Southern Brooklyn Select Bus Service Introduction

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Crosstown bus trips in South Brooklyn are slow and long. Providing faster, more reliable bus service with better connections to existing subway lines is an important step to improve travel for transit riders. Select Bus Service (SBS) improvements in South Brooklyn will help to reduce time spent waiting for the bus, boarding the bus, and traveling crosstown, while providing a more comfortable bus ride and addressing pedestrian and traffic safety issues.

SBS routes operate in every borough, with 12 routes and counting citywide. SBS improvements are customized for each SBS corridor depending on the needs of the route. The benefits of SBS include the following:

·         Faster boarding with off-board fare payment and the ability to board the bus through any door

·         Faster, more reliable bus service with dedicated bus lanes to avoid congestion

·         Less time waiting at traffic lights with signal priority for buses (Transit Signal Priority)

·         Know when the next bus is coming with real-time information displays

·         Get directions at bus stops with neighborhood map displays

·         A more comfortable wait with improved bus shelters and benches

·         Safer streets and crossings with high-visibility crosswalks, improved medians, and reconfigured intersections

Together, these improvements have made for faster, more reliable, and more comfortable transit service throughout the city.

As part of the 2009 NYCDOT Phase II Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Study, improving crosstown bus service in Southern Brooklyn was identified as one of the most pressing bus service needs in New York City. The B82 currently serves 32,000+ riders per day and connects transit riders to 6 north-south subway lines and 21 bus routes. The B82 also connects riders to neighborhoods and jobs stretching from Coney Island to Canarsie and East New York. Select Bus Service improvements along this route will provide for better transit connections across Southern Brooklyn.

NYCDOT and the MTA want to hear from you about the challenges you face with Southern Brooklyn crosstown travel and where improvements are needed along the B82 route. Please use the B82 Feedback Map  to provide comments and suggestions.

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We look forward to your input to improve travel across Southern Brooklyn!