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

Posted by BusMgr on Wed Sep 15 00:35:12 2021, in response to Re: Q66 Bus Stops Discontinued Every 4 Blocks Or So., posted by Osmosis Jones on Tue Sep 14 23:33:17 2021.

The Q38 is odd only because two parallel routes were linked together at one end. I seem to recall the same type of thing having been done in Los Angeles--in the San Fernando Valley--and I know the same thing was done in suburban Chicago when West Towns Bus Company put together its route 15 (later RTA route 315) on Austin Boulevard, Ridgeland Avenue, and North Avenue.

I think that with all the flaws in the Queens bus route redesign, they did get the Q58 (mostly) correct. The problem has long been the meadows between Flushing and Corona, and when the routes were laid out there was only Northern Boulevard (then Jackson Avenue) and the Long Island Expressway (then Strong's Causeway). But now that Roosevelt Avenue has been pushed through (going on almost one hundred years now), it make sends to have the local service take the more direct route via Roosevelt Avenue, and providing more direct service. And with the Long island Expressway service roads avoiding the congesting of Corona Avenue, it makes sense for the limited stop service to go that way into Elmhurst. That said, there's no need for the limited stop buses to then head up to Queens Boulevard at Broadway-Grand Avenue, and better to just keep going westward along the L.I.E. corridor.


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