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Re: Q66 Bus Stops Discontinued Every 4 Blocks Or So.

Posted by Osmosis Jones on Sun Sep 12 01:03:12 2021, in response to Re: Q66 Bus Stops Discontinued Every 4 Blocks Or So., posted by BusMgr on Sat Sep 11 15:26:23 2021.

Your posts in this thread are golden! I am most definitely going to bookmark this thread for future reference since I am personally invested in the Brooklyn and Queens bus redesigns, and want to make sure that the ideas that I am going to send to the MTA are reasonable ones that would benefit system and its riders.

To get back to your point though, that explains the redundancy of the Q102 as it pertains to the current bus network, it is a route that has been stuck in the past for several decades now. If the Q102 as is were to be eliminated, it would hardly be missed.

Queens Surface (as well as the MTA) wanted to divert it to Steinway (the MTA to Rikers Island) via 31st Street and 20th Avenue, but to be honest, Iím not sure if there is demand for such a route besides from feeding Steinway riders to the subway at Ditmars Boulevard. 31st Street has a lot of residential density, but relatively little job density outside of the areas near Broadway and Ditmars Boulevard. On top of that, any real point of interest that a 31st Street bus could take you due south, the (N) and (W) can too in a much more frequent and faster manner. The Q102 is a weak performer, and I think that 31st Street will always be a weak bus market for these reasons, but I actually like the MTAís proposal for a coverage route along the street between Rikers Island and the ferry landing in Hunters Point, since Court Square is pretty much the only place the (N) and (W) canít directly take you due south that a bus can.

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