Skip to Content
Streetsblog New York City home
Streetsblog New York City home
Log In
Brooklyn

MTA: SBS on Nostrand and Rogers Avenues Starts November 17

Get ready, Brooklyn: B44 SBS is scheduled to start November 17. Image: ##http://www.nyc.gov/html/brt/downloads/pdf/201109_brt_nostrand_cac4.pdf##MTA/NYC DOT##

We've been watching the progress as bus bulbs are installed and dedicated lanes are painted, and now the MTA has announced a start date for Select Bus Service on Nostrand and Rogers Avenues: November 17.

SBS service, which replaces the limited-stop B44 route and shifts a portion of its route west to Rogers Avenue, will include off-board fare payment and 12 bus bulbs to speed boarding and provide more space at bus stops. It includes dedicated, camera-enforced bus lanes on most of its route between Flushing and Flatbush Avenues. The project, which received a $28 million federal grant, extends from the Williamsburg Bridge to Sheepshead Bay.

The MTA says that road work performed by NYC DOT in preparation for SBS included the removal of rail installed for the BMT's Nostrand Avenue Trolley, which operated from 1871 to 1951. The trolley connected over the Williamsburg Bridge to Delancey Street; SBS will instead terminate at the Brooklyn side of the Williamsburg Bridge.

With SBS operating on Webster Avenue in the Bronx and an opening date on the calendar for B44 SBS, attention shifts to other planned SBS routes. A proposal for 125th Street was shelved over opposition from local elected officials and community boards, but the MTA has released a map of areas that could see the service in coming years.

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog New York City

Thursday’s Headlines: Paris is a Lot Cooler than NYC Edition

The City of Light has figured out how to reduce the heat island effect. Plus other news in today's daily digest.

July 18, 2024

Exclusive: Legal Team Announced for Suit Against Hochul’s Congestion Pricing ‘Pause’

Attorneys from three firms have inked a joint defense agreement to fight "the governor’s illegal decision to cancel congestion pricing," Comptroller Brad Lander said.

July 17, 2024

Brooklyn BP Wants Mayor Adams To Do More To Reduce Parking

Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso's recommendation on City of Yes: Eliminating parking mandates is not enough!

July 17, 2024

Wednesday’s Headlines: Citi Bike By the Numbers Edition

Haters of Citi Bike are really going to detest the new website. Plus other news.

July 17, 2024

Once Again, There is More Evidence that Safer Streets Help Local Business

...and there's more insight into why people simply don't believe it.

July 17, 2024
See all posts