Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) announced that an agreement has been reached with the MTA to restore Saturday and add Sunday service to the Q76, which runs from Jamaica to College Point, and travels through Auburndale and Whitestone via Francis Lewis Boulevard. Q76 bus service was previously reduced as part of the MTA's 2009-2010 budget cuts. According to the MTA, the service change "will be phased in over the course of a year beginning in October 2012.”
"I thank the MTA for recognizing the need to not only restore Saturday service for the Q76, but to add Sunday service as well. The Q76 travels through a large section of Queens, connecting to numerous other bus lines, and is vital to my constituents who do not have easy access to the subway, especially those in Whitestone and Auburndale who rely on public transportation to travel to work or to their place of worship during the weekend," said Assemblyman Braunstein.