Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a member of the Metropolitan Transit Authority Capital Review Board, this afternoon announced major bus service restorations on bus lines throughout Southwest Brooklyn at a press conference outside the Ulmer Park Bus Depot in Bensonhurst.
Senator Marty Golden stated, “Today, we announce service restorations on bus lines throughout Brooklyn that will improve the quality of life of thousands of people who depend on the New York City Transit Authority for their travel means. I stand here, more than two years since the service reductions went into effect, to announce that for many, your bus will be rolling on the streets of Brooklyn again soon.”
Golden continued, “I thank MTA Chairman and CEO Joseph Lhota, NYC Transit President Thomas Prendergast, for their continued dialogue and for understanding of just how important the commuters are. As MTA revenue has increased, I applaud them for going back to the maps and looking where people have been left stranded, and from that, move to improve the system’s efficiency.”
“The petitions, the letters, and the rallies all worked. To the people who depend on these buses, I am proud to have been your leading advocate so to bring your bus back,” concluded Golden.
Senator Golden, following extensive negotiations, is announcing the service restorations of the following Brooklyn bus service:
X 27 –Restore Weekend Express Bus Service
X 28 – Restore Weekend Express Bus Service (negotiations in final stage)
B2 - Weekend service Midwood to Kings Plaza Mall via Avenue R
B 64 – Restore service south of Cropsey Avenue to Stilwell Avenue via Harway Avenue
B 4 – Restore service east of Ocean Parkway to Knapp Street via Neptune, Sheepshead Bay Road, Emmons Avenue/Shore Parkway
S 93 –Restore service direct from Brooklyn to the campus of the College of Staten Island)
The service changes, pending approval, will all be in place by January, 2013, with some, including weekend express bus service, scheduled to take effect this Fall.