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SI Express Bus Study March 2018

Posted by GojiMet86 on Wed Mar 7 12:46:49 2018




Overview of the Staten Island Express Bus Redesign Project

March 2018

Last May, the MTA issued its "Reimagining Express Buses" report as part of the Staten Island Bus Study. The report recommended a redesign of the existing express bus network to make trips faster and more reliable for our customers' commutes to and from Manhattan. With the goal of providing our customers with the best possible service, we explored ways to quickly make these improvements reality.

MTA expects to launch this redesigned network in August.

Extensive data analysis and input from nearly 2,500 riders led to the creation of the redesigned network, which will offer customers travel times that are similar to, or faster than, their trips today, thereby improving their commutes and quality of life.

The Plan
Customer feedback for these improvements has been overwhelmingly positive. In a survey of more than 1,000 express bus riders, 76 percent of respondents supported the project. Customers also provided additional meaningful input that helped us further refine the redesign.

If you want to find out more about the new Staten Island express bus network and add your own feedback, you're invited to our three open houses this month, on March 12, 14 and 22. Scroll down for full details.

Under the refined plan, riders will enjoy:

Simplified service to Manhattan
More direct routes on Staten Island
Fewer stops to speed up trips
Expanded off-peak and weekend service to Manhattan
Streamlined routing to either Midtown or Downtown Manhattan
And in response to your feedback, the redesigned plan has been revised even further to include direct service to the following locations:

West Street and Battery Park City
Two new routes will travel directly from the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel to Battery Park City and West Street, one from the North Shore and one from the South Shore and Mid-Island.

Greenwich Village and SoHo
The two new routes that serve Battery Park City and West Street will continue north, serving SoHo and Greenwich Village.

Water Street
Three routes will travel directly from the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel to Water Street in the Financial District, with options from the North Shore, South Shore, and Mid-Island.

6th Avenue
Two routes will travel northbound on 6th Avenue to Central Park South, one from the North Shore and one from the South Shore and Mid-Island.

Expanded off-peak and Weekend Service in Manhattan
Under this plan, off-peak and weekend service will be expanded to areas of Staten Island that do not currently have it.

Since travel destinations in Manhattan are more widespread in off-peak hours, three off-peak and weekend routes will provide combination Downtown and Midtown service, also making limited stops in SoHo, Greenwich Village, and Chelsea. One new off-peak and weekend route from the South Shore will provide service to Downtown.

Find My Route
Trying to find which new route is best for you? Here are the new routes that riders of each current route will most likely switch to depending on their destination:

Current Routes New Routes
X1  SIM1 / SIM7 / SIM10 / SIM22
X2  SIM6 / SIM10
X3  SIM1 / SIM5 / SIM7
X4  SIM1 / SIM5 / SIM7
X5  SIM6 / SIM10 / SIM22
X7  SIM5 / SIM6 / SIM7 / SIM10
X8  SIM5
X9  SIM6 / SIM7 / SIM10
X10  SIM3 / SIM31 / SIM32 / SIM33 / SIM35
X11  SIM32
X12  SIM3 / SIM30 / SIM34
X14  SIM3 / SIM30 / SIM35
X15  SIM15
X17  SIM2 / SIM4 / SIM8 / SIM22 / SIM23 / SIM24
X17A  SIM4
X17J  SIM8
X19  SIM2
X21  SIM22
X22  SIM25 / SIM26
X23  SIM23 / SIM24 / SIM25
X24  SIM23 / SIM24
X30  SIM30
X31  SIM31
X42  SIM3 / SIM30

Want More Info? Come To Our Three Open Houses
Monday, March 12
Regina McGinn Education Center
Staten Island University Hospital
475 Seaview Ave (at Mason Ave).
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 14
Elks Lodge No. 841
3250 Richmond Avenue (across the street from Eltingville Transit Center)
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 22
All Saints' Episcopal Church
2329 Victory Boulevard at Woolley Avenue
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

New Network Maps
Here are maps showing the new weekday peak network, off-peak and weekend network and individual route maps with bus stop locations:

Weekday Peak Network Map

Off-peak and Weekend Network Map


Individual Route Maps with Bus Stop Locations



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