The MTA will test out weekend service on the Q103 route along the Queens waterfront.
The Vernon Boulevard bus will start serving western Queens on weekends between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. this June, after the MTA board gives its approval, according to NYCTransit documents. The plan will also provide an extra 90 minutes of service during weeknights until about 9 p.m. MTA says the extra service is needed to accommodate surge in waterfront development and increased ridership in Long Island City and Astoria. The service will cost $315,000 a year. The MTA will hold a public hearing on the new service hours about making them permanent.