2011-04-22 / Community

New Wheels To Work For Breezy

While many Breezy Point residents may still want the ferry back, the MTA has announced the expansion of the QM16 express bus which will now extend its run into Roxbury and stop at Beach 169 Street.

The express bus extension began on Monday and will operate into Roxbury during the weekday peak periods. Currently the first stop before eventually heading over the Cross Bay Bridge is in Neponsit at Beach 147 Street.

The peninsula has only two local bus routes, the Q22 and Q35. By extending the terminus of the QM16, the MTA says they can provide direct peak period express bus service to an area that needs it more than anyone else. Another benefit for Breezy Point passengers is that now they don’t have to transfer to and from a local bus.

Since the extension of the QM16 from Rockaway Park to Belle Harbor and Neponsit was implemented in 2007, QM16 ridership has grown by 70 percent. This new extension will bring the QM16 within walking distance of more residents and also bring it to a location that is more convenient for residents of Breezy Point.

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