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|Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:56 pm Post subject: Staten Island Express Bus Study March 2018
Overview of the Staten Island Express Bus Redesign Project
Last May, the MTA issued its "Reimagining Express Buses" report as part of the Staten Island Bus Study. The report recommended a redesign of the existing express bus network to make trips faster and more reliable for our customers' commutes to and from Manhattan. With the goal of providing our customers with the best possible service, we explored ways to quickly make these improvements reality.
MTA expects to launch this redesigned network in August.
Extensive data analysis and input from nearly 2,500 riders led to the creation of the redesigned network, which will offer customers travel times that are similar to, or faster than, their trips today, thereby improving their commutes and quality of life.
Customer feedback for these improvements has been overwhelmingly positive. In a survey of more than 1,000 express bus riders, 76 percent of respondents supported the project. Customers also provided additional meaningful input that helped us further refine the redesign.
If you want to find out more about the new Staten Island express bus network and add your own feedback, you're invited to our three open houses this month, on March 12, 14 and 22. Scroll down for full details.
Under the refined plan, riders will enjoy:
Simplified service to Manhattan
More direct routes on Staten Island
Fewer stops to speed up trips
Expanded off-peak and weekend service to Manhattan
Streamlined routing to either Midtown or Downtown Manhattan
And in response to your feedback, the redesigned plan has been revised even further to include direct service to the following locations:
West Street and Battery Park City
Two new routes will travel directly from the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel to Battery Park City and West Street, one from the North Shore and one from the South Shore and Mid-Island.
Greenwich Village and SoHo
The two new routes that serve Battery Park City and West Street will continue north, serving SoHo and Greenwich Village.
Three routes will travel directly from the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel to Water Street in the Financial District, with options from the North Shore, South Shore, and Mid-Island.
Two routes will travel northbound on 6th Avenue to Central Park South, one from the North Shore and one from the South Shore and Mid-Island.
Expanded off-peak and Weekend Service in Manhattan
Under this plan, off-peak and weekend service will be expanded to areas of Staten Island that do not currently have it.
Since travel destinations in Manhattan are more widespread in off-peak hours, three off-peak and weekend routes will provide combination Downtown and Midtown service, also making limited stops in SoHo, Greenwich Village, and Chelsea. One new off-peak and weekend route from the South Shore will provide service to Downtown.
Find My Route
Trying to find which new route is best for you? Here are the new routes that riders of each current route will most likely switch to depending on their destination:
Current Routes---------->New Routes
X1---------->SIM1 / SIM7 / SIM10 / SIM22
X2---------->SIM6 / SIM10
X3---------->SIM1 / SIM5 / SIM7
X4---------->SIM1 / SIM5 / SIM7
X5---------->SIM6 / SIM10 / SIM22
X7---------->SIM5 / SIM6 / SIM7 / SIM10
X9---------->SIM6 / SIM7 / SIM10
X10---------->SIM3 / SIM31 / SIM32 / SIM33 / SIM35
X12---------->SIM3 / SIM30 / SIM34
X14---------->SIM3 / SIM30 / SIM35
X17---------->SIM2 / SIM4 / SIM8 / SIM22 / SIM23 / SIM24
X22---------->SIM25 / SIM26
X23---------->SIM23 / SIM24 / SIM25
X24---------->SIM23 / SIM24
X42---------->SIM3 / SIM30
Want More Info? Come To Our Three Open Houses
Monday, March 12
Regina McGinn Education Center
Staten Island University Hospital
475 Seaview Ave (at Mason Ave).
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 14
Elks Lodge No. 841
3250 Richmond Avenue (across the street from Eltingville Transit Center)
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 22
All Saints' Episcopal Church
2329 Victory Boulevard at Woolley Avenue
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
New Network Maps
Here are maps showing the new weekday peak network, off-peak and weekend network and individual route maps with bus stop locations:
Weekday Peak Network Map
Off-peak and Weekend Network Map
Individual Route Maps with Bus Stop Locations
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