Starting in September 2019, the MTA is scheduled to begin operating articulated buses on the B38 route. These new 64-foot buses will replace the 40-foot standard buses that have been operating along the B38 route, in order to improve the route’s efficiency for our customers, and also increase seat capacity on buses in operation, according to a CEC32 announcement.
The B38, which runs from Ridgewood to Downtown Brooklyn, is known for unreliable and slow service. By adjusting the route and adding new buses, the MTA hopes to improve the route.
The route will be losing stops Putnam Avenue, Madison St, Palmetto St, Grove St, and Harman St in Ridgewood, and at Cypress Avenue, Kossuth Place, and Bushwick Avenue, in Bushwick. These stops are marked red on the map.
Seven Bushwick stops and one in Ridgewood will be redesigned to accommodate the new, longer buses. Those are marked yellow on the map.
The new buses are expected to to come around Labor Day on Sept. 2, the MTA told Patch.
If you have any questions or feedback about these changes, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. León, District Manager at the Brooklyn Community Board 4, at (718) 628-8400 or [email protected] .
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