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New express bus trips in Eastern Queens

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Posted: Thursday, August 8, 2019 10:30 am

Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D-Fresh Meadows) and the MTA on Monday announced that there will be two new express bus trips between Eastern Queens and Downtown Manhattan.

Two new early morning bus trips were added for the QM5 and QM7 — at 5:10 a.m. and 5:40 a.m., respectively.

“Relief in the outer boroughs is long overdue for Queens commuters who are far too familiar with increasing and often inconvenient travel times,” Rozic said in a prepared statement. “Without subway or train stations in the area, my constituents rely on express buses for their daily commutes, and these new trips will provide more flexibility and additional convenience.”

According to a recent report by City Comptroller Scott Stringer, the number of subway and bus commuters departing for work outside of the typical morning rush hour — 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. — has increased by 39 percent, from 253,922 to 355,019, in the last 25 years. At the same time, rush-hour commuters rose 17 percent, making up about 53 percent of subway and bus riders.

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  • Hunkster posted at 5:28 pm on Sun, Aug 11, 2019.

    Hunkster Posts: 16

    It's a precursor of things to come thanks to come through the MTA Queens bus redesign in the next several months or so. 😃