NYC buses

LIC welcomes better bus service
West Angy Altamirano 9/12/2013 at 2:05PM

The Astoria and Long Island City waterfront is getting better bus service. Improvements to the Q103 bus line, which runs along Vernon Boulevard between Hunters Point and Astoria, began on Monday, September 9. Instead of 25 runs a day, the Q103 will now have 30. It will run every 15 minutes during the morning rush-hour. [...]

Whitestone residents rally against bus route
Whitestone residents rally against bus route
Northeast Melissa Chan 7/16/2013 at 10:22AM

Buses are still going down a narrow residential street in Whitestone and often getting stuck, residents say, despite two years the community has spent pushing for another route. “It is incomprehensible that the MTA would consider such a narrow street for the routing of a city bus,” said State Senator Tony Avella. “This is an [...]

MTA cancels plans to re-route northeast Queens buses
MTA cancels plans to re-route northeast Queens buses
Northeast Melissa Chan 6/12/2013 at 2:15PM

Construction at Little Bay Park will no longer affect local bus routes, officials said. The MTA had plans last month to re-route buses traveling from Fort Totten to Flushing for a year due to ongoing joint projects at the park. Work from building a comfort station, expanding the parking lot and repaving the bus turnaround [...]

NYC subway, bus ridership highest in over 60 years
NYC subway, bus ridership highest in over 60 years
News Queens Courier Staff 4/10/2013 at 5:54PM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY Total ridership for New York City Transit buses and trains are at their highest in more than 60 years, according to the MTA’s 2012 Ridership data report. Total annual ridership increased 0.9 percent from 2011, despite a five day span of no service and free fares following Sandy. Weekend ridership increased 3 [...]

MTA’s real-time bus tracking service coming to Queens
MTA’s real-time bus tracking service coming to Queens
News Queens Courier Staff 3/16/2013 at 10:54AM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY The MTA recently announced plans to expand the company’s real-time bus tracking service to the boroughs of Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan. “Bus Time has proven extremely popular among bus riders on Staten Island and the Bronx – and I can tell you that because customers have come to me on buses in the Bronx and said [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 12/11/2012 at 7:17AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 48. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday night: Overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 34. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT of the DAY: 20th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival In the first movie, A [...]