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Queens Local Bus

Restructure Local Bus Routes to Discontinue Underutilized or Duplicative Segments

  • Restructure bus service in Whitestone (affects the Q14 and Q15 bus routes)
  • The discontinuation of the Q24 west of Broadway Junction station is listed under Brooklyn.

Discontinue Service on Low-Performing Local Bus Routes
There are four routes proposed for complete discontinuation, two routes proposed for off-peak discontinuation, and two routes proposed for weekend discontinuation.

  • Discontinue off-peak Q26 service (operates weekdays only)
  • Discontinue weekend Q31 service
  • Discontinue off-peak Q42 service (operates weekdays only)
  • Discontinue all Q74 service
  • Discontinue all Q75 service
  • Discontinue Saturday Q76 service (does not operate on Sundays)
  • Discontinue all Q79 service

Note that all Q14 service will be discontinued but partially replaced by a new Q15 branch operating via 150th Street between the Cross Island Parkway and 11th Avenue.

Reduce Spans of Service on Local Bus Routes
This proposal reduces service at the end of service (on non-24 hour routes), or discontinues service on 24-hour routes during overnight hours, during periods of extremely low ridership.

  • Discontinue overnight bus service on the Q30
  • End Sunday service earlier on the Q48

NYC Transit 2010 Service Reduction Proposals
Profile of Elements – Queens Local Bus

Proposal Modified March 19, 2010

Restructure the Q14 and Q15 in Whitestone

Description of Action:
This proposal has been modified based on public comments. The modified proposal will discontinue the Q14 entirely and reroute selected Q15 trips to serve 150th Street north of the Cross Island Parkway in order to maintain service to the corridor.

Neighborhoods Affected:
Flushing, Whitestone.

Customer Impact:
Approximately 1,280 weekday customers and 1,030 weekend customers would be required to use the Q15, Q20, or Q34 (weekdays only); a typical customer’s trip would increase by five to ten minutes. Approximately 1,500 Q15 riders would see an increase in wait time for their bus.

Cost per Rider:
Total: $4.05, Direct Operating: $2.13 weekdays,

Total:
$5.63, Direct Operating: $2.96 weekends

Net Annual Savings:
$1.4 million

Reduction in Savings:
$0.05 million

Restructure the Q14 and Q15 in Whitestone

NYC Transit 2010 Service Reduction Proposals
Profile of Elements – Queens Local Bus

Discontinue Off-Peak Q26 Service

Description of Action:
Discontinue off-peak service on the Q26 (operates weekdays only). Weekday peak service would be retained due to high demand in the shared Q27 corridor.

Neighborhoods Affected:
Flushing, Auburndale, Fresh Meadows.

Customer Impact:
Approximately 550 weekday off-peak customers would be required to use the Q27; a typical customer’s trip would increase by up to five minutes.

Cost per Rider:
Total: $4.44, Direct Operating: $2.33

Net Annual Savings:
$0.5 million

Discontinue Off-Peak Q26 Service

 

 

NYC Transit 2010 Service Reduction Proposals
Profile of Elements – Queens Local Bus

Discontinue Weekend Q31 Service

Description of Action:
Discontinue weekend service on the Q31.

Neighborhoods Affected:
Jamaica, Utopia, Auburndale, Bayside.

Customer Impact:
Approximately 2,600 weekend customers would be required to use other bus services for their trip. Customers south of the Horace Harding Expressway could use the Q30, which makes all of the same stops; customers north of the Horace Harding Expressway could use the Q13 or Q27; a typical customer’s trip would increase by 10 to 20 minutes.

Cost per Rider:
Total: $5.81, Direct Operating: $3.06

Net Annual Savings:
$0.4 million

Discontinue M10 Service South of Columbus Circle

 

NYC Transit 2010 Service Reduction Proposals
Profile of Elements – Queens Local Bus

Proposal Modified March 19, 2010

Discontinue Off-Peak Q42 Service

Description of Action:
This proposal has been modified based on public comments. The modified proposal would discontinue Q42 service during off-peak hours only. Weekday peak service would be retained to serve a community isolated by the Long Island Railroad tracks.

Neighborhoods Affected:
Jamaica, Addesleigh Park.

Customer Impact:
Approximately 280 weekday customers would be required to use the Q4 or Q83; a typical customer’s trip would increase by 6 to 12 minutes.

Cost per Rider:
Total: $5.35, Direct Operating: $2.81

Initial Net Annual Savings:
$1.0 million

Reduction in Savings:
$0.8 million

Discontinue Off-Peak Q42 Service

NYC Transit 2010 Service Reduction Proposals
Profile of Elements – Queens Local Bus

Discontinue All Q74 Service

Description of Action:
Discontinue all service on the Q74 (operates weekdays only).

Neighborhoods Affected:
Kew Gardens, Kew Gardens Hills, Queens College.

Customer Impact:
Approximately 2,100 weekday customers would be required to use the Q44/20 or Q46; a typical customer’s trip would increase by up to
11 minutes.

Cost per Rider:
Total: $4.30, Direct Operating: $2.26

Net Annual Savings:
$1.2 million

Discontinue All Q74 Service

 



NYC Transit 2010 Service Reduction Proposals
Profile of Elements – Queens Local Bus

Discontinue All Q75 Service

Description of Action:
Discontinue all service on the Q75 (operates weekdays only).

Neighborhoods Affected:
Jamaica, Jamaica Estates, Fresh Meadows, Oakland Gardens.

Customer Impact:
Approximately 970 weekday customers would be required to use the Q17 or Q88; a typical customer’s trip would increase by five to ten minutes.

Cost per Rider:
Total: $8.21, Direct Operating: $4.32

Net Annual Savings:
$1.1 million

Discontinue All Q75 Service

NYC Transit 2010 Service Reduction Proposals
Profile of Elements – Queens Local Bus

Discontinue Saturday Q76 Service

Description of Action:
Discontinue Saturday service on the Q76 (does not operate Sundays).

Neighborhoods Affected:
Jamaica, Jamaica Estates, Fresh Meadows, Bayside, Whitestone, College Point.

Customer Impact:
Approximately 1,970 weekend customers would be required to travel up to 30 minutes on other north-south bus routes (e.g., Q17, Q27, or Q30 in the southern portion, Q13, Q15, Q16, or Q20 in the northern portion).

Cost per Rider: Total:
Total: $5.12, Direct Operating: $2.70

Net Annual Savings:
$0.3 million

Discontinue Saturday Q76 Service

NYC Transit 2010 Service Reduction Proposals
Profile of Elements – Queens Local Bus

Discontinue All Q79 Service

Description of Action:
Discontinue all service on the Q79 (operates weekdays and Saturdays only).

Neighborhoods Affected:
Little Neck, Glen Oaks, Floral Park.

Customer Impact:
Approximately 650 weekday customers and 160 Saturday customers would experience a travel time increase of 30 minutes from traveling west to Springfield Boulevard and back to complete their trip.

Cost per Rider:
Total: $8.08, Direct Operating: $4.25 weekdays,
Total: $14.97, Direct Operating: $7.88 weekends

Net Annual Savings:
$0.7 million

Discontinue All Q79 Service

NYC Transit 2010 Service Reduction Proposals
Profile of Elements – Queens Local Bus

Reduce Spans of Service on Queens Local Bus Routes

Description of Action:
This proposal reduces the spans of service on two local bus routes in Queens (details are shown below):

  • Discontinue overnight bus service on the Q30
  • End Sunday service earlier on the Q48

Neighborhoods Affected:
Many neighborhoods throughout Queens (see attached map).

Customer Impact:
Depending on the neighborhood, customers would either be required to use other bus or subway services or would have no transit service available during those hours.

Cost per Rider:
n/a

Net Annual Savings:
$0.1 million

 

 

 

Queens Span Changes

 

 
  Overnights  
Route Original Span New Span Affected Riders
Q30 24 hours 5:00 AM - 1:00 AM 30
       
  Sundays  
Route Original Span New Span Affected Riders
Q48 5:00 AM - 1:15 AM 5:00 AM - 12:00 AM 20

 

Reduce Spans of Service on Queens Local Bus Routes – Overnight Service

Reduce Spans of Service on Queens Local Bus Routes – Overnight Service


Reduce Spans of Service on Queens Local Bus Routes – Weekend Spans

Reduce Spans of Service on Queens Local Bus Routes – Weekend Spans

 


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