Monday: Select Bus Service Open House

Source: MTA

New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) and MTA New York City Transit  (NYCT) will be holding an Open House on Select Bus Service for Nostrand/Rogers Avenues on November 15, 2010 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Brooklyn College Student Center (Campus Road and East 27th Street) in the Bedford Lounge, 2nd Floor.

Work will begin in 2011 to transform the B44 Limited bus line into one of the city’s Select Bus Service / Bus Rapid Transit routes. The new line has come under fire in the neighborhood and across the city for a slew of complaints. Its pre-boarding fare collection system is being scammed, since payment is done at machines on the sidewalk and not checked by drivers. The bus line’s dedicated bus lanes will narrow streets for other drivers, or eliminate parking – and the lanes will be enforced by cameras. There’s also concern over whether the time saved, estimated to be just a couple of minutes, is worth the expense of implementing the new lines and reducing parking on commercial streets.

So attend this meeting, find out more and voice your concerns (or support) for the initiative.


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