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BREAKING: MTA To Restore Some Brooklyn Bus Service

July 19, 2012 Heather Chin
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In a letter to local elected officials, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairperson Joseph Lhota confirmed that $29 million in service investments would be made into bus service throughout the five boroughs.

Although not finalized just yet — the service changes will be made official after the Monday, July 23, meeting of the MTA Board’s NYC Transit Committee — Lhota wrote in certain terms that “implementation of the service investments will be phased in over the course of a year beginning in October 2012.”

Restorations in service are slated for:

  • B24 weekend service from Greenpoint to Williamsburg Bridge Plaza via Sunnyside
  • B39 service from Williamsburg Bridge Plaza to the Lower East Side Delancey/Allen Streets via Williamsburg Bridge
  • B48 service south of Atlantic Avenue to the Prospect Park station via Franklin/Classon Avenues
  • B57 service from Carroll Gardens to Red Hook via Court Street, Lorraine Street and Otsego Street
  • B69 weekend service from Kensington to Downtown Brooklyn

New routes will also be added to the following areas:

  • Connecting Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO, Vinegar Hill, and the Brooklyn Navy Yard, route to be determined
  • Williamsburg waterfront service, route to be determined

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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