Earth-shaking news regarding the infamous bus known as the B61!
Word has come through Craig Hammerman, through the Word on Columbia Street blog:
"After much consideration, NYC Transit has finally agreed to split the B61 into 2 routes -- one from Red Hook to Downtown Brooklyn, and one from Downtown Brooklyn into Long Island City, Queens (which would become a new B62 route). This move is intended to improve the reliability and timeliness of the B61 route, particularly as it serves our district.
The change would go into effect in January 2010, assuming it receives approval of the MTA Board which it is scheduled to come before later this month. We should be receiving our formal letter from NYC Transit within the next week."
Could it be that Brooklyn's worst bus line is about to enter a new era of improved service? Doubtful. But it's got to get better than it is now!