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June 28th, 2020 Bus Route and Service Changes

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I originally wasn't planning on doing this list, but after the most recent service changes, I decided to do so. Most of the stuff on this list already is happening, but I started this list before the service changes went into effect for a lot of these routes, but it took me quite a while to make the list, and I didn't feel like changing the verb tenses. Anyways, here's the complete set of service changes, as follows:

 

The Bronx

Bx1 LIMITED : Summer Schedule - Service Reductions

  • Early AM service will operate every 20 minutes instead of every 6-10 minutes
  • LIMITED service will start later: at 6:18 AM instead of 5:52 AM (from Riverdale) & at 7:00 AM instead of 6:50 AM (from Mott Haven)
  • Service will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 10 minutes during midday hours on weekdays
  • Service will operate every 10 minutes during the PM peak shoulder instead of every 8 minutes
  • Northbound LIMITED service will end earlier- at 7:33 PM instead of 7:54 PM

Bx2: Summer Schedule - Reductions, Additional AM service from Riverdale

  • Two buses between 6:30 AM and 7:00 AM will originate at W 231 Street & Riverdale Avenue instead of at Fort Independence Avenue
  • Service will operate every 8-9 minutes instead of every 7-8 minutes during the AM rush
  • Service will operate every 7 minutes during middays instead of every 8-9 minutes
  • Service will operate every 10 minutes during the PM peak instead of every 9 minutes

Bx3: Weekday Service Reductions

  • Early midday service will operate every 7-8 minutes instead of every 6 minutes

Bx5: Summer Schedule

  • All WB service before 7:20 AM will originate in Pelham Bay
  • Service east of White Plains Road will operate every 6-12 minutes instead of every 10-20 minutes
  • Frequency West of White Plains Road will operate every 4-7 minutes instead of every 3-5 minutes during the height of the AM peak
  • Service will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 9 minutes during the PM peak shoulder
  • Buses will operate every 14-20 minutes during middays instead of every 20-24 minutes east of White Plains Road
  • Service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 9 minutes during the early evening on weekdays
  • Service during the afternoon on Saturdays will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 9 minutes
  • The last bus from Bay Plaza on Saturdays will depart at 12:15 AM trip instead of 11:58 PM
  • Saturday evening service will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 20 minutes
  • The last bus from Hunts Point on Saturdays will depart at 1:12 AM instead of 12:50 AM
  • Sunday evening service will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 15 minutes

Bx12 Local: Summer Service Increases, Through Service to/from Orchard Begins (Beginning July 1st)

  • Service will operate every 10 minutes throughout the day on weekdays (instead of every 12 minutes during middays and evenings)
  • The first local bus from Bay Plaza will depart at 9:21 PM instead of at 10:15 PM (Weekdays), and at 8:24 PM instead of 10:00 PM (Saturdays), Increase over last summer
  • Local Service will operate every 12 minutes during evenings instead of every 15 minutes
  • The first bus from Inwood will departs at 10:29 PM instead of at 10:55 PM (Weekdays)
  • Weekend service will operate every 3-6 minutes instead of every 12-15 minutes during the day
  • Certain late AM, midday, afternoon, and early evening trips on weekends will be extended to Inwood

Bx12 SBS: Summer Schedule - Daily Service Additions & Adjustments

  • A new 5:00 AM trip from Edson Avenue & Bartow Avenue will be added (weekdays)
  • A new 5:50 AM trip from Inwood has been added (Weekdays)
  • Service will operate every 4-5 minutes instead of every 6 minutes during most of the midday period
  • Service will operate every 7-8 minutes instead of every 6 minutes during the evening period
  • The last trip from Bay Plaza on weekdays will now depart at 9:50 PM instead of 10:00 PM
  • Service in the early AM between Bay Plaza and Pelham Bay will operate every 13-33 minutes instead of every 6-8 minutes (Saturdays)
  • First trip from Bay Plaza on Saturdays will depart at 6:11 AM instead of 6:00 AM
  • The last trip from Bay Plaza on weekdays will now depart at 10:12 PM instead of 10:25 PM
  • The first Saturday departure from Inwood at 6:45 AM will be discontinued (first departure now at 7:00 AM)
  • Service from Pelham Bay to Bay Plaza on Saturdays in the early morning will operate every 30 minutes instead of every 15 minutes
  • Service in the AM and PM on Saturdays from Inwood to Bay Plaza will operate every 4-6 minutes instead of every 8-10 minutes
  • Service during midday hours on Saturdays will operate every 5 minutes instead of every 7 minutes
  • The last Sunday trip from Bay Plaza to Inwood will be at 10:30 PM instead of 10:00 PM
  • The last Sunday trip from Inwood will be at 11:25 PM instead of 10:55 PM

Bx22: Summer Service Reduction

  • Service during the PM shoulder will operate every 8-12 minutes instead of every 6-8 minutes
  • Service during the rush hour will operate every 10-12 minutes instead of every 7-9 minutes (frequencies double north of Fordham Road)

Bx29: Service Adjustments

  • Early AM will run every 20 minutes instead of every 15 minutes
  • The 12:10 AM and 12:40 AM weekday trips from City Island to Pelham Bay will be extended to Bay Plaza
  • Evening service on Saturdays will operate every 20 minutes throughout instead of every 30 minutes
  • Early AM service will operate every 30 minutes instead of every 20 minutes on Saturdays
  • The 2:11 AM trip from City Island to Pelham Bay Park discontinued (Saturdays)
  • Last few departures from City Island on Weekends will terminate at Pelham Bay Park instead of Co-Op City

Bx40/Bx42: Summer Schedule - Weekday Service Decreases

  • Combined service will operate every 6.5-10 minutes during the AM rush instead of every 4-9 minutes (individual service frequencies are double)
  • Combined service will operate every 12 minutes during middays instead of every 8-10 minutes (individual service frequencies are double)
  • Combined service will operate every 8-10 minutes during the AM rush instead of every 7-9 minutes (individual service frequencies are double)

BxM1: Overnight Service Elimination

  • All service from 1-5 AM will be discontinued
  • There are no convenient options for Riverdale residents
  • Some Bronx residents have the option to take the Bx9 to Fordham Plaza, for the Bx15 to W 125th Street & Lenox Ave, for the M102 bus to Midtown
    •   All options are scheduled to operate every 20 min or better
  • Inwood residents have the option to take the Bx12 to Fordham Plaza, for the Bx15 to W 125th Street & Lenox Ave, for the M102 bus to Midtown 
    •  All options are scheduled to operate every 20 min or better
  • Another option from Bronx riders (but not reliable option) is the Bx10 (every 40 min) to the BxM4, no timed connections

BxM2: Overnight Service Elimination

  • All service from 1-5 AM will be discontinued
  • There are no reliable alternatives for Riverdale residents
  • Some Riverdale and Kingsbridge riders have the option to take the Bx9 to Fordham Plaza, for the Bx15 to W 125th Street & Lenox Ave, for the M7 bus to Midtown
    •  All options are scheduled to operate every 20 min or better
  • Another option from Bronx riders (but not reliable option) is the Bx10 (every 40 min) to the BxM4, for a crosstown bus if necessary
    • Connections between the BxM4 and Bx10 are not guaranteed, and neither is the connection to/from a crosstown bus

BxM4: Overnight Service Not Listed (But Is Running)

  • Service is running every 30 minutes from 1-5 AM in both directions

BxM7: Overnight Service Not Listed (But Is Running)

  • Service is running every 30 minutes from 1-5 AM in both directions
  • During overnight hours, service will stop at Pelham Bay Park (6) , as well as all BxM8 stops along Bruckner Blvd

BxM11: Overnight Service Elimination

  • All service from 1-5 AM will be discontinued
  • For most riders, the only reasonable alternative would be to take the Bx39 to White Plains Road & Bruckner Boulevard
  • Another alternative is the Bx12 bus to Grand Concourse for the BxM4

Brooklyn

B1 - Net Reduction due to Artic Conversion

  • AM rush service will operate every 8-15 minutes instead of every 6-10 minutes
  • Midday service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 8 minutes
  • All PM rush service to Manhattan Beach and late PM rush service to Bay Ridge will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 8 minutes
  • Saturday Daytime service operates every 8-10 minutes instead of every 7-9 minutes
  • Slightly more frequent service during the early evening hours on Saturdays
  • Sunday late evening service will operate every 35-40 minutes instead of every 25 minutes

B6 Local: Summer Schedule - Weekday Service Reductions

  • Early AM service will operate less frequent
  • Midday service operates every 11-12 minutes instead of every 10 minutes
  • Early PM service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 8-10 minutes

B6 LIMITED: Summer Schedule - Weekday Net Service Reductions

  • Service will every 6-8 minutes in the AM rush instead of every 4-9 minutes
  • Service east of Canarsie in the westbound direction will operate every 6-7 minutes during the AM rush instead of every 8-10 minutes
  • Service west of Canarsie in the westbound direction will operate every 5-7 minutes during the AM rush instead of every 4-5 minutes
  • PM Rush service will operate every 6 minutes instead of every 5 minutes

B7: Summer Schedule - Weekday Trip Combinations and Service Reductions

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

B8: Weekday Cost Neutral Practices

  • Service during the AM rush will operate every 8 minutes instead of every 9-10 minutes between the VA Hospital and Brownsville 
  • Service during the late midday period will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 10 minutes
  • Service during the PM rush hour will operate every 8 minutes instead of every 10 minutes
  • Elimination of several of the PM trips from Nostrand Avenue to Brownsville
  • Evening service will operate every 20-30 minutes instead of every 16-20 minutes

B9: Summer Schedule - Weekday Cost Neutral Practices

  • EB service will operate every 6-7 minutes instead of every 10-12 minutes west of 5th Ave, and service east of 5th Ave will operate every 6-7 minutes instead of every 5-6 minutes
  • Midday service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 8-11 minutes
  • WB service will operate every 11 minutes instead of every 10-15 minutes during early evening hours

B11: Omission of Overnight Service

  • There's no overnight service listed here, as if the B11 won't be running anymore during overnight hours

B16: Summer Schedule - Weekday Service Reductions

  • All Weekday Short-turns will not operate
  • Service will operate every 15 minutes during the AM rush and most of the PM instead of every 10-12 minutes
  • SB service will operate every 12 minutes  from 4-5 PM instead of every 15 minutes

B41 Local: Summer Schedule - Weekday Net Reductions

  • The 3:47 AM trip from Bergen Beach and the 4:04 AM trip from Kings Plaza will depart their terminals 11 minutes later, at 3:58 AM and 4:15 AM, respectively
  • Service from 7:15 AM to 8 AM will operate every 5 minutes instead of every 8 minutes between Kings Highway & Empire Blvd (headways approximately double at points north)
  • AM rush service will operate every 10-12 minutes instead of every 8-10 minutes
  • SB midday service will operate every 8 minutes instead of every 10-12 minutes
  • Evening service will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 10 minutes

B41 LIMITED: Summer Schedule - Weekday Net Reductions

  • The 7:13 AM trip from Kings Plaza to Empire Boulevard & the 7:21 AM trip from Kings Plaza to Downtown have been consolidated into a 7:17 AM bus running to Empire Boulevard
  • The 7:27 AM and 7:35 AM trips from Bergen Beach to Downtown Brooklyn will be consolidated into a 7:30 AM bus running only up to Empire Boulevard
  • The 7:44 AM and 7:52 AM trips from Kings Plaza to Downtown Brooklyn will be consolidated into a 7:49 AM trip
  • AM peak service on the combined portion will operate every 5-6 minutes instead of every 4 minutes south of Empire Boulevard (with more uneven service north of Empire Blvd)
  • AM peak service to Bergen Beach will operate every 30 minutes instead of every 20 minutes
  • NB PM and evening service will operate every 8 minutes (instead of every 10-14 minutes)
  • Slightly more frequent evening service

B44 Local: Summer Schedule - Daytime Readjustments, Evening Increases

  • AM service will operate every 7-8 minutes north of Avenue U instead of every 6-7 minutes (frequencies double south of Avenue U)
  • Midday service will operate every 9 minutes instead of every 10 minutes in the NB direction (frequencies double south of Avenue U)
  • PM shoulder and PM rush service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 9-10 minutes in the SB direction (frequencies double south of Avenue X)
  • All Fulton Street put-ins will be discontinued
  • Late evening service will operate every 15-20 minutes instead  of every 25-35 minutes

B44 SBS: Summer Schedule - Service Reductions

  • Early AM service will operate every 10-12 minutes instead of every 8-10 minutes
  • AM rush service between Knapp Street and Flushing Avenue will operate every 6-9 minutes instead of every 5-10 minutes (service doubles north of Flushing Ave)
  • AM peak service between Knapp Street & Avenue X will operate every 6-9 minutes instead of every 10-20 minutes
  • Early midday service will operate every 8-9 minutes instead of every 8 minutes
  • PM shoulder and PM rush hour service will operate every 7-8 minutes north of Avenue U instead of every 6-7 minutes (frequencies approximately double south of Avenue U)
  • Less frequent service in the evening

B49 Local: Summer Schedule - Daily Service Readjustments

  • Early AM shoulder & early AM rush service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 12 minutes
  • Weekday midday service will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 8-10 minutes
  • Late PM rush service will operate every 15-20 minutes instead of every 12-15 minutes
  • Weekday evening service will operate every 25-28 minutes instead of every 15-22 minutes
  • The 6:44 AM and 7:24 AM buses on Saturdays from Foster Ave & Rodgers Ave towards Fulton Street will be discontinued
  • A new trip from Foster Avenue & Rodgers Avenue on Saturdays (towards Fulton Street) will be added at 5:14 AM
  • A new trip from Foster Avenue & Church Avenue on Saturdays (towards Fulton Street) will be added at 10:23 AM
  • The 8:35 AM and 8:59 AM buses on Sundays from Foster Ave & Rodgers Ave towards Fulton Street will be discontinued
  • Two new trips from Foster Avenue & Rodgers Avenue on Saturdays (towards Fulton Street) will be added at 6:50 AM and 7:41 AM

B49 LIMITED: Summer Schedule - Service Reduction

  • The 6:38 AM, 6:46 AM, and 6:54 AM buses will not operate
  • The 7:03 AM bus from Empire Boulevard will depart at 7:00 AM
  • Service between 7 and 7:45 AM will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 10-12 minutes

B67: Weekday AM Short-Turn Truncations

  • Trips originating from Cortelyou Road traveling to 7th Avenue & 18th Street will now terminate at 20th Street & 10th Ave instead

B70: Weekend Service Enhancements

  • Saturday: NB Service from 8:15 AM to 9:15 AM will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 20 minutes
  • Saturday: SB Service from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 20 minutes
  • Saturday: PM service will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 20 minutes
  • Sundays: SB service from 6:45 AM to 9 AM will operate every 12-15 minutes instead of every 15-20 minutes
  • PM service will operate every 12-18 minutes instead of every 15-20 minutes
  • Sunday early evening service will operate every 20 minutes instead of every 30 minutes

B82 SBS: Cost Neutral Practices

  • Early AM service will operate less frequent
  • Service from 6:30 AM to 7 AM in the WB direction will operate every 6 minutes instead of every 5 minutes
  • Service from 7 AM to 8:00 AM in the WB direction will operate every 5-6 minutes instead of every 6-10 minutes
  • PM service will operate every 6-10 minutes instead of every 8-12 minutes
  • Evening service will operate every 20 minutes instead of every 15 minutes 

B99: New Overnight Route Between Midwood to Columbus Circle

  • Service will operate via Nostrand/NY Aves, Eastern Parkway, and Flatbush Ave in Brooklyn
  • Service will operate via Canal Street, 6th Ave/7th Ave S, and 8th/9th Avenues in Manhattan
  • Service will operate from 1:00 AM to 4:40 AM from Columbus Circle to Midwood, every 20 minutes
  • Service will operate from 1:10 AM to 4:50 AM from Midwood to Columbus Circle, every 20 minutes
  • Makes stops near subway stations along its route only (except for 28th Street (1) )

BM3: Overnight Service Elimination (No Timetable)

  • All service from 1-5 AM is officially discontinued
  • Sheepshead Bay riders can use the B44 to Avenue H for the B99 to Midtown Manhattan (transfer to the M20 for Downtown service)
  • The B68 bus to the BM2 is another option for BM3 riders
  • From Church Ave (F) , riders can take the B35 to the B99 bus into Manhattan

X28: Overnight Service Elimination

  • All service from 1-5 AM is discontinued
  • Coney Island riders could transfer to the B68, and then the BM2 for service into Manhattan
  • Bath Beach and Bensonhurst riders could use either the B1 to 5th Ave for the B63 to Atlantic Ave & 4th Ave for the B99 bus into Manhattan
  • Another option includes taking the B6 to Nostrand Avenue for the B99 bus at Avenue H & Nostrand Ave
  • Bath Beach riders could potentially also take the B8 to New York Avenue for the B99 bus

Manhattan

M11: Weekday Service Reductions

  • NB service from 7:27-7:57 AM will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 8 minutes
  • Departure throughout the midday period has shifted by up to 4 minutes

M35: Weekend Service Enhancements

  • Saturday PM service will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 15 minutes
  • Saturday early evening service will operate every 8-10 minutes instead of every 12-15 minutes
  • Sundays: Service between 5:30 AM and 6:30 AM will operate every 20 minutes instead of every 30 minutes
  • Sundays: Late AM and early afternoon service will operate every 10-12 minutes instead of every 15 minutes
  • Sundays: Late PM service will operate every 8-10 minutes instead of every 12-15 minutes
  • Sunday early evening service will operate every 8-15 minutes instead of every 20 minutes

M60 SBS: Route Change in East Elmhurst and in LaGuardia Airport (No Timetable)

  • Buses will serve Terminal D first, then Terminal C and Terminal B (D-C-B) instead of Terminals B-D-C
  • Buses will travel along Ditmars Boulevard from 94th Street to get to the 102nd Street entrance
  • Buses will enter and exit the airport via the 102nd Street Entrance to serve Terminals D & C, then travel to the 94th Street entrance to serve Terminal B
  • From Terminal B, buses will operate via Airport Runway to Marine Air Terminal (Terminal A)

M101 Local: Summer Schedule - Weekday Service Span Decrease, Net Service Reductions

  • The 12:31 AM weekday put-in from 100th Street to 6th Street will been discontinued
  • Service south of 100th Street will operate every 7-14 minutes instead of every 6-12 minutes in the early AM hours
  • The last AM trip from East Village will be at 6:53 AM instead of 7:06 AM
  • The first SB trip from Fort George will be at 8:42 PM instead of 8:01 PM
  • The first PM trip from East Village will be at 9:10 PM instead of 8:33 PM
  • Late evening service will operate approximately every 10-15 minutes instead of every 8-20 minutes north of 100th Street

M101 LIMITED: Summer Schedule - Net Service Reductions

  • The 6:48 AM, 6:59 AM, and 7:08 AM put-ins from 100th Street to 6th Street will be discontinued
  • Service from 8:30 AM to 9:10 AM in the SB direction will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 5 minutes north of 96th Street
  • Midday service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 5-9 minutes
  • All put-ins from 100th Street to 6th Street during midday hours have been discontinued
  • All short-turns to 96th Street from Fort George during midday hours have been discontinued
  • All put-ins and short turns in the northbound direction have been discontinued, with the exception of a 12:52 PM put-in from Third Ave & 97th Street
  • PM rush service will operate every 10-12 minutes instead of every 7-8 minutes 
  • Less frequent service will operate during the evening hours in the SB direction
  • Evening service will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 8 minutes from 8 PM to 9 PM in the NB direction

M102: Summer Schedule - Weekday Service Adjustments

  • New put-ins from 100th Street to 6th Street will be added at 12:33 AM, 4:47 AM, 5:07 AM, 5:32 AM, 11:02 AM, and 11:47 AM
  • New put-ins from 97th Street to Harlem will be added at 11:41 AM, 12:32 AM, and 2:08 PM
  • The 6:03 AM and 6:08 AM put-ins from 97th Street to Harlem will be consolidated into a 6:07 AM trip
  • The 6:15 AM put-in from 97th Street to Harlem will now originate at 8th Street & 3rd Avenue at 5:47 AM
  • The 5:52 AM trip from 8th Street & 3rd Avenue will be discontinued
  • Slightly more frequent during the early AM in the SB direction
  • Early AM service will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 10 minutes south 96th Street
  • Early AM rush service will operate every 8-15 minutes instead of every 5-12 minutes
  • Midday service will operate less frequent in the NB service
  • The 12:07 PM put-in from 97th Street to Harlem will be discontinued
  • Readjustment of headways in the PM so that there is a consistent 12-15 minute headway SB instead of every 7,8 or 15 minutes north of 96th Street
  • PM rush service south of 96th Street in the SB direction will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 15 minutes
  • PM rush service in the NB direction will operate every 10-12 minutes instead of every 8-10 minutes
  • Evening service will operate every 7-10 minutes instead of every 6-12 minutes

M103: Summer Schedule - Weekday Service Adjustments

  • Service will operate every 12-15 minutes between 10 AM and 11 AM instead of every 10-12 minutes in the SB direction
  • Service from 3:20-4:20 PM on the SB direction will operate every 12-15 minutes instead of every 10-12 minutes
  • Less frequent service in the late PM rush 
  • SB departures during the evening hours will depart at :19, :39, and :59 instead of :08, :28, and :48
  • Service between 9:30 PM and 11:30 PM in the SB direction will operate every 25-30 minutes instead of every 20 minutes in the SB direction
  • NB service from 5-6 PM will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 10 minutes
  • NB service from 6-7 PM will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 15 minutes
  • Early evening (7-8 PM) and late evening service (11PM-1 AM) will operate every 20 minutes instead of every 15 minutes in the NB direction

 

Queens

Q3: Summer Schedule - Minor Weekday Service Reductions, Weekend Service Enhancements and Adjustments

  • Weekdays: The 2:46 PM and 3:14 PM put-ins from Jamaica-179 St (F) have been discontinued
  • Saturdays: The 3:10 AM departure from 165th Street Bus Terminal will now depart at 3:00 AM
  • Saturdays: The 3:30 AM departure from 165th Street Bus Terminal will now depart at 3:20 AM
  • Saturdays: The 3:45 AM departure from 165th Street Bus Terminal will now depart at 3:40 AM
  • Saturdays: The 4:10 AM departure from JFK Airport will now depart at 3:55 AM
  • Saturdays: AM service will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 20 minutes
  • Saturdays: SB service from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 15 minutes
  • Saturdays: SB service from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 12 minutes
  • Saturdays: NB service from 12:00 PM-1:00 PM will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 15 minutes
  • Saturdays: NB service from 1:00 PM-2:00 PM will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 12 minutes
  • Saturdays: Evening service departures will be shifted
  • Sundays: AM service will operate every 16-20 minutes instead of every 20-30 minutes
  • Sundays: The 3:10 AM departure from 165th Street Bus Terminal will now depart at 3:07 AM
  • Sundays: The 3:40 AM departure from 165th Street Bus Terminal will now depart at 3:27 AM
  • Sundays: The 3:55 AM departure from 165th Street Bus Terminal will now depart at 3:47 AM
  • Sundays: Departures from 165th Street Bus Terminal during from 4-5 AM will depart at 4:07 AM, 4:27 AM, and 4:47 AM instead of 4:15 am, 4:35 AM, and 4:55 AM
  • Sundays: Early AM service will operate approximately every 15-20 minutes instead of every 20-30 minutes.
  • Sundays: Departures throughout the day will be shifted by up to 7 minutes

Q4 Local: Summer Schedule - Weekday Daytime Cuts, Overnight Service Cuts

  • Tues-Sat: Jamaica-bound service between 12:50 AM and 2:50 AM will operate every 60 minutes instead of every 20-30 minutes 
  • Tues-Sat: The 1:11 AM, 1:31 AM, and 2:20 AM trips from Cambria Heights to Jamaica will be discontinued
  • Weekdays: The 3:45 AM trip from Cambria Heights to Jamaica will now depart at 3:52 AM
  • Weekdays: Readjustment of departures from Jamaica between 3 and 5 AM
  • Weekdays: All service between 6 and 7 AM will originate at 235th Street instead of Francis Lewis Boulevard
  • Weekdays: Late AM service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 8-9 minutes (towards Jamaica)
  • AM rush service will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 10 minutes (towards Cambria Heights)
  • Weekdays: The 3:09 PM put-in from Francis Lewis Boulevard to Jamaica will be discontinued
  • Weekdays: Midday service will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 10 minutes
  • Weekdays: Evening service will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 12 minutes

Q4 LIMITED: Summer Schedule - Service Span and Service Level Reductions

  • Early AM service will operate every 12-15 minutes instead of every 8-10 minutes
  • AM peak service will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 5 minutes 
  • AM reverse-peak (Jamaica to Cambria Heights) service will be discontinued
  • Late AM service will operate every 12-15 minutes instead of every 10 minutes
  • The 8:53 AM and 9:03 AM trips from Cambria Heights have been discontinued (the last trip will now depart Cambria Heights at 8:43 AM)
  • The 2:56 PM trip from Jamaica to Cambria Heights will now depart at 2:49 PM
  • PM service before 4 PM will operate every 20 minutes instead of every 10-12 minutes
  • Service between 4 PM and 5 PM will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 10 minutes
  • PM peak service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 6-8 minutes
  • The 8:23 PM trip from Jamaica to Cambria Heights will be discontinued (the last trip will now depart Jamaica at 8:12 PM)

Q5 Local: Summer Schedule - Weekday Net Service Reductions, Saturday Afternoon Reductions

  • Weekdays: AM service from 4:00 AM to 5:30 AM will run approximately every 12-20 minutes instead of every 10 minutes.
  • Weekdays: AM peak service will operate every 6-7 minutes instead of every 5-6 minutes
  • Weekdays: AM service from 8-9 AM will run every 10 minutes instead of every 7-8 minutes.
  • Weekdays: Combined Midday and early PM rush service will run every 8-10 minutes instead of every 7-8 minutes.
  • Weekdays: The 2:45 PM put-in from Farmers Boulevard to Jamaica will be discontinued
  • Weekdays: PM peak service will operate every 8 minutes instead of approximately every 3-6 minutes.
  • Weekdays: Slightly more frequent early evening service towards Jamaica will be provided
  • Weekday overnight trips will operate up to 5 minutes later than current times.
  • Saturdays: PM service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 7-8 minutes
  • Saturdays: Early evening service will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 10 minutes
  • Saturdays: SB service will operate every 12-13 minutes instead of every 10 minutes from 8-9 AM
  • Saturdays: SB service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 12 minutes from 12-1 PM

Q5 LIMITED: Summer Schedule - Rush Hour and Evening Service Reduction

  • Service from 5:58 AM to 6:36 AM will operate approximately every 10 minutes instead of every 8 minutes.
  • Service during the AM rush will operate every 10-12 minutes instead of every 8-10 minutes.
  • Service during the height of the PM rush will operate every 9-10 minutes instead of every 6-8 minutes.
  • The last bus from Jamaica will depart at 8:04 PM instead of 8:42 PM.

Q13: Weekday Morning Trip Addition, Evening & Saturday Reductions, Weekend Service Adjustments

  • Service from Flushing will operate more frequent between 7:30 AM and 8:00 AM
  • Evening service to Flushing will operate every 25-28 minutes instead of every 17-20 minutes
  • Evening service from Flushing will operate every 9-15 minutes instead of every 9-12 minutes
  • Saturday afternoon service will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 10 minutes
  • Sunday morning: The 1:00 AM and 1:31 AM trips from Fort Totten will now depart at 1:07 AM and 1:47 AM, respectively
  • Sunday evening trip times will shift by up to 4 minutes earlier
  • Sunday night/Monday morning departures from Fort Totten will change
    • OLD: 11:13 PM, 11:35 PM, 12:00 AM, 12:28 AM, 12:58 AM, 1:30 AM, 2:32 AM
    • NEW: 11:09 PM, 11:29 PM, 11:49 PM, 12:14 AM, 12:49 AM, 1:30 AM, 2:32 AM

Q15, Q15A: Weekday Morning Increases, Evening Decreases & School Trip Cancellation

  • The 5:32 AM Q15A trip from Beechhurst to Flushing will now depart at 5:27 AM 
  • A new Q15A trip from Beechhurst to Flushing will be added at 5:47 AM
  • The 6:02 AM Q15A trip from Beechhurst to Flushing will now depart at 6:07 AM
  • Late AM rush service will operate every 8 minutes combined instead of every 10 minutes (individual branch frequencies are approximately double)
  • Service between 9 AM and 10:30 AM will operate every 15 minutes combined instead of every 20 minutes (individual branch frequencies are approximately double)
  • The 2:37 PM Q15 put-in from 150th Street & 15th Drive will be discontinued for the summer
  • SB Evening service will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 12 minutes (individual branch frequencies are approximately double)
  • NB evening departure times will shift by up to 6 minutes

Q22: Daily Service to Jacob Riis Park (starting July 1st), Overnight Service Not Noted

  • Summer service to Riis Park will be served by Far Rockaway buses as follows:
    • Weekdays: 8:56 AM to 9:30 PM
    • Saturdays: 8:33 AM to 9:48 PM
    • Sundays: 8:50 AM to 9:50 PM
  • Overnight service is not listed, although running every 20 minutes from 1-5 AM daily

Q27 Local: Summer Schedule - Weekday Service Reductions

  • Service towards Flushing will operate every 8 minutes from 5:00 AM to 6:00 AM instead of every 3-6 minutes
  • The 6:01 AM, 6:49 AM, 6:55 AM, 8:02 AM, and 8:12 AM trips from Horace Harding Expressway (HHE) to Flushing will be discontinued
  • The 6:22 AM trip from Cambria Heights to Flushing will not enter Queensborough Community College
  • Midday service south of Jamaica Avenue will operate every 6 minutes instead of every 12 minutes
  • Early evening service from Cambria Heights every 12 minutes instead of every 8 minutes
  • Early evening service operates from Flushing every 6 minutes instead of every 5 minutes
  • All evening trips from Flushing will operate to Cambria Heights (no HHE short-turns)
  • Reverse-peak service in the early AM hours will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 8 minutes

Q27 LIMITED: Summer Schedule - Service Span & Net Service Level Reductions

  • AM peak service will operate every 6-7 minutes instead of every 4-6 minutes
  • AM reverse-peak service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 6-7 minutes
  • The 6:47 AM and 6:55 AM trips from Flushing will be consolidated into a 6:52 AM trip
  • The last AM trip from Flushing will be at 9:03 AM instead of 9:21 AM
  • PM peak service will operate every 5-6 minutes instead of every 6-8 minutes
  • An additional trip from Flushing will be added at 8:56 PM (last bus)

Q28: Summer Schedule - Weekday AM Reductions, Late Sunday/Early Monday Trip Changes

  • The 7:06 AM, 7:12 AM, 7:18 AM, 7:25 AM, and 7:33 AM trips from Flushing to Bay Terrace will be discontinued
  • Monday Morning: The 12:50 AM trip from Bay Terrace to Flushing will now depart at 12:29 AM
  • The 12:15 AM Monday morning trip from Flushing to Bay Terrace will now depart Sunday night at 11:55 PM

Q30: Summer Schedule - Weekday Service Reductions, Weekend Service Cuts

  • Weekdays: There will be one less trip made from Little Neck from 5:30 AM to 6:30 AM
  • Weekdays: AM service to Jamaica will operate every 9 minutes instead of every 7 minutes
  • Weekdays: AM service from Jamaica will operate every 7 minutes instead of every 2-3 minutes north and east of Jamaica Ave & 168th Street (4-6 minutes west of 168th Street)
  • Weekdays: Midday service will operate every 9-10 minutes instead of every 6-8 minutes
  • Weekdays: PM shoulder will operate every 9 minutes instead of every 3-5 minutes
  • Weekdays: PM rush service will operate every 9-10 minutes instead of every 7-8 minutes
  • Weekdays: Early evening service will operate every 10-12 minutes instead of every 9-10 minutes
  • Saturdays: EB service between 6:45 AM and 12:00 PM will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 10-12 minutes
  • Saturdays: WB Service between 8:30 AM and 12:30 PM will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 10-12 minutes
  • Saturdays: EB Service between 7:25 PM and 9:25 PM will operate approximately every 30 minutes instead of every 20 minutes
  • Saturdays: WB Service between 8:15 PM and 10:15 PM will operate approximately every 30 minutes instead of every 20 minutes
  • Sundays: Some early trips (before 7 AM) to Jamaica will depart up to 5 minutes earlier
  • Sundays: EB service between 8:00 AM and 9:30 PM will operate approximately every 30 minutes instead of every 20 minutes

Q31: Summer Schedule - Weekday Service Reductions, Non-Summer Related Headway Increase and Span Reduction

  • Service operates every 15 minutes the height of the AM rush (towards Bayside only) and during the PM rush, instead of every 10 minutes
  • AM peak service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 7-8 minutes
  • PM shoulder service will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 12 minutes
  • Early evening service will operate every 30 minutes instead of every 20 minutes
  • Late evening service from Bayside will operate every 60 minutes instead of every 30 minutes:
    • The 10:35 PM and 11:35 PM trips from Bayside to Jamaica will be discontinued, use the 10:10 PM or 11:10 PM trips instead
  • The last departure from Bayside to Jamaica will now be at 11:10 PM instead of 11:35 PM
  • Saturdays: Service to Jamaica from 1:15 PM to 3:15 PM will operate every 30 minutes instead of every 20 minutes
  • Saturdays: Service to Bayside from 1:50 PM to 4:30 PM will now operate every 30 minutes instead of every 20 minutes
  • Saturdays: PM departure from Jamaica to Bayside have been shifted by up to 15 minutes

Q32: Overnight Service Not Listed

  • Service runs from 1-5 AM, daily

Q33: Weekday Service Enhancements

  • A new 5:20 AM trip from East Elmhurst to Jackson Heights will be added
  • Service from 5:30 AM to 6:00 AM to Jackson Heights will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 12-15 minutes
  • Some trips from East Elmhurst in the early AM will operate up to 3 minutes later than former times

Q35: Summer Schedule - Riis Park Service (Beginning July 1st) and Reduction in Queens Service

  • Q35 buses will be serving Riis Park as follows:
    • From B. 116 Street: 8:30 AM to 9:30 PM (WKDYS), 7:15 AM to 9:30 PM (WKNDS)
    • From Midwood: 8:30 AM to 8:40 PM (WKDYS), 7:00 AM to 9:10 PM (SAT), 7:00 AM to 9:30 PM (SUN)
    • To B. 116th Street: 8:52 AM to 8:59 PM (WKDYS), 7:23 AM to 9:33 PM (SAT), 7:23 AM to 9:51 PM (SUN)
    • To Midwood: 8:39 PM to 9:38 PM (WKDYS), 7:23 AM to 9:38 PM (WKNDS)
  • In order to have enough buses for Riis Park service, headways in Queens will increase as follows
    • On weekdays, service in Queens will operate every 30 minutes instead of every 15 minutes during middays
    • On weekends, service in Queens will operate every 23-30 minutes instead of every 10 minutes, from 11 AM to 8:40 PM
    • Service between Brooklyn College and Riis Park will continue to operate every 15 minutes on weekdays
    • Saturday and Sunday service between Brooklyn College and Riis Park will operate every 3-10 minutes

Q43 Local: Summer Schedule - Weekday Service Reductions, Weekend Net Enhancements 

  • Overnight trips will depart terminals up to 5 minutes earlier than the current schedule
  • Weekdays: The 5:45 AM trip from Floral Park to Jamaica will be discontinued
  • Weekdays: Additional trips from Floral Park to Jamaica will be added at 5:56 AM, 6:04 AM, and 6:11 AM
  • Weekdays: Local service will resume earlier in the morning, at 8:41 AM instead of 9:00 AM.
  • Weekdays: Service will operate every 8-9 minutes during the late AM rush instead of every 7-8 minutes
  • Weekdays: AM reverse-peak service will operate every 7-10 minutes instead of every 3-5 minutes
  • Weekdays: Service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 8-9 minutes during the late midday and early PM rush hour
    • This is a service increase west of 179th Street (F) , because every other PM rush bus was truncated to 179th Street in January
  • Weekdays: WB service from 7-8 PM will operate approximately every 15 minutes instead of every 12 minutes 
  • Weekdays: Readjustment in departures from Jamaica between 10:30 PM and 1 AM
    • OLD: 10:27 PM, 10:39 PM, 10:59 PM, 11:19 PM, 11:39 PM, 12:00 AM, 12:30 AM, 1:10 AM
    • NEW:10:26 PM, 10:38 PM, 10:53 PM, 11:10 PM, 11:30 PM, 11:50 PM, 12:30 AM, 1:10 AM
  • Saturdays: WB service between 7 and 8 AM will operate every 9 minutes instead of every 12 minutes
  • Saturdays: EB service between 8 AM and 9 AM will operate every 9 minutes instead of every 10 minutes
  • Saturdays: WB service from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 12 minutes
  • Saturdays: EB service from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 12 minutes
  • Saturdays: WB service from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 12 minutes
  • Saturdays: EB service from 7:25 PM to 8:55 PM will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 12 minutes
  • Sundays: WB service between 10:30 AM and 11:20 AM AM will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 15 minutes
  • Sundays: EB service between 10:30 AM and 11:30 AM will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 15 minutes
  • Sundays: WB service from 2:18 PM to 6:30 PM will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 15 minutes
  • Sundays: EB service from 3:36 PM to 8:18 PM will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 15 minutes
  • Sundays: WB service from 2:15 PM to 3:15 PM will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 12 minutes

Q43 LIMITED: Summer Schedule - Service Span and Service Level Reductions

  • Service between 5:54 AM and 6:46 AM operates every 7-8 minutes instead of every 3-5 minutes
  • The last bus in the morning to Jamaica LIRR will depart Floral Park at 8:37 AM instead of 8:56 AM
  • The 4:02 PM trip from Jamaica will not operate. The alternative is the 4:07 PM trip from Jamaica
  • Service from 6:10 PM to 7:00 PM will operate every 5-6 minutes instead of every 4-5 minutes

Q44 SBS: Summer Schedule - Addition of Short-turns on Weekdays

  • Trips from Jamaica to 39th Avenue will be added at 6:27 AM, 9:26 AM, and 9:46 AM

Q46 Local: Summer Schedule - Weekday Reduction in Service

  • Service will operate every 20 minutes instead of every 15 minutes from 4:06 AM to 5:06 AM
  • Service operates every 10 minutes instead of every 8 minutes between 5:30 AM and 6:00 AM (frequencies double on the branches)
  • AM peak service will operate every 9 minutes instead of every 5-6 minutes from 6:00-6:45 AM
  • Reverse peak service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 8 minutes
  • PM Shoulder service will operate every 7 minutes instead of every 6 minutes
  • Service will operate every 6 minutes instead of every 5 minutes during the height of the AM rush hour, in the peak direction
  • Service will operate every 6-7 minutes instead of every 5 minutes during the PM rush, in the peak direction
  • WB service will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 10-12 minutes during evening hours
  • WB service will operate every 20 minutes during the late evening hours instead of every 15 minutes
  • EB service will operate every 
  • An LIJ trip during the evening will instead originate in Glen Oaks at 10:23 PM, towards Kew Gardens

Q46 LIMITED: Summer Schedule - Cost Neural Practices

  • Service will operate every 2-3 minutes instead of every 3-4 minutes during the height of the AM rush
  • Two later AM trips to Lake Success will be added at 9:43 AM and 9:58 AM
  • PM service will operate every 6 minutes instead of every 3-4 minutes from 4:30 PM to 5:40 PM
  • Service after 7:48 PM will operate every 6-9 minutes instead of every 5 minutes
  • An additional trip from Kew Gardens to Glen Oaks will be added at 8:56 PM

Q48: Route Change in East Elmhurst and Within LaGuardia Airport

  • Buses in the East Elmhurst area will operate in a counter-clockwise direction instead of a clockwise direction. 
  • Buses will serve Terminal D first, then Terminal C and Terminal B (D-C-B) instead of Terminals B-D-C
  • Buses will enter and exit the airport via the 102nd Street Entrance to serve Terminals D & C, then travel to the 94th Street entrance to serve Terminal B
  • From Terminal B, buses will operate via Airport Runway to 82nd Street, travel 82nd Street to 23rd Avenue, and then travel on 23rd Avenue to Ditmars Boulevard
  • Buses will travel along Ditmars Boulevard from 94th Street to get to the 102nd Street entrance

Q49: Weekday Cost Neutral Practices, Introduction of Inconsistent Headways During the AM Rush

  • Service to Jackson Heights from 4:30 AM to 6:00 AM will operate every 6-8 minutes instead of every 10 minutes
  • There will be one less weekday departure between 6:00 AM and 6:20 AM
  • Service between 6:20 AM and 8:00 AM on the full route between towards Jackson Heights will operate every 5 minutes instead of every 3 minutes
  • New put-ins from 92nd Street & Astoria Boulevard towards Jackson Heights will be added at 6:57 AM, 7:07 AM, 7:17 AM, 7:27 AM, 7:37 AM, 7:47 AM, and 8:03 AM
  • South/West of 92nd Street & Astoria Boulevard, there will be 2 to 3 minute headways followed by 5 minute headways instead of consistent 3 minute headways

Q53 SBS: Summer Schedule - Weekend Service Increases

  • Saturdays: SB service from 1:00 PM to 3:40 PM will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 12 minutes
  • Saturdays: SB service from 3:40 PM to 7:40 PM will operate every 6-8 minutes instead of every 12 minutes
  • Saturdays: SB service from 7:40 PM to 9:20 PM will operate every 10-12 minutes instead of every 12-15 minutes
  • Saturdays: A 7:15 AM trip from Rockaway Park to Woodside will be added
  • Saturdays: NB service from 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 15 minutes
  • Saturdays: NB service from 10:18 AM to 3:24 PM will operate every 7-10 minutes instead of every 12 minutes
  • Sundays: A 6:15 AM trip from Woodside to Rockaway Park will be added
  • Sundays: SB service from 6:30 AM to 9:00 AM will operate every 12-15 minutes instead of every 15-20 minutes
  • Sundays: SB service from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM will operate every 6-10 minutes instead of every 12 minutes
  • Sundays: SB service from 7:00 PM to 10:20 PM will operate every 10-15 minutes instead of every 12-20 minutes
  • Sundays: NB service from 6:30 AM to 11:00 AM will operate every 10-15 minutes instead of every 15-30 minutes
  • Sundays: NB service from 11:00 AM to 3:24 PM will operate every 6-10 minutes instead of every 12 minutes
  • Sundays: SB service from 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 15 minutes

Q54: Summer Schedule - Weekday Net Service Reductions

  • Readjustment of departures from Jamaica - 170th Street between 3:45 AM and 5:20 AM
    • OLD: 3:50 AM, 4:30 AM, 4:45 AM, 5:00 AM, 5:10 AM, 5:20 AM
    • NEW:3:48 AM, 4:23 AM, 4:38 AM, 4:53 AM, 5:08 AM, 5:20 AM
  • A 4:04 AM put-in from Fresh Pond Road to Jamaica will be added
  • The 4:23 AM and 4:34 AM put-ins from Fresh Pond Road to Jamaica have been consolidated into a 4:28 AM trip
  • The 5:13 AM, and 5:43 AM trips from Williamsburg to Jamaica will instead originate at Fresh Pond road, at 5:32 AM and 6:06 AM, respectively
  • The 5:59 AM put-in from Fresh Pond Road will instead originate in Williamsburg at 5:37 AM
  • AM rush service will operate every 10-15 minutes instead of every 8-12 minutes
  • All WB non-evening short-turns on weekdays will be discontinued
  • Service will operate every 15-20 minutes during the late midday hours instead of every 12-15 minutes
  • Additional put-ins will operate from Fresh Pond to Jamaica during midday hours.
  • Service from Jamaica to Fresh Pond Road will operate every 7-8 minutes from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, instead of every 10 minutes
    • Service west of Fresh Pond Road will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 10 minutes, a service cut
  • The 1:27 AM trip from Jamaica to Williamsburg will depart at 1:23 AM and will be extended to Williamsburg Bridge Plaza.

Q55: Saturday AM Service Enhancements

  • EB service from 4:50 AM to 6:50 AM will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 20 minutes
  • EB service from 6:50 AM to 8:52 AM will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 15 minutes
  • EB service from 5:30 AM to 7:00 AM will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 20-25 minutes
  • EB service from 7:00 AM to 9:03 AM will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 20 minutes

Q56: Weekday Net Service Improvements

  • Trips from Jamaica between 7 AM and 10:09 AM will depart every 9-10 minutes instead of every 10-12 minutes
  • Trips from Broadway Junction between 6:00 AM and 9:00 AM will depart every 8-10 minutes instead of every 10-12 minutes
  • Trips from Broadway Junction between 3:45 PM and 5:25 PM will depart every 15 minutes instead of every 12 minutes
  • Trips from Jamaica between 4:30 PM and 5:15 PM will depart every 12 minutes instead of every 15 minutes
  • Trips from Jamaica between 6:55 PM and 8:15 PM will depart approximately every 15 minutes instead of every 20 minutes

Q58 Local: Summer Schedule - Weekday Net Service Reductions

  • Trips from Ridgewood between 4 AM and 7 AM will depart every 7-10 minutes instead of every 4-8 minutes 
  • Trips from Ridgewood between 8 AM and 11 AM  will depart every 8-9 minutes instead of every 10 minutes
  • Trips from Ridgewood between 12 PM and 3 PM will depart every 7-8 minutes instead of every 5-7 minutes
  • Trips from Ridgewood between 3:45 PM and 5:09 PM will depart every 7-8 minutes instead of every 10 minutes
  • Trips from Ridgewood between 7:55 PM and 10:15 PM will depart every 8-10 minutes instead of every 9-12 minutes
  • Trips from Ridgewood between 11:00 PM and 12:00 AM will depart every 20 minutes instead of every 15 minutes
  • Trips from Flushing between 5:48 AM and 9:30 AM will depart every 8-10 minutes instead of every 4-8 minutes 
  • Trips from Flushing between 11 AM and 12 PM  will depart every 6-8 minutes instead of every 10 minutes
  • Trips from Flushing between 2 PM and 4:30 PM will depart every 7-8 minutes instead of every 3-7 minutes
  • Trips from Flushing between 4:30 PM and 7:25 PM will depart every 6-8 minutes instead of every 7-10 minutes
  • Trips from Flushing between 12:00 AM and 1:20 AM will depart approximately every 20 minutes instead of every 15 minutes

Q58 LIMITED: Summer Schedule - Weekday Span Increase, Service Frequency Reduction

  • Service will operate every 7-10 minutes during the AM rush instead of every 3-5 minutes
  • Service will operate  every 10-15 minutes instead of every 12-20 minutes during the post-AM peak
  • An 11:07 AM trip from Ridgewood to Flushing will be added
  • An 12:18 PM trip from Flushing to Ridgewood will be added
  • Flushing-bound LIMITED service between 3-4 PM will be added
  • Service in the PM rush will operate every 8-10 minutes instead of every 7-8 minutes

Q65: Weekday AM Trip Additions

  • Four trips departing College Point to Flushing will be added at 4:45 AM, 5:10 AM, 5:45 AM, and 5:55 AM

Q70 SBS - Route and Stop Changes due to Artic Conversion, Small Weekday AM Increase In Service

  • From 75th Street & Broadway, Woodside buses will travel south on 75th Street to Woodside Ave, then travel on Woodside Ave to 61st Street, and terminate
  • The former Woodside routing via Roosevelt Avenue will be discontinued
  • The drop-off in Woodside at 61st Street and Roosevelt Ave will be discontinued
  • Service in LGA will stop at Terminal D first, then travel to Terminal C and Terminal B, instead of doing B-D-C
  • One additional bus from Woodside between 4:40 AM and 6:15 AM will be added on weekdays
    • OLD: 4:40 AM, 5:00 AM, 5:15 AM, 5:30 AM, 5:42 AM, 5:52 AM, 6:00 AM, 6:07 AM, 6:15 AM
    • NEW:4:40 AM, 4:55 AM, 5:05 AM, 5:15 AM, 5:25 AM, 5:35 AM, 5:45 AM, 5:55 AM, 6:05 AM, 6:15 AM

Q72: Route Change Within LaGuardia Airport

  • Buses will serve Terminal D first, then Terminal C and Terminal B (D-C-B) instead of Terminals B-D-C
  • Buses will enter the airport via the 102nd Street Entrance to serve Terminals D & C then exit , then travel towards the 94th Street to go serve Terminal B, and exit again
  • Buses will travel along Ditmars Boulevard from 94th Street to get to the 102nd Street entrance

Q76: Summer Schedule - Weekday Service Reductions, Saturday Service Improvements

  • Weekdays: Trips from College Point between 5:00 AM and 6:30 AM will operate every 25-30 minutes instead of every 10-20 minutes
  • Weekdays: Trips from College Point between 6:30 AM and 8:05 AM will operate approximately every 15 minutes instead of every 9-10 minutes
  • Weekdays: Trips from College Point between 1:25 PM and 3:25 PM will operate every 20 minutes instead of every 12-15 minutes
  • Weekdays: Trips from College Point between 3:25 PM and 5:00 PM will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 12 minutes
  • Weekdays: Trips from Jamaica between 6:00 AM and 7:00 AM will operate every 15-20 minutes instead of every 3-12 minutes
  • Weekdays: One less bus will depart from Jamaica between 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM
  • Weekdays: Trips from Jamaica between 2:15 PM and 3:45 PM will operate every 15-20 minutes instead of every 12 minutes
  • Weekdays: SB evening trip times will be shifted by up to 15 minutes later
  • Saturdays: Trips from College Point between 5:25 AM and 7:45 AM will operate every 20 minutes instead of every 30 minutes
  • Saturdays: Trips from Jamaica between 6:00 AM and 8:25 AM will operate every 20 minutes instead of every 30 minutes
  • Saturdays: Trips from College Point between 7:45 AM and 3:45 PM will depart at :15 and :45 instead of at :25 and :55
  • Saturdays: Trips from Jamaica between 8:25 AM and 3:25 PM & 5:30 PM and 8:00 PM depart at :25 and :55 instead of at :00 and :30
  • Saturdays: Trips from Jamaica between 3:25 PM and 5:55 PM will operate approximately every 20 minutes instead of every 30 minutes
  • Saturdays: Trips from College Point between 3:45 PM and 4:30 PM will operate every 20 minutes instead of every 30 minutes

Q77: Weekday Service Span Reduction, Saturday Evening Changes, Summer Schedule - Weekday Service Level Reductions

  • Weekdays: The first trip from Springfield Gardens to Jamaica will now depart at 5:53 AM instead of 5:30 AM
    • The 5:30 AM and 5:45 AM trips from Springfield Gardens will be discontinued
    • The 5:55 AM trip from Springfield Gardens will now depart at 5:53 AM
  • Weekdays: There will be two fewer departures from Springfield Gardens between 6:00 AM and 7:00 AM
  • Weekdays: Trips from Springfield Gardens between 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM will depart every 12 minutes instead of every 7-10 minutes
  • Weekdays: Trips from Springfield Gardens between 8:00 AM and 9:30 AM will depart every 15-20 minutes instead of every 10-17 minutes
  • Weekdays: Trips from Springfield Gardens between 1:40 PM and 3:40 PM will depart every 20 minutes instead of every 2-9 minutes
  • Weekdays: Trips from Springfield Gardens between 6:40 PM and 8:00 PM will depart every 20-25 minutes instead of every 15-20 minutes
  • Weekdays: Trips from Jamaica between 6:15 AM and 8:40 AM will depart every 10-15 minutes instead of every 7-10 minutes
  • Weekdays: Trips from Jamaica between 1:40 PM and 3:40 PM will depart every 20 minutes instead of every 5-12 minutes
  • Weekdays: Trips from Jamaica between 3:40 PM and 7:55 PM will depart every 15 minutes instead of every 8-12 minutes
  • Saturdays: Evening trips terminating at South Conduit Avenue & 221st Street will be extended to Springfield Boulevard & 145th Avenue

Q83 Local: Summer Schedule - Weekday Net Service Reduction

  • Reorganization of trips departing from 227th Street & 113th Drive before 6 AM
  • AM Peak service to Jamaica will depart Murdock Avenue & Springfield Boulevard every 7-8 instead of every 6 minutes
  • PM service from 4-5 PM will depart 227th Street & 113th Drive approximately every 12 minutes instead of every 10 minutes
  • Evening trip times will be shifted by up to 4 minutes
  • The 12:20 AM trip from 227th Street & 113th Drive to Jamaica will be discontinued
    • The alternatives are the 11:38 PM trip, or the 12:41 AM trip east of Springfield Boulevard
    • West of Springfield Boulevard, the 12:02 AM trip from Queens Village RR Station is an earlier option too
    • This cut creates a 57 minute interval between buses east of Springfield Boulevard
  • PM departures from Jamaica between 3:40 PM and 7:36 PM will terminate at Murdock Avenue & Springfield Blvd, instead of at Colfax Street & Springfield Blvd
  • Trips from Jamaica between 10 PM and 12 AM will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 10-15 minutes

Q83 LIMITED: Summer Schedule - Weekday Service Reduction

  • AM trips from Queens Village before 8:30 AM will operate every 6-10 minutes instead of every 5-8 minutes
  • PM trips from Jamaica between 4:30 PM and 6:15 PM operate every 10 minutes instead of every 8 minutes

Q85 Local: Summer Schedule - Weekday Cost Neutral Practices, Sunday Night/Monday Morning Trip Truncation

  • Sunday Night/Monday Morning: The 1:10 AM trip from Jamaica to Rosedale (243rd Street & 147th Avenue) will be truncated to Bedell Street & Farmers Boulevard
  • Weekdays: Trips from Rosedale between 4:26 AM and 5:19 AM will operate every 9 minutes instead of every 10-12 minutes
  • Weekdays: The last early AM trip from Rosedale to Jamaica will depart at 6:37 AM instead of 5:19 AM
  • Weekdays: Trips from Jamaica between 7:30 AM and 9:00 AM will operate every 10 minutes combined instead of every 9 minutes combined (branch frequencies are double)
  • Weekdays: AM peak trips from Farmers Blvd & Bedell St will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 8 minutes
  • Weekdays: Trips from Jamaica between 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM will operate every 10 minutes combined instead of every 6-9 minutes combined
    • Frequencies east of Farmers Blvd are approximately double
  • The 2:47 PM and 2:49 PM trips from Farmers Blvd & Bedell St will be discontinued
  • Trips to Jamaica between 1:45 PM and 8:45 PM will operate every 9-12 minutes combined instead of every 7-10 minutes combined (branch frequencies are double)
  • Trips from Jamaica between 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM will operate every 7-8 minutes combined instead of every 10 minutes combined
    • Service east of 243rd Street to Green Acres operates approximately every 18 minutes instead of every 20 minutes

Q85 LIMITED: Summer Schedule - Service Reductions

  • AM service operates every 6-10 minutes instead of every 4-8 minutes
  • PM service between 2:30 and 3:50 PM will operate every 20 minutes instead of every 10 minutes
  • PM rush service will operate every 7-10 minutes instead of every 6-8 minutes
  • Evening service will operate every 12-15 minutes instead of every 8-10 minutes

Q88: Summer Schedule - Weekday Net Service Reductions, Saturday Trip Addition

  • Weekdays: Trips from Queens Center Mall between 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM will operate every 6-7 minutes instead of every 3-5 minutes
  • Weekdays: Trips from Queens Center Mall between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 8-9 minutes
  • Weekdays: Trips from Queens Center Mall between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 12 minutes
  • Weekdays: Trips from Queens Center Mall between 1:00 PM and 2:50 PM will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 7-9 minutes
  • Weekdays: Trips from Queens Center Mall between 3:50 PM and 8:00 PM will operate every 7-9 minutes instead of every 8-11 minutes
  • Weekdays: Trips from Queens Village RR Station between 9:43 AM and 1:00 PM will operate every 8-10 minutes instead of every 8-12 minutes
  • Weekdays: Trips from Queens Village RR Station between 2:08 PM and 4:17 PM will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 6-7 minutes
  • Weekdays: Trips from Queens Village RR Station between 4:49 PM and 6:40 PM will operate every 10-12 minutes instead of every 7-8 minutes
  • Saturdays: A new trip has been added from Queens Village RR Station at 9:00 PM

QM5: Additional Service to Stops North of 73rd Ave in Fresh Meadows

  • The 5:30 AM trip from Glen Oaks to Midtown will now operate via Fresh Meadows, making stops along 188th Street north of 73rd Ave

QM6: Overnight Service Elimination

  • All service from 1-5 AM will be eliminated
  • Alternative service is available by catching the Q46 to Queens Boulevard, for the Q60 to Sunnyside, and the Q32 towards Midtown
    • All routes in that option are scheduled to operate every 20 minutes or better
  • Riders to/from Woodhaven Boulevard may be able to use the QM17 instead at Woodhaven Boulevard & Alderton Street

QM17: Overnight Service Is Not Listed (But Is Running)

  • From Far Rockaway: 1:00 AM, 1:30 AM, 2:00 AM, 2:30 AM, 3:00 AM, 3:30 AM, 4:00 AM, 4:20 AM, 4:40 AM
  • From Midtown: 1:15 AM, 1:45 AM, 2:15 AM, 2:45 AM, 3:15 AM, 3:45 AM, 4:15 AM, 4:45 AM
  • Makes all daytime QM15 stops along Cross Bay Boulevard and Woodhaven Boulevard

X68: Overnight Service Reductions (No New Timetable)

  • No way to access the information unless one uses TripPlanner
  • Inbound service between 12 AM and 4 AM and from 11 PM to 12 AM will be eliminated
  • A 4:02 AM and 5:02 AM inbound trip will exist, operating VIA 57 ST on weekdays only
  • All outbound service during overnight hours will be eliminated
  • As an alternative, one can take the Q43 bus, and transfer to the Q60 at Jamaica LIRR station, then transfer for the Q32 in Sunnyside for service into Midtown

 

Staten Island

S40 Local, S90 LIMITED: Cost-Neutral Practices

  • S90 service from Matrix Park will depart every 10 minutes from 5:45 AM - 6:15 &  7:05 AM -8:15 AM instead of every 12-20 minutes
  • S40 service will operate every 3-10 minutes during the AM peak instead of every 10-12 minutes
  • Trips from Matrix Park departing between 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM will operate every 20 minutes instead of every 15 minutes
  • The 5:15 PM S40 from Saint George to South Avenue & Arlington Place will be converted to an S90 LIMITED trip to Matrix Park
  • The 5:45 PM and 7:00 PM S40 trips from Saint George to Matrix Park will be converted to S90 LIMITED trips
  • A new S40 trip from Saint George to Matrix Park will be added at 5:48 PM

SIM1: Summer Schedule - AM Service Reductions

  • Trips between 6:00 AM and 7:20 AM will depart ETC every 6 minutes instead of every 4-5 or 8 minutes

SIM2: Summer Schedule - Net Service Reductions

  • Trips departing Tottenville between 5:54 AM and 7:00 AM will operate every 10-12 minutes instead of every 8-10 minutes
  • Trips departing Tottenville between 7:00 AM and 7:30 AM will operate every 6 minutes instead of every 8 minutes
  • Trips departing Tottenville between 7:30 AM and 8:00 AM will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 8 minutes

SIM3: PM Trip Addition

  • A new 2:50 PM trip from Central Park South will be added

SIM3C: Off-Peak Schedule Changes- Service Span Increases

  • Weekdays: The 9:45 AM trip from Port Richmond will now depart at 9:35 AM  
  • Weekdays: Trips from Port Richmond between 10:00 AM and 6:30 PM will depart at :00 and :30 instead of :15 and :45
  • Weekdays: Trips from Central Park South between 10:00 AM and 1:45 PM will now depart at :05 and :35 instead of at :20 and :50
  • Weekdays: Trips from Port Richmond between 6:30 PM and 10:30 PM will now depart at :30 instead of :00
  • Weekdays: The last trip from Port Richmond will now depart at 10:30 PM instead of 10:00 PM
  • Saturdays: Trips from Port Richmond between 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM will depart at :10, :30, and :50 instead of :00, :20, and :40
  • Saturdays: Trips from Central Park South between 8:40 AM and 12:30 PM will depart at :05, :25, and :45 instead of :00, :20, and :40
  • Saturdays: Trips from Port Richmond between 11:00 AM and 9:20 PM will depart at :15 and :45 instead of :00 and :30 
  • Saturdays: The last trip from Port Richmond will now depart at 9:15 PM instead of 9:00 PM
  • Saturdays: Trips from Central Park South between 12:30 PM and 10:40 PM will depart at :25, and :55 instead of :10, and :40
  • Saturdays: Trips from Central Park South between 10:40 PM and 12:20 AM will depart at :25, and :55 instead of :00, and :30  
  • Saturdays: The last trip from Central Park South will now depart at 12:25 AM instead of 12:00 AM

 

SIM4C: Weekday AM Trip Addition, Weekday Evening Service Cuts

  • The 9:45 AM trip from Hugenot to Midtown will be split into a 9:35 AM and 9:55 AM trip
  • The 7:27 PM trip from Downtown to Hugenot will be discontinued
  • Trips from Midtown depart between 6:50 PM and 9:00 PM will depart every 20 minutes instead of every 15 minutes

SIM5: Minor Trip Time Changes

  • Minor reorganization of trips between 6:00 AM and 7:00 AM

SIM6 : Summer Schedule - Trip Reductions

  • Trips departing ETC between 6:00 AM and 7:00 AM will operate every 5-6 minutes instead of every 4-5 minutes
  • One less bus will depart East 57th Street & Lexington Avenue between 3:45 PM and 4:45 PM
  • The 6:23 PM trip from East Midtown will now depart at 6:30 PM instead
  • The 6:40 PM and 7:00 PM trips from East Midtown will be consolidated into a 6:50 AM trip

SIM8 : PM Service Reduction

  • One less bus will depart East 57th Street & Lexington Avenue between 4:52 PM and 5:30 PM

SIM8X: PM Service Reduction

  • The 6:20 PM and 6:40 PM trips from East 57th Street & Lexington Ave will be consolidated into a 6:30 AM trip

SIM9: PM Service Reduction and Adjustments

  • The 6:10 PM trip from Broadway & East 13th Street will now depart at 6:15 PM
  • The 6:25 PM trip from Broadway & East 13th Street will be discontinued
  • The 6:45 PM trip from Broadway & East 13th Street will now depart at 6:40 PM
  • The 7:37 PM trip from Broadway & East 13th Street will now depart at 7:40 PM

SIM15: PM Service Improvement

  • Trips departing Downtown between 5:10 PM and 6:15 PM will depart every 10-15 minutes instead of every 15-20 minutes

SIM22: AM & PM Service Improvements

  • One additional AM trip will depart Woods of Arden Road between 7:00 AM and 7:40 AM
  • A new 3:40 PM trip from East 57th Street & Lexington Avenue will be added
  • PM service between 4:50 PM and 5:20 PM will depart every 10 minutes instead of every 15 minutes

SIM25: PM Trip Reduction

  • Minor Trip Time Adjustments between 4:45 PM and 6:00 PM
  • The 6:40 PM trip from East Midtown will be discontinued
  • The 7:00 PM trip from East Midtown will depart at 6:55 PM 
  • The 7:30 PM trip from East Midtown will depart at 7:25 PM

SIM26: AM Service Reductions & Trip Adjustments

  • The 7:47 AM trip from Tottenville will now depart at 7:50 AM
  • The 8:00 AM trip from Tottenville will be discontinued
  • The 8:40 AM and 9:05 AM (last bus) trips from Tottenville will be merged into an 8:50 AM (new last bus) trip

SIM33: AM & PM Service Reductions

  • There will be one less departure from Mariners Harbor between 7:30 AM and 8:30 AM
  • The 6:10 PM trip from Broadway & East 13th Street will now depart at 6:15 PM
  • The 6:25 PM and 6:40 PM trips from Broadway & East 13th Street will be consolidated into a 6:35 PM trip

SIM33C: Weekend Schedule Changes

  • Saturdays: Trip times have been shifted by up to 10 minutes prior to 11 AM towards Manhattan
  • Saturdays: Trip times have been shifted by up to 15 minutes between 8:30 AM and 4:40 PM towards Mariners Harbor
  • Saturdays: There will be one less departure from Mariners Harbor between 10 AM and 11 AM
  • Saturdays: Trips departing Mariners Harbor between 11:01 AM and 9:00 PM will depart at :25 and :55 instead of :00 and :30 
  • Sundays: Trips departing Mariners Harbor before 10:30 AM will depart at :05 and :35 instead of at :00 and :30  
  • Sundays: Trips departing Central Park South will see trip time changes by up to 10 minutes
  • Sundays: Trips departing Mariners Harbor between 10:30 AM and 12:30 PM will depart approximately every 30 minutes instead of every 40 minutes
  • Sundays: Trips departing Central Park South between 11:35 AM and 1:45 PM will depart approximately every 30 minutes instead of every 35-55 minutes
  • Sundays: Trips departing Mariners Harbor between 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM will depart approximately every 30 minutes instead of every 20 minutes
  • Sundays: Trips departing Mariners Harbor between 3:40 PM and 9:30 PM will depart at :25 instead of at :05
  • Sundays: The 6:45 PM and 7:15 PM trips departing Central Park South will be consolidated into a 7:00 PM trip
  • Sundays: The last trip departing Mariners Harbor will be at 9:25 PM instead of 9:05 PM
  • Sundays: The last trip departing Central Park South will be at 10:50 PM instead of 10:30 PM

SIM34: AM & PM Service Additions

  • Trips from Port Richmond between 6:25 AM and 7:05 AM will depart every 8 minutes instead of every 10 minutes
  • One additional bus will depart from East Houston Street between 4:45 PM and 5:15 PM
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There is WAAAAAY too much daylight express bus service and virtually nothing new at night replacing the subway. 

The bus system is carrying 30% of its normal riders overall. I would make a guess that express buses are tracking similarly to commuter rail at around 20-25%. That means MTA express bus service should be operating at 50-60% of its normal capacity with a base rush hour schedule of 30 minutes and a base off-peak schedule of 60 minutes. The BM Downtown/Midtown splits should be on a base schedule. That schedule should be reviewed every two weeks for adequacy. Local bus service should be operated at 75% of normal schedules and bumped up as needed.

Meanwhile, buses should be running a subway shuttle parallel to the closed subways every 20 minutes. They should not be free. There should be a double transfer issued between 12AM and 5AM across the entire city. That is cheaper than Uber. In addition, certain core routes should run every 20 minutes overnight, such as the B41, B46, M15, and Bx12.

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1 hour ago, JAzumah said:

They should not be free. 

Yes because it's 1. Very easy to get to the fare box and 2. you definitely should be paying $6.75 for an express bus that is replacing the cheaper subway lines and already charges $2.75 on free weekend shuttle bus routes too.

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3 minutes ago, MysteriousBtrain said:

Yes because it's 1. Very easy to get to the fare box and 2. you definitely should be paying $6.75 for an express bus that is replacing the cheaper subway lines and already charges $2.75 on free weekend shuttle bus routes too.

The only reason why the subways are closed is because politicians do not want to propose a plan to deal with the homeless in a meaningful way. Free shuttle buses move the homeless issue onto buses. That does not solve the problem. How do you access control free buses?

The express bus system should have a peak/off-peak fare structure. A lot of people would opt for a $3.50 off-peak express bus outside of Staten Island.

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Thank you once again for doing this exceptional work.

This really struck me, but it is not surprising:

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B1 - Net Reduction due to Artic Conversion

AM rush service will operate every 8-15 minutes instead of every 6-10 minutes
Midday service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 8 minutes
All PM rush service to Manhattan Beach and late PM rush service to Bay Ridge will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 8 minutes
Saturday Daytime service operates every 8-10 minutes instead of every 7-9 minutes
Slightly more frequent service during the early evening hours on Saturdays
Sunday late evening service will operate every 35-40 minutes instead of every 25 minutes

Bus riders would much rather have crowded buses than have to wait 35-40 minutes. This is inexcusable.

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B11: Omission of Overnight Service

There's no overnight service listed here, as if the B11 won't be running anymore during overnight hours

If this is the case, this would count as a major service change, and should have been brought to the MTA Board.

On 6/30/2020 at 5:01 AM, BM5 via Woodhaven said:

Q49: Weekday Cost Neutral Practices, Introduction of Inconsistent Headways During the AM Rush

  • Service to Jackson Heights from 4:30 AM to 6:00 AM will operate every 6-8 minutes instead of every 10 minutes
  • There will be one less weekday departure between 6:00 AM and 6:20 AM
  • Service between 6:20 AM and 8:00 AM on the full route between towards Jackson Heights will operate every 5 minutes instead of every 3 minutes
  • New put-ins from 92nd Street & Astoria Boulevard towards Jackson Heights will be added at 6:57 AM, 7:07 AM, 7:17 AM, 7:27 AM, 7:37 AM, 7:47 AM, and 8:03 AM
  • South/West of 92nd Street & Astoria Boulevard, there will be 2 to 3 minute headways followed by 5 minute headways instead of consistent 3 minute headways

They are really trying to ruin the Q49 to justify what they are doing in the Queens Bus Redesign. Color me surprised.

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On 6/30/2020 at 5:01 AM, BM5 via Woodhaven said:

B99: New Overnight Route Between Midwood to Columbus Circle

  • Service will operate from 1:00 AM to 4:40 AM from Columbus Circle to Midwood, every 20 minutes
  • Service will operate from 1:10 AM to 4:50 AM from Midwood to Columbus Circle, every 20 minutes

 

This quote below is taken from: https://new.mta.info/coronavirus/b99stops

"We're implementing the B99 bus route to get you between Midwood, Brooklyn and Columbus Circle during overnight hours. It will operate every 20 minutes from approximately, 1:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. every night. Here's the full list of stops...."

There's two things wrong with this statement:

  1. The last trip in both directions reaching its end terminal at 5:40am (Brooklyn bound) & 5:50am (Manhattan bound) doesn't mean that it operates from appx. 1am to 6am.... That is misleading; it's putting it out there that the last trip leaves from either end terminal from appx. 6am....
    • In terms of conveying span of service, there is a distinction between [operate from] & [in operation from]..... The way you (@BM5 via Woodhaven) conveyed it, is right.... What the MTA, in that quote, means is in operation from....
  2. Even if, since when was 6am classified as part of being nighttime service!? :wacko:

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@B35 via Church On the subway service guide (it used to be on the map itself but now I believe it is a separate document...or at least it was last I checked) it classified overnight as 12:00am - 6:30pm daily.

Funny enough when I was little my mother and I got screwed by that. The (B) was listed as operating evenings (8pm -12am) but actually ran until 9pm. We ended up backtracking from West 4th to Herald Square for a (Q) (we weren't familiar with Atlantic/Pacific back then)

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7 hours ago, B35 via Church said:

This quote below is taken from: https://new.mta.info/coronavirus/b99stops

"We're implementing the B99 bus route to get you between Midwood, Brooklyn and Columbus Circle during overnight hours. It will operate every 20 minutes from approximately, 1:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. every night. Here's the full list of stops...."

There's two things wrong with this statement:

  1. The last trip in both directions reaching its end terminal at 5:40am (Brooklyn bound) & 5:50am (Manhattan bound) doesn't mean that it operates from appx. 1am to 6am.... That is misleading; it's putting it out there that the last trip leaves from either end terminal from appx. 6am....
    • In terms of conveying span of service, there is a distinction between [operate from] & [in operation from]..... The way you (@BM5 via Woodhaven) conveyed it, is right.... What the MTA, in that quote, means is in operation from....
  2. Even if, since when was 6am classified as part of being nighttime service!? :wacko:

The MTA is conveying it based on the beginning of the first trips and the end of the last. This is actually normal for the MTA.

The issue here is that the MTA's choosing to either advertise the departure times or the overall span (probably in an attempt to say that buses are still in operation after the last departures).

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1 hour ago, Lex said:

The issue here is that the MTA's choosing to either advertise the departure times or the overall span (probably in an attempt to say that buses are still in operation after the last departures).

They're conflating the two & it's misleading...

Stating that "It will operate every 20 minutes from approximately, 1:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m." is telling me that the last trip departs the terminal at appx. 6am....

(e/g. Anybody waiting at the Junction for a Manhattan bound B99 around 6am, is going to be shit out of luck...)

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33 minutes ago, B35 via Church said:

They're conflating the two & it's misleading...

Stating that "It will operate every 20 minutes from approximately, 1:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m." is telling me that the last trip departs the terminal at appx. 6am....

(e/g. Anybody waiting at the Junction for a Manhattan bound B99 around 6am, is going to be shit out of luck...)

There's no disagreement about the poor marketing.

The only good thing is that unlike how WMATA handles rail schedules, the B99 has an actual schedule available to the public. (Even so, it's considerably undercut by how hidden it is, thereby needlessly complicating matters.)

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4 minutes ago, Lex said:

There's no disagreement about the poor marketing.

The only good thing is that unlike how WMATA handles rail schedules, the B99 has an actual schedule available to the public. (Even so, it's considerably undercut by how hidden it is, thereby needlessly complicating matters.)

Too bad the MTA no longer posts/updates paper schedules at bus stops....

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On 6/30/2020 at 5:01 AM, BM5 via Woodhaven said:

Bx12 SBS: Summer Schedule - Daily Service Additions & Adjustments

  • Service will operate every 4-5 minutes instead of every 6 minutes during most of the midday period

More lines should have beefed up midday service imo

 

On 6/30/2020 at 5:01 AM, BM5 via Woodhaven said:

BxM1/BxM2/BxM11: Overnight Service Elimination

How the hell did that end up happening?

Also, Brooklyn and Queens got hit hard. Holy hell.

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1 hour ago, paulrivera said:

Also, Brooklyn and Queens got hit hard. Holy hell.

After a while, you get numb to this crap... Year after year after year....

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2 hours ago, B35 via Church said:

Too bad the MTA no longer posts/updates paper schedules at bus stops....

That's another issue.

Though my iPod can connect to the Internet, I first need WiFi, or that's out of the question. Some may lack even that.

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On 7/2/2020 at 1:23 AM, Lex said:

That's another issue.

Though my iPod can connect to the Internet, I first need WiFi, or that's out of the question. Some may lack even that.

FWIW they (at least, after a ton of complaints) left the BusTime code that is at the bus stop so people can text it.

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Deleted (Buses we’re running on a Saturday schedule today)

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On 7/1/2020 at 11:01 PM, paulrivera said:

BxM1/BxM2/BxM11: Overnight Service Elimination

I explained the overnight situation before. All of that was done on OT. If drivers didn't want it or couldn't do it, they were constantly short drivers. With the gaps in service, they were better off eliminating it.

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On 6/30/2020 at 10:24 PM, JAzumah said:

There is WAAAAAY too much daylight express bus service and virtually nothing new at night replacing the subway. 

The bus system is carrying 30% of its normal riders overall. I would make a guess that express buses are tracking similarly to commuter rail at around 20-25%. That means MTA express bus service should be operating at 50-60% of its normal capacity with a base rush hour schedule of 30 minutes and a base off-peak schedule of 60 minutes. The BM Downtown/Midtown splits should be on a base schedule. That schedule should be reviewed every two weeks for adequacy. Local bus service should be operated at 75% of normal schedules and bumped up as needed.

Meanwhile, buses should be running a subway shuttle parallel to the closed subways every 20 minutes. They should not be free. There should be a double transfer issued between 12AM and 5AM across the entire city. That is cheaper than Uber. In addition, certain core routes should run every 20 minutes overnight, such as the B41, B46, M15, and Bx12.

Calm down. Your comments are inaccurate. Some express bus lines are seeing more ridership than others. Additionally, express bus riders have made it clear that we do NOT want to be packed together like sardines. I spoke with higher ups about this and made it clear that we needed our full express bus service back, as did other advocates, and we won't accept anything less than that.

Overnight service is what it is. They are struggling to run the regular service, so they are focusing on that over overnight service, which is free.

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5 hours ago, Lil 57 said:

Deleted (Buses we’re running on a Saturday schedule today)

Except for the SIM23/24 (which have 2 AM trips and 3 PM trips each)

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16 hours ago, Via Garibaldi 8 said:

Calm down. Your comments are inaccurate. Some express bus lines are seeing more ridership than others. Additionally, express bus riders have made it clear that we do NOT want to be packed together like sardines. I spoke with higher ups about this and made it clear that we needed our full express bus service back, as did other advocates, and we won't accept anything less than that.

You are better off figuring out how to secure your future than running 100% service for 30% of normal ridership. The new bus orders are a clue to what express bus service is going to be left. The Federal Reserve will bail out the MTA if needed, but it is not going to be free. 

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On 7/4/2020 at 6:07 AM, JAzumah said:

You are better off figuring out how to secure your future than running 100% service for 30% of normal ridership. The new bus orders are a clue to what express bus service is going to be left. The Federal Reserve will bail out the MTA if needed, but it is not going to be free. 

Not really. It's not as if all of those buses will be retired. The only thing being retired are the 2002 models and some of the 2005 and perhaps some others here and there. Some of the express buses are still fine. No need to retire those. Most of this order is for (MTA) Bus. The previous order saw about 505 express buses, but they were desperately needed. This time around, I'd say the number is fine. Out of 307 buses, 50 goes to Staten Island. The rest are for (MTA) Bus.

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