List of bus routes in Queens

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#200 on the Q25 Limited heading south toward Jamaica.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) operates a number of bus routes in Queens, New York, United States, under two different public brands. Some of them are the direct descendants of streetcar lines (see list of streetcar lines in Queens).

List of routes[edit]

This table gives details for the routes prefixed with "Q"—in other words, those considered to run primarily in Queens by the MTA. For details on routes with other prefixes, see the following articles:

Each route is marked with the operator. Routes marked with an asterisk (*) run 24 hours a day. The full route is shown except for branching. Connections to New York City Subway stations at the bus routes' terminals are also listed where applicable.

Q1 to Q24[edit]

Route Operator Terminals Streets Traveled Notes
[1] NYCT Jamaica
165th Street Bus Terminal
Bays 1 and 2
Bellerose
243rd Street and Braddock Avenue
Hillside Avenue, then:
  • Overnight service operates to Bellerose, then to Queens Village via Jamaica Avenue.
Queens Village
Jamaica Avenue and Springfield Boulevard
at Queens Village LIRR station
[2] NYCT Jamaica
165th Street Bus Terminal
Bay 7
Elmont, Nassau County
UBS Arena/Belmont Park
Hillside Avenue, Hollis Avenue
[3]
NYCT Jamaica
165th Street Bus Terminal
Bay 5
JFK International Airport
Terminal 5
Hillside Avenue, Farmers Boulevard
[4] NYCT Local Service
Limited-Stop Service
Jamaica
Parsons Boulevard and Archer Avenue
at Jamaica Center–Parsons/Archer ( E  train)
Cambria Heights
235th Street and Linden Boulevard
Merrick Boulevard, Linden Boulevard
  • Limited service operates weekday mornings in both directions and weekday afternoons towards Cambria Heights only (during summer weekdays: mornings toward Jamaica and afternoons toward Cambria Heights).
[5] NYCT Local Service
Jamaica
Parsons Boulevard and Archer Avenue
at Jamaica Center–Parsons/Archer ( E  train)
Rosedale
Conduit Avenue and Francis Lewis Boulevard
at Rosedale LIRR station
All trips: Merrick Boulevard, Hook Creek Boulevard
Green Acres trips: Sunrise Highway
  • When limited-stop service is running, peak direction local buses begin/terminate at either 233rd Street in Laurelton or Green Acres.
  • No overnight service to Green Acres.
  • No weekend service to the Rosedale station except during late nights.
  • Service from Rosedale station returns to Merrick Boulevard via Brookville Boulevard.
Valley Stream, Nassau County
Green Acres Shopping Mall
Limited-Stop Service
Jamaica
Parsons Boulevard and Archer Avenue
at Jamaica Center–Parsons/Archer ( E  train)

AM
----

PM
Rosedale
243rd Street and Francis Lewis Boulevard
at Rosedale LIRR station
(See Q5 local routing above)
  • Weekday morning towards Jamaica and weekday afternoons towards Rosedale only.
[6]
MTA Bus Local Service
Limited-Stop Service
Jamaica
165th Street Bus Terminal
Bay 14, 15, 16
JFK International Airport
North Cargo Road and Eastern Road, and USPS Airport Mail Facility
Jamaica Avenue, Sutphin Boulevard,
Rockaway Boulevard, North Boundary Road
  • Does not serve JFK passenger terminals.
  • Limited service operates weekday mornings toward Jamaica and weekday afternoons toward JFK Airport only.
[7]
MTA Bus East New York, Brooklyn
Euclid Avenue and Pitkin Avenue
at Euclid Avenue ( A  C  trains)
JFK International Airport
148th Street and South Cargo Road
Pitkin Avenue, Rockaway Boulevard, 150th Street
  • Does not serve JFK passenger terminals.
[8] MTA Bus Jamaica
165th Street Bus Terminal
Bay 17 and 18
Spring Creek, Brooklyn
Gateway Center Mall
Jamaica Avenue, 101st Avenue, Fountain Avenue
  • Alternate rush hour buses terminate/start at Euclid Avenue and Pitkin Avenue ( A  C  trains)
[9] MTA Bus Jamaica
165th Street Bus Terminal
Bay 19 and 20
South Ozone Park
Rockaway Boulevard and Lincoln Street
Jamaica Avenue, Sutphin Boulevard,
Liberty Avenue, 135th Street (Northbound),
Van Wyck Expressway Service Road
(Southbound), Lincoln Street.
[10] MTA Bus Local Service
Kew Gardens
80th Road and Kew Gardens Road
at Kew Gardens–Union Turnpike ( E  F   <F>  trains)
JFK International Airport
Terminal 5
Lefferts Boulevard, Rockaway Boulevard, 130th Street, Van Wyck Expressway Service Road
  • Some daytime trips operate only between Kew Gardens and South Ozone Park, and do not enter the airport.
Limited-Stop Service
Kew Gardens
80th Road and Kew Gardens Road
at Kew Gardens–Union Turnpike ( E  F   <F>  trains)
JFK International Airport
Terminal 5
Lefferts Boulevard, Pan Am Road, Van Wyck Expressway Service Road
[11] MTA Bus Elmhurst
Queens Boulevard and Woodhaven Boulevard
at Woodhaven Boulevard ( E  M  R  trains) and Queens Center Mall
Howard Beach
165th Avenue and 99th Street
at Charles Park
Woodhaven Boulevard, Cross Bay Boulevard, then:
  • Toward Howard Beach: 160th Avenue, 99th Street
  • Toward Hamilton Beach: 104th Street.
  • Weekday rush hours, some southbound service terminates at Pitkin Avenue and Cross Bay Boulevard in Ozone Park.
  • Overnights, the southern terminal is at Pitkin Avenue and Cross Bay Boulevard.
Hamilton Beach
165th Avenue and 104th Street
[12] NYCT Flushing
Roosevelt Avenue and Main Street
at Flushing–Main Street ( 7   <7> ​ trains)
Little Neck
Glenwood Street and Northern Boulevard
Sanford Avenue, Northern Boulevard
[13] NYCT Flushing
39th Avenue and Union Street
near Flushing–Main Street ( 7   <7> ​ trains)
Fort Totten
Fort Road and Cross Island Parkway
Northern Boulevard, Bell Boulevard
  • No overnight service.
[14] NYCT Flushing
Roosevelt Avenue and Lippmann Arcade
at Flushing–Main Street ( 7   <7> ​ trains)
Beechhurst
166th Street and Powells Cove Boulevard
41st Avenue, 150th Street, then:
  • Q15: 154th Street
  • Q15A: Clintonville Street
  • All trips: Powells Cove Boulevard
  • No overnight service.
[14] NYCT
[15] NYCT Flushing
39th Avenue and Union Street
near Flushing–Main Street ( 7   <7> ​ trains)
Fort Totten
Fort Road and Cross Island Parkway
Bayside Avenue, then:
  • Trips alternate between each branch.
[16] NYCT Local Service
Limited-Stop Service
Flushing
Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue
near Flushing–Main Street ( 7   <7> ​ trains)
Jamaica
Archer Avenue and Merrick Boulevard
Kissena Boulevard, Horace Harding Expressway, 188th Street, Hillside Avenue
  • Weekdays, some southbound service terminates at 188th Street and Horace Harding Expressway in Fresh Meadows.
  • Limited-stop service operates during weekday rush hours in both directions.[17]
[18] MTA Bus Astoria
2nd Street and Astoria Boulevard
Maspeth
69th Street and Grand Avenue
30th Avenue, 58th Street, Woodside Avenue, 65th Place, 69th Street
  • No overnight service.
[19] MTA Bus Astoria
2nd Street and Astoria Boulevard
Flushing
Main Street and 39th Avenue
near Flushing–Main Street ( 7   <7> ​ trains)
Astoria Boulevard, Northern Boulevard
  • No evening and overnight service.
[20] NYCT Jamaica
Merrick Boulevard and Archer Avenue
College Point
College Point Boulevard and 15th Avenue
  • All trips: Archer Avenue, Main Street, Union Street, then:
  • Q20A: 20th Avenue
  • Q20B: 14th Avenue
  • Q20B operates weekdays only.
[20] NYCT
[11] MTA Bus Elmhurst
Queens Boulevard and Woodhaven Boulevard
at Woodhaven Boulevard ( E  M  R  trains) and Queens Center Mall
Howard Beach
164th Avenue and 92nd Street
Woodhaven Boulevard, 155th Avenue, 157th Avenue, Cross Bay Boulevard
  • Operates via 157th Avenue in Lindenwood between Howard Beach and Ozone Park.[21]
[22] MTA Bus Far Rockaway
Mott Avenue and Beach 20th Street
at Far Rockaway–Mott Avenue ( A  train)
Roxbury
Beach 169th Street and Rockaway Point Boulevard
Beach Channel Drive, Rockaway Beach Boulevard
[23] MTA Bus East Elmhurst
102nd Street and Ditmars Boulevard
Glendale
Union Turnpike and Trotting Course Lane (Crescent Apartments)
Ditmars Boulevard, 108th Street, 69th Avenue
[24] NYCT Jamaica
168th Street and Archer Avenue
Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
Patchen Avenue and Broadway
at Kosciuszko Street ( J  train)
Jamaica/Archer Avenues, Atlantic Avenue, Broadway (Brooklyn)
  • Some Saturday daytime service terminates at Broadway Junction ( A  C  J  L  Z  trains)

Q25 to Q49[edit]

Route Operator Terminals Streets Traveled Notes
[25] MTA
Bus
Local Service
Limited-Stop Service
Jamaica
Sutphin Boulevard and 94th Avenue
at Sutphin Boulevard–Archer Avenue–JFK Airport ( E  train) and Jamaica LIRR/AirTrain Station
College Point
Poppenhusen Avenue and 119th Street
Parsons Boulevard, Kissena Boulevard, 127th Street
  • Weekdays, Q34 also provides service between Flushing and Jamaica.
  • Limited-stop service operates rush hours only, making limited stops from Jamaica to Flushing-Main Street. Limited-stop service proposed for conversion into Select Bus Service route.[26]
[27] NYCT Flushing
Roosevelt Avenue and Lippmann Arcade
at Flushing–Main Street ( 7   <7> ​ trains)
Auburndale
Francis Lewis Boulevard and Hollis Court Boulevard
Parsons Boulevard, 46th Avenue, Hollis Court Boulevard
  • Weekday rush hour service only.
[28] NYCT Local Service
Limited-Stop Service
Flushing
Main Street and 39th Avenue
near Flushing–Main Street ( 7   <7> ​ trains)
Cambria Heights
Francis Lewis Boulevard and 120th Avenue
Kissena Boulevard, 46th Avenue, 48th Avenue, Springfield Boulevard
  • Some non-overnight trips short-turn in Queens Village.
  • Limited-stop service operates during weekday rush hours.
    • AM rush limited-stop service operates along the entire route.
    • PM rush limited-stop service begins in Flushing, running limited to Horace Harding Expressway, and local thereafter.
    • All limited-stop trips serve Queensborough Community College.
[29] NYCT Flushing
39th Avenue and Union Street
at Flushing–Main Street ( 7   <7> ​ trains)
Bay Terrace
Shopping Center
Northern Boulevard, Crocheron Avenue, 32nd Avenue, Corporal Kennedy Street
[30] MTA
Bus
Glendale
81st Street and Myrtle Avenue
Jackson Heights
82nd Street and Roosevelt Avenue
at 82nd Street–Jackson Heights ( 7  train)
80th Street, Dry Harbor Road, 90th/92nd Streets
[31] NYCT Jamaica
Archer Avenue and Sutphin Boulevard
at Sutphin Boulevard–Archer Avenue–JFK Airport ( E  train) and Jamaica LIRR/AirTrain Station
Little Neck
Little Neck Parkway and Nassau Boulevard
All trips: Homelawn Street, Utopia Parkway, Horace Harding Expressway

Bayside trips: Springfield Boulevard

  • No overnight service.
  • No early morning, night, or weekend service to Queensborough Community College.[32][33]
Bayside
56th Avenue and 223rd Street
at Queensborough Community College and Benjamin N. Cardozo High School
[34] NYCT Jamaica
Archer Avenue and Sutphin Boulevard
at Sutphin Boulevard–Archer Avenue–JFK Airport ( E  train) and Jamaica LIRR/AirTrain Station
Bayside
Francis Lewis Boulevard and 27th Avenue
Homelawn Street, Utopia Parkway, 48th Avenue, Bell Boulevard, 32nd Avenue
  • No overnight service.
[35] NYCT Penn Station, Midtown Manhattan
West 32nd Street and 7th Avenue
Jackson Heights
Northern Boulevard and 81st Street
Madison Avenue/Fifth Avenue (Manhattan), Queens Boulevard, Roosevelt Avenue Travels between Manhattan and Queens via the Queensboro Bridge.
[36] MTA
Bus
Jackson Heights
Jackson Heights–Roosevelt Avenue/74th Street
( 7  E  F   <F>  M  R  trains)
Bus terminal Lane 1
East Elmhurst
Ditmars Boulevard and 94th Street
82nd/83rd Streets, 23rd Avenue, 94th Street
[25] MTA
Bus
Jamaica
Sutphin Boulevard and 94th Avenue
at Sutphin Boulevard–Archer Avenue–JFK Airport ( E  train) and Jamaica LIRR/AirTrain Station
Whitestone
Willets Point Boulevard and 149th Street
Parsons Boulevard, Kissena Boulevard, Union Street
  • Weekday service only.
[37] MTA
Bus
Midwood, Brooklyn
Avenue H and Flatbush Avenue
at Flatbush Avenue ( 2  5  trains)
Rockaway Park
Beach 116th Street and Newport Avenue
at Rockaway Park–Beach 116th Street ( A  S  trains)
Flatbush Avenue, Newport Avenue
[38] NYCT Local Service
Limited-Stop Service
Jamaica
165th Street Bus Terminal
Bay 6
Floral Park
257th Street and Jericho Turnpike
All trips: Hillside Avenue, 212th Place/212th Street, Jamaica Avenue/Jericho Turnpike
Little Neck trips: Little Neck Parkway
  • Alternate weekday daytime local and limited-stop buses serve each terminal.
  • Limited-stop service operates along Hillside Avenue.[39]
  • Service on Little Neck Parkway operates weekdays only.
  • Local buses do not operate in the peak direction when limited-stop buses are running.
Little Neck
40th Avenue and Little Neck Parkway
at Little Neck LIRR Station
[40] MTA
Bus
Kew Gardens
Union Turnpike and Kew Gardens Road
at Kew Gardens–Union Turnpike ( E  F   <F>  trains)
South Ozone Park
135th Road and 131st Street
Park Lane South, 111th Street, 135th Avenue
  • No overnight service
  • Buses that skip Aqueduct Racetrack are labeled Q37B.
[41] MTA
Bus
Forest Hills
62nd Drive and 108th Street
(South end)
Corona
60th Avenue and Otis Avenue
(North end)
63rd Drive, Penelope Avenue, Metropolitan Avenue, Fresh Pond Road, Eliot Avenue
  • All service operates via Middle Village–Metropolitan Avenue ( M  train).
  • The termini are less than a half mile apart, the closest together for any route in Queens and in the entire city.
[42] MTA
Bus
Long Island City
28th Street and Queens Plaza South
at Queensboro Plaza ( 7   <7> ​​  N  W  trains) and Queens Plaza ( E  M  R  trains)
Glendale
Cooper Avenue and 60th Lane
48th Avenue, 58th Street, Forest Avenue
Q40
[43]
MTA
Bus
Jamaica
Sutphin Boulevard and Hillside Avenue
at Sutphin Boulevard ( E  F   <F>  trains)
South Jamaica
135th Avenue and 143rd Street
Sutphin Boulevard, Lakewood Avenue, 142nd Street
Q41
[44]
MTA
Bus
Jamaica
165th Street Bus Terminal
Bay 22 and 23
Howard Beach
164th Avenue and 92nd Street
127th Street, 109th Avenue, 155th Avenue, 157th Avenue, Cross Bay Boulevard
Q42
[45]
NYCT Jamaica
Archer Avenue and 158th Street
at Jamaica Center–Parsons/Archer ( E  train)
Addisleigh Park
Sayres Avenue and 180th Street
Liberty Avenue, 174th Street, Sayres Avenue
[46] NYCT Local Service
Limited-Stop Service
Jamaica
Archer Avenue and Sutphin Boulevard
at Sutphin Boulevard–Archer Avenue–JFK Airport ( E  train) and Jamaica LIRR/AirTrain Station
Floral Park
268th Street and Hillside Avenue
Sutphin Boulevard, Hillside Avenue (New York State Routes 25 and 25B)
  • Peak direction limited-stop service operates between 179th Street and Springfield Boulevard.
  • Local buses do not operate in the peak direction when limited-stop buses are running.
[47] NYCT Select Bus Service
Jamaica
Merrick Boulevard and Archer Avenue
West Farms, Bronx
East 180th Street and Boston Road
near Bronx Zoo and West Farms Square–East Tremont Avenue ( 2  5  trains)
Archer Avenue, Main Street, Union Street, Parsons Boulevard, East 177th Street (the Cross Bronx Expressway service road)
[48] NYCT Local Service
Limited-Stop Service
Kew Gardens
Queens Boulevard and 78th Avenue
at Kew Gardens–Union Turnpike ( E  F   <F>  trains)
Lake Success, Nassau County
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Union Turnpike
  • No stops within Long Island Jewish Hospital.[49]
  • Limited-stop service operates during weekday rush hours: in both directions during the AM rush, and in the eastbound direction (toward 260th Street or Long Island Jewish Medical Center) during the PM rush.
  • During the AM rush:
    • Westbound local service begins at Springfield Boulevard.
    • Westbound limited-stop service begins at either 260th Street or Long Island Jewish Hospital.
    • Eastbound local service ends at 260th Street.
    • Eastbound limited-stop service ends at Long Island Jewish Hospital.
  • During the PM rush:
    • Westbound local service begins at either 260th Street or Long Island Jewish Hospital.
    • Eastbound limited-stop service ends alternately at either 260th Street or Long Island Jewish Hospital.
    • Eastbound local service ends at Springfield Boulevard.
  • At other times, local buses alternately terminate either 260th Street or Long Island Jewish Hospital.
  • No service to Glen Oaks via 260th Street overnights or weekends.
Glen Oaks
260th Street and Little Neck Parkway
[50] MTA
Bus
LaGuardia Airport
Marine Air Terminal
Glendale
The Shops at Atlas Park
82nd Street, 73rd/74th Streets, 69th Street, Calamus Avenue, 80th Street
Q48
[51]
NYCT Flushing
Roosevelt Avenue and Main Street
at Flushing–Main Street ( 7   <7> ​ trains)
LaGuardia Airport
All terminals
Roosevelt Avenue, 108th Street, Ditmars Boulevard
Q49
[52]
MTA
Bus
Jackson Heights
Jackson Heights–Roosevelt Avenue/74th Street
( 7  E  F   <F>  M  R  trains)
Bus terminal Lane 2
East Elmhurst
Astoria Boulevard and 102nd Street
35th Avenue, 89th/90th Streets, Astoria Boulevard

Q50 to Q77[edit]

Route Operator Terminals Streets traveled Notes
[53] MTA
Bus
Limited-Stop Service
Flushing
Main Street and 39th Avenue
near Flushing–Main Street ( 7   <7> ​ trains)
Co-op City, Bronx
Earhart Lane and Erskine Place (rush hours)

Pelham Bay Park 6 train station (off peak)

Whitestone Expressway,
Hutchinson River Parkway,
Bruckner Boulevard,
Co-op City Boulevard
  • Operates in Co-op City via Co-op City Boulevard.
    • Customers from Queens traveling to Sections 1 (Dreiser Loop) or 4 (Asch Loop) must transfer to a Bx23 bus at Pelham Bay Park.
  • Travels between Queens and the Bronx via the Bronx–Whitestone Bridge.
[54] MTA
Bus
Select Bus Service
Elmhurst
Queens Boulevard and Woodhaven Boulevard
at Woodhaven Boulevard ( E  M  R  trains) and Queens Center Mall
Arverne
Beach 54th Street and Beach Channel Drive
Woodhaven Boulevard,
Cross Bay Boulevard,
Rockaway Beach Boulevard
[54] MTA
Bus
Select Bus Service
Woodside
61st Street and Roosevelt Avenue
at 61st Street–Woodside subway ( 7   <7> ​ trains) and Woodside LIRR station
Rockaway Park
Beach 116th Street
at Rockaway Park–Beach 116th Street station ( A  S  trains)
Broadway,
Woodhaven Boulevard,
Cross Bay Boulevard,
Rockaway Beach Boulevard
Q54*
[55]
NYCT Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Williamsburg Bridge Plaza
Lane 2
Jamaica
170th Street and Jamaica Avenue
Grand Street,
Metropolitan Avenue,
Jamaica Avenue
[56] NYCT Ridgewood Intermodal Terminal
at Myrtle–Wyckoff Avenues ( L  M  trains)
Richmond Hill
Jamaica Avenue and Myrtle Avenue
Myrtle Avenue
[57] NYCT East New York, Brooklyn
Broadway and Fulton Street
at Broadway Junction ( A  C  J  L  Z  trains)
Jamaica
170th Street and Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica Avenue
[58] NYCT Local Service
Limited-Stop Service
Ridgewood Intermodal Terminal
at Myrtle–Wyckoff Avenues ( L  M  trains)
Flushing
41st Road and Main Street
near Flushing–Main Street ( 7   <7> ​ trains)
Fresh Pond Road,
Grand Avenue,
Corona Avenue,
College Point Boulevard
  • Bidirectional limited-stop service during weekday rush hours and weekends. No weekday midday limited-stop service.[59]
[60] NYCT Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Williamsburg Bridge Plaza
(Broadway and Roebling Street)
Rego Park
Junction Boulevard and Horace Harding Expressway
at 63rd Drive–Rego Park ( E  M  R  trains)
Grand Street,
Grand Avenue,
Queens Boulevard
[61] MTA
Bus
East Midtown, Manhattan
East 60th Street and 2nd Avenue
South Jamaica
109th Avenue and 157th Street
Queens Boulevard,
Sutphin Boulevard
  • Travels between Manhattan and Queens via the Queensboro Bridge
  • Alternate daytime and early evening buses terminate/start at Sutphin Boulevard ( E  train, LIRR, AirTrain)
[62] MTA
Bus
Forest Hills
Queens Boulevard and 71st Avenue
at Forest Hills–71st Avenue ( E  F   <F>  M  R  trains)
Electchester
164th Street and Jewel Avenue
Jewel Avenue
[63] MTA
Bus
Local Service
Limited-Stop Service
Jamaica
Sutphin Boulevard and 94th Avenue
at Sutphin Boulevard–Archer Avenue–JFK Airport ( E  train) and Jamaica LIRR / AirTrain Station
College Point
14th Avenue and 110th Street
164th Street, 45th Avenue,
College Point Boulevard
  • Limited-stop service operates rush hours only, making limited stops from Jamaica to Flushing-Main Street.
Q66*
[64]
MTA
Bus
Long Island City
28th Street and Queens Plaza South
at Queensboro Plaza ( 7   <7> ​​  N  W  trains)
and Queens Plaza ( E  M  R  trains)
Flushing
Main Street and 39th Avenue
near Flushing–Main Street ( 7   <7> ​ trains)
21st Street, 35th Avenue,
Northern Boulevard
  • Alternate rush hour buses to/from Flushing begin/end at 51st Street in Woodside.
Q67
[65]
MTA
Bus
Middle Village
Metropolitan Avenue and Fresh Pond Road
21st Street, Borden Avenue,
55th Avenue, 69th Street
[66] MTA
Bus
Jackson Heights
82nd Street and Astoria Boulevard
21st Street, Ditmars Boulevard
[67] MTA
Bus
Select Bus Service
Woodside
61st Street and Roosevelt Avenue
at 61st Street–Woodside subway ( 7   <7> ​ trains) and Woodside LIRR station
LaGuardia Airport
Central Terminals
Roosevelt Avenue,
Brooklyn-Queens Expressway,
Grand Central Parkway
[70] MTA
Bus
Rego Park
64th Road and Queens Boulevard
at 63rd Drive–Rego Park ( E  M  R  trains)
LaGuardia Airport
Central Terminals
Junction Boulevard, 94th Street
Q76
[71]
NYCT Jamaica
165th Street Bus Terminal
Bay 3
College Point
20th Avenue and 131st Street
Hillside Avenue,
Francis Lewis Boulevard,
20th Avenue
  • No overnight service.
Q77
[72]
NYCT Jamaica
165th Street Bus Terminal
Bay 4
Springfield Gardens
Springfield Boulevard and 145th Avenue
Hillside Avenue,
Francis Lewis Boulevard,
Springfield Boulevard
  • No overnight service.

Q83 to Q114[edit]

Route Operator Terminals Streets traveled Notes
Q83*
[73]
NYCT Local Service
Jamaica
153rd Street and Hillside Avenue
at Parsons Boulevard ( E  F   <F>  trains)
Cambria Heights
114th Avenue and 227th Street
Liberty Avenue, Murdock Avenue
  • Overnights extended to Queens Village LIRR Station via Springfield Boulevard.
  • PM local service terminates at Colfax Street when Limited-stop service is operating.
Cambria Heights
Colfax Street and Springfield Boulevard
Limited-Stop Service
Jamaica
153rd Street and Hillside Avenue
at Parsons Boulevard ( E  F   <F>  trains)

AM
----

PM
Cambria Heights
114th Avenue and 227th Street
(See Q83 local routing above)
  • Peak-direction limited-stop service makes limited stops between Jamaica and Springfield Boulevard.
Q84
[74]
NYCT Jamaica
Parsons Boulevard and Archer Avenue
at Jamaica Center–Parsons/Archer ( E  train)
Laurelton
238th Street and 130th Avenue
Merrick Boulevard, 120th Avenue
[75] NYCT Local Service
Jamaica
Parsons Boulevard and Archer Avenue
at Jamaica Center–Parsons/Archer ( E  train)
Rosedale
243rd Street and 147th Avenue
Merrick Boulevard, Bedell Street,

North/South Conduit Avenue, then:

  • Toward Rosedale: 243rd Street
  • Toward Green Acres: Green Acres Road
  • Extended to Green Acres Mall after AM rush.
  • Peak-direction limited-stop service.
Valley Stream, Nassau County
Green Acres Shopping Mall
Limited-Stop Service
Jamaica
Parsons Boulevard and Archer Avenue
at Jamaica Center–Parsons/Archer ( E  train)

AM
----

PM
Rosedale
243rd Street and 147th Avenue
(See Q85 Rosedale routing above)
  • Weekday limited-stop service from Rosedale to Jamaica (AM) and Jamaica to Rosedale (PM).
Q88
[76]
NYCT Elmhurst
92nd Street and 59th Avenue
at Woodhaven Boulevard ( E  M  R  trains) and Queens Center Mall
Queens Village
Jamaica Avenue and Springfield Boulevard
at Queens Village LIRR station
Horace Harding Expressway, 188th Street, 73rd Avenue, Springfield Boulevard
[77] MTA
Bus
Limited-Stop Service
Long Island City
Jackson Avenue and Queens Plaza South
at Queensboro Plaza ( 7   <7> ​​  N  W  trains)
and Queens Plaza ( E  M  R  trains)
Rikers Island, Bronx 21st Street, 20th Avenue
Q101*
[78]
MTA
Bus
East Midtown, Manhattan
East 60th Street and 2nd Avenue
Steinway
77th Street and Hazen Street
Northern Boulevard, Steinway Street,
20th Avenue
Q102
[79]
MTA
Bus
Roosevelt Island, Manhattan
Coler–Goldwater Hospital
Astoria
27th Avenue and 2nd Street
Main Street (Manhattan), Vernon Boulevard, 31st Street, 30th Avenue
Q103
[80]
MTA
Bus
Hunters Point
Borden Avenue and Vernon Boulevard
at Vernon Boulevard–Jackson Avenue ( 7   <7> ​ trains) and Long Island City LIRR station
Astoria
27th Avenue and 2nd Street
Vernon Boulevard
Q104
[81]
MTA
Bus
Ravenswood
Vernon Boulevard and 34th Avenue
Sunnyside
48th Street and Queens Boulevard
at 46th Street–Bliss Street ( 7  train)
Broadway, 48th Street
Q110*
[82]
MTA
Bus
Jamaica
88th Avenue and Parsons Boulevard
at Parsons Boulevard ( E  F   <F>  trains)
Elmont, Nassau County
UBS Arena/Belmont Park
Jamaica Avenue, Hempstead Avenue
  • Jamaica-179th Street served during peak-hours only.
  • Service to UBS Arena/Belmont Park is when either venue is open. Otherwise, buses start and end at Hempstead Avenue/225 Street.
Jamaica
179th Street and Hillside Avenue
at Jamaica–179th Street ( E  F   <F>  trains)

AM
----

PM
[83] MTA
Bus
Jamaica
Parsons Boulevard and Hillside Avenue
at Parsons Boulevard ( E  F   <F>  trains)
Rosedale
147th Avenue and Hook Creek Boulevard
All trips: Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, 147th Avenue

Cedarhurst trips: Rosedale Road, Peninsula Boulevard

  • Alternate daytime trips terminate at Farmers Boulevard; some rush hour trips terminate at 137th Avenue.[84]
  • Cedarhurst service:
    • Weekday mornings, 1 southbound trip.
    • Weekday evenings, 1 southbound and 2 northbound trips.

AM
----

PM
Cedarhurst, Nassau County
Peninsula Boulevard and Rockaway Turnpike
Q112
[85]
MTA
Bus
Jamaica
Parsons Boulevard and 88th Avenue
at Parsons Boulevard ( E  F   <F>  trains)
Ozone Park
Rockaway Boulevard and 98th Street
at Rockaway Boulevard ( A  train)
South Road, Liberty Avenue
[86] MTA
Bus
Limited-Stop Service
Jamaica
Parsons Boulevard and 88th Avenue
at Parsons Boulevard ( E  F   <F>  trains)
Far Rockaway
Seagirt Boulevard and Beach 20th Street
Guy R. Brewer Boulevard,
Rockaway Boulevard,
Nassau Expressway, Central Avenue,
Beach 9th Street
  • Service operates via Lawrence in Nassau County
  • Buses run express between Springfield Gardens and Far Rockaway, with a stop in Meadowmere, Queens and one on the Queens side of Five Towns on Rockaway Boulevard.
[86] MTA
Bus
Local Service (Evenings and Late Nights)
Limited-Stop Service
Jamaica
Parsons Boulevard and 88th Avenue
at Parsons Boulevard ( E  F   <F>  trains)
Far Rockaway
Seagirt Boulevard and Beach 20th Street
Guy R. Brewer Boulevard,
147th Avenue, Rockaway Turnpike,
Wanser Avenue, Beach Channel Drive,
Beach 9th Street
  • Service operates local south of Brookville and Rosedale via Lawrence, Cedarhurst, and Inwood neighborhoods in Nassau County.[87][88]

Dollar vans[edit]

When the MTA discontinued some routes on June 27, 2010, operators of commuter vans, also known as dollar vans,[89] were allowed to take over certain discontinued routes. In Queens, these routes were the Q74 and Q79.[90] There are also dollar vans that operate from Jamaica Center, providing an alternative mode of transportation to bus routes such as the Q4 to Cambria Heights, the Q113 to Far Rockaway, and the Q5 and Q85 to Green Acres Mall.[91][92] The vans, some licensed by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission and some unlicensed, charge a fare of $2.00, lower than the $2.75 fare for MTA-operated local buses, but without free transfers.[89][91]

In December 2011, City Councilman Leroy Comrie pushed the city to create designated bus stops for the dollar van services to alleviate traffic and interference of dollar vans with MTA buses. These dollar van stops for drop off and pick ups now includes the corner of 153rd Street and Archer Avenue along with Parsons Boulevard between Archer and Jamaica Avenue.[93]

History of current routes[edit]

Routes Q1 to Q46[edit]

Route History
  • Originally operated by Hillside Transportation Company, and first operated in 1914.[94]
  • Later operated by Nevin-Queens Bus Corporation until February 17, 1935,[95][96]: 589  North Shore Bus Company until November 1936,[97] Z & M Coach Company until June 1939,[98] and North Shore Bus Company again until city takeover in 1947.
  • On April 20, 1975, as a budget cut, the route's two branches, one to Bellerose via Braddock Avenue, and one to Jamaica Avenue in Queens Village via Springfield Boulevard, were consolidated between 1:15 a.m. and 5 a.m., with service looping east on Hillside Avenue, down Braddock Avenue to Jamaica Avenue, on Jamaica Avenue to Springfield Boulevard, and then on Springfield Boulevard back to Hillside Avenue.[99]
  • Originally operated by St. Albans Imp. in 1919 as DP&S Route 76.[94]
  • The route was later operated by Bee Line Bus Company[100] and North Shore Bus Company.
  • Starting on May 2, 2007, during racing days, the Q2 began to stop inside the racetrack.[101]
  • Service to UBS Arena/Belmont Park became full time upon the opening of the arena on January 2, 2022.[102]
  • Originally operated by St. Albans Imp. in 1919 as DP&S Route 76.[94]
  • Later operated by Bee Line Bus Company[100] and North Shore Bus Company.
  • Extended from Rockaway Boulevard to JFK International Airport in December 1987.[103][104]
  • 24-hour service was added on April 11, 2004. At the same time, service to all JFK terminals except Terminal 4 was replaced by AirTrain JFK.[105][106]
  • JFK Terminus moved to Terminal 5 on May 30, 2012, due to construction at Terminal 4.[106][107]
  • Originally operated by St. Albans Imp. in 1919 as DP&S Route 72.[94] Later operated by Bee Line Bus Company[100] and North Shore Bus Company.
  • Original western terminus was the 169th Street subway station. Service rerouted to Jamaica Center on December 11, 1988.[108]
  • On August 29, 1993, two-way traffic on Archer Avenue and Jamaica Avenue was restored between 138th Street and 168th Street, undoing changes that took effect in November 1990. The change was made to alleviate heavy traffic on Jamaica Avenue.[109] Q4 service began running on Archer Avenue in both directions.[110] Outbound trips were rerouted to run east on Archer Avenue from Parsons Boulevard to Merrick Boulevard instead of via Jamaica Avenue.[109]
  • On January 12, 2004, morning reverse peak limited-stop service was added, and Jamaica-bound limited-stop service in the a.m. rush hour was rerouted to Liberty Avenue and 160th Street from 168th Street and Archer Avenue to match the travel path during the p.m. rush hour.[111][112]
  • Originally operated by Orange Line in 1921, then by Bee Line Bus Company in 1922 as DP&S Route 77,[94][100] and then by North Shore Bus Company starting in 1939.
  • The original terminals of the route were 163rd Street and Jamaica Avenue and Francis Lewis Boulevard and North Conduit Avenue (Rosedale LIRR Station).
  • The route's northern terminal was changed to 168th Street and Hillside Avenue on October 27, 1939.
  • Extended to Green Acres Mall on November 15, 1987.[103]
  • Service was rerouted to Jamaica Center on December 11, 1988.[108]
  • On August 29, 1993, two-way traffic on Archer Avenue and Jamaica Avenue was restored between 138th Street and 168th Street, undoing changes that took effect in November 1990. The change was made to alleviate heavy traffic on Jamaica Avenue.[109] Q5 service began running on Archer Avenue in both directions.[110] Outbound Q5 trips were rerouted to run east on Archer Avenue from Parsons Boulevard to Merrick Boulevard instead of via Jamaica Avenue.[109]
  • On January 12, 2004, Jamaica-bound limited-stop service in the a.m. rush hour was rerouted to Liberty Avenue and 160th Street from 168th Street and Archer Avenue to match the travel path during the p.m. rush hour.[112]
  • Originally operated by Queens Bus Corporation, it first operated on July 19, 1922.[94]
  • Formerly operated by Green Bus Lines.
  • Northern terminal moved to Jamaica Union Bus Terminal (Jamaica Avenue and Brewer Boulevard) on August 16, 1936.[113][114]
  • By 1975, Jamaica terminals were Sutphin Boulevard and Hillside Avenue, and 165th Street and Archer Avenue.[115]
  • Extended to 165th Street Terminal on October 30, 1989.[116][117][118]
  • Limited-stop service added on April 19, 2010.[119][120]
  • Originally operated by the Ruoff Brothers, it started service on October 5, 1921 as DP&S Route 66.[94]
  • Formerly operated by Green Bus Lines.
  • Service started on April 15, 1933.[94]
  • Formerly operated by Green Bus Lines.
  • Northern terminal moved to Jamaica Union Bus Terminal (Jamaica Avenue and Brewer Boulevard) on August 16, 1936.[113][114]
  • By 1975, Jamaica terminus was 165th Street and Archer Avenue.[115]
  • The route was extended to the 165th Street Terminal on October 30, 1989.[117][116][118]
  • Extended from City Line at Euclid Avenue to Spring Creek at Gateway Drive and Erskine Street on June 29, 2008.[121][122]
  • On December 7, 2008, eastbound buses were rerouted to travel via Logan Street instead of via Montauk Avenue between Sutter Avenue and Pitkin Avenue to provide faster service.[123]
  • Extended to new bus terminal at Gateway Center North on August 31, 2014.[124]
  • Originally operated by Billow Bus Line,[125] it started service on May 1, 1920, as DP&S Route 55.[94]
  • By 1975, Jamaica terminus was 165th Street and Archer Avenue.[115]
  • Extended to 165th Street Terminal on October 30, 1989.[116][117][118]
  • Formerly operated by Green Bus Lines.
  • Originally operated by Richmond Hill Bus, service began on April 29, 1929, as DP&S Route 53.[94]
  • Formerly operated by Green Bus Lines.
  • JFK Terminus moved to Terminal 5 on May 30, 2012, due to construction at Terminal 4.[106][107]
  • Between 1989 and 2011, trips to/from JFK Airport alternated between 130th Street/150th Avenue and Lefferts Boulevard/Rockaway Boulevard via either Rockaway Boulevard or Conduit Avenue. The Conduit Avenue branch was replaced by Q10 limited-stop service.
  • Weekday and Saturday limited-stop service introduced on September 3, 2006.[126]
  • Sunday limited-stop service was added on April 6, 2008.[127]
  • Lefferts Boulevard Branch became all-limited on April 28, 2013.[128]
  • Originally operated by Liberty Bus, service was started in 1918, as DP&S Route 64.[94]
  • Liberty Bus received the route's franchise on January 30, 1933.[96]: 558 
  • Formerly operated by Green Bus Lines.
  • Had two part-time services as late as June 1996: A one-way service that ran from Cross Bay Boulevard and 165th Avenue, and another service that ran to 102nd Street and 157th Avenue.[129]
  • Overnight service to Old Howard Beach and Hamilton Beach was eliminated on September 12, 2010.[130]
  • Service to Hamilton Beach after 10:00 p.m. was eliminated on July 1, 2012.[21][131][132]
  • Originally owned by Rauchwerger, service started on March 14, 1920, as DP&S Route 18.[94]
  • Later operated by North Shore Bus Company.
  • On July 11, 1966, the NYCTA moved the terminals of the Q13, Q14, Q16, Q28, and Q44FS from downtown Flushing to the Flushing Parking Field surrounded by 37th Avenue, Union Street, 138th Street, and 39th Avenue on a six-month pilot basis. The change, which was made at the request of multiple Queens elected officials, was intended to provide shelter for riders and reduce downtown congestion. However, due to immediate opposition from shoppers, who complained that the change forced them to walk four blocks to get from the subway to the buses, businessmen, and elected officials, on July 20, 1966, the NYCTA announced that it would undo the change on July 24. Q13, Q16, and Q28 service would go back to terminating on the north side of Roosevelt Avenue to the east of Main Street, while Q14 and Q44FS service would resume terminating on the east side of Main Street at 39th Avenue.[133][134]
  • Originally owned by Rauchwerger, Q14 service began on August 2, 1920 as DP&S Route 54.[94]
  • Originally owned by Rauchwerger, Q15 service began on April 3, 1924.[94]
  • Later operated by North Shore Bus Company.
  • On November 29, 1956, the NYCTA approved a series of changes to citywide bus service to take effect January 22, 1957. One of the planned changes was the institution of late night service on the Q15, providing joint service along the two branches to Whitestone and Beechhurst.[135]
  • Overnight service was eliminated on September 10, 1995 due to a budget crisis.[136][137]
  • On June 27, 2002, Beechhurst-bound Q15 buses were rerouted to the Cross Island Parkway Service Road from 15th Drive to speed up service.[105]
  • Q15A replaced Q14 service on June 27, 2010 due to another budget crisis.
  • Originally owned by North Shore Bus Company, service began on August 15, 1930.[94]
  • Utopia Parkway service began on October 30, 1952 to serve the Clearview Gardens development.[138][139]
  • On November 29, 1956, the NYCTA approved a series of changes to citywide bus service to take effect January 22, 1957. One of the planned changes was the consolidation of the main route via Willets Point Boulevard and Clintonville Avenue and the spur route along Utopia Parkway branches, onto 166th Street.[135] Buses had previously alternated between running via Utopia Parkway and Francis Lewis Boulevard and Whitestone Parkway. The planned change was opposed by the North Queens Community Coordinating Council.[140]
  • Service along the Utopia Parkway spur had run along Utopia Parkway from 16th Avenue to 26th Avenue. The main route had run along 26th Avenue, Clintonville Street and Willets Point Boulevard to 160th Street. Instead, service ran along 166th Street between 26th Avenue and Willets Point Boulevard. This change took effect on February 3, 1957. 166 trips were dropped from the Q16 schedule.[141] In response to the proposed change in the route, mothers from Clearview Gardens threatened to form a human barricade across 166th Street. They opposed the change due to safety concerns; service was to be rerouted from the wider Clintonville Street and Utopia Parkway to the narrow 166th Street, along which two schools were located.[142] The original routes were restored on November 17, 1957.[143]
  • On July 11, 1966, the NYCTA moved the terminals of the Q13, Q14, Q16, Q28, and Q44FS from downtown Flushing to the Flushing Parking Field surrounded by 37th Avenue, Union Street, 138th Street, and 39th Avenue on a six-month pilot basis. The change, which was made at the request of multiple Queens elected officials, was intended to provide shelter for riders and reduce downtown congestion. However, due to immediate opposition from shoppers, who complained that the change forced them to walk four blocks to get from the subway to the buses, businessmen, and elected officials, on July 20, 1966, the NYCTA announced that it would undo the change on July 24. Q13, Q16, and Q28 service would go back to terminating on the north side of Roosevelt Avenue to the east of Main Street, while Q14 and Q44FS service would resume terminating on the east side of Main Street at 39th Avenue.[133][134]
  • Overnight service was eliminated on September 10, 1995 as part of a series of cuts made to reduce the MTA's budget deficit.[94][136][137]
  • Originally owned by Flushing Heights Bus Company, service began in 1928.[94]
  • On November 29, 1956, the NYCTA approved a slate of changes in city bus service to take effect January 22, 1957. One of the planned changes was the elimination of Q17-20 service between Flushing and College Point to eliminate competition with the Q25 route of Queens-Nassau Transit lines. Service was replaced by three routes: the new Q44FS between Flushing and College Point, the new Q17 Flushing-188th Street line, and the existing Q17A Little Neck-169th Street line. Free transfers were instituted between the routes.[135] Service west of 122nd Street and 14th Avenue in College Point was discontinued. The 598 daily trips on the Q17-20 were decreased by 44 among the Q17, Q44FS, and Q17A. Service during late nights, which had run as a shuttle between Flushing and College Point, was discontinued between 12:30 a.m. and 5 a.m.. Q17 service began running from Flushing-Main Street to Fresh Meadow Lane and the Horace Harding Expressway. These changes took effect on February 3, 1957.[144]
  • Extended to Archer Avenue and Merrick Boulevard on December 11, 1988.[108]
  • On August 29, 1993, two-way traffic on Archer Avenue and Jamaica Avenue was restored. The first stop on the Q17 was moved from 165th Street between Archer Avenue and Jamaica Avenue to Merrick Boulevard between those two avenues.[110]
  • The northern terminal was shifted from Main Street and 39th Avenue to 39th Avenue and 138th Street on August 31, 2014.[87]: 139–142 
  • Limited-stop service began on September 8, 2003.[17][145]
  • Originally owned by Woodside–Astoria Transportation, service began in 1925.[94]
  • On June 30, 2003, to better serve Goodwill Industries, service was rerouted between to run along 30th Avenue between 14th Street and 8th Street, and along 8th Street between 30th Avenue and 27th Avenue. The route along 14th Street between 30th Avenue and 27th Avenue, and along 27th Avenue between 14th Street and 8th Street was discontinued.[146]
  • Formerly operated by Triboro Coach Corporation.
  • Eastern part of route between Corona and Flushing was begun by Salvatore Fornatora during April 1919, and the existing Q19 bus route was essentially created and extended in phases over the following years.
  • Service extended westwards to Ditmars Boulevard and 31st Street in the mid-1920s via Ditmars Boulevard.[147] Later extended to Hallets Cove ferry slip, then cut back to 21st Street.
  • Service moved off Ditmars Boulevard and to Astoria Boulevard after completion of Triborough Bridge in 1936.
  • Formerly operated by Triboro Coach Corporation.
  • Re-extended from 102nd Street in East Elmhurst to Flushing in January 2007, closely following, and resembling Salvatore Fornatora's original bus route.[citation needed]
  • The route was extended from Astoria Boulevard and 21st Street to 27th Avenue and 2nd Street on June 29, 2014.[148]
  • North Shore Bus Company began operating the Q20 on February 15, 1932.
  • On November 29, 1956, the NYCTA approved a slate of changes in city bus service to take effect January 22, 1957. One of the planned changes was the elimination of Q17-20 service between Flushing and College Point due to competition from routes of the Queens-Nassau Transit lines. Service was replaced by three routes: the new Q44FS between Flushing and College Point, the new Q17 Flushing-188th Street line, and the existing Q17A Little Neck-169th Street line. Free transfers were instituted between the routes.[135] Service west of 122nd Street and 14th Avenue in College Point was discontinued. The 598 daily trips on the Q17-20 were decreased by 44 among the Q17, Q44FS, and Q17A. Service on the Q44FS ran every 15 minutes from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. toward Flushing, and every 15 minutes from 3:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. toward College Point, with service every 30 minutes during the rest of the day. Service during late nights, which had run as a shuttle between Flushing and College Point, was discontinued between 12:30 a.m. and 5 a.m.. These changes took effect on February 3, 1957.[144]
  • On July 11, 1966, the NYCTA moved the terminals of the Q13, Q14, Q16, Q28, and Q44FS from downtown Flushing to the Flushing Parking Field surrounded by 37th Avenue, Union Street, 138th Street, and 39th Avenue on a six-month pilot basis. The change, which was made at the request of multiple Queens elected officials, was intended to provide shelter for riders and reduce downtown congestion. However, due to immediate opposition from shoppers, who complained that the change forced them to walk four blocks to get from the subway to the buses, businessmen, and elected officials, on July 20, 1966, the NYCTA announced that it would undo the change on July 24. Q13, Q16, and Q28 service would go back to terminating on the north side of Roosevelt Avenue to the east of Main Street, while Q14 and Q44FS service would resume terminating on the east side of Main Street at 39th Avenue.[133][134]
  • Renumbered back to Q20 on April 15, 1990.[149] 20th Avenue service began at that time.
  • Weekend service eliminated on September 10, 1995 due to budget crisis.[136]
  • Extended to Jamaica from Flushing on June 27, 1999 when Q44 became limited-stop; route in College Point was split into Q20A and Q20B at same time. Weekend service restored on Q20A.[150]
  • Q20A overnight service began November 29, 2015, replacing Q44 local service.[151][152]
  • Originally owned by Queens Auto Traction, service began in 1923.[94]
  • Formerly operated by Green Bus Lines.[153]
  • Formerly ran from Liberty Avenue to Rockaway Park.[153]
  • Extended north along Woodhaven Boulevard on August 31, 2008.[154][155]
  • Rerouted from Rockaway Park to Arverne on January 8, 2012.[156][157][158]
  • Truncated from Arverne to Howard Beach on July 1, 2012, with Rockaway service replaced by the Q52.[21][156]
  • Originally owned by Long Island Coach Company, service began in 1912.[94]
  • Formerly operated by Green Bus Lines.
  • Service began in 1925, being operated by North Shore Bus Company.[94]
  • On April 19, 1977, the New York City City Planning Commission approved plans to extend the route west on Metropolitan Avenue, south on Woodhaven Boulevard, north on Union Turnpike and back onto Metropolitan. The extension was intended to serve the 740 residents of the Forest Park Cooperative on Union Turnpike.[159]
  • Formerly operated by Triboro Coach Corporation.
  • Service began on January 15, 1950 to replace a BMT streetcar.[94]
  • Formerly B22;[115] renumbered and extended from 89th Avenue and Parsons Boulevard to 170th Street and Jamaica Avenue on December 11, 1988.[108]
  • On August 29, 1993, two-way traffic on Archer Avenue and Jamaica Avenue was restored between 138th Street and 168th Street, undoing changes that took effect in November 1990. The change was made to alleviate heavy traffic on Jamaica Avenue. Q24 service began running on Jamaica Avenue in both directions.[110] Eastbound buses were rerouted from Archer Avenue onto Jamaica Avenue.[109]
  • On January 25, 1998, the eastern terminal was moved from 168th Street between Archer Avenue and Jamaica Avenue to Archer Avenue between 168th Street and Merrick Boulevard due to heavy traffic on 168th Street.[160]
  • Service west of Broadway Junction was discontinued on June 27, 2010 and restored on January 6, 2013.[32][161]
  • Originally owned by Flushing Heights Bus Company, service began in 1928.[94]
  • Formerly operated by Queens-Nassau Transit Lines, Queens Transit Corporation, and Queens Surface Corporation.
  • The original Q25 terminus was in Flushing; it was combined with the then-Q34 route into College Point.
  • Southern terminus moved from 160th Street and Jamaica Avenue to Parsons Boulevard and Jamaica Avenue in 2005.[162]
  • Extended to Jamaica LIRR station on Sutphin Boulevard in April 2006.[126]
  • Limited-stop service was introduced on July 9, 2007.[119][163]
  • Originally owned by Z & M Coach Company, service began on October 1, 1931;[94] later operated by North Shore Bus Company from 1934[164] until March 1947.[94]
  • Originally operated from 47th Avenue and Hollis Court Boulevard, along Hollis Court Boulevard, which used to run through Cunningham Park, 212th Street (now part of the Clearview Expressway), and Jamaica Avenue (along the current Q36 route) to 257th Street.[165] Later extended to Flushing.
  • Service south of Horace Harding Expressway to Jamaica Avenue at the Queens Village LIRR station became rush hours only during World War II.[166][167] Service past Queens Village was discontinued on November 26, 1941.
  • On November 29, 1956, the NYCTA approved plans to cut the route back from Queens Village to the Horace Harding Expressway, and to redesignate the route from the Q26 Flushing-Queens Village route to the Q26 Flushing-46th Avenue route. Though the change was initially scheduled to take effect on January 22, 1957,[135] it took effect on February 3, 1957.[168][169]
  • Weekend and overnight service was discontinued on September 10, 1995 due to a budget crisis.[136]
  • Off-peak service was discontinued on June 27, 2010 due to another budget crisis.
  • Originally operated by Z & M Coach Company, service began in 1926.[94]
  • Originally operated between Flushing and the Horace Harding Expressway.[170]
  • Alternate buses were extended south along Springfield Boulevard to Queens Village LIRR station on April 30, 1950. This change had been approved by the New York City Board of Estimate on April 4.[171]
  • On January 22, 1957, service was extended on a 90-day trial basis by 2 miles (3.2 km) from the Queens Village LIRR station to the intersection of Springfield Boulevard and Merrick Boulevard, as part of a series of bus changes citywide. The change was approved by the NYCTA on November 29, 1956.[135]
  • On June 30, 1957,[172] service was extended on a 60-day trial basis by 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from Springfield Boulevard and Merrick Boulevard to Merrick Boulevard and 233rd Street. The extension was made to encourage more people to use the bus route. Ridership on the temporary extension to Springfield Boulevard and Merrick Boulevard was low, with revenues averaging 23 cents per mile, lower than the 80 cents per mile needed to break even.[173] On August 26, 1957, the NYCTA announced that service would resume terminating at Springfield Boulevard an Merrick Boulevard on September 8, since it was losing $120 a day on the extension to 233rd Street.[174]
  • For a few months in 1957, service was extended to 136th Avenue.
  • On September 26, 1982, wheelchair-accessible buses began operating on the Q27 and 17 other city bus routes.[175]
  • Between 1980 and 1985, buses were rerouted off of Parsons Boulevard between 46th Avenue and Kissena Boulevard, the path it shared with the Q26, onto Holly Avenue and Kissena Boulevard.[176][177]
  • Peak-direction limited-stop service was introduced in September 2001.[178]
  • Service to Queensborough Community College began on September 9, 2002.[179]
  • Extended to 120th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard in Cambria Heights from Queens Village on January 4, 2004 to replace Q83 service on Springfield Boulevard between Murdock Avenue and Queens Village LIRR station.[111][180][112]
  • Overnight trips were extended from Queens Village to Cambria Heights on January 6, 2013.[32][161]
  • The northern terminal was shifted from Main Street and 39th Avenue to 39th Avenue and 138th Street in August 2014.[87]
  • Originally operated by North Shore Bus Company in April 1928.[94][181]
  • On February 18, 1962, the route was extended from Corporal Kennedy Street and 32nd Avenue to Corporal Kennedy Street and 18th Avenue during a six-month test period to provide bus service to new co-ops.[182] This extension was made permanent after the test period.[183][184]
  • On July 11, 1966, the NYCTA moved the terminals of the Q13, Q14, Q16, Q28, and Q44FS from downtown Flushing to the Flushing Parking Field surrounded by 37th Avenue, Union Street, 138th Street, and 39th Avenue on a six-month pilot basis. The change, which was made at the request of multiple Queens elected officials, was intended to provide shelter for riders and reduce downtown congestion. However, due to immediate opposition from shoppers, who complained that the change forced them to walk four blocks to get from the subway to the buses, businessmen, and elected officials, on July 20, 1966, the NYCTA announced that it would undo the change on July 24. Q13, Q16, and Q28 service would go back to terminating on the north side of Roosevelt Avenue to the east of Main Street, while Q14 and Q44FS service would resume terminating on the east side of Main Street at 39th Avenue.[133][134]
  • Q17A service began as a New York City Transit route on September 7, 1947, running between Jamaica Avenue and 169th Street to Horace Harding Boulevard and Springfield Boulevard.[185] Service began at 6 a.m.[186]
  • The route was then extended along Horace Harding Boulevard between Springfield Boulevard and Little Neck Parkway at the Nassau County Line on August 21, 1949.[185][187]
  • The Q17A was renumbered to Q30 and extended from Jamaica Avenue-169th Street to Jamaica LIRR station via Archer Avenue on December 11, 1988.[103][108]
  • On August 29, 1993, two-way traffic on Archer Avenue and Jamaica Avenue was restored between 138th Street and 168th Street, undoing changes that took effect in November 1990. The change was made to alleviate heavy traffic on Jamaica Avenue. Q30 service began running on Archer Avenue in both directions; eastbound buses had been running along Jamaica Avenue between Parsons Boulevard and 168th Street.[110][109]
  • Short run trips terminating at Horace Harding Expressway converted into branch to Queensborough Community College on January 7, 2013.[32][161][26][33][188][189]
  • Service began in 1932 on the Q31, Jamaica-Bayside West route, by the Bayside Community Bus Corporation. On February 17, 1933, the New York City Board of Estimate provided its final approval to award a one-year franchise to operate the route to S & C Buses, which was incorporated on November 17, 1932. The Bayside Community Bus Corporation had petition for an additional one-year franchise for the route, and had requested a ten-cent fare for it.[190] Service was discontinued on September 7, 1935.[96]: 600 
  • In February 1950, the Flushing Heights, Queens, Civic Association requested that the New York City Board of Transportation modify the southern terminal loop of the Q31, arguing that its existing route, which ran along a street with P.S. 173, endangered the lives of children and other people. The Q31's terminal loop had run via Fresh Meadow Lane, 67th Avenue, 173rd Street, and 65th Avenue. The group endorsed a proposal by the Horace Harding Civic Association to move the terminal loop a full block away from 67th Avenue.[191]
  • On November 29, 1956, the NYCTA approved a large number of changes to city bus service to take effect January 22, 1957.[135] As part of the changes, the former Q31 and Q31A routes were consolidated into the new Q31. The Q31A had run from 32nd Avenue and 201st Street to the Queens Village LIRR station.[192] The changes took effect February 3, 1957.[168][169][170][193]: 37 
  • On June 30, 1963, service was extended from Fresh Meadow Lane and 65th Avenue to Jamaica Avenue and 169th Street. Service was later extended north from 32nd Avenue and 201st Street.[194] This extension was done on a six-month pilot basis. Buses would run via 201st Street, 33rd Avenue, 202nd Street, 32nd Avenue, 208th Street, 35th Avenue, Bell Boulevard, 48th Avenue, Rocky Hill Road, 47th Avenue, Hollis Court Boulevard, Utopia Parkway, Homelawn Street, 169th Street, and Jamaica Avenue. Service ran every 30 minutes on weekdays, operating between 7:02 a.m. and 10:32 p.m. southbound, and between 7:47 a.m. and 11:20 p.m.. Saturday service operated southbound between 11:32 a.m. and 6:02 p.m., and northbound between 12:17 and 6:47 p.m..[195]
  • Service was extended from Jamaica Avenue and 169th Street to the Jamaica LIRR station via Archer Avenue on December 11, 1988.[108]
  • On August 29, 1993, two-way traffic on Archer Avenue and Jamaica Avenue was restored between 138th Street and 168th Street, undoing changes that took effect in November 1990. The change was made to alleviate heavy traffic on Jamaica Avenue. Q31 service began running on Archer Avenue in both directions; eastbound buses had been running along Jamaica Avenue between Parsons Boulevard and 168th Street.[110][109]
  • Weekend service was eliminated on June 27, 2010, but was restored on April 6, 2014.[196][197]
  • Originally operated by Municipal Motorbus Company, service began on January 1, 1933.[94]
  • Formerly operated by Triboro Coach Corporation.
  • Formerly ran to LaGuardia Airport until September 8, 2013, replaced by the Q70.
  • Service began in April 1933.[94]
  • Formerly operated by Queens-Nassau Transit Lines, Queens Transit Corporation, and Queens Surface Corporation.
  • The original Q34 route was the College Point segment of the Q25; it was later rerouted to its current alignment in Whitestone and then extended along the Q25 route.
  • On April 17, 2000, the span of weekday evening service on the route was changed, with bus service ending at 9 p.m. instead of midnight, and Saturday service was eliminated due to low ridership at these times. In addition, service now began at 5:30 a.m. on weekdays and was cut to running from 149th Street and Willets Point Boulevard to Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue.[204]
  • Southern terminus was moved from 160th Street and Jamaica Avenue to Parsons Boulevard and Jamaica Avenue in 2004.[162]
  • Service extended to Jamaica LIRR station on Sutphin Boulevard in 2007.[126]
  • Green Bus Lines began service on July 3, 1937;[205] originally ran non-stop between the Rockaways and Brooklyn College.[205]
  • Stops at Marine Parkway Bridge, Floyd Bennett Field, and Avenue U (Kings Plaza) added in 1940.[206]
  • Open-door service in Brooklyn added circa 1976;[207][208] until then, buses only made drop offs northbound and pickups southbound in Brooklyn north of Kings Plaza.[209]
  • On February 15, 2009, the last westbound stop was relocated from Flatbush Avenue between Nostrand Avenue and East 31st Street to Avenue H between Nostrand Avenue and Flatbush Avenue to accommodate a changed turnaround path.[210]
  • Originally operated by Schenck Transportation, which was incorporated on September 11, 1925, service began in April 1926.[96]: 601 
  • Later on, it was operated by North Shore Bus Company, before being taken over by the New York City Transit Authority in 1947.[200][page needed]
  • Between 1980 and 1985, the route's terminal loop was changed so that instead of using 87th Avenue it would use 87th Road.[176][177]
  • Limited-stop service introduced on April 7, 2008.[39][49]
  • Weekday service added to Little Neck in January 2013 via the old Q79 route, restoring service along Little Neck Parkway.[32][161][33][211]
  • Originally operated by General Omnibus Company, service began in January 1939.[94]
  • Formerly operated by Green Bus Lines.
  • Extended from Jamaica Avenue to Kew Gardens on November 23, 1941.[212]
  • Between 1980 and 1985, the route's terminal was moved from 130th Street and 150th Avenue to Lincoln Street and 135th Avenue.[176][177]
  • Daily service via Aqueduct Racetrack was added in 2012.
  • Southern terminal moved from 150th and 149th Avenues to 135th Road and 131st Street in 2018.
  • Originally operated by Affiliated Transit, service began in June 1934.[94]
  • Formerly operated by Triboro Coach Corporation.
  • Originally Q38 (Penelope Avenue) and Q45X/Q50 (Eliot Avenue) routes; combined into a single Q38 route on July 3, 1960.[213][214]
  • Originally operated by National City Bus Lines, service began on June 16, 1934. On January 31, 1935, the company received the franchise for the route.[96]: 575 
  • Formerly operated by Triboro Coach Corporation.
  • Overnight service was added in August 2007.
  • On November 17, 2008, westbound service was rerouted to travel via Jackson Avenue, 45th Avenue and 23rd Street due to the permanent closure of 45th Road between 23rd Street and Jackson Avenue for the construction of a free subway transfer passageway at Court Square.[123]
  • Originally operated by Midland Coach, service began on February 5, 1934.[96]: 567 
  • Formerly operated by Green Bus Lines.
  • Between 1985 and December 1989, the route's terminal loop was changed so that buses ran via Rockaway Boulevard, 145th Street, 135th Avenue, 140th Street and Rockaway Boulevard again, instead of its previous route via Rockaway Boulevard, 143rd Street, 135th Avenue and 142nd Street.[177][117]
  • Terminal loop changed multiple times during the 1980s.
  • Originally operated by Courier Bus Company, service began on July 10, 1934.[94]
  • Route in Lindenwood, via 155th and 157th Avenues, added on September 14, 1964.[215]
  • Between 1980 and 1985, the route's path in Ozone Park was changed with the conversion of 109th Avenue and 130th Streets to one-way streets. Northbound buses were rerouted to turn south for one block on 127th Street, east on 111th Avenue for one block and then north on 130th Street before resuming the previous route at Atlantic Avenue. Southbound buses were rerouted to continue on 127th Street from 109th Avenue to 111th Avenue before heading west on that street until 111th Street, where the route would turn north one block and then resume on its previous route on 109th Street.[176][177]
  • The route's path through Ozone Park was modified again between 1985 and December 1989. Southbound buses were rerouted off of Atlantic Avenue at 133rd Street before turning onto 95th Avenue and resuming via 127th Street. Northbound buses were rerouted off of 109th Avenue, instead following the path of southbound buses, turning south onto 111th Street and then east on 111th Avenue, north on 131st Street and west on 109th Avenue to 128th Street, before turning west on Liberty Avenue and then north on 127th Street, before turning east on 95th Avenue, north on 134th Street and back onto Atlantic Avenue.[177][117]
  • Extended from Guy R. Brewer Boulevard and Archer Avenue to 165th Street Terminal on October 30, 1989.[116][117][118]
  • On July 1, 2012, service was rerouted off of 111th Avenue to 109th Avenue to cut costs and reduce travel times. Local residents were opposed to the change, arguing that were not given advanced notice, and because the change eliminated parking spaces.[216]
  • Formerly operated by Green Bus Lines.
  • Originally operated by North Branch Transit, service began on March 27, 1934.[94]
  • Later operated by Bee Line, Inc.,[217] then Green Bus Lines,[113][114][218] then North Shore Bus Company until 1947.[219]
  • Original western terminus was the 169th Street subway station. Service was rerouted to Jamaica Center on December 11, 1988.[108]
  • Overnight service eliminated on September 10, 1995 due to a budget crisis.[136][137]
  • On August 29, 1993, two-way traffic on Archer Avenue and Jamaica Avenue was restored between 138th Street and 168th Street, undoing changes that took effect in November 1990. The change was made to alleviate heavy traffic on Jamaica Avenue. Q42 service began running on Archer Avenue in both directions.[110] Buses were rerouted to run along Archer Avenue, 165th Street and Liberty Avenue.[109]
  • Midday service eliminated on June 27, 2010 due to another budget crisis; restored on January 7, 2013.[32][161] Before the restoration, service ran during weekday rush hours only.
  • Originally operated by Schenck Transportation, service began on May 24, 1935.[96]: 601 
  • In 1983, the NYCTA agreed to study the implementation of rush hour expresses on the Q43, making express stops west of Springfield Boulevard.[220]
  • Limited-stop service began in January 1993.[221]
  • On August 29, 1993, two-way traffic on Archer Avenue and Jamaica Avenue was restored between 138th Street and 168th Street, undoing changes that took effect in November 1990.[109] Q43 service began running along 146th Street towards the subway and via Sutphin Boulevard leaving the subway. The first stop was moved to Archer Avenue in front of the LIRR station.[110]
  • On November 17, 1997, westbound limiteds started stopping at 187th Street and Hillside Avenue instead of 188th Street and Hillside Avenue to improve connections with the Q17 and the Q75.[160]
  • North Shore Bus Company began Main Street service between Main Street subway station and Horace Harding Boulevard on May 2, 1933.[222]
  • Q44 Flushing-Jamaica service began on March 22, 1938.[94][223][224]
  • Extended to West Farms, Bronx along former World's Fair route on October 28, 1940.[225][226]
  • Original southern terminus was Jamaica LIRR station;[223] later extended to the 165th Street Bus Terminal.[227][228]
  • Bronx service was extended to Bronx Park South-Crotona Parkway in 1984, running all times except late evenings and nights. Service was later cut back to its current terminus in September 1990.
  • On August 29, 1993, two-way traffic on Archer Avenue and Jamaica Avenue was restored between 138th Street and 168th Street, undoing changes that took effect in November 1990. The change was made to alleviate heavy traffic on Jamaica Avenue. Q44 service began running on Archer Avenue in both directions.[110] Eastbound buses were rerouted from running along Jamaica Avenue between Parsons Boulevard and 168th Street to Archer Avenue.[109]
  • On January 11, 1998, buses began running on Archer Avenue between Merrick Boulevard and Sutphin Boulevard in both directions.[160]
  • Limited-stop service between Jamaica and Whitestone introduced on June 27, 1999. Former route between Hillside Avenue and Union Turnpike (via 150th Street and Grand Central Parkway service roads) replaced at that time.[150]
  • Converted into Q44 Select Bus Service on November 29, 2015; late-night local service was replaced by the Q20A.[151][152]
  • North Shore Bus Company began operating the Q44A[229] on December 4, 1939.[94][230]
  • Service was extended to Springfield Boulevard on September 7, 1947, with headways ranging from 10 minutes during rush hours to 40 minutes during other times.[186]
  • Began limited-stop service on February 11, 1974; one of the first two routes to have limited-stop service.[103]
  • Renumbered to the Q46 on April 15, 1990.[231][149]
  • Extended from Lakeville Road to Long Island Jewish Hospital on September 7, 1997.[232]
  • On November 17, 1997, a limited stop was added at 150th Street and Union Turnpike.[160]
  • Overnight and weekend service to Glen Oaks was eliminated in September 2002.[233]

Routes Q47 to Q114[edit]

Route History
  • Service began on October 1, 1939.[94]
  • Formerly operated by Triboro Coach Corporation.[153]
  • Merged with Q45, also a former Triboro Coach route, on September 4, 2011.[234]
  • Rerouted in East Elmhurst off of 77th Street southbound to accommodate the street's change to a one-way street in September 2016.[235]
  • North Shore Bus Company began this route on April 5, 1940.[94][236]
  • Transferred to New York City Transit in 1947.[94]
  • On March 4, 1979, the span of Sunday morning service was increased, with service from the airport starting at 9:30 a.m. instead of 11 a.m., and service to the airport starting at 9:00 a.m. instead of 11 a.m.. Service would run at 30-minute headways during these hours.[237][238]
  • Service started in January 1938.[94]
  • Formerly operated by Triboro Coach Corporation.
  • Renumbered from Q19B[239] on April 20, 2008.[127]
  • Service began in the mid-1960s
  • Formerly operated by Queens Surface Corporation as the QBx1;[240] operated local in the Bronx, with only select trips traveling to Flushing.[26][241][242]
  • Split into Q50 (Flushing−Co-op City Limited) and Bx23 (Co-op City Local) on September 12, 2010.[26][242][243][244]
  • Off peak service to Co-Op City discontinued on June 26th, 2022 due to the Bronx Bus Redesign.
  • Created as Q21 rush-hour only limited on January 8, 2012; rerouted from Rockaway Park to serve Arverne by the Sea.[156]
  • Renumbered to Q52 and expanded to 7 days a week on July 1, 2012.[21][156]
  • On April 9, 2017, it was extended from Beach 69th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard to Beach 54th Street and Beach Channel Drive to better serve housing in Arverne.[245][246]
  • Route converted into Select Bus Service on November 12, 2017.[247]
  • Formerly operated by Triboro Coach Corporation.
  • Created as a replacement service for LIRR Rockaway Beach Branch between Woodside and Rockaway Park on June 24, 1950.[248][249]
  • Originally went non-stop between Rego Park and Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.[153][250]
  • Converted to limited-stop service along Woodhaven and Cross Bay Boulevards in 2006.[251]
  • Service to Rego Park station via 63rd Drive[153] discontinued in January 2007.[252][253]
  • Service to the Elmhurst business district was added in 2009.
  • On January 3, 2010, the northbound route's non-stop travel path was modified to run via 39th Avenue and Roosevelt Avenue instead of via Broadway to provide faster service.[254]
  • Overnight service was added on September 8, 2013.[255]
  • The route was converted into Select Bus Service on November 12, 2017.[247]
  • Service started on June 12, 1949 to replace BMT streetcar service;[94][256] the eastern terminus was extended from Jamaica and Metropolitan Avenues to 170th Street at this time.[256]
  • On November 6, 1954, the NYCTA proposed to truncate service along Jamaica Avenue from 171st Street to Metropolitan Avenue, a distance of 1.6 miles (2.6 km) to cut costs. Free transfers would have been provided to the B22 and B56.[257][258]
  • Formerly B53;[115][256] renumbered on December 11, 1988.[108]
  • On August 29, 1993, two-way traffic on Archer Avenue and Jamaica Avenue was restored between 138th Street and 168th Street, undoing changes that took effect in November 1990. The change was made to alleviate heavy traffic on Jamaica Avenue. Q54 service began running on Jamaica Avenue in both directions; eastbound buses had been running along Archer Avenue.[110][109]
  • Rerouted in Middle Village and Glendale to serve The Shops at Atlas Park on July 1, 2007.[259][260][261][101]
  • Service started on November 30, 1947 to replace BMT streetcar service.[94][265]
  • Formerly B56;[115] renumbered on December 11, 1988.[108]
  • On August 29, 1993, two-way traffic on Archer Avenue and Jamaica Avenue was restored between 138th Street and 168th Street, undoing changes that took effect in November 1990. The change was made to alleviate heavy traffic on Jamaica Avenue. Q56 service began running on Jamaica Avenue in both directions; eastbound buses had been running along Archer Avenue.[110][109]
  • Originally Grand Street Line streetcar service. Replaced by bus service on December 1, 1949.[267]
  • On November 6, 1954, the NYCTA proposed to eliminate weekday service between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. and all weekend service to cut costs. Free transfers would have been provided between the B53 and B57.[257][258]
  • Formerly B59; renumbered on December 11, 1988[108]
  • Original Queens terminus was 72nd Street and Grand Avenue in Maspeth.
  • 24 hour service was added in January 2008.[271]
  • Extended from Kent Avenue/Broadway to Williamsburg Bridge Plaza in 2010.
  • Service started on April 17, 1937 to replace Queens Boulevard Line streetcar.[94]
  • Formerly operated by Green Bus Lines.
  • Overnight service was added in August 2007.[272]
  • On June 27, 2010, the route was rerouted to stay on Jamaica Avenue instead of diverting to 139th Street and Archer Avenue on the way to Sutphin Boulevard to speed up service by traveling on a direct path on a commercial street.[244]
  • Service started on November 14, 1951.[94]
  • Formerly operated by Queens Surface Corporation.
  • Formerly Q65A. Renumbered on September 2, 2007.[273]
  • Overnight service introduced on September 8, 2013,[255] which closed a gap in service from 2:30 a.m. and 4:00 a.m..
  • Service started on August 10, 1937 to replace Flushing–Jamaica Line and College Point Line streetcar service.
  • Formerly operated by Queens Surface Corporation.
  • The route's southern terminus was moved from 160th Street and Jamaica Avenue to Parsons Boulevard and Jamaica Avenue in 2004.[162]
  • It was then extended to Jamaica LIRR station on Sutphin Boulevard in 2007.[126]
  • Limited-stop service introduced in September 2007.[163][274]
  • Formerly operated by Queens-Nassau Transit Lines, Queens Transit Corporation, and Queens Surface Corporation.
  • Original terminus was at 51st Street in Woodside, where the bus connected with the Northern Boulevard subway station.[275]
  • The route was extended to Queens Plaza on October 29, 1989 to serve the new 21st Street–Queensbridge subway station.
  • Service started on October 30, 1937 to replace streetcar service.[94]
  • Formerly operated by Queens Surface Corporation.
  • Had part-time service to Hunters Point Ferry as late as June 1996.[129]
  • On April 12, 2009, westbound buses were rerouted to run via the Queens Midtown Expressway Service Road from 69th Street to Hamilton Place, instead of running via Grand Avenue and crossing the expressway's service roads, to speed up service.[276]
  • Service started in mid-1920s.[277]
  • Original southern terminus was the Hallets Cove ferry slip,[278] diverted to Queens Plaza on August 10, 1934.[279]
  • Formerly operated by Triboro Coach Corporation.
  • Formerly Q19A. Renumbered on April 20, 2008.[127]
  • Introduced as a Limited-Stop Service Line on September 8, 2013.[68]
  • Replaced Q33 service at LaGuardia Airport.[68][69]
  • Converted from Limited-Stop Service to Select Bus Service on September 25, 2016, and branded as the "LaGuardia Link".[280][281]
  • Francis Lewis Boulevard bus route proposed and rejected in 1959.[287]
  • New route created by the New York City Transit Authority
  • Service started on October 29, 1961 as a six-month trial,[94][288][289] running between Parsons Boulevard and 14th Avenue in Whitestone and the 179th Street station on Hillside Avenue.[115][288] Service initially ran on 20-minute headways between 5:30 a.m. and 12:30 a.m.[290]
  • On December 27, 1961, the NYCTA announced that it planned to apply to the Board of Estimate for permission to switch the travel path of the route for the second half of the trial the following month. Service was rerouted from running via the Long Island Expressway service road and 188th Street to get to Jamaica to staying on Francis Lewis Boulevard to Hillside Avenue. The shift was done so that data for revenue for the new route could be compared with revenue for the existing route.[291]
  • Extended from 179th Street-Hillside Avenue to 165th Street Terminal in 1989.[116]
  • Overnight service was eliminated on September 10, 1995 due to a budget crisis.[136][137]
  • Extended to College Point from Whitestone on September 11, 2000.[292]
  • Saturday service eliminated on June 27, 2010 due to another budget crisis, but restored on September 8, 2012 along with new Sunday service.[26][293]
  • Francis Lewis Boulevard bus route originally proposed and rejected in 1959.[287]
  • New route created by the New York City Transit Authority
  • Service started on September 13, 1965[94][294] as a four-month trial[295][296] in order to serve Andrew Jackson High School.[294][297]
  • Originally operated between the 179th Street station, and the intersection of Springfield Boulevard and Merrick Boulevard.[297]
  • On September 10, 1973, service was extended 1.5 miles to Springfield Boulevard and 145th Road to serve Springfield Gardens High School, Junior High School 231, and provide additional service to Springfield Gardens.[298]
  • Saturday service was added at some point after 1973.[298]
  • Extended from 179th Street-Hillside Avenue to 165th Street Terminal in 1989.[116]
  • Sunday service was added on April 6, 2014.[196][299][197]
  • On January 5, 2020, the route's southern terminal was moved from Springfield Boulevard and 145th Road to Springfield Boulevard and 145th Avenue. Southbound buses run via South Conduit Avenue, 225th Street and 145th Avenue to Springfield Boulevard.[300][301] On January 3, 2021, the route's southern terminal was moved from Springfield Boulevard and 145th Avenue to South Conduit Avenue and 221st Street. The stop at Springfield Boulevard at 225th Street was eliminated. The route's terminal loop was modified to be South Conduit Avenue, 225th Street, and North Conduit Avenue.[302]
  • Originally operated by Bee Line Bus, service began in 1923.[94]
  • The route was extended from Springfield Boulevard and 114th Avenue to 227th Street and 113th Drive between 1946 and 1949.[185]
  • On November 29, 1956, the NYCTA approved a slate of changes in bus service citywide to take effect on January 22, 1957. Among the changes was the extension of Q3A service to the 179th Street subway station to eliminate congestion at 169th Street.[135]
  • Formerly Q3A; renumbered and rerouted on December 11, 1988 to Jamaica Center.[108]
  • On August 29, 1993, two-way traffic on Archer Avenue and Jamaica Avenue was restored between 138th Street and 168th Street, undoing changes that took effect in November 1990. The change was made to alleviate heavy traffic on Jamaica Avenue.[110] Buses were rerouted to run along Archer Avenue, 165th Street and Liberty Avenue.[109]
  • Full-time service on the branch via Springfield Boulevard to the Queens Village LIRR station was eliminated on January 4, 2004, with service replaced by an extension of the Q27 from the Queens Village LIRR station to 120th Avenue and Springfield Boulevard.[180][112]
  • On January 12, 2004, Jamaica-bound limited-stop service in the a.m. rush hour was rerouted to Liberty Avenue and 160th Street from 168th Street and Archer Avenue to match the travel path during the p.m. rush hour.[112]
  • Limited-stop service started stopping at Liberty Avenue and 177th Street in both directions on November 3, 2008 to allow for transfers with the Q42.[49]
  • Originally operated by Bee Line Bus, service began in 1923.[94]
  • On February 18, 1962, it was extended from 122nd Avenue and 199th Street to its present terminus at 238th Street and 130th Avenue during a six-month test period.[182]
  • Original western terminus was the 169th Street subway station
  • Service was rerouted to Jamaica Center on December 11, 1988, and was renumbered from the Q4A to the Q84.[108]
  • On August 29, 1993, two-way traffic on Archer Avenue and Jamaica Avenue was restored between 138th Street and 168th Street, undoing changes that took effect in November 1990. The change was made to alleviate heavy traffic on Jamaica Avenue. Q84 service began running on Archer Avenue in both directions. Outbound trips had run on Jamaica Avenue between Parsons Boulevard and Merrick Boulevard.[110][109]
  • Originally owned by Bee Line Bus.[94]
  • Formerly Q5A and Q5AB.
  • The Bedell Street branch of the Q5A began operation on August 9, 1964 to serve Rochdale Village and reduce congestion on the other routes along Merrick Boulevard. This branch would start at Bedell Avenue and 133rd Avenue, run along Bedell Avenue, Baisley Boulevard, Merrick Boulevard, 168th Street, 88th Avenue, and 168th Place, and then would run via Hillside Avenue east of 167th Street. Service would return by Hillside Avenue, Merrick Boulevard to the 165th Street bus terminal, Merrick Boulevard, Baisley Boulevard and Bedell Street. This service, which was requested by Queens Borough President Mario J. Cariello, would run weekdays between 6 a.m. and 12 a.m., and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Rush hour service would be every ten minutes, and every 20 minutes during weekdays off-peak, and Sundays and holidays, and every 15 minutes on Saturdays.[303] Early morning service on this branch was added at some point afterwards.
  • On September 10, 1973, to better serve Rosedale, Q5A service was scheduled to be extended .5 miles to 253rd Street and 149th Avenue, and Jamaica-bound service was rerouted off of Brookville Boulevard and onto 243rd Street.[298] The new route had been approved by Community Board 13 in December 1972. On September 14, 1973, members of the Rosedale Block Association, who had refused to let buses travel along Huxley Avenue between met with Queens Borough President Manes between 147th Avenue and 149th Avenue, which was part of the new route. Residents claimed that the street was too narrow for buses and that the street was too prone to flooding after rainstorms. By this date, Q5A buses did not attempt to use the new route, and the NYCTA did not plan to do so until an agreement was reached with residents.[304]
  • On April 20, 1975, to cut costs, service on the Farmers Boulevard branch to Huxley Street between 1:15 a.m. and 5 a.m. was eliminated. Early morning service via Bedell Street was maintained.[99]
  • On September 26, 1982, wheelchair-accessible buses began operating on the Q5A and 17 other city bus routes.[175]
  • On September 11, 1983, service on the Q5AB was increased, and service on the Q5A was increased in February 1984.[305]
  • On December 15, 1985, the NYCTA announced it was reconsidering its plan to adjust service to Rochdale Village, and would conduct a survey with community input over the following three to four weeks. Many local residents were opposed to NYCTA's plan to consolidate the Q5A and Q5AB routes. Bus service along the seven blocks on Farmers Boulevard between Bedell Street and Merrick Boulevard would be discontinued.[306]
  • On September 13, 1987, the NYCTA implemented a series of service reductions in Southeast Queens, including the combination of the Q5A, which ran to 243rd Street and 147th Avenue in Rosedale via Conduit Avenue, with the Q5AB Bedell Street route, which ran to Rochdale, to form the Q85, with reduced service on Merrick Boulevard.[307] These routes were operated as a single service during late evenings and early mornings.[308]
  • Original western terminus was the 169th Street subway station.[108]
  • Service was rerouted to Jamaica Center on December 11, 1988.[108]
  • In March 1992, merchants in Jamaica criticized a NYCTA proposal to extend the Q85 to Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream as they believed it would divert shoppers from their stores to promote economic development in Nassau County. The proposal was spurred due to surveys showing that people in Southeast Queens wanted additional service to the mall.[309] This extension took effect on September 20, 1992, with buses running to the mall every 25 minutes between 9 a.m. and 12 a.m.[310]
  • On August 29, 1993, two-way traffic on Archer Avenue and Jamaica Avenue was restored between 138th Street and 168th Street, undoing changes that took effect in November 1990. The change was made to alleviate heavy traffic on Jamaica Avenue. Q85 service began running on Archer Avenue in both directions.[110] Outbound trips had run on Jamaica Avenue between Parsons Boulevard and Merrick Boulevard.[109]
  • Q85 limited-stop service began on the Rosedale branch on January 10, 1994 during rush hours eastbound between 4:00 p.m. and 7:20 p.m. and westbound between 6:35 a.m. and 8:50 a.m. Limited-stop buses would make local stops between Bedell Street and Rosedale. Service to Green Acres Mall continued to run local.[311]
  • On January 12, 2004, Jamaica-bound limited-stop service in the a.m. rush hour was rerouted to Liberty Avenue and 160th Street from 168th Street and Archer Avenue to match the travel path during the p.m. rush hour.[112]
  • New route created by the New York City Transit Authority.
  • On January 25, 1974, the New York City Board of Estimate approved the route, given that the NYCTA provide annual ridership, loss, and profit data to the city's Franchise Bureau. At the time, it was expected that free transfers would be provided to the Q17, Q17A, Q31, and Q44 bus routes. While Queens Borough President Donald Manes had been assured that bus service would begin in two to three months,[312] the NYCTA's general manager refused to begin service as the city demanded some financial records it did not want to release. The NYCTA had held that its bus operations were only subject to review by the city controller's office, and had fought against efforts by the Franchise Bureau to provide oversight. While the Franchise Bureau previously had no clear authority to mandate that the NYCTA provide financial data, the resolution approving the Q88 route required the NYCTA to provide relevant data after one year of operation. A NYCTA spokesperson, in June 1974, said that it was up to the Franchise Bureau to get an opinion from the corporation counsel to resolve the issue.[313] In August 1974, the city was about to take away NYCTA's authorization for the route and instead award it to Triboro Coach on an experimental basis until August 31, 1975.[314] The Board of Estimate approved the route after the NYCTA agreed to informally provide the data for the new route without having to allow the city to audit its records.[315]
  • Service started on September 16, 1974, after the New York City Board of Estimate approved a franchise for the route on September 12.The route's original eastern terminal was Springfield Boulevard and Union Turnpike.[316] Bus service initially ran daily except Sundays between 6:30 a.m. and 11 p.m.. It ran every ten minutes during rush hours, and every twenty minutes at other times.[317]
  • In November 1974, the NYCTA studied extending the route to serve Queensborough Community College to address the lack of student parking.[318] In December 1974, a free transfer was instituted between the Q88 and the Q17A. The Board of Estimate had approved the Q88 route in January 1974 on the condition that this free transfer be provided.[319]
  • In January 1979, it was announced that Q88 service would be extended from Union Turnpike to Hillside Avenue, with those buses heading along Springfield Boulevard to Jamaica Avenue on the way to Queens Village Bus Depot, running in service, making stops along Springfield Boulevard, instead of deadheading. Free transfers would also be provided to the Q1 and Q27 for riders continuing south along Springfield Boulevard.[320][321] The NYCTA decided against extending all Q88 trips to Jamaica Avenue due to a lack of buses.[322] The changes took effec on March 4, 1979.[237][238]
  • In September 1983, bus service was increased due to increased ridership and the proliferation of gypsy cabs along the route.[323][324] One additional buses was added to the route to make short-run trips between Queens Boulevard and Queens College.[325]
  • The route was later extended to Jamaica Avenue between 1985 and 1989.[117][177]
  • Started service in the 1980s.[94]
  • Formerly operated by Queens Surface Corporation until takeover in 2005.[326]
  • Formerly Q101R; renumbered the Q100 on April 6, 2008.[127]
  • Originally non-stop between Long Island City and Rikers Island parking lot.[286]
  • Limited-stop service along 21st Street began on February 1, 2009.[327]
  • Service started on November 1, 1939 to replace Steinway Street Line streetcar service.[262]
  • Formerly operated by Steinway Transit until 1988, and then by Queens Surface Corporation until takeover in 2005.[283][326]
  • Original northern terminus was Rikers' Island; when the Q101R (now Q100) was created, service was truncated to 19 Avenue. Prior to the creation of the Q101R, this route was the only local bus route to traverse three boroughs, since Rikers' Island is located in The Bronx.
  • On October 10, 2010, the route's Manhattan terminal was moved from Second Avenue and East 58th Street to avoid obstructing the bus lane for the planned M15 Select Bus Service. The new last stop was moved to East 61st Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue, while a new first stop was established at the southwest corner of East 61st Street and Second Avenue.[244]
  • Service started on September 29, 1939 to replace a Steinway Streetcar.[94][262]
  • Formerly operated by Steinway Transit until 1988, and then by Queens Surface Corporation until takeover in 2005.[283][326]
  • Starting on April 18, 2010, all service began traveling through Roosevelt Island in the same direction and some closely spaced bus stops on the island were discontinued.[328]
  • Newtown Avenue, Crescent Street, and Astoria Boulevard segment discontinued in favor of operating via 30th Avenue on June 29, 2014.
  • Service started on September 29, 1939 to replace a Steinway Streetcar.[94][262]
  • Formerly operated by Steinway Transit until 1988, and then by Queens Surface Corporation until takeover in 2005.[283][326]
  • Weekend service was added and the span of weekday service hours were extended from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on June 29, 2014 on a pilot basis.[329] On March 20, 2015, it was announced that the changes would be made permanent.[330]
  • Service started on September 29, 1939 to replace a Steinway Streetcar line.[94][262]
  • Formerly operated by Steinway Transit until 1988, and then by Queens Surface Corporation until takeover in 2005.[283][326]
  • Formerly operated by Jamaica Buses.
  • Originally Route A; replacement for Jamaica Avenue-Hempstead Turnpike trolley service on November 25, 1933.[94][331][332][333][334]
  • Original terminus was 168th Street station,[335] which was the former terminus of the surface line.[336]
  • On May 2, 2007, the Q110 started serving the racetrack on racing days.[101]
  • Formerly operated by Jamaica Buses[333] as Route B (Jamaica-Hook Creek).
  • Originally part of the current Q113; separated into Route B in the 1950s;[337] renumbered the Q111 by 1960.[338]
  • Between 1985 and December 1989, the route was cut back to Peninsula Boulevard and Rockaway Turnpike; the route had gone further west on Peninsula Boulevard.[177][117]
  • Formerly operated by Jamaica Buses.
  • Originally Route C; replacement for Liberty Avenue trolley service on December 3, 1933.[94][331][332][333][334]
  • Original terminus was the 168th Street elevated station[335]
  • Between 1980 and 1985, Rockaway Boulevard-bound buses were rerouted off of Union Hall Street between Archer Avenue and Liberty Avenue, and onto Archer Avenue, Guy R Brewer Boulevard, and Liberty Avenue. Bus service continued to run via Union Hall Street between Jamaica Avenue and Archer Avenue, and between Liberty Avenue and South Road. This change was made because Union Hall Street was closed between these streets to traffic, and became part of the York College campus.[176][177]
  • Between 1985 and December 1989, service was streamlined in Jamaica, and southbound buses stopped running via Union Hall Street, instead running via Guy R Brewer Boulevard along with the Q111 and Q113.[177][117]
  • Terminal loop in Jamaica rerouted in the late 1980s
  • Formerly operated by Jamaica Buses; originally Route B[331] and Route D;[337] replacement for Jamaica Central Railways' Jamaica–Far Rockaway trolley line.[332][333][339]
  • Rockaway−Nassau County portion of route began operation in September 1930.[334][88]
  • The full-route to Jamaica began operating on November 12, 1933.[332]
  • Original terminals were 168th Street station in Jamaica and the Far Rockaway LIRR station (site of the current subway station).[335][88]
  • Service to Seagirt Boulevard began on April 20, 1952, following disruption of LIRR Rockaway service.[340]
  • Between 1985 and December 1985, southbound buses were rerouted from Beach Channel Drive and Mott Avenue to Nameoke Avenue and Central Avenue.[177][117]
  • Limited-stop service extended on Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, and expanded to Saturdays on March 12, 2007.[341]
  • Limited-stop service shifted onto Rockaway Boulevard between Springfield Gardens and Five Towns on July 3, 2011.[342]
  • Local service split into the Q114 on August 31, 2014.[87][343]
  • Formerly operated by Jamaica Buses as the local portion of the Q113.
  • Originally Route B[331] and Route D.[337]
  • Renumbered to Q114 on August 31, 2014, when limited service was introduced on 147th Avenue west of Brookville Boulevard. Local service along Guy R. Brewer Boulevard and 147th Avenue was replaced by the Q111.[87][343]
  • Local service was formerly late nights only; extended to evening hours on January 4, 2015.[344]

Proposed new bus routes[edit]

In December 2019, the MTA released a draft redesign of the Queens bus network with 77 routes.[345][346] The routes were given a "QT" label to avoid confusion with existing routes. The "QT" prefix was tentative; in the final plan, all bus routes would have been labeled with "Q", similar to the existing routes.[347]: 24  The final redesign was initially expected in mid- or late 2020,[345][346] but the first draft attracted overwhelmingly negative feedback, with 11,000 comments about the plans.[348] The redesign was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City.[349] Planning resumed in mid-2021.[350][351]

The original draft plan was dropped,[352] and a revised plan with 85 routes was released on March 29, 2022.[348] The new plan retains the "Q" prefix and preserves most of the existing routes. However, the new plan still contains significant changes compared with the existing bus map; only the Q70 SBS was not modified at all. In addition, 11 routes will be eliminated, 20 routes will be created, and 29 others will be truncated, extended, or combined with other routes.[348] Three Brooklyn routes are being changed (a new B53 route and changes to the B57 and B62 routes) and the B24 and B32 are being eliminated; changes to Brooklyn routes are not listed here.

There are to be four types of routes:[353]: 27 

  • Crosstown/Select Bus Service (originally high-density[347]: 31 ) - routes connecting highly populated corridors, with limited stops every 1,742 to 2,640 feet (531 to 805 m)[353]: 25 
  • Rush (originally subway connector[347]: 26 ) - routes connecting one or two neighborhoods to subway hubs, with a limited-stop section between the subway and the relevant neighborhoods. These often correspond to current routes with limited-stop variants.[353]: 29 
  • Limited-stop (originally intra-borough[347]: 27 ) - routes connecting several neighborhoods to subway hubs. These do not necessarily correspond to the current definition of limited-stop services, as the stops are spaced only slightly further than on local routes.[353]: 30 
  • Local (originally neighborhood[347]: 28 ) - routes connecting several neighborhoods to subway hubs and important destinations, typically at lower frequencies and higher stop densities compared to limited-stop routes[353]: 28 

Q1 to Q24[edit]

Route[353] Terminals Streets Traveled Route type Notes
JFK International Airport
150th Street
Bellerose
243rd Street and Braddock Avenue
150th Street, Sutphin Boulevard, Hillside Avenue, Braddock Avenue Limited-stop
  • Springfield Boulevard branch eliminated.
  • Western part of route extended to replace Q6 (discontinued) and Q7 (rerouted).
  • Eastern part of route is similar to existing Q1.
Jamaica
165th Street Bus Terminal
Elmont, Nassau County
UBS Arena/Belmont Park
Hillside Avenue, Hollis Avenue Rush
  • Only changes to existing route are to stop spacing.
  • Local service on Hillside Avenue provided by Q1.
Jamaica
165th Street Bus Terminal
JFK International Airport
Lefferts Boulevard
AirTrain JFK at Lefferts Boulevard station
Hillside Avenue, Farmers Boulevard Local
  • Similar to existing Q3, but service extended on west end.
Jamaica
Parsons Boulevard and Archer Avenue
at Jamaica Center–Parsons/Archer ( E  train)
Elmont, Nassau County
Elmont Road and Stuart Avenue
Merrick Boulevard, Linden Boulevard Rush
  • Similar to existing Q4, but service extended on east end.
  • Local service on Merrick Boulevard provided by Q25.
Jamaica
Parsons Boulevard and Archer Avenue
at Jamaica Center–Parsons/Archer ( E  train)
Rosedale
243rd Street and 147th Avenue
Merrick Boulevard, Brookville Boulevard, 243rd Street Rush
  • Similar to existing Q5, but service rerouted on east end.
  • Branch to Green Acres now its own route, Q86.
  • Local service on Merrick Boulevard provided by Q25.
East New York, Brooklyn
Jamaica Avenue and Elderts Lane
at 75th Street–Elderts Lane ( J  Z  trains)
Cedarhurst, Nassau County
Falcaros Plaza
Rockaway Boulevard Local
  • Similar to existing Q7, but service rerouted on both ends.
  • Eastern part of route extended to replace Q6 (discontinued).
New Lots, Brooklyn
New Lots Avenue and Ashford Street
at New Lots Avenue ( 3  train)
Jamaica
165th Street Bus Terminal
New Lots Avenue, 101st Avenue, Jamaica Avenue Limited-stop
  • Similar to existing Q8, but service rerouted on west end.
Jamaica
165th Street Bus Terminal
South Ozone Park
Rockaway Boulevard and Lincoln Street
Jamaica Avenue, Sutphin Boulevard,
Liberty Avenue, 135th Street (Northbound),
Van Wyck Expressway Service Road
(Southbound), Lincoln Street, 130th Street
Rush
  • Similar to existing Q9, but service extended on south end.
  • Southern part of route replaces the Q10 local.
Electchester
164th Street and Jewel Avenue
JFK International Airport
Lefferts Boulevard
AirTrain JFK at Lefferts Boulevard station
Jewel Avenue, Queens Boulevard, Lefferts Boulevard Limited-stop
  • Northern part of route extended to replace Q64 (discontinued).
  • Southern part of route truncated.
  • Existing Q10 Local routing discontinued.
  • Remaining portion is similar to existing Q10 Limited.
Ozone Park
Rockaway Boulevard and Liberty Avenue
at Rockaway Boulevard ( A  train)
Howard Beach
165th Avenue and 99th Street
at Charles Park

Rockaway Boulevard, Centreville Street, then:

  • Toward Howard Beach: 99th Street
  • Toward Hamilton Beach: 104th Street
Local
  • Most of route replaced by Q21.
  • Remaining portion is similar to existing Q11.
Hamilton Beach
165th Avenue and 104th Street
Flushing
Roosevelt Avenue and Main Street
at Flushing–Main Street ( 7   <7> ​ trains)
Little Neck
Glenwood Street and Northern Boulevard
Northern Boulevard Limited-stop
  • Similar to existing Q12, but service rerouted on west end (swapped with Q13).
Flushing
Roosevelt Avenue and Main Street
at Flushing–Main Street ( 7   <7> ​ trains)
Fort Totten
Fort Road and Cross Island Parkway
Sanford Avenue, Northern Boulevard, Bell Boulevard Zone
  • Similar to existing Q13, but service rerouted on west end (swapped with Q12).
  • Local service on Northern Boulevard provided by Q12 and Q65.
Ridgewood
Fresh Pond Road and Putnam Avenue
at Fresh Pond Road ( M  train)
East Elmhurst
Ditmars Boulevard and 94th Street
Eliot Avenue, 99th Street, Ditmars Boulevard, 23rd Avenue Local
  • New route merging part of the existing Q23 and Q38.
Flushing
Avery Avenue and College Point Boulevard
Bayside
Francis Lewis Boulevard and Bayside Avenue
Union Street, Bayside Avenue, 29th Avenue Local
  • Western part of route extended to western Flushing.
  • Eastern part of route truncated.
  • Remaining portion is similar to existing Q16.
College Point
Poppenhusen Avenue and 119th Street
Fresh Meadows
193rd Street and Union Turnpike
127th Street, Kissena Boulevard, Horace Harding Expressway, 188th Street Zone
  • Northern part of route extended to College Point, replacing Q25.
  • Southern part of route truncated.
  • Remaining portion is similar to existing Q17.
Astoria
2nd Street and Astoria Boulevard
Maspeth
69th Street and Grand Avenue
30th Avenue, 58th Street, Woodside Avenue, 65th Place Local
  • Similar to existing Q18, but service straightened at south end.
Astoria
2nd Street and Astoria Boulevard
Beechhurst
166th Street and Powells Cove Boulevard
Astoria Boulevard, Roosevelt Avenue, 150th Street Local
  • Western part of route is similar to existing Q19.
  • Eastern part of route extended to replace Q15A (discontinued).
Beechhurst
166th Street and Powells Cove Boulevard
Briarwood
Queens Boulevard and Main Street
at Briarwood ( E  F   <F>  trains)
Powells Cove Boulevard, Cross Island Parkway, Parsons Boulevard, Main Street Local
  • Q20A and Q20B variants discontinued.
  • Northern part of route extended to replace Q15 (discontinued).
  • Southern part of route truncated.
  • Remaining portion is similar to shared section of existing Q20A/B.
Jackson Heights
82nd Street and Roosevelt Avenue
at 82nd Street–Jackson Heights ( 7  train)
Howard Beach
164th Avenue and 92nd Street
90th/92nd Streets, Woodhaven Boulevard, 155th Avenue, 157th Avenue, Cross Bay Boulevard Local
  • Similar to existing Q21, but service extended on north end.
  • Northern part of route replaces Q29 (discontinued).
  • Southern part of route straightened.
Rockaway Park
Beach 116th Street and Newport Avenue
at Rockaway Park–Beach 116th Street station ( A  S  trains)
Meadowmere
Five Towns Shopping Center
Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Beach Channel Drive, Seagirt Boulevard, Central Avenue, Rockaway Turnpike Local
  • Western part of route truncated.
  • Eastern part of route extended to replace Q113 (discontinued) and Q114 (truncated).
  • Remaining portion similar to existing Q22.
East Elmhurst
102nd Street and Ditmars Boulevard
Fresh Meadows
64th Avenue and 188th Street
Ditmars Boulevard, 108th Street, Queens Boulevard, Union Turnpike, 188th Street Limited-stop
  • Northern part of route straightened (former routing is used by the new Q14).
  • Southern part of route supplements Q46, now a zone route.
East New York, Brooklyn
Broadway and Fulton Street
at Broadway Junction ( A  C  J  L  Z  trains)
Jamaica
89th Avenue and Parsons Boulevard
Atlantic Avenue Local
  • Western part of route truncated (replaced by the proposed B53).
  • Remaining portion similar to existing Q24.

Q25 to Q49[edit]

Route[353] Terminals Streets Traveled Route type Notes
Whitestone
Linden Place and 34th Avenue
Springfield Gardens
Merrick Boulevard and Springfield Boulevard
Kissena Boulevard, Parsons Boulevard, Merrick Boulevard Limited-stop
  • Northern part of route truncated.
  • Southern part of route extended to provide local service to Q4/Q5/Q84/Q85/Q86.
  • Remaining portion similar to existing Q25 and Q34.
Flushing
Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue
at Flushing–Main Street ( 7   <7> ​ trains)
Cambria Heights
Francis Lewis Boulevard and 120th Avenue
Parsons Boulevard, 46th Avenue, Hollis Court Boulevard, 73rd Avenue, Springfield Boulevard Zone
  • Western part of route similar to existing Q26.
  • Eastern part of route extended to replace rerouted segments of Q27 and Q88.
College Point
Poppenhusen Avenue and 119th Street
Oakland Gardens
230th Street and 69th Avenue
College Point Boulevard, Kissena Boulevard, 46th, 47th, 48th Avenues Limited-stop
  • Western part of route extended to replace rerouted segment of Q65.
  • Eastern part of route truncated.
Flushing
39th Avenue and Union Street
at Flushing–Main Street ( 7   <7> ​ trains)
Bay Terrace
Shopping Center
Northern Boulevard, Crocheron Avenue, 32nd Avenue, Corporal Kennedy Street Zone
  • Only changes to existing route are to stop spacing.
  • Local service on Northern Boulevard provided by Q12.
Jamaica
Archer Avenue and Sutphin Boulevard
at Sutphin Boulevard–Archer Avenue–JFK Airport ( E  train)
AirTrain JFK at Jamaica station
College Point
College Point Boulevard and 15th Avenue
Homelawn Street, Utopia Parkway, Cross Island Parkway, 14th Avenue Local
  • Southern part of route similar to existing Q31.
  • Northern part of route extended to replace Q20A and one branch of Q16.
Penn Station, Midtown Manhattan
West 32nd Street and 7th Avenue
Jackson Heights
Northern Boulevard and 81st Street
Madison Avenue/Fifth Avenue (Manhattan), Queens Boulevard, Roosevelt Avenue Local
  • Travels between Manhattan and Queens via the Queensboro Bridge.
  • Only changes to existing route are to stop spacing.
Jackson Heights
Jackson Heights–Roosevelt Avenue/74th Street
( 7  E  F   <F>  M  R  trains)
East Elmhurst
Ditmars Boulevard and 94th Street
82nd/83rd Streets, 23rd Avenue, 94th Street Limited-stop
  • Only changes to existing route are to stop spacing.
Midwood, Brooklyn
Avenue H and Flatbush Avenue
at Flatbush Avenue ( 2  5  trains)
Rockaway Park
Beach 116th Street and Newport Avenue
at Rockaway Park–Beach 116th Street ( A  S  trains)
Flatbush Avenue, Beach Channel Drive, Rockaway Beach Boulevard Zone
  • Similar to existing Q35, but service rerouted on east end to replace Q22 (truncated).
Kew Gardens
Union Turnpike and Kew Gardens Road
at Kew Gardens–Union Turnpike ( E  F   <F>  trains)
South Ozone Park
135th Road and 131st Street
Park Lane South, 111th Street, 135th Avenue Local
  • Similar to existing Q37, but service rerouted on south end.
Middle Village
Metropolitan Avenue and Fresh Pond Road
Rego Park
62nd Drive and 108th Street
Metropolitan Avenue, Juniper Boulevard South, 63rd Drive Local
  • Corona portion split to new route, Q14.
  • Remaining portion similar to existing Rego Park portion but straightened through Middle Village.
Astoria
2nd Street and Astoria Boulevard
Maspeth
69th Street and Grand Avenue
Vernon Boulevard, 21st Street, 48th Avenue, 58th Street, Borden Avenue Local
  • Western part of route extended to replace Q103 (discontinued).
  • Eastern part of route rerouted (swapped with Q67).
  • Remaining portion similar to existing Q39.
Jamaica
Sutphin Boulevard and Hillside Avenue
at Sutphin Boulevard ( E  F   <F>  trains)
South Jamaica
135th Avenue and 143rd Street
Sutphin Boulevard, Lakewood Avenue, 142nd/143rd Streets Zone
  • Similar to existing Q40.
  • Local service on Sutphin Boulevard provided by Q1.
Jamaica
Van Wyck Expressway and 89th Avenue
at Jamaica–Van Wyck ( E  train)
Addisleigh Park
Sayres Avenue and 180th Street
Jamaica Avenue, Liberty Avenue, 174th Street, Sayres Avenue Local
  • Similar to existing Q42, but service extended on west end.
Jamaica
Merrick Boulevard and Archer Avenue
Lake Success, Nassau County
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Hillside Avenue, Lakeville Road Zone
  • Similar to existing Q43, but service extended on east end.
  • Local service on Hillside Avenue provided by Q1.
Fordham, Bronx
Fordham Plaza
(at Fordham station)
Jamaica
Archer Avenue and 165th Street
East 177th Street (the Cross Bronx Expressway service road), Parsons Boulevard, Main Street, Archer Avenue Crosstown/SBS
  • Similar to existing Q44 SBS, but service extended on north end.
  • Local service on Main Street provided by Q20.
Jamaica
Merrick Boulevard and Archer Avenue
Little Neck
Little Neck Parkway and 41st Avenue
at Little Neck LIRR station
Hillside Avenue, Little Neck Parkway Zone
  • New route replacing Q36 (discontinued) and paralleling Q43.
  • Local service on Hillside Avenue provided by Q1.
Kew Gardens
Queens Boulevard and 78th Avenue
at Kew Gardens–Union Turnpike ( E  F   <F>  trains)
Lake Success, Nassau County
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Union Turnpike Zone
  • Similar to existing Q46.
  • Branch to Glen Oaks now its own route, Q48.
  • Local service on Union Turnpike west of 188th Street provided by Q23.
LaGuardia Airport
Marine Air Terminal
Middle Village
Metropolitan Avenue and Fresh Pond Road
82nd Street, 74th/75th Streets, 69th Street Local
  • Northern and central parts of route similar to existing Q47.
  • Southern part of route extended to replace Q67 (rerouted).
Kew Gardens
Queens Boulevard and 78th Avenue
at Kew Gardens–Union Turnpike ( E  F   <F>  trains)
Glen Oaks
260th Street and Little Neck Parkway
Union Turnpike Zone
  • Similar to existing Q46.
  • Local service on Union Turnpike west of 188th Street provided by Q23.
Jackson Heights
Jackson Heights–Roosevelt Avenue/74th Street
( 7  E  F   <F>  M  R  trains)
East Elmhurst
Astoria Boulevard and 102nd Street
35th Avenue, 89th/90th Streets, Astoria Boulevard Limited-stop
  • Similar to existing Q49 with a minor realignment in East Elmhurst.

Q50 to Q78[edit]

Route[353] Terminals Streets Traveled Route type Notes
LaGuardia Airport
All terminals
Pelham Bay, Bronx
Westchester Avenue and Bruckner Boulevard
at Pelham Bay Park ( 6   <6> ​ trains)
Ditmars Boulevard, 108th Street, Roosevelt Avenue, Whitestone Expressway, Hutchinson River Parkway, Bruckner Boulevard Crosstown/SBS
  • Similar to existing Q50 SBS, but service extended on south end.
  • Southern part of route extended to replace previous Q48 (discontinued).
Spring Creek, Brooklyn
Gateway Center Mall
Cambria Heights
Francis Lewis Boulevard and 120th Avenue
Belt Parkway, Cross Bay Boulevard, Rockaway Boulevard, Linden Boulevard Crosstown/SBS
  • New route, provides new service.
Jackson Heights
Jackson Heights–Roosevelt Avenue/74th Street
( 7  E  F   <F>  M  R  trains)
Arverne
Beach 54th Street and Beach Channel Drive
Broadway, Woodhaven Boulevard, Cross Bay Boulevard, Rockaway Beach Boulevard Crosstown/SBS
  • Similar to existing Q52 SBS, but service extended on north end.
Jackson Heights
Jackson Heights–Roosevelt Avenue/74th Street
( 7  E  F   <F>  M  R  trains)
Rockaway Park
Beach 116th Street
at Rockaway Park–Beach 116th Street station ( A  S  trains)
Broadway, Woodhaven Boulevard, Cross Bay Boulevard, Rockaway Beach Boulevard Crosstown/SBS
  • Similar to existing Q53 SBS, but service truncated on north end.
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Williamsburg Bridge Plaza
Jamaica
170th Street and Jamaica Avenue
Grand Street, Metropolitan Avenue, Jamaica Avenue Limited-stop
  • Similar to existing Q54 with a minor realignment in Jamaica.
Ridgewood Intermodal Terminal
at Myrtle–Wyckoff Avenues ( L  M  trains)
Jamaica
170th Street and Jamaica Avenue
Myrtle Avenue, Jamaica Avenue Local
  • Similar to existing Q55, but eastern part of route extended.
East New York, Brooklyn
Broadway and Fulton Street
at Broadway Junction ( A  C  J  L  Z  trains)
Jamaica
170th Street and Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica Avenue Local
  • Only changes to existing route are to stop spacing.
Ozone Park
Rockaway Boulevard and 98th Street
at Rockaway Boulevard ( A  train)
Floral Park
Little Neck Parkway and Hillside Avenue
Liberty Avenue, Jamaica Avenue Local
  • New route replacing Q110 and Q112 (both discontinued).
Ridgewood Intermodal Terminal
at Myrtle–Wyckoff Avenues ( L  M  trains)
Flushing
41st Road and Main Street
near Flushing–Main Street ( 7   <7> ​ trains)
Fresh Pond Road, Grand Avenue, Corona Avenue, Roosevelt Avenue Limited-stop
  • Similar to existing Q58, but service rerouted on east end.
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Williamsburg Bridge Plaza
Rego Park
Junction Boulevard and Horace Harding Expressway
at 63rd Drive–Rego Park ( E  M  R  trains)
Grand Street, Grand Avenue, Queens Boulevard Local
  • Similar to existing Q59, but service rerouted at both ends.
East Midtown, Manhattan
East 60th Street and 2nd Avenue
South Jamaica
109th Avenue and 157th Street
Queens Boulevard, Sutphin Boulevard Local
  • Only changes to existing route are to stop spacing.
Flushing
Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue
at Flushing–Main Street ( 7   <7> ​ trains)
Fort Totten
Fort Road and Cross Island Parkway
Union Street, Willets Point Boulevard, Cross Island Parkway Zone
  • New route replacing portions of Q16 (truncated).
  • Local service on Union Street provided by Q16.
Flushing
Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue
at Flushing–Main Street ( 7   <7> ​ trains)
Fort Totten
Fort Road and Cross Island Parkway
Northern Boulevard, Crocheron Avenue, Utopia Parkway Zone
  • New route replacing portions of Q16 (truncated).
  • Local service on Northern Boulevard provided by Q12.
Long Island City
28th Street and Queens Plaza South
at Queensboro Plaza ( 7   <7> ​​  N  W  trains) and Queens Plaza ( E  M  R  trains)
Elmhurst
Queens Boulevard and Woodhaven Boulevard
at Woodhaven Boulevard ( E  M  R  trains) and Queens Center Mall
35th Avenue, Broadway Local
  • New route replacing portions of Q66 (rerouted) and providing new service
Flushing
Main Street and 39th Avenue
near Flushing–Main Street ( 7   <7> ​ trains)
St. Albans
Liberty Avenue, Farmers Boulevard
Sanford Avenue, 164th Street, Liberty Avenue Local
  • Northern part of route truncated.
  • Southern part of route extended to replace Q83 (converted to zone route).
  • Remaining portion similar to existing Q65.
Long Island City
28th Street and Queens Plaza South
at Queensboro Plaza ( 7   <7> ​​  N  W  trains)
and Queens Plaza ( E  M  R  trains)
Flushing
Main Street and 39th Avenue
near Flushing–Main Street ( 7   <7> ​ trains)
Northern Boulevard Limited-stop
  • Similar to existing Q66, but service straightened at west end.
Long Island City
28th Street and Queens Plaza South
at Queensboro Plaza ( 7   <7> ​​  N  W  trains)
and Queens Plaza ( E  M  R  trains)
Glendale
Cooper Avenue and 60th Lane
21st Street, Borden Avenue, Fresh Pond Road, Forest Avenue Zone
  • Similar to existing Q67, but service rerouted at east end.
  • Eastern part of route rerouted (swapped with Q39).
Steinway
Steinway Street and 19th Avenue
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Williamsburg Bridge Plaza
Steinway Street, 39th Street, 48th Street, Kingsland Avenue, Metropolitan Avenue Local
  • New route replacing Q101 and southern part of B24 (both discontinued)
Hunters Point
Center Boulevard and 54th Avenue
at Hunters Point South NYC Ferry landing and Long Island City LIRR station
Jackson Heights
82nd Street and Astoria Boulevard
21st Street, Ditmars Boulevard Zone
  • Similar to existing Q69, but service rerouted at south end.
  • Local service on 21st Street provided by an extension of B62.
Woodside
61st Street and Roosevelt Avenue
at 61st Street–Woodside subway ( 7   <7> ​ trains) and Woodside LIRR station
LaGuardia Airport
Central Terminals
Roosevelt Avenue,
Brooklyn-Queens Expressway,
Grand Central Parkway
Crosstown/SBS
  • No changes
LaGuardia Airport
Central Terminals
Elmhurst
92nd Street and 59th Avenue
at Woodhaven Boulevard ( E  M  R  trains) and Queens Center Mall
Junction Boulevard, 94th Street Local
  • Similar to existing Q72, but service rerouted at south end.
Glendale
Union Turnpike and Trotting Course Lane (Crescent Apartments)
Oakland Gardens
56th Avenue and 223rd Street
Ascan Avenue, Jewel Avenue, 73rd Avenue, Springfield Boulevard Local
  • New route replacing portions of Q23 and Q88 (rerouted) and Q64 (discontinued), and providing new service.
Jamaica
Archer Avenue and Sutphin Boulevard
at Sutphin Boulevard–Archer Avenue–JFK Airport ( E  train)
AirTrain JFK at Jamaica station
Oakland Gardens
56th Avenue and 223rd Street
Hillside Avenue, 188th Street, Horace Harding Expressway Zone
  • New route replacing portions of Q17 (rerouted) and Q30 (discontinued).
  • Local service on Hillside Avenue provided by Q1.
Jamaica
165th Street Bus Terminal
College Point
20th Avenue and 131st Street
Hillside Avenue, Francis Lewis Boulevard, 20th Avenue Local
  • Similar to existing Q76, but service rerouted at north end.
Jamaica
165th Street Bus Terminal
Springfield Gardens
Springfield Boulevard and 135th Avenue
Hillside Avenue, Francis Lewis Boulevard, Springfield Boulevard Zone
  • Similar to existing Q77, but service truncated at south end.
  • Local service on Hillside Avenue provided by Q1.
Bay Terrace
Shopping Center
Springfield Gardens
Rockaway Boulevard and Farmers Boulevard
Bell Boulevard, Springfield Boulevard, 147th Avenue Local
  • New route supplementing Q13, Q26, and Q77 and replacing a portion of Q27 (truncated).

Q80 to Q115[edit]

Route[353] Terminals Streets Traveled Route type Notes
Elmhurst
92nd Street and 59th Avenue
at Woodhaven Boulevard ( E  M  R  trains) and Queens Center Mall
Glendale
The Shops at Atlas Park
Grand Avenue, 80th Street Local
  • New route replacing portions of Q29 (discontinued) and Q47 (rerouted).
Jamaica
88th Avenue and Parsons Boulevard
at Parsons Boulevard ( E  F   <F>  trains)
Elmont, Nassau County
UBS Arena/Belmont Park
Hillside Avenue, Hollis Court Boulevard/212th Street, Hempstead Avenue Zone
  • New route replacing Q36 and Q112 (discontinued).
  • Local service on Hillside Avenue provided by Q1.
Jamaica
Parsons Boulevard and Archer Avenue
at Jamaica Center–Parsons/Archer ( E  train)
Cambria Heights
114th Avenue and 227th Street
Liberty Avenue, Murdock Avenue Zone
  • Similar to existing Q83 but rerouted at west end.
  • Local service on Liberty Avenue provided by Q65.
Jamaica
Parsons Boulevard and Archer Avenue
at Jamaica Center–Parsons/Archer ( E  train)
Laurelton
238th Street and 130th Avenue
Merrick Boulevard, 120th Avenue Zone
  • Similar to existing Q84 with a minor realignment in Jamaica.
  • Local service on Merrick Boulevard provided by Q25.
Jamaica
Parsons Boulevard and Archer Avenue
at Jamaica Center–Parsons/Archer ( E  train)
Valley Stream, Nassau County
Green Acres Shopping Mall
Merrick Boulevard, Bedell Street, 140th Avenue, North/South Conduit Avenue Zone
  • Similar to existing Q85 with a minor realignment in Jamaica.
  • Local service on Merrick Boulevard provided by Q25.
Jamaica
Parsons Boulevard and Archer Avenue
at Jamaica Center–Parsons/Archer ( E  train)
Valley Stream, Nassau County
Green Acres Shopping Mall
Merrick Boulevard, Brookville Boulevard, North/South Conduit Avenue Zone
  • New route taking over Green Acres branch of Q5.
  • Local service on Merrick Boulevard provided by Q25.
Elmhurst
92nd Street and 59th Avenue
at Woodhaven Boulevard ( E  M  R  trains) and Queens Center Mall
Little Neck
Little Neck Parkway and Nassau Boulevard
Horace Harding Expressway Limited-stop
  • Similar to existing Q88, but service extended on east end.
  • Eastern part of route extended to replace Q30 (discontinued).
Ridgewood Intermodal Terminal
at Myrtle–Wyckoff Avenues ( L  M  trains)
Flushing
41st Road and Main Street
near Flushing–Main Street ( 7   <7> ​ trains)
Fresh Pond Road, Grand Avenue, Queens Boulevard, Long Island Expressway, College Point Boulevard Crosstown/SBS
  • New route supplementing existing Q58.
Roosevelt Island, Manhattan
Coler-Goldwater Hospital
Sunnyside
48th Street and Queens Boulevard
at 46th Street–Bliss Street ( 7  train)
Main Street (Manhattan), Vernon Boulevard, Broadway, 48th Street Local
  • Similar to existing Q104, but service extended on west end.
  • Western part of route extended to replace Q102 (discontinued).
Long Island City
Jackson Avenue and Queens Plaza South
at Queensboro Plaza ( 7   <7> ​​  N  W  trains)
and Queens Plaza ( E  M  R  trains)
Rikers Island, Bronx 31st Street, 20th Avenue Local
  • New route replacing Q100 and Q102 (both discontinued).
East New York, Brooklyn
Euclid Avenue and Pitkin Avenue
at Euclid Avenue ( A  C  trains)
Jamaica
88th Avenue and Parsons Boulevard
at Parsons Boulevard ( E  F   <F>  trains)
Pitkin Avenue, 109th Avenue Local
  • New route replacing Q7 (rerouted) and Q41 (discontinued).
Jamaica
179th Street and Hillside Avenue
at Jamaica–179th Street ( E  F   <F>  trains)
Rosedale
147th Avenue and Hook Creek Boulevard
Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, 147th Avenue Zone
  • Similar to existing Q111, but Peninsula Boulevard trips discontinued.
  • Local service on Guy R. Brewer Boulevard provided by Q115.
Jamaica
179th Street and Hillside Avenue
at Jamaica–179th Street ( E  F   <F>  trains)
Far Rockaway
Seagirt Boulevard and Beach 20th Street
Guy R. Brewer Boulevard, 147th Avenue, Rockaway Turnpike, Nassau Expressway, Beach Channel Drive, Beach 9th Street Zone
  • Similar to existing Q114, but service straightened at south end.
  • Local service on Guy R. Brewer Boulevard provided by Q115.
Jamaica
179th Street and Hillside Avenue
at Jamaica–179th Street ( E  F   <F>  trains)
Springfield Gardens
Guy R. Brewer Boulevard and Farmers Boulevard
Guy R. Brewer Boulevard Limited-stop
  • New route providing local service for Q111 and Q114.

Former routes[edit]

Below are the list of former Queens bus routes, including the previous route designations of current routes. Several route numbers for NYCTA buses in Queens and other boroughs were changed on July 1, 1974.[201] On December 11, 1988, when the Archer Avenue lines opened to Jamaica Center–Parsons/Archer station, some of the Brooklyn "B" routes that operate primarily in Queens were redesignated as "Q" routes,[354] and a number of other routes were renumbered or modified. Most of the former routes are operated by NYCTA; some were operated by private companies in Queens.[108]

Route Terminals Major streets History
Q3A Became the Q83 on December 11, 1988[108]
Q4A Became the Q84 on December 11, 1988[108]
Q5A Rosedale Jamaica 243rd Street, Conduit Avenue, Farmers Boulevard, Merrick Boulevard
  • On September 13, 1987, the NYCTA implemented a series of service reductions in Southeast Queens, including the combination of the Q5A, which ran to 243rd Street and 147th Avenue in Rosedale via Conduit Avenue, with the Q5AB Bedell Street route, which ran to Rochdale, to form the Q85, with reduced service on Merrick Boulevard.[307] These routes were operated as a single service during late evenings and early mornings.[308][176][177]
Q5AB Locust Manor LIRR station, Springfield Gardens Jamaica Bedell Street, Merrick Boulevard
Q5AS Rosedale Laurelton 147th Avenue, 225th Street
  • Originally numbered the Q5ALS;[355] discontinued on December 11, 1988[108]
Q5S Became the Q86 on December 11, 1988.[108] See below for more information.
Q9A Became the second version of the Q89 on April 7, 2008.[127] See below for more information.
Q10A Kew Gardens JFK Airport Van Wyck Expressway
  • Six trips to JFK Airport only in weekday morning hours, express service;[153][286][356] became Q10 Limited stop service in 2006.
  • Originally operated by Green Bus Lines then MTA Bus in 2005.
Q12A Became the Q79 on April 15, 1990.[231] See below for more information.
Q14
Flushing–Main Street Whitestone Union Street, 149th Street, 150th Street
  • Replaced former New York and North Shore Traction Company Whitestone Trolley Line
  • On July 11, 1966, the NYCTA moved the terminals of the Q13, Q14, Q16, Q28, and Q44FS from downtown Flushing to the Flushing Parking Field surrounded by 37th Avenue, Union Street, 138th Street, and 39th Avenue on a six-month pilot basis. The change, which was made at the request of multiple Queens elected officials, was intended to provide shelter for riders and reduce downtown congestion. However, due to immediate opposition from shoppers, who complained that the change forced them to walk four blocks to get from the subway to the buses, businessmen, and elected officials, on July 20, 1966, the NYCTA announced that it would undo the change on July 24. Q13, Q16, and Q28 service would go back to terminating on the north side of Roosevelt Avenue to the east of Main Street, while Q14 and Q44FS service would resume terminating on the east side of Main Street at 39th Avenue.[133][134]
  • Discontinued on June 27, 2010 due to budget crisis.[357]
  • Partially replaced by the Q15A
Q17A Became the Q30 on December 11, 1988[108]
Q18X Service began on August 2, 1971,[358] and later became the X18, and then the X68 on April 15, 1990[231]
Became the second version of the Q69 on April 20, 2008.[127]
Q19B
Became the second version of the Q49 on April 20, 2008.[127]
Q20X Service began in October 1971,[359] and later became the X20, and then the X63 on April 15, 1990[231]
Q21A Far Rockaway East New York, Brooklyn[360] Edgemere Avenue, Cross Bay Boulevard, Pitkin Avenue, Linden Boulevard
Q22A
Far Rockaway–Mott Avenue subway station, Far Rockaway Bayswater Mott Avenue
Q24
First version
Grand Avenue Woodside 65th Place
Q24X Service began in October 1971,[359] and later became the X24, and then the X64 on April 15, 1990[231]
Q30
First version
Fresh Meadows Jamaica 188th Street
  • On November 29, 1956, the NYCTA approved a large number of changes to city bus service to take effect January 22, 1957. One of the changes was to extend the Q17 to replace Q30 service. The change would eliminate duplication with the Q25 bus route of the Queens-Nassau Transit company between Jamaica and College Point.[135] The change took effect on February 3, 1957, and the route was discontinued.[144][193]: 37 
Q31A
Bayside Queens Village LIRR station Bell Boulevard, Springfield Boulevard
  • Service, also known as the Bayside West-Queens Village route, began on April 30, 1950 via Bell Boulevard and Springfield Boulevard. The route has been approved by the New York City Board of Estimate on April 4, 1950.[364]: 16 [171]
  • Combined with the Q31 and discontinued on February 3, 1957.[193]: 208 
Q32
First version
Creedmoor Psychiatric Center[365][366] Queens Village LIRR station[365][366] Winchester Boulevard;[365] 222nd Street and Jamaica Avenue (original route);[367] Hillside Avenue and Springfield Boulevard (post-1945 route)[365]
  • Began operation in 1930 under Lund Coach,[368] before being transferred to Nevin-Queens Bus Corporation on July 4, 1934.
  • From February 17, 1935,[95][96]: 589  to November 9, 1936, the route was operated by North Shore Bus Company.[97]
  • Z & M Coach Company then operated the route until June 30, 1939,[98] and North Shore Bus Company again until city takeover in 1947.[365][366]
  • Sunday service on the Q32 was discontinued on February 3, 1957.[169]
  • On June 25, 1959, the Board of Estimate requested that the NYCTA hold a public hearing on the proposal to discontinue the bus route.[369] The public hearing was held on July 6, 1959, and the route was discontinued on July 24, 1959 due to low ridership.[366][193]: 187  In 1958, only 3,258 passengers used the route, down from 14,148 in 1954.[370]
Q33A Astoria
Ditmars Boulevard station[362][363]
Jackson Heights/East Elmhurst[362][363] Ditmars Boulevard
Q35
First version
Flushing–Main Street College Point/
Whitestone
Linden Place, 127th Street, 14th Avenue[372][373]
Q44A Became the Q46 on April 15, 1990.[231]
Q44B Whitestone
Parsons Boulevard and 14th Avenue[380] or Whitestone Expressway and 15th Avenue[115]
Malba
Third Avenue
147th Street[115]
  • "Malba Shuttle" or "Malba Gardens Line"[381] on Parsons Boulevard
  • Franchise approved September 14, 1950;[381] began service on October 9, 1950.[382][364]: 16 
  • Saturday service was eliminated on September 26, 1959.[383]
  • Between 1980 and 1985, northbound buses were rerouted off of 147th Street between 12th Avenue and 3rd Avenue
  • On September 21, 1989, the NYCTA held a public hearing for its proposed discontinuation of the route. Speakers at the public hearing said that ridership on the route would increase significantly if it ran during middays, and that some people would have to walk at least a mile to get to stops on the Q44. The 2.1 miles (3.4 km)-long route ran between Third Avenue near the Whitestone Expressway and 14th Avenue and Parsons Boulevard.[384] The route was scheduled to be discontinued due to low ridership; it was used by an average of 67 to 95 passengers per day.[385] Service on the route ran between 7 and 9 a.m. and 2:48 and 7 p.m., and did not operate on weekends. The route ran 18 trips per day, and was well below the MTA's loading guidelines. Within the following two months, the proposal was sent to the MTA board for approval.
  • Discontinued in 1990; was to become the Q71 on April 15, 1990
Q44FS Became the Q20 on April 15, 1990.[231]
Q44VP Became the Q74 on April 15, 1990.[231] See below for more information.
Q45 Jackson Heights The Shops at Atlas Park Roosevelt Avenue,
69th Street,
Calamus Avenue,
80th Street
Q45X Rego Park
Woodhaven Boulevard & Queens Boulevard / Rego Center[386]
Middle Village
69th Street
Eliot Avenue
Corona
98th Street and 60th Avenue[362]
Q46
First version
Sunnyside Corona Roosevelt Avenue, 111th Street
Q49
First version
Richmond Hill Jamaica Jamaica Avenue
Q50
First version
Middle Village
69th Street
Elmhurst
Woodhaven Boulevard & Queens Boulevard / Rego Center
Eliot Avenue
Q51 Astoria
Ditmars Boulevard station[362][363]
Jackson Heights / East Elmhurst
82nd Street[362][363]
Ditmars Boulevard
Q52
First version
Became the Q19B (now current Q49); operated by Triboro Coach Corporation.
Q57 Queensbridge
21st Street and 41st Avenue
LaGuardia Airport
  • Operated by Two Borough Express Incorporated, a subsidiary of Triboro Coach. The subsidiary was created to simplify bidding for the route, which did not receive a public subsidy. Within the contract for the one-year franchise for the route was a clause allowing for the cancellation of the route with a six months' notice, included in part because of the fear of subway crime on the part of the president of Two Boroughs Express. The president hoped to give the route at least a year, and hoped that the route would be used by at least 2,000 passengers per day.[390] Six buses were bought from Triboro Coach for the service. It cost $122,000 to start up the service.[391]
  • Service began on September 17, 1990 with a $5 fare and operated between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m., every 20 minutes and 7 days a week.
  • Nicknamed "QT" bus route, with the QT short for LaGuardia Express Quick Trip.
  • The bus followed a 6.1 miles (9.8 km)-long route, and took 20 minutes to complete a trip.
  • The route was marketed toward business travelers looking for a cheaper way to get to the Airports, and was intended to be an alternative to cabs and airport buses from Manhattan.
  • Service was discontinued in May 1991.
Q65A
Became the Q64 on September 2, 2007.[392]
Q69
First version
Hunters Point Ferry[153] Long Island City[153] Borden Avenue, 49th Avenue
  • Operated by Queens Surface.[153]
  • Fare free, weekday rush hour service.[153]
  • Service was discontinued in 2002 due to poor ridership.
Kew Gardens–Union Turnpike subway station Queens College Vleigh Place, Main Street, Kissena Boulevard, Melbourne Avenue[153]
  • North Shore Bus Company began operating the Q44VP on October 14, 1940.
  • Renumbered to the Q74 on April 15, 1990.[231][149]
  • Discontinued on June 27, 2010 due to budget crisis.[357]
Q75
Jamaica[229] Oakland Gardens Hillside Avenue, 188th Street, 73rd Avenue, Springfield Boulevard, 69th Avenue, Cloverdale Boulevard[153][229]
  • Service was begun, by the New York City Board of Transportation, on a temporary basis on April 28, 1952,[364]: 384  before permanent bus service started on May 4, 1952.[229]
  • Sunday service was discontinued on February 3, 1959.[169]
  • In August 1979, the NYCTA proposed eliminating Saturday bus service because of their low usage, with 13 riders per trip, and to save $60,000 annually. This was proposed as part of a series of cuts to save $1.4 million. Saturday service ran every 20 minutes between 5:30 a.m. and 1:30 a.m..[393][394] The public hearing was held on September 12, 1979.[395] On September 19, 1979, in response to a campaign in opposition to the change, led by State Senator Gary Ackerman and Rose Simon, who chaired an "Ad Hoc Committee to Save the Q75", the NYCTA agreed to continue operating Saturday service on the route.[396]
  • On December 11, 1988, the route was extended from 179th Street station to the 165th Street Terminal in conjunction with the opening of the Archer Avenue Line.[108]
  • On June 15, 1989, a public hearing was held on the planned elimination of Saturday service. Saturday service ran every 30 minutes between 5:30 a.m. and 1:20 a.m.. The average ridership on Saturday was five passengers per trip. The NYCTA noted that there was frequent bus service on alternate routes. The annual cost saving was $72,000.[397]
  • In December 1990, local officials stated that the route could be one of the routes to be cut by the NYCTA as part of its $25 million citywide cut in bus service and asked the president of the NYCTA to hold a public hearing. While a TA spokesman denied that the Q75 was part of the plan, the head of Amalgamated Transit Union local 1056, Jerry Fancher, said that he saw an interdepartmental memo saying that service on the route would be cut.[398]
  • On February 4, 1991, a public hearing was held on the planned span reduction on the Q75, which was to be part of the 1991 Service Plan. At the meeting, the public requested that midday service be maintained to provide a connection to shopping and the subway. Some suggested that it be replaced by an extension of the Q65A, but this was dismissed since it was operated by Queens Surface.
  • While the original proposal called for greater cuts on the route, the proposal presented to the MTA Board in May 1994 affected fewer passengers. The proposal would have eliminated late evening service between 9:00 p.m. and 1:20 a.m., which was only used by 15 passengers, or an average of fewer than a person per trip. The proposal was set to go into effect in September 1994, limiting the route's hours of operation to 5:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., saving $100,000 annually.[399]: D.4–D.7 
  • Discontinued on June 27, 2010 due to budget crisis.[357]
Little Neck LIRR Station Floral Park Little Neck Parkway
  • Sunday service was discontinued on February 3, 1959.[169]
  • Formerly Q12A; renumbered on April 15, 1990.[149]
  • Discontinued on June 27, 2010 due to budget crisis.[357]
  • Route restored by select extended Q36 weekday trips in January 2013.[33][400]
Q80 South Jamaica
Sayres Avenue and Merrick Boulevard
South Ozone Park
Lefferts Boulevard and Liberty Avenue
Linden Boulevard
  • Experimental bus route. Originally scheduled for three months from September 8, 1969 to December 1969.[401][402] The route was extended for another three months. Although the route was scheduled to be discontinued on March 5, 1970,[403] the pilot was extended again on March 6, 1970. The NYCTA was seeking ways to increase ridership on the route. There were only 8 or 9 riders on each bus. Service ran between 7 and 9 a.m. and between 4 and 7 p.m..[404]
Q86 Rosedale

Rosedale Long Island Rail Road station

Rosedale

257th Street and 148th Avenue

Francis Lewis Boulevard
  • Service began in 1951. Ran from the Rosedale Long Island Railroad Station to 257th Street and 148th Avenue.[115]
  • On November 29, 1956, the NYCTA approved a large slate of cuts in bus service citywide to take effect January 22, 1957. Initially, this route was planned to be discontinued as part of the changes. However, due to requests by the Queens Borough President and civic groups, the cut was averted. Instead, free transfers were made available at the terminal in Laurelton.[135] Sunday service was discontinued on February 3, 1957,[169] but was restored on August 4. On August 24, 1957, the NYCTA announced that this service would be discontinued on September 8 if ridership did not increase. The NYCTA had lost $30 each Sunday the service was operated.[172]
  • Originally Q5S; renumbered Q86 on December 11, 1988.[108]
  • Discontinued in 1996 due to poor ridership.[129]
Q89
First version
Elmhurst
Queens Boulevard and Broadway
Jackson Heights Broadway, Baxter Avenue, 81st Street, 82nd Street[115][199]
Q89
Second version
South Ozone Park Jamaica
165th Street Terminal
Lincoln Street, Linden Boulevard, Merrick Boulevard
  • Formerly operated by Green Bus Lines as Q9A.[153][286]
  • Extended to 165th Street Bus Terminal on October 30, 1989.[116][117][118]
  • The new route was proposed in March 1986 to serve the newly opened South Jamaica Multi-Service Center. Service was initially planned to operate from Mondays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.. The New York City Board of Estimate was scheduled to vote on the proposed route in April 1986. Service was to be operated between 132nd Place and Rockaway Boulevard to 168th Street and Archer Avenue, running via Rockaway Boulevard, Lincoln Street, Linden Boulevard, Merrick Boulevard and Archer Avenue.[405]
  • Service on the route was scheduled to begin around May 1, 1986, as soon as signs designated the route's stops were installed along the route by the Department of Traffic. Service on the route started after an agreement was reached between Green Bus Lines, the city's Bureau of Franchises and Community Board 12. The Board had sought the creation of the new bus route to help riders traveling between St. Albans or Cambria Heights and South Ozone Park. The Q9A began service operating on weekdays only between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.. Unlike the initial proposal, service began at Lincoln Street and Rockaway Boulevard. In both plans, service made no stops between the turn onto Merrick Boulevard and the terminal.[406][407]
  • Under MTA, became the Q89 on April 7, 2008.[127][408]
  • Discontinued on June 27, 2010 due to a budget crisis.[409]
  • Operated one trip per hour in each direction between 10 am and 5 pm weekdays;[286][356][408] only bus route in New York City to not serve any subway or rail stations along its route.[153]
Q98V Jamaica
Liberty Avenue at Union Hall
Edgemere
Beach Channel Drive and Beach 41st Street
at Beach 44th Street ( A  train)
Liberty Avenue, Van Wyck Expressway, Rockaway Boulevard, Cross Bay Boulevard, Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Beach Channel Drive
Q99 Jamaica Center–Parsons/Archer subway station, Jamaica 169th Street subway station, Jamaica
  • Service began on March 12, 1989 in response to an out-of-court settlement brought by the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce.
  • Due to low ridership, it was discontinued on September 9, 1990.[411][116][412]
Q100
First version
Long Island City
Borden Avenue and Jackson Avenue
Woodside
51st Street and Northern Boulevard
Jackson Avenue, Northern Blvd
  • Operated by Steinway Omnibus from September 29, 1939 (renamed Steinway Transit in 1959) until it was discontinued circa 1988; daily franchise run during most of its operation.
  • The existing Q66 and B62 routes cover most of this route.
Became the Q100 on April 6, 2008.[127]

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