Transit Weekend bus service coming to three routes By DAN RIVOLI firstname.lastname@example.org @danrivoli April 1, 2014 5:06 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Three bus routes in Manhattan and Queens will get a boost in weekend service, the MTA announced Tuesday. Weekend service on the crosstown M8 in lower Manhattan and the Q31 between Jamaica and Flushing is being restored, while the Q77 in southern Queens will get new Sunday service. "This enhanced bus service will increase the reliability and convenience of trips in Queens and lower Manhattan," New York City Transit chief Carmen Bianco said in a statement. The M8 will now run between 7 a.m. and 1 a.m. on weekends, while the Sunday Q77 service will run between 6:55 a.m. and 10:09 p.m. The Q31 on Saturdays will run between 8:20 a.m. and 8 p.m., while Sunday service will be between 9:10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. The service is part of the MTA's $7.9 million service improvement package. By DAN RIVOLI email@example.com @danrivoli Dan covers transportation, politics and general assignment news for amNewYork. He is a Staten Island native who lives in Brooklyn. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.