Closing Bell: Nostrand Avenue Select Bus Service Starts Next Month

The Select Bus Service on Nostrand and Rogers Avenues between Bed Stuy and Sheepshead Bay starts November 17, according to an email from the MTA and DOT. When SBS service begins, the B44 Limited will become the B44 SBS, and the B44 local will continue service at all its current stops. For the first two weeks after SBS launches, the DOT will have Customer Ambassadors at every SBS station to explain the service and the new prepayment system. The DOT recently finished painting the bus lanes and installing the new wayfinding signs and prepayment kiosks throughout Crown Heights and Prospect Heights.

The SBS project team is holding a meeting next Thursday, November 7, at 6:30 pm to present all the planned and finished improvements, which include dedicated bus lanes, enhanced SBS stations, fare prepayment, end-to-end limited stops, signal optimization, transit signal priority, street resurfacing, pedestrian wayfinding signs, truck delivery windows, and new high-capacity, low-floor, three-door articulated buses. The meeting will take place in the Bedford Lounge on the second floor of the Brooklyn College Student Center at Campus Road and East 27th Street.

You can learn more about the SBS project here on its nyc.gov page.

Select Bus Service Lanes Are Being Painted on Nostrand Avenue [Brownstoner]
The Nostrand Avenue Reconstruction Takes Off [Brownstoner]

One Comment

  • So, basically, according to the linked photos and the proposed vision for the street,, they’re basically changing a 4 land street into 3 lanes. And spending how many dollars to build really long bumped-out sidewalks? Sure, that’s really going to help businesses along the route! Why not simply ban all traffic along the street?
    Bloomturd and that skinny, ugly transportation be-atch are the worst thing to have happened to NYC since no-nothing Dinkins.