Waterfront and Airport Buses Roll Out in Brooklyn and Queens This Weekend

By Jeanmarie Evelly on September 6, 2013 7:27am 

 Passengers on a crowded MTA bus.
Passengers on a crowded MTA bus.
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QUEENS — Commuters in Brooklyn and Queens, including waterfront hotspots Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Long Island City, will have more transit options starting this weekend, with the MTA to start service on two new and one extended bus routes.

The new Q70 Limited bus will start running Sunday, Sept. 8, according to the MTA, connecting two major Queens transit hubs with faster service to La Guardia airport.

The route will stop at the 61st Street station in Woodside and the 74th Street-Broadway station in Jackson Heights before heading straight to the airport, where it will stop at terminals B, C, and D.

The new line aims to provide a quicker, more reliable route to LaGuardia and to also ease crowds on the Q33 route, which will now be slightly shorter, terminating just outside the airport at 95th Street and Ditmars Boulevard.

Service will also begin Sunday on the new B32 bus, which will connect burgeoning waterfront neighborhoods in Williamburg, Greenpoint and Long Island City.

The route will run seven days a week every 30 minutes between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. starting at Williamsburg Bridge Plaza and ending at the Court Square - 23rd Street Station in Long Island City, according to the MTA.

Northbound, it will travel along Broadway, Kent Avenue, Franklin Street, Green Street, McGuinness Boulevard, across the Pulaski Bridge to 11th Street and ending at 21st Street and 44th Drive.

Southbound, the B32 will travel along 21st Street, Jackson Avenue, 48th Avenue, 11th Street, across the Pulaski Bridge to McGuinness Boulevard, Freeman Street, Franklin Street, North 14th Street, Wythe Avenue, and then Broadway.

Starting on Monday, Sept. 9, the MTA will also extend weekday service on the B67 bus, connecting DUMBO and Williamsburg through the Brooklyn Navy Yard. 

On weekdays from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., the B67 will extend from its current end point at Jay and Sand streets through the Navy Yard, terminating at Division Street and Wythe Avenue, where it will connect with the B62 bus.

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