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MTA New York City Transit invites you to comment on the following proposed changes to bus service on the M8, Q31, and Q77, and proposed new M12 and X21 bus service:

Date and Place of Hearing

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Start Time: 5:30 p.m.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority Headquarters
347 Madison Avenue
Board Room, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10017

New Bus Service

M12 Proposed Service

To establish the M12, a new local bus operating between Columbus Circle and the West Village in Manhattan. The M12 would have a southern terminal at 8th Avenue and Jane Street, traveling north via 8th Avenue, West 14th Street, West Street, 11th Avenue, West 24th Street, 12th Avenue, West 57th Street, 8th Avenue, and West 58th Street, with a northern terminal at West 58th Street and 7th Avenue. It would travel south via 7th Avenue, West 57th Street, 11th Avenue, West 18th Street, 9th Avenue, and Hudson Street. The M12 would operate 7 days a week every 30 minutes between 7:00 am and 10:00 pm. This service is planned to begin operating in September 2014.

X21 Proposed Service

To establish the X21, a new express bus operating between Eltingville in Staten Island and Midtown Manhattan. The X21 would have a southern terminal at Richmond Avenue and Hylan Boulevard in Staten Island, traveling via Richmond Avenue, Eltingville Transit Center, Arthur Kill Road, and the West Shore Expressway. It would enter Midtown Manhattan via the Goethals Bridge and Lincoln Tunnel, traveling via 42nd Street to terminate at 42nd Street and 1st Avenue. The X21 would operate with five trips from Staten Island to Manhattan during the morning peak period and five trips from Manhattan to Staten Island during the evening peak period. This service is planned to begin operating on September 2, 2014.

New Weekend Bus Service

M8 Weekend Service

To make permanent Saturday and Sunday service on the M8, operating between the West Village and East Village in Manhattan. Weekend service operates every 30 minutes between 7:00 am and 1:00 am on Saturdays and Sundays. This service was introduced on an experimental basis on April 6, 2014.

Q31 Weekend Service

To make permanent Saturday and Sunday service on the Q31, operating between Bayside and Jamaica in Queens. Weekend service operates every 20 to 30 minutes. On Saturdays, northbound trips operate between 8:00 am and 7:00 pm and southbound trips between 9:00 am and 8:00 pm. On Sundays, northbound trips operate between 9:00 am and 7:00 pm and southbound trips between 10:00 am and 7:30 pm. This service was introduced on an experimental basis on April 6, 2014.

Q77 Sunday Service

To make permanent Sunday service on the Q77, operating between Laurelton and Jamaica in Queens. Sunday service operates every 30 minutes between 7:00 am and 10:00 pm. This service was introduced on an experimental basis on April 6, 2014.

Proposed new M12 Express Route

Proposed new M12 Express Route

Proposed new X21 Express Route

Proposed new X21 Express Route

Directions

By Subway: 4 Line5 Line6 Line7 LineS Line to Grand Central
By Bus: M1, M2, M3, M4, M42, M50, Q32, X1, X10, or X17
By Rail: Click here to plan your trip with Link to Trip Planner+ which takes into account planned and unplanned service changes that may affect your trip Or call 511 for automated travel information 24/7, agents are available from 6 AM to 10 PM daily. If you are deaf or hard of hearing, use your preferred relay service provider or the free 711 relay.

Please note: For security purposes, you will be required to provide a government-issued photo identification upon entry to our facility. In order to expedite the check-in process, we ask that you RSVP prior to the meeting. We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.

The hearing will begin at 5:30 p.m., with registration to speak remaining open until 7:30 p.m. All registered speakers will be heard. Each speaker is permitted up to three minutes to testify. Written comments will be accepted online until 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.

For more information about the proposed service changes, or to pre-register to speak at the hearing, call or write to MTA NYC Transit Government Affairs, 2 Broadway, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10004, 646-252-2660. You may also pre-register online to speak.

Accessibility and Interpreter Services

For hearing-impaired individuals or non-English speaking attendees wishing to arrange for a sign language or foreign language interpreter, please call or fax MTA NYC Transit Government Affairs until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 9, 2014, at 646-252-2660 or fax 646-252-2661.

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