica is during the early morning hours; otherwise, forget it..... Ever since they've reinstated Q24 service to Patchen, usage has picked up - it's not carrying air like it used to along Broadway, before it got cut back to Broadway Junction.... So yeah, definitely a factor with the route's bunching....

38 minutes ago, Cait Sith said:

In terms of the Q54 and Q56, often times I would take a Q54 and Q56 to the Van Wyck and just walk home from there when there's no Q24 or Q41 to be seen, and by the time I would get to Atlantic, there would still be no Q24s to be seen, even if I were to make a quick stop at the Kennedy's on that corner of Jamaica/Van Wyck. I would take the Q8, but the fact that the stop is right before it crosses the Van Wyck is a bit of a nuisance because of how long that light stays on green for the service road. And lately, operators have assumed that the 133rd Street stop is gone because the bus stop sign was removed.....by someone who lives by that stop.

I take Atlantic coming home from work & I often say to myself, where the f*** are these buses.... I usually get to Jamaica proper around 5:30-ish from the office (Mineola), and it's more often than not that I can go long stretches without seeing a bus & when I do finally see one, it's usually two (don't know if that came off right, but you get the point)..... I can state without hesitation that buses are not running uniformly; not even close & it's been a problem for decades with the Q24....

Q54 is a lost cause; while I'm a fan of short turns in general, they're just not working on this route.... A local from Williamsburg to Jamaica is too much & Met. av being as narrow as it is, does not help matters... The thing needs to be split.... The ridership patterns would support it... It's not like the Q24 where folks are riding crazy long distances on it....

1 hour ago, Cait Sith said:

As for that last part of the Q41, that was, and still is my life as a Queens resident lol. Nowadays I just tend to walk home from 165th Street Terminal, or if I'm that much of a lazy bastard, take the E to Jamaica-Van Wyck and walk home from there.

I'm sure it is.... Sucks that you have to put up with it for years on end....

I'm just a Brooklyn resident that's sporadically taken/takes the thing over the course of time & I clearly see what's been, and still does go on... Just a microcosm of the proverbial leopard not changing its spots....

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3 hours ago, Cait Sith said:

No matter what they do with that Q24.....that won't solve the problem of it's consistent bunching.

A part of me, for my own selfish reasons wishes that they would add a bit more buses to the Q41, with better headways. It makes my life easier not having to deal with the inept Q24.

 

They should have "restored" the Broadway section as a separate route (B22?) or an extension of the B83.

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So they lied about the S53 increases as well. Guess the (MTA) decided not to increase service on the S46 and S53 like they said. Probably because of the high rate of fare evasion on SI.

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I always hope that they would add more service to the Q19, but I forget that they barely touch MTA Bus routes. 

 

As for the Q24 why don’t they just run the thing from Broadway Junction to Jamaica Center. I don’t think there is any need for it to go to 168th Street. I feel like service along Broadway is primarily there because the MTA is too cheap to open up closed entrances on the (J). It makes more sense to take the Q24 or B20 over the (J) because the bus will drop you much closer than the train due to entrances being at one end of the platform.

As for what should serve that stretch of Broadway, I don’t know. I don’t think an existing route should do it. However if I had to pick I think the B83 would be a better choice over the Q24. 

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So, what I'm seeing, the M14A/D was reduced b/c of the (M) alternative out of Manhattan and to avoid bunching with one another?  

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32 minutes ago, Calvin said:

So, what I'm seeing, the M14A/D was reduced b/c of the (M) alternative out of Manhattan and to avoid bunching with one another?  

 

I'm not sure it was reduced. It seems to have the same number of trips as before, just moved around a little to make even headways on each branch. There might also be a little less running time.

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3 hours ago, Calvin said:

So, what I'm seeing, the M14A/D was reduced b/c of the (M) alternative out of Manhattan and to avoid bunching with one another?  

 

2 hours ago, Gotham Bus Co. said:

 

I'm not sure it was reduced. It seems to have the same number of trips as before, just moved around a little to make even headways on each branch. There might also be a little less running time.

If you count the trips during the rush hour between July and now, they have gone down overall. Most other times, the BPH on 14th Street is the same. The way the M14A/D were scheduled up to now was essentially as one route with branches. The headways are consistent on the trunk, but differ on the branches. The D branch got more service at times, so the headways ranged quite a bit, and so did A (although they were more consistent).

Now, they are scheduled as two separate routes, with differing headways. This is okay for the individual sections (which has quite a number of riders), but makes it worse for riders specifically going across 14th Street, because now the headways are not consistent. You could be waiting 7 minutes and two buses will show up together (during the rush hour), where previously, it was at most a 2-3 minute (theoretical) wait. Factor in the traffic, and bunching, and the waits are still going to be terrible if you miss the wrong bus.

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6 hours ago, BM5 via Woodhaven said:

Now, they are scheduled as two separate routes, with differing headways. This is okay for the individual sections (which has quite a number of riders), but makes it worse for riders specifically going across 14th Street, because now the headways are not consistent. You could be waiting 7 minutes and two buses will show up together (during the rush hour), where previously, it was at most a 2-3 minute (theoretical) wait. Factor in the traffic, and bunching, and the waits are still going to be terrible if you miss the wrong bus.

 

Each individual section (south and east of 14th & A) is actually longer than the common portion along 14th, so it might make sense to treat each as its own route.

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1 hour ago, Gotham Bus Co. said:

 

Each individual section (south and east of 14th & A) is actually longer than the common portion along 14th, so it might make sense to treat each as its own route.

Ideally, we would have consistent schedules between the two and on the branches.

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12 hours ago, NewFlyer 230 said:

As for the Q24 why don’t they just run the thing from Broadway Junction to Jamaica Center. I don’t think there is any need for it to go to 168th Street.

168th/Merrick isn't much more than a convenient layover spot....

I think there should be some sort of analysis as to what routes terminate at 165th.... I understand interlining goes on, but still, the"MTA bus" end of the terminal IMO is a little under-utilized....

Matter fact, I think there should be an analysis/study as to what routes (should) terminate where within Jamaica, period.....

 

 

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10 hours ago, Lex said:

Ideally, we would have consistent schedules between the two and on the branches.

The only way to do that would be to split everything 1-to-1. With higher ridership levels on D than on A, a 1-to-1 split means either over-serving the A branch or under-serving the D branch.

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9 hours ago, B35 via Church said:

168th/Merrick isn't much more than a convenient layover spot....

I think there should be some sort of analysis as to what routes terminate at 165th.... I understand interlining goes on, but still, the"MTA bus" end of the terminal IMO is a little under-utilized....

Matter fact, I think there should be an analysis/study as to what routes (should) terminate where within Jamaica, period.....

 

 

The few times that I actually bother to go over to 165th to xfer over to another route for Jamaica LIRR, I always see the NICE routes (n6, n22, and n24) get some usage over there along with the Q6 and Q8. In fact, the n6 is the only route that gets some semblance of usage at 165th Street during overnight hours. 

The Q36 is pretty weird. I always see four of them on Hillside and none or one of them at Jamaica Avenue. I'm not buying the narrow street argument because I've been on a few n6x runs that use 205th Street to reach Hillside from Jamaica to save time, or use Springfield to reach Hempstead Ave from Hillside. 

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2 hours ago, NY1635 said:

The few times that I actually bother to go over to 165th to xfer over to another route for Jamaica LIRR, I always see the NICE routes (n6, n22, and n24) get some usage over there along with the Q6 and Q8. In fact, the n6 is the only route that gets some semblance of usage at 165th Street during overnight hours. 

The Q36 is pretty weird. I always see four of them on Hillside and none or one of them at Jamaica Avenue. I'm not buying the narrow street argument because I've been on a few n6x runs that use 205th Street to reach Hillside from Jamaica to save time, or use Springfield to reach Hempstead Ave from Hillside. 

There wouldn't be a need for you to (buy any such argument) - as what you're describing there has nothing to do with the Q36's stint on 212th (it practically runs unimpeded along that part of the route FWIW)....

The Q36 simply has more passenger activity along Hillside, compared to Jamaica av.... More people use it as backup to the Q43 (eastbound) over the Q1....

What's weird about the route, is that the MTA used it to supersede the Q79.... Damn thing carries so much air along LNP, it isn't even funny.....

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On 9/2/2019 at 2:41 AM, BM5 via Woodhaven said:

Here's an overview of the schedule changes that went into effect on September 1st. Some are not up, such as the Q22, Q35, and Q53 schedules. It is anticipated that service will be reduced back to regular service levels after labor day. Some areas got hit particularly hard with service reductions or other erratic scheduling, mainly in Manhattan and Staten Island.

Brooklyn

B6 Local - Weekday Schedule Changes

  • Trips throughout the day running to/from points west/south of Coney Island Avenue have been revised.

B6 LIMITED - Weekday Cost Neutral Practices

  • Before 6 AM: Service will operate every 9-10 minutes instead of every 6-8 minutes.
  • Late AM Rush: Service will operate every 6 minutes instead of every 8 minutes.
  • AM Rush: Bensonhurst-bound service will operate every 3-5 minutes (west of Rockaway Parkway) instead of every 6 minutes.
  • AM Rush: Bensohurst-bound service will operate every 8-10 minutes (east of Rockaway Parkway) instead of every 6 minutes.
  • Early Midday: Service will operate every 7-8 minutes instead of every 9 minutes.
  • PM Rush: Service will operate every 5 minutes instead of every 6 minutes.
  • More frequent ENY-bound service between 9:45 PM and 10:30 PM.

B7 - Regular Weekday Service Levels Restored

  • The 6:04 AM trip from Coney Island Avenue (arriving Flatbush Ave at 6:14 AM) will be split into a 6:08 AM trip from Kings Hwy/Flatbush Ave & a 6:13 AM trip from Coney Island Avenue (arriving Flatbush Ave at 6:26 AM)
  • Service in the early AM will operate every 20 minutes instead of every 30 minutes.
  • AM rush service will operate every 10-12 minutes instead of every 12-15 minutes.
  • Early midday service will operate every 30 minutes instead of every 20 minutes.
  • PM rush service will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 15 minutes.

B9 - Schedule Changes, Additional Put-Ins

  • 5:30 AM-7:30 AM : EB service west of 5 Avenue will be halved (service every 12 minutes instead of every 6 minutes) . Every other bus originates at 5 Avenue.
  • Late Midday service will operate every 8 minutes instead of every 10 minutes.
  • Early Evening: WB service will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 10 minutes.
  • Two trips from Avenue L & Flatbush towards Bay Ridge have been added at 3:56 PM and 4:06 PM.

B15 - Net Weekday Service Reductions

  • 6:30 AM-7:30 AM: Less frequent EB service.
  • 8:00 AM-9:00 AM: WB service operates every 10 minutes instead of every 8 minutes (service east of Drew Street has double the frequencies).
  • All put-ins from Spring Creek before 6:30 AM will now originate at JFK Airport.
  • Middays: Service will operate every 8-10 minutes instead of every 6-9 minutes.
  • PM Rush: WB service will operate every 8 minutes instead of every 7.5 minutes (frequencies double east of Drew Street).
  • 5:00 PM-7:00 PM: EB service will operate every 9 minutes instead of every 8 minutes.
  • 8:00 PM-10:45 PM: EB service operates every 9-12 minutes instead of every 8-10 minutes. 

B16 - Regular Service Levels Restored

  • Short-turns to Narrows Avenue restored, now denoted in schedule.
  • Rush Hours: Service will operate every 10-12 minutes instead of every 15 minutes.

B26 - Overnight Service Changes

  • Weekdays: A 1:25 AM trip from Downtown Brooklyn to Ridegwood has been added
  • Weekdays: Trips will depart Downtown Brooklyn at 1:40 AM, 2:25 AM, 3:35 AM, 4:25 AM, and 5:15 AM instead of 1:43 AM, 2:10 AM, 3:10 AM, 4:10 AM, and 5:16 AM.
  • Weekends: Trips will depart Downtown Brooklyn at 1:40 AM, 2:25 AM, 3:25 AM , 4:25 AM, and 5:20 AM instead of 1:43 AM, 2:10 AM, 3:10 AM, 4:10 AM, and 5:15 AM.

B38 Local - Service Reduction Due to Artic Implementation

  • The 5:51 AM and 6:10 AM trips from Ridgewood (Starr Avenue Branch) to Downtown Brooklyn will instead originate at Seneca Avenue & Cornelia Street (Seneca Avenue Branch). 
  • The 7:15 AM trip from Downtown Brooklyn to Starr Avenue will instead operate to Seneca Avenue & Cornelia Street.
  • AM Rush: Service operates every 7-10 minutes instead of every 5-8 minutes.
  • Middays (10:00 AM-12:00 PM): EB service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 8 minutes.
  • Weekdays (3:00 PM-6:00 PM): WB service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 8 minutes.
  • Weekdays (6:30 PM-7:30 PM): EB service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 9 minutes.
  • Evenings (9:00 PM-9:57 PM): EB service will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 10 minutes.
  • Late Evenings (11:30 PM-12:39 AM): EB service will operate every 20-25 minutes instead of every 15-18 minutes.
  • The 1:25 AM trip from Seneca Avenue will depart at 1:19 AM instead.
  • Saturdays (8:00 AM-9:30 AM): Service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 5-8 minutes.
  • Saturdays (9:30 PM-8:45 PM): Service will operate every 8-10 minutes instead of every 6-9 minutes.
  • Sundays: (7:15 AM-11:15 AM): Service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 8-9 minutes.
  • Sundays (1:00 PM-7:00 PM): Service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 5-7 minutes.

B38 LIMITED - Service Reduction Due to Artic Implementation

  • AM Rush service will operate every 8 minutes instead of every 6-7 minutes.
  • PM Shoulder: WB Service will operate every 9-10 minutes instead of every 6-9 minutes.
  • PM Rush service will operate every 9-10 minutes instead of every 7-8 minutes.

B44 SBS - Regular Weekday Service Levels Restored (New Schedule Cover and Format)

  • Early AM service will operate more frequent.
  • AM Rush service will operate every 5-6 minutes instead of every 7-8 minutes.
  • Weekdays (9 AM-11:20 AM): Service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 8-9 minutes.
  • AM Rush service south of Avenue U will operate every 9-16 minutes instead of every 6-8 minutes.
  • More frequent service will operate in the evening.

B46 Local - Additional Weekday Service Between Avenue H & Avenue N

  • The 8:06 AM, 4:08 PM and 4:18 PM trips from Avenue H to Williamsburg Bridge Plaza will now originate at Avenue N.

B52 - Overnight Service Changes

  • Weekdays: The 3:50 AM trip from Ridgewood to Downtown Brooklyn will now depart Ridgewood at 3:40 AM.
  • Weekdays: The 5:00 AM trip from Downtown Brooklyn to Ridgewood will be discontinued. Alternatives are the 4:13 AM or 5:10 AM trips.
  • Trips to Ridgewood will now depart at :13 instead of :05 (except the current 5:05 AM trip on Saturdays, which will depart at 5:00 AM).
  • Sundays: A 4:20 AM trip from Ridgewood to Downtown Brooklyn will be added.
  • Morning Mornings: The 1:00 AM trip from Downtown Brooklyn to Ridgewood will now depart at 1:13 AM.

B54 - Significant Weekday Service Reductions

  • AM rush service will operate every 7-10 minutes instead of every 6-8 minutes.
  • Midday service will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 12 minutes.
  • PM Rush service will operate every 9-12 minutes instead of every 7-9 minutes.
  • Early Evening service will operate every 15-20 minutes instead of every 12-15 minutes.
  • Late Evening service will operate every 30 minutes instead of every 20 minutes.
  • Certain evening trips have been consolidated.

B74 - Weekday Afternoon Service Reductions

  • 1:40 PM-2:50 PM: Less service will operate.
  • Less frequent service between 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM.
  • 9:00 PM-10:00 PM: Service will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 10 minutes.

 

Q24 - Weekday Service Increases

  • AM rush service will operate every 6-8 minutes instead of every 8-10 minutes.
  • Slightly more frequent service will operate in the PM rush..

Q54 - Regular Service Levels Restored

  • Rush Hour: WB Service will operate every 6-8 minutes instead of every 10-12 minutes.
  • More frequent service will be provided during midday hours.
  • Daytime short-turns from Jamaica to Fresh Pond Road will be reinstated.
  • PM Shoulder Put-Ins from Fresh Pond Road to Jamaica will be discontinued.

Q58 Local - Regular Service Levels Restored

  • AM Rush: Service will operate every 4-6 minutes instead of every 7-8 minutes.
  • Late evening service will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 20 minutes.

Q58 LIMITED - Regular Service Levels Restored

  • AM Rush: Service will operate every 3-5 minutes instead of every 6-10 minutes.
  • Late AM: Service will operate every 10-20 minutes instead of every 12-15 minutes.
  • The 11:07 AM trip from Ridgewood to Flushing will be discontinued.
  • The 12:16 PM trip from Flushing to Ridgewood will be discontinued.
  • The first afternoon bus departing from Ridgewood will depart at 2:35 PM instead of 3:00 PM.

 

Brooklyn Division winners, losers and neutral for September 2019. Additional commentary later for other boroughs.  As always comments, criticisms and or concerns. 

Winners: 

Flatbush: The (MTA) is starting to finally address some of the B44+ issues with additional service. However, still no new delivery of artics.. Also, B46 pull out from Avenue N is essential to maintain levels on the local. 

East New York: Although this would be on the neutral side, but ENY wins with the Q24 frequent service. One may say that service is a bit infrequent between the East NY line and Ozone Park which to me needs to be addressed. However, with some recent additions the 24 will be well covered  

Losers: 

Fresh Pond: Big hits on the B26,B52, B54 service. The saving grace for them is B7, Q54 services being restored. 

Grand Avenue: B38 implementation of artic service and cuts. Saving grace for GA- restored Q58 service levels  

Neutral: Ulmer Park, Jackie Gleason. 

 

 

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On 9/3/2019 at 5:04 PM, B35 via Church said:

There wouldn't be a need for you to (buy any such argument) - as what you're describing there has nothing to do with the Q36's stint on 212th (it practically runs unimpeded along that part of the route FWIW)....

The Q36 simply has more passenger activity along Hillside, compared to Jamaica av.... More people use it as backup to the Q43 (eastbound) over the Q1....

What's weird about the route, is that the MTA used it to supersede the Q79.... Damn thing carries so much air along LNP, it isn't even funny.....

To be fair, the Q79 was also mostly air. The route is so lightly used that even that dinky van replacement service carried air.

You could probably shove everyone on the Q79 into taxis/Uber and it would probably be cheaper. As a former resident LNP bus service just doesn't work, especially since LNP is hardly ever congested.

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2 hours ago, bobtehpanda said:

To be fair, the Q79 was also mostly air. The route is so lightly used that even that dinky van replacement service carried air.

You could probably shove everyone on the Q79 into taxis/Uber and it would probably be cheaper. As a former resident LNP bus service just doesn't work, especially since LNP is hardly ever congested.

Of course it was, but my point is & has been that the Q79 carried less air than the Q36 does now along LNP... I think there's something to that.

It's one thing to have gotten rid of the S60 & replaced it with a diversion of the S66.... It's another to run Q36's to Little Neck as a compromise to getting rid of the Q79.

If I thought it was time to cut my losses with the Q79, then that would have been it & the end of it....

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31 minutes ago, B35 via Church said:

Of course it was, but my point is & has been that the Q79 carried less air than the Q36 does now along LNP... I think there's something to that.

It's one thing to have gotten rid of the S60 & replaced it with a diversion of the S66.... It's another to run Q36's to Little Neck as a compromise to getting rid of the Q79.

If I thought it was time to cut my losses with the Q79, then that would have been it & the end of it....

What was the Q79? Was it the college shuttle?

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46 minutes ago, Lawrence St said:

What was the Q79? Was it the college shuttle?

The bus that ran along Little Neck Parkway. From the LIRR station at Little Neck to the Q36 terminal in Floral Park. 

Was cut in 2010, and restored with an extension of Q36 

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2 hours ago, B35 via Church said:

Of course it was, but my point is & has been that the Q79 carried less air than the Q36 does now along LNP... I think there's something to that.

 

Do you suppose that riders are avoiding the Q36 just because it isn't a stand-alone route?

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