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Q44 Select Bus Service

Overview

The Q44 is a vital inter-borough transit link, connecting the Bronx and Queens while providing connections to several subway lines and the Long Island Rail Road. The Q44 also connects two thriving commercial neighborhoods in Queens, Flushing and Jamaica. In Queens, local service is provided by the Q20A and Q20B. Together, these three routes carry an average of 42,000 bus riders each weekday.

SBS Improvements

Select Bus Service (SBS) brings faster and more reliable bus service to the Q44. SBS improves speed and reliability through dedicated bus lanes, off-board fare payment, and transit signal priority (TSP). SBS also improves passenger comfort and convenience through enhanced bus stops that include shelters with seating and lighting. For more information on SBS features, please visit our SBS pages here and here

How do I pay now?

All customers must pay their fare BEFORE boarding at a fare machine. Bus stops typically have three fare machines located near the bus shelter. Two machines accept MetroCards and one machine accepts coins along with student half-fare MetroCards. After paying, you will receive a ticket as proof of purchase. You must keep your ticket for the duration of your trip. After paying, you can board the bus through any door. You do not need to show your ticket to the bus driver, unless you paid with coins and need a paper transfer. For customers using a MetroCard, transfers work the same way as other bus routes.

The Q44 Corridor

The Q44 SBS provides service at all times from Jamaica (Archer Avenue / Merrick Boulevard) to the Bronx Zoo (Boston Road / East 180 Street). The Q44 SBS will not make any local stops; it will only stop at SBS bus stops.  The Q44 SBS will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Q20A will operate 24 hours a day, providing local service in Queens.  The Q20B will continue to operate weekdays only from 5:00 am – 11:00 pm.

Three Q44 stops are changing location:

  • The northbound bus stop at Booth Memorial Avenue in Queens is being moved to the north side of the intersection.
  • The northbound bus stop at Union Turnpike in Queens is being moved to the north side of the intersection.
  • The northbound bus stop at Devoe Avenue and Wyatt Street in the Bronx is being moved to the “near side” of the intersection.

 SBS Basemap Queens and Bronx Proposed Stops Only

Q44 SBS Stop List

Northbound Stop Location
Merrick Blvd Merrick Boulevard at Archer Avenue
Jamaica Center (153 St) Archer Avenue at 153 St
Sutphin Blvd Archer Avenue at Sutphin Boulevard
Jamaica Av Sutphin Boulevard at Jamaica Avenue
Hillside Av Sutphin Boulevard at Hillside Avenue
Manton St Main Street at Manton Street
Union Turnpike Main Street at Union Turnpike
73 Av Main Street at 73 Avenue
Jewel Av Main Street at Jewel Avenue
Melbourne Av Main Street at Melbourne Avenue
146 St Main Street at 146 Street
Horace Harding Expwy Main Street at 60 Avenue
Booth Memorial Av Main Street at Booth Memorial Avenue
Elder Av Main Street at Elder Avenue
Kissena Blvd Main Street at Kissena Boulevard
38 Av Main Street at 38 Avenue
35 Av Union Street at 35 Avenue
Bayside Av Union Street at Bayside Avenue
26 Av Union Street at 26 Avenue
20 Av Parsons Boulevard at 20 Avenue
14 Av Parsons Boulevard at 14 Avenue
Lafayette Av Lafayette Avenue at Hutchinson River Parkway
Brush Av - Bruckner Blvd Brush Avenue at Bruckner Boulevard
Castle Hill Av Cross Bronx Service Road at Haviland Avenue
Newbold Av Cross Bronx Service Road at Newbold Avenue
Hugh Grant Circle Hugh Grant Circle at Metropolitan Avenue
Taylor Av Cross Bronx Service Road at Taylor Avenue
Commonwealth Av Cross Bronx Service Road at Commonwealth Avenue
Boston Rd-E Tremont Av Devoe Avenue at Wyatt Street
Bronx Zoo E 180 Street at Devoe Avenue
Southbound Stop Location
Bronx Zoo Boston Road at E. 180 Street
Boston Rd-E Tremont Av E. Tremont Avenue at Boston Road
Rosedale Av Cross Bronx Service Road at Rosedale Avenue
Beach Av Cross Bronx Service Road at Beach Avenue
Hugh Grant Circle Westchester Avenue at Virginia Avenue
Pugsley Av Cross Bronx Service Road at Pugsley Avenue
Castle Hill Av Cross Bronx Service Road at Castle Hill Avenue
Brush Av - Bruckner Blvd Bruckner Boulevard at Brush Avenue
Lafayette Av Hutchinson River Parkway at Lafayette Avenue
14 Av Parsons Boulevard at 14 Avenue
20 Av Parsons Boulevard at 20 Avenue
26 Av Union Street at 26 Avenue
Bayside Av Union Street at 31 Road
35 Av Union Street at 35 Avenue
39 Av Main Street at 39 Avenue
Kissena Blvd Main Street at 41 Avenue
Elder Av Main Street at Elder Avenue
Booth Memorial Av Main Street at Booth Memorial Avenue
Horace Harding Expwy Main Street at Horace Harding Expressway
63 Av Main Street at 63 Avenue
Melbourne Av Main Street at Melbourne Avenue
Jewel Av Main Street at Jewel Avenue
73 Av Main Street at 73 Avenue
Union Turnpike Main Street at Union Turnpike
139 St Main Street at 139 Street
Queens Blvd Queens Boulevard at Main Street
Hillside Av Sutphin Boulevard at Hillside Avenue
Jamaica Av Sutphin Boulevard at Jamaica Avenue
Sutphin Blvd Archer Avenue at Sutphin Boulevard
Jamaica Center (158 St) Archer Avenue at 158 Street
Merrick Blvd Archer Avenue at Merrick Boulevard

 


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