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MTA plans to make major changes to Brooklyn bus routes

The project has been on pause for about a year and a half, according to the MTA. They say they have plans to transform bus service in the borough dramatically, with a plan to remove some bus stops in the hopes of increasing bus route efficiency.

News 12 Staff

Jan 6, 2023, 3:40 AM

Updated 534 days ago

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The MTA announced the Brooklyn Bus Redesign Program, which is set to make some massive adjustments to the Brooklyn bus system.  
The project has been on pause for about a year and a half, according to the MTA. They say they have plans to transform bus service in the borough dramatically, with a plan to remove some bus stops in the hopes of increasing bus route efficiency.  
A virtual town hall held on Zoom tonight brought Brooklyn residents to a panel held by Passengers United, a transit advocacy group. They discussed how the removal of some stops could impact their daily commutes, and some of those participating are against these changes.  
“We don’t want bus stops eliminated, “ said Charlton Dsouza, president of Passengers United. “There are no night hour bus services, so if you work in Manhattan, the only way to do that is hop on the bus all the way on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.” 
Passengers United plans to host another town hall in the near future in person to reach more of the senior citizen community in Brooklyn.


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