MTA announces partial restoration of Q79 bus

The NY Daily News reports on the MTA's announcement to restore transportation services in the Bronx and Brooklyn, which has lead Senator Gianaris to request the reinstatement of services to Queens as well.

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.




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.


“People of eastern Queens face great burdens,” Gianaris (D-Astoria) told The News. “But my concern is western Queens and the people who rely on fast, reliable service to get into Manhattan.”


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