Friday, July 20, 2012
MTA bringing back Q79
From the Daily News:
Days after the MTA announced plans to expand service in Brooklyn and the Bronx, eastern Queens got some good news of its own on Thursday.
Agency officials said it will partially restore service along the former Q79 bus route by re-routing every other Q36 bus to run along the old Q79 route from Little Neck to Floral Park.
City Councilman Mark Weprin said the restoration is a partial but vital victory in a long-fought battle since the Q79 got the axe in 2010.
But western Queens leaders charge the MTA has once again snubbed their neck of the woods.
State Sen. Michael Gianaris sent a letter to MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota this week requesting that two major transit options in his district be reinstated.
Gianaris called for the restoration of the W train and the QM22 bus, also cut in 2010 because of budget shortfalls.