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Main St/Central Bronx Transit Corridors (New York City) by
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updated at 2024-04-17T03:15:44.212Z
In 2022, the Q44 SBS was ranked the 12th busiest & the Bx9 was ranked the 16th busiest for overall bus ridership across the city (excluding MTA Bus Routes), both transporting over 12,000 people daily and serving similar ridership bases, with both ending near the Bronx Zoo In West Farms. This map is here to present potential improvements that could be made to both routes, with existing routes also present. -The main proposals here is the creation of the Bx9 SBS or the Bx45 LTD; new routes that stretches across The Bronx. The Bx9 would run from 242 St (1) in Riverdale to SUNY Maritime in Throgs Neck, while the Bx45 would run from Mosholu Pkwy (4) in Bedford Park to Flushing - Main St (7). Both would make use of 182 St/Bronx Park South and the Cross Bronx Expressway. -With either route existing, the Q44 would be rerouted off the Cross Bronx and terminate at different points within Eastern Bronx to reduce its runtime while also creating new connections between East Bronx and Queens. -The Westchester Square routing would allow new bus service along Lafayette Av within Throgs Neck, and creating new connections between The Bronx and Queens, while maintaining a connection between the Q44 and the 6 train. It also maintains a connection with the Bx9 SBS for riders from Queens still wanting to head further west in The Bronx. An alternate routing to Westchester Square not shown would send the Q44 along Castle Hill Av, then via East Tremont to Westchester Square. -The Pelham Bay alternative would be a merger between the present day Q50 and the Q44. The Q50 is the 32nd busiest route within the MTA Bus Company (and would rank amongst the 160th-170th busiest bus routes under the NYCTA), and runs between Pelham Bay and Flushing. The Q44 already provides more frequent service than the Q50 between Flushing and Throgs Neck, and if the Q44 was to be rerouted along Bruckner Blvd towards Pelham Bay, it'd be able to replace the Q50 in its entirety. The only downsides: it would be a extension serving a small group of riders already served by a connection to Queens, while increasing the amount of time it would take for present Q44 riders to travel to the nearest subway line (the 6) without transferring. -The other two alternatives (Pelham Parkway/Alt West Farms) center around the Q44 retaining a connection to the 2/5 trains, while allowing the connection to be accessible & serve sections of the East Bronx that are underserved. The Pelham Parkway Alternative would operate along Castle Hill Av and Bronxdale Av, providing service to a previously unserved area of the East Bronx. It would also include a new connection between the Bx12 SBS and the Q44 SBS. The Alt West Farms route would change the way the Q44 serves West Farms, also operating along Castle Hill Av, but would turn west on East Tremont towards the East 180 St Station. Most connections would be retained, and the Q44 would simply serve a different 2/5 station within West Farms. -other alternatives not being shown are ending the Q44 in College Point (replacing the Q25/Q65 along certain segments) and only running in Queens; this would be to improve reliability along the Main St corridor. The other would be to end service at the Parkchester or Castle Hill (6) station; with the Bx9 SBS or Bx45 LTD operating along the Cross Bronx, there would be no need for the Q44 to continue further into The Bronx, especially with how long the route is from Jamaica to Throgs Neck alone. The other alternative being shown is a heavy rail option; in a world where funds are found to upgrade the Q44 from SBS to a subway to light rail, it would follow the Q44's route in Queens, but in The Bronx would run crosstown along the entirety of the Cross Bronx before terminating near the GWB Bus Station in Manhattan. I chose to route it this way rather than route it similar to the other bus proposals because of how much turning that would require; the curves would slow a train down majorly, increasing it's runtime and reducing its usefulness as a replacement. Additionally, running it along the Cross Bronx for the entire length would reduce the amt of cars on the expressway, while still connecting to other subways and buses that could reach the same destinations that the Bx9 SBS would achieve.
Map type: local | Total track length: 86 miles | Center coordinate: 40.80739247340355, -73.84919364818134 | * Q44 Northbound (Present Route): (Tram, 31 stations) Jamaica (Merrick Blvd), Archer Av/153 St, Archer Av/Sutphin Blvd (E/J/Z/LIRR/AirTrain), Sutphin Blvd/Jamaica Av, Sutphin Blvd/Hillside Av (F), Main St/Manton Av (E/F), Main St/Union Tpke, Main St/73 Av, Main St/Jewel Av, Main St/Melbourne Av, Main St/146 St, Main St/60 Av, Main St/Booth Memorial Av, Main St/Elder Av, Main St/Kissena Blvd (LIRR), Main St/39 Av (7), Union St/35 Av, Union St/Bayside Av, Union St/26 Av, Parsons Blvd/20 Av, Parsons Blvd/14 Av, Lafayette Av/Hutchinson River Pkwy, Brush Av/Bruckner Blvd, Cross Bronx Expy/Zerega Av (Drop Off), Cross Bronx Expy/Castle Hill Av, Cross Bronx Expy/Newbold Av, Hugh J Grant Cir./Metropolitan Av (6), Cross Bronx Expy/Wood Av, Cross Bronx Expy/Commonwealth Av, Devoe Av/Wyatt St, West Farms (Bronx Zoo) * Q44 Southbound (Present Route): (Tram, 33 stations) Jamaica (Merrick Blvd), Archer Av/Merrick Blvd, Archer Av/158 St, Archer Av/Sutphin Blvd (E/J/Z/LIRR/AirTrain), Sutphin Blvd/Jamaica Av, Sutphin Blvd/Hillside Av (F), Queens Blvd/Main St (E/F), Main St/139 St, Main St/Union Tpke, Main St/Vleigh Pl, Main St/Jewel Av, Main St/Melbourne Av, Main St/63 Av, Main St/Horace Harding Expy, Main St/Booth Memorial Av, Main St/Elder Av, Main St/Kissena Blvd (LIRR), Main St/39 Av (7), Union St/35 Av, Union St/Bayside Av, Union St/26 Av, Parsons Blvd/20 Av, Parsons Blvd/14 Av, Hutchinson River Pkwy/Lafayette Av, Bruckner Blvd/Hutchinson River Pkwy, Cross Bronx Expy/Castle Hill Av, Cross Bronx Expy/Pugsley Av, Westchester Av/Virginia Av (6), Cross Bronx Expy/Beach Av, Cross Bronx Expy/Rosedale Av, Tremont Av/Boston Rd (2/5), Boston Rd/E 180 St, West Farms (Bronx Zoo) * Bx9 Northbound (Proposed Route): (Tram, 27 stations) Riverdale (242 St Station), Broadway/W 238 St (1), W 225 St/Broadway (1), Kingsbridge Rd/Sedgwick Av, Kingsbridge Rd/Jerome Av (4), Kingsbridge Rd/Grand Concourse (B/D), Third Av/Fordham Rd (MNR), Arthur Av/E 183 St, E 182 St/Crotona Av, Bronx Park S/Southern Blvd, Bronx Park S/Boston Rd, Boston Rd/E Tremont Av (2/5), Cross Bronx Expy/Commonwealth Av, Cross Bronx Expy/Wood Av, Hugh J Grant Cir./Metropolitan Av (6), Cross Bronx Expy/Newbold Av, Cross Bronx Expy/Castle Hill Av, Cross Bronx Expy/Zerega Av (Drop Off), Brush Av/Bruckner Blvd, Lafayette Av/Hutchinson River Pkwy, Cross Bronx Expy/Lafayette Av, Randall Avenue, E Tremont Av/Dewey Av, Throgs Neck Expy/Miles Av, Pennyfield Av/Harding Av, Pennyfield Av/Fearn Pl, Throgs Neck (SUNY Maritime) * Bx9 Southbound (Proposed Route): (Tram, 30 stations) Throgs Neck (SUNY Maritime), Pennyfield Av/Geranium Pl, Pennyfield Av/Geranium Pl, Pennyfield Av/Harding Av, Throgs Neck Expy/Miles Av, Cross Bronx Expy/Dewey Av, Cross Bronx Expy/Randall Av, Cross Bronx Expy/Lafayette Av, Lafayette Av/Brush Av, Brush Av/Bruckner Blvd, Cross Bronx Expy/Castle Hill Av, Cross Bronx Expy/Pugsley Av, Westchester Av/Virginia Av (6), Cross Bronx Expy/Beach Av, Cross Bronx Expy/Rosedale Av, Cross Bronx Expy/Harrod Av, Boston Rd/E Tremont Av (2/5), Boston Rd/Bronx Park S, E 182 St/Southern Blvd, E 182 St/Crotana Av, Arthur Av/E 183 St, Third Av/Fordham Rd (MNR), Kingsbridge Rd/Grand Concourse (B/D), Kingsbridge Rd/Jerome Av (4), Kingsbridge Rd/Webb Av, W 225 St/Broadway (1), Broadway/W 231 St (1), Broadway/W 231 St (1), Broadway/W 238 St (1), Riverdale (242 St Station) * Heavy Rail Alternative: (Metro/rapid transit, 35 stations) Fort Washington Av, St Nicholas Av (1), University Av - Edward L. Grant Hwy, Jerome Av - Grand Concourse (4/B/D), Webster Av, Arthur Av - Cortana Park, Boston Rd - Southern Blvd (2/5), Bronx River Av, Commonwealth Av - E 174 St, Parkchester - White Plains Rd (6), Castle Hill Av, Lafayette Av, 11 Av, 20 Av, Linden Hill - 25 Av, Ulmer St - Linden Pl, Roosevelt Av - Kissena Blvd (7/LIRR), Cherry Av, 56 Av - Kissena Park, Horace Harding Expy, Queens College, Jewel Av - 69 Rd, 73 Av, Union Tpke, Queens Blvd - Briarwood, Hillside Av - Van Wyck, Sutphin Blvd - Jamaica Station, Parsons Blvd - 153 St, Jamaica - Merrick Blvd, Jamaica Avenue, Liberty Av, Brinkerhoff Av, Linden Blvd, 120 Av, Springfield Blvd * Bx9 Local (Present Route): (Local bus, 2 stations) West Farms (Tremont Av), Riverdale (262 St) * Q44 Westchester Sq Alternative: (Tram, 6 stations) Westchester Sq (6), E Tremont Av/Coddington Av, E Tremont Av/Bruckner Blvd, Lafayette Av/E Tremont Av, Lafayette Av/Huntington Av, Lafayette Av/Hutchinson River Pkwy * Q44/Q50 Pelham Bay Alternative: (Tram, 5 stations) Pelham Bay Park (6), Bruckner Blvd/Buhre Av, Bruckner Blvd/Country Club Rd, Bruckner Blvd/Waterbury Av, E Tremont Av/Bruckner Blvd * Bx45 Northbound (Proposed Route): (Tram, 31 stations) Bedford Park (Paul Av), Van Cordtlandt Av E/Grand Concourse, Bainbridge Av/E 206 St (D), E 204 St/Webster Av, Webster Av/Bedford Park Blvd, Webster Av/Bedford Park Blvd, Fordham Rd/Webster Av (MNR), Third Av/Cyrus Pl, Arthur Av/E 183 St, E 182 St/Crotona Av, Bronx Park S/Southern Blvd, Bronx Park S/Daly Av, Bronx Park S/Boston Rd, E 180 St/Bronx Park Av (2/5), Rosedale Av/E Tremont Av, Cross Bronx Expy/Commonwealth Av, Cross Bronx Expy/Wood Av, Cross Bronx Expy/Leland Av, Hugh J Grant Cir./Metropolitan Av (6), Cross Bronx Expy/Newbold Av, Cross Bronx Expy/Castle Hill Av, Cross Bronx Expy/Zerega Av (Drop Off), Brush Av/Bruckner Blvd, Lafayette Av/Hutchinson River Pkwy, Parsons Blvd/14 Av, Parsons Blvd/20 Av, Parsons Blvd/23 Av, Union St/26 Av, Union St/Bayside Av, Union St/Northern Blvd, Flushing (Main St Station) * Bx45 Southbound (Proposed Route): (Tram, 29 stations) Flushing (Main St Station), Union St/Northern Blvd, Union St/Bayside Av, Union St/26 Av, Parsons Blvd/23 Av, Parsons Blvd/20 Av, Parsons Blvd/14 Av, Hutchinson River Pkwy/Lafayette Av, Bruckner Blvd/Hutchinson River Pkwy, Cross Bronx Expy/Castle Hill Av, Cross Bronx Expy/Pugsley Av, Westchester Av/Virginia Av (6), Cross Bronx Expy/Beach Av, Cross Bronx Expy/Rosedale Av, Cross Bronx Expy/Harrod Av, West Farms (Tremont Av), Boston Rd/Bronx Park S, Bronx Park S/Honeywell Av, E 182 St/Southern Blvd, E 182 St/Crotana Av, Arthur Av/E 183 St, Third Av/E 186 St, Fordham Rd/Third Av (MNR), Webster Av/Bedford Park Blvd, Webster Av/E 204 St, Bainbridge Av/E 206 St (D), W Mosholu Pkwy S/Jerome Av (4), Paul Av/W Mosholu Pkwy S, Bedford Park (Paul Av) * Q44 Pelham Pkwy Alternative: (Tram, 7 stations) White Plains Rd/Bronxdale Av, Pelham Pkwy (2/5), Bronx Park East/Brady Av, Bronxdale Av/Barnes Av, Bronxdale Av/Morris Park Av, Castle Hill Av/Metropolitan Av, Castle Hill Av/Westchester Av (6) * Q44 Alt West Farms Route: (Tram, 6 stations) West Farms (180 St Station), Wyatt Av/Lebanon St, E Tremont Av/Morris Park Av, E Tremont Av/Unionport Rd, Castle Hill Av/Metropolitan Av, Castle Hill Av/Westchester Av (6)
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