Queens Surface Corporation
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Queens Surface Corporation was a bus company in New York City, United States, operating local service in Queens and the Bronx and express service between Queens and Manhattan until February 27, 2005, when the MTA Bus Company took over the operations.
Queens Surface Corporation was privately held by the Burke family. The Queens Surface Corporation facility was located at 128-15 28th Avenue (near the New York Times printing plant) in the College Point neighborhood of Queens.
Queens-Nassau Transit Lines began operating bus replacements for the New York and Queens Transit Corporation trolleys in 1937, and was renamed Queens Transit Corporation in 1957. Steinway Omnibus (changed to Steinway Transit in 1959) began operating buses over former Steinway Railway lines in the Fall of 1939, and the two companies merged in 1986 to form the Queens/Steinway Transit Corporation. The company was owned by the Salzberg scrap metal interests, which had ripped up the rails, until 1988, when the Linden Bus Company acquired the routes. Shortly thereafter and before operations commenced, Linden Bus Company changed its name to Queens Surface Corporation.
Former Queens Transit Corp's Lines:
- Bx23 Formerly short turn Bronx portion of the QBx1 between Pelham Bay Park and Co-op City via Local loop service
- Q25 (Formerly Q25/34) Kissena Boulevard/Parsons Boulevard/College Point via 127 Street - Jamaica
- Q34 (Formerly Q25/34) Kissena Boulevard/Parsons Boulevard/Whitestone via Willets Point Blvd - Jamaica
- Q50 (Formerly QBx1) Flushing, Pelham Bay Park - Co-op City Limited Stop Service
- Q64 (Formerly Q65A) Jewel Avenue - Electchester/Hillcrest to Forest Hills
- Q65 College Point Blvd - 164th Street - Jamaica
- Q66 Northern Boulevard - (aka Queens Plaza to Flushing Route)
- Q67 Calvary via Borden Av. (aka Ridgewood-Long Island City Route)
- QM-2 Bayside-Whitestone Express, via 6th Avenue or 3rd Avenue
- QM-3 Deepdale-Douglaston Express, via 6th Avenue
- QM-4 Jewel Avenue Express, via 6th Avenue or 3rd Avenue
- QM20 (Formerly QM-2A) Clearview, Linden & Mitchell Express, via 6th Avenue
Former Steinway Transit Corp's Lines:
- Q100 (Formerly Q101R) Queens Plaza - Riker's Island Limited Stop Service via 21 Street
- Q101 Steinway Street - East Midtown
- Q102 31st Street - Roosevelt Island - Astoria
- Q103 Vernon Boulevard
- Q104 Broadway - 48th Street - Sunnyside
- QM-1 Fresh Meadows Express, via 6th Avenue or 3rd Avenue
- QM-5 (Formerly QM-1A) Glen Oaks-Windsor Park Express, via 6th Avenue or 3rd Avenue
- QM-6 (Formerly QM-1A) Lake Success (North Shore Towers) Express, via 6th Avenue or 3rd Avenue
- QM-7 (Formerly QM-1) Fresh Meadows Express to Wall Street via Lower Manhattan loop
- QM-8 (Formerly QM-1A) Glen Oaks-Windsor Park Express to Wall Street via Lower Manhattan loop
- Chan, Sewell (2005-02-01). "City Will Pay $9.5 Million for Bus Line in Queens". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-01-22.
- New York Times College Point Complex and vicinity (Wikimapia)
- Queens Surface Corp: Employment (via the Internet Archive)