The Return Of The B64?

Protesters demand the restoration of the B64. (Photo: Allan Rosen)

In what may be a bit of good news for straphangers, the MTA are planning to allocate tens of millions of dollars to reestablish routes that were cut as part of the 2010 attempt to close an enormous MTA budget deficit.

Now that the MTA has a bit more revenue, they want to bring back some services, mostly in Brooklyn and the Bronx, which is where the service cuts were the deepest.

Slated for a guaranteed funds is the expansion plan of the G train in Brooklyn. Red Hook is also definitely getting better bus service.

As for the B64, well there is good news there too. The MTA identifies the B64 as part of their β€œtop candidate[s] for a service boost.”

MTA board members Allen Cappelli and Mitch Pally are hoping that something like $20 million is allocated to service enhancements, however the actual amount has yet to be determined.

Figures show that the MTA has $90 million more than they did before to split between the various transit agencies, including the Long Island Railroad.

MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota and other transit administrators will reveal service upgrade plans, along with their revised financial plans sometime next week, according to the New York Daily News.


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