We hate to start the new year off with the news that there is a proposal for major changes to bus routes throughout Queens, including our area, and some routes are being eliminated. To add to the confusion, the bus numbers will change.
For example, one of the priorities is to take buses off narrow streets such as 50th and 53rd Avenues.
From what we can see, folks in Maspeth and Woodside in the vicinity of 65th Place who presently take the Q18 will no longer have a bus on the route. It looks like the Q47 is being eliminated. There is a proposal for a bus route from the 74th Street train station along 69th Street and then along Grand Avenue to Brooklyn. These are just a couple of examples.
There is time to comment on the proposal and we need your input by the end of January. Now is the time to speak up!!
Be forewarned, there is a lot of reading.
The first link takes you to an interactive map. You can click on a specific area and see the proposed bus route. The upper right hand corner of the map allows you to submit comments.
Someone just passed along this additional information:
Outreach sessions will be held at Jamaica Center on Monday, Jan. 6, from 4 to 7 p.m.; Flushing-Main Street on Tuesday, Jan. 7, from 4 to 7 p.m.; 74th St.-Broadway/Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Ave. on Wednesday, Jan. 8, from 4 to 7 p.m.; 30th Ave on the N/W Thursday, Jan. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m.; Queens Center Mall at Woodhaven Blvd. on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av. on Monday, Jan. 13, from 4 to 7 p.m.; Rockaway Blvd. on Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 6 to 9 a.m.; Court Square-23rd St. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, from 6 to 9 a.m.; and Beach 54th St. on the A line on Thursday, Jan. 16, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Roe Daraio, President
COMET Civic Association