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

Posted by Osmosis Jones on Mon Sep 13 16:03:30 2021, in response to Re: Q66 Bus Stops Discontinued Every 4 Blocks Or So., posted by BusMgr on Sun Sep 12 14:33:08 2021.

Thank you again for these historical gems that give much needed context behind the formation of our complex bus system today.

I can't believe that cemeteries used to be such a huge ridership draw that they designed routes that were made just to serve them. A modern day similarity to this is how the LIRR chose to spend some money on rebuilding the little used Pinelawn station during the Ronkonkoma Branch double-tracking project instead of abandoning it like I thought they would.

I also remember reading on here a few years back that the Q32 suddenly diverts up 82nd Street because of a then "new residential development" in Jackson Heights that the route's original operator wanted to serve, but this clearly wasn't the case.

Anyway, even with the (7) train as well as the MTA steering away from duplicative routes, I think that a Roosevelt Avenue bus route through Corona would do really well (so well, I'm surprised that dollar vans haven't jumped on this market yet), but I agree that it shouldn't be the B24, which would ideally be rerouted up 39th Street/Steinway Street to serve commercial Astoria.

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