MTA announces bus route service changes will take effect
in March amid JFK Airport’s Terminal 6 redevelopment
TIMESLEDGER | QNS.COM | FEB. 18 - FEB. 24, 2022 9
BY CARLOTTA MOHAMED
Beginning March 27, the Metropolitan
(MTA) will implement bus route service
changes to and from JFK Airport
to accommodate construction at
The bus route changes will remain
in effect until construction at the impacted
area is completed in 2026, according
to MTA representatives, who
provided a brief overview of the JFK
Airport Redevelopment Plan at the
Community Board 13 Transportation
Committee meeting on Thursday, Feb.
“The current bus stop at Terminal
6 needs to be relocated to adjust for the
upcoming infrastructure at the terminal.
We are working closely with the
MTA, community, and elected officials
to ensure that everyone is aware of the
work at the airport,” said Rachelle Antoine,
community outreach manager
of the JFK Redevelopment Program.
“We are looking at a $20 billion project
happening in southeast Queens.”
There are four MTA bus routes that
currently serve JFK Airport: the B15,
Q10 Local, Q10 Limited and Q3.
These four routes currently stop
near Terminal 5, but that stop will
be removed and relocated. The B15,
Q10 Local, and Q10 Limited will now
terminate at the Lefferts Boulevard
AirTrain Station, according to Matthew
Kroll, transportation planner for
the MTA. The Q3 will instead stop at
Terminal 8 and then continue to the
Lefferts Boulevard AirTrain Station,
along the service road.
For commuters who take the B15,
Q10 Local or Q10 Limited to Terminal
5, they will have to get off at the Lefferts
Boulevard AirTrain Station,
where there is free entrance to the station.
The AirTrain stops at every terminal.
If commuters are traveling to the
north or south service roads via the
B15 or Q10, they can transfer to the Lefferts
Boulevard Station and take the
AirTrain one stop to Federal Circle,
and transfer to a free Port Authority
Another option for commuters is to
take the Q3 bus at the Lefferts Boulevard
Station and travel to the service
To accommodate the extension
of the bus route service changes and
more commuters, the MTA will add additional
buses to the Q3 bus line during
the weekday and weekends when the
“Once this project is completed, and
it’s a bit of a long-term project, we will
take all the buses back to their original
routing, and a transportation hub will
be developed at the Central Terminal
Area providing space stops for each of
the buses,” Kroll said.
The bus stop will return to the Central
Terminal Area in 2026.
The MTA has been conducting
extensive outreach in Brooklyn and
Queens, which will be most affected by
the bus route changes, Antoine said.
Customers can expect to see signage
on buses, bus stops and the MTA’s
The proposed bus route service changes to and from JFK Airport.
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