A long-requested bus route connecting the Williamsburg waterfront with Greenpoint and Long Island City is on track, MTA representatives said.
The route would begin underneath the Williamsburg Bridge by the Marcy Avenue J train station and extend to the G, 7, E and M train stations in Long Island City, according to a presentation the authority shared Monday. The MTA, which proposed the route this July along with four other new routes in the city, plans to meet with local community boards this winter to discuss the details of the plan, the presentation noted. “The creation of these new routes is a work in progress,” MTA spokesman Charles Seaton said. “We are discussing various options with various parties, and also looking at our budget.” The proposed route runs from the Williamsburg bridge along Kent Avenue to Franklin Street in Greenpoint, and then on Green Street to McGuiness Boulevard before crossing the Pulaski Bridge and running up 11th Street in Long Island City.