MTA Moving Forward With New LaGuardia Bus Service in Queens
The agency will hold a hearing Wednesday night to solicit public feedback on a proposed new bus line, the Q70, which would offer limited service between the airport and two Queens transit hubs: the 61st Street station in Woodside and the 74th Street-Broadway station in Jackson Heights.
With the new bus line in place, the MTA would then shorten service on the local Q33, which currently runs between Jackson Heights and LaGuardia Airport. Under the proposal, the route would end just outside the airport, at 95th Street and Ditmars Boulevard in East Elmhurst.
The changes would go into effect this fall, and are part a proposal that was announced last year to improve transportation service to LaGuardia.
The airport employs approximately 8,000 people and served more than 24 million customers in 2011, according to the city, which identified current bus routes to LaGuardia as crowded and prone to delays.
The public hearing on the proposed Q70 bus route will take place Wednesday, May 1 at 6 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel LaGuardia, 94-00 Ditmars Blvd. in East Elmhurst.