MTA to increase service for Q69, Q6
by Benjamin Fang
Jun 25, 2018 | 995 views | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Two Queens bus routes will see an increase in off-peak service starting in September, the MTA announced last Thursday.

The Q69, which connects Jackson Heights, Astoria and Long Island City through Ditmars Boulevard and 21st Street, will have more buses running on the route. More than 9,500 customers are expected to benefit from the bump.

The increase will especially accommodate the growing population living in Long Island City, Queensboro Plaza, and Court Square.

The Q6, which runs down Sutphin Boulevard from downtown Jamaica to John F. Kennedy International Airport, will also see a boost this September. The bus line also connects to the Sutphin-Jamaica transit hub for subway lines and the Long Island Rail Road.

The MTA expects more than 10,000 customers to benefit from the Q6 service.

Both changes are part of the MTA’s new “Fast Forward” plan to modernize New York City’s subway and bus systems.

“We’re trying numerous approaches in the Fast Forward plan to win back bus customers by making service better for everyone,” said MTA Bus Company President Darryl Irick. “Adding service outside traditional commute times and on weekends will benefit customers who take these routes as well as attract new customers who might be using other modes of transportation right now.”
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