Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced that the Q70 bus route to LaGuardia Airport – known as the LaGuardia Link – will be free for all customers starting on May 1 while other transit options for the airport are studied.

The bus route travels from the 61st Street-Woodside station (with connections to the 7 train and the LIRR) and makes one stop at the 74th Street/Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Ave station (with connections to the E, F, M, R and 7 subway lines) before heading to LaGuardia. It stops at the B, C and D terminals at the airport.

Hochul said she got the idea to make the fare free from an editorial in the Daily News.

“I thought that made a lot of sense, that the Q70 bus could be this interim means to let people know that this is a good way to get from the airport to the next station 10 minutes away,” the governor said.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo planned to build an AirTrain that would take commuters from the Mets-Willets Point LIRR station to LaGuardia, similar to the one that takes commuters from the Jamaica LIRR station to John F. Kennedy International Airport. But in October, Hochul asked the Port Authority to examine alternative solutions, which  include an extension of the N and W subway lines, new bus-only routes, a ferry through the East River or an emerging technology, like a personal rapid transit pod. An AirTrain similar to Cuomo’s proposal could also be considered.