The Q88 bus, which runs between the Queens Center mall in Elmhurst and the intersection of Springfield Boulevard and Jamaica Avenue in Queens Village, will be rerouted, starting in September.
Community Board 4 District Manager Christian Cassagnol told the board that the MTA had provided him with two preliminary plans and the best option will be chosen when CB 4 meetings resume in September.
“We were given two preliminary plans, none of which we have officially settled on. However, the change will not begin to take effect until the fall,” Cassagnol said. They are not rushing this on us by any means, but sometime in September, we are going to see a change.”
CB 4’s Transportation Committee will vote on the measure first before being decided on by the full board.
In 2013, over 3.3 million people rode the Q88, an increase of nearly three percent from the year before, making it the 85th most actively taken bus in the city.
Cassagnol was set to meet with MTA officials on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the proposed bus routes.