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MTA top restore Queens bus routes

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Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2012 5:23 pm | Updated: 2:27 am, Thu Oct 11, 2012.

Queens, NY — The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will add or restore service to six Queens bus routes between October and January.

The projects are included in a group of so-called service investments that the MTA said would include 40 bus, subway and commuter rail lines within its system, according to a press release issued by the agency on Thursday.

Many of the initiatives restore services or entire routes that were eliminated in the 2010 budget crisis when the MTA was forced to eliminate $93 million in costs.

The restorations will cost about $29 million, and will be paid for with continued savings and increased revenue from higher ridership.

Under the proposal outlined on Thursday, the Q24 bus route will have its extension from Broadway Junction to Bushwick Avenue via Broadway restored.

The Q27 line, which runs between Queens Village and Cambria Heights, will gain restoration of overnight service via Springfield Boulevard from the Horace Harding Expressway to Cambria Heights.

The Q30 will add service to Queensborough Community College in Bayside.

The Q36, which serves Floral Park, Bellrose, Glen Oaks and Little Neck, will restore service along the old Q79 route by making every other trip from Jamaica Avenue to Little Neck via the Little Neck Parkway. The Q42 between Jamaica and Addisleigh Park will see a restoration of midday service from Jamaica Center to St. Albans via Archer Avenue.

On the Q76 line, which serves Jamaica, Jamaica Estates, Fresh Meadows, Bayside, Whitestone and College Point, the MTA will restore Saturday service and add Sunday service between Jamaica and College Point along Francis Lewis Boulevard.

The Q76 changes are scheduled to be implemented in October, with the remainder coming online in January 2013.

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