2010-10-29 / Community

N31/32 LI-Bound Bus Route Changes Coming

By Miriam Rosenberg

Map details the changes made to the Nassau County bus routes by the MTA. Map details the changes made to the Nassau County bus routes by the MTA. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) Long Island Bus has announced a revision to the routes of the N31 and N32 Long Island-bound buses that will affect those who catch these buses on Mott Avenue in front of the post office.

According to a letter from The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Long Island Bus, the change to the bus traffic in Far Rockaway has been made to “eliminate a difficult left turn from eastbound Beach 19 Street onto westbound Mott Avenue.

Extensive traffic congestion and double parking at the intersection frequently delay buses making the turn.”

Northbound, or Long Island-bound buses, will no longer make a right turn on Beach 19 Street and Cornaga Avenue to stop on Mott Avenue in front of the Far Rockaway Post Office.

Instead, buses will now make a left turn on Beach 19 and Cornaga Avenue, followed by a right turn on Beach 21 Street and then a right turn on Mott Avenue.

Buses will then turn onto Central Avenue where they will continue to stop in front of the Far Rockaway Library.

Those who used the stop in front of the post office can now catch the bus on the corner of Beach 19 Street and Cornaga Avenue across from the laundromat or go directly to the stop at the library.

The new route is scheduled to take effect by the end of this month.

Approximately 30 customers used the stop at the Far Rockaway Post Office per weekday, according to the bus company, and fewer on the weekends.

The revised route down Beach 21 Street is the same route currently used by the Q22, N33, and QM17 buses. The N31/32 buses provide service between Far Rockaway and Hempstead through Lawrence, Cedarhurst, Woodmere, Hewlett, Lynbrook and Malverne.

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