Wednesday, April 24, 2013


The broken line indicates the proposed extension of the B67 bus.

The MTA wants to extend weekday B67 bus service to Williamsburg, starting in September 2013, having concluded that public transportation in that neighborhood is inadequate for an area whose population is growing rapidly. The bus would still begin its route in Kensington on McDonald Avenue at Cortelyou Road and travel to Downtown Brooklyn.

The extended part of the route would stretch from Jay Street to Front Street in DUMBO to York Street to Gold Street to Sands Street, go around the edge of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, to Kent Avenue, and end at Division Avenue. Riders could transfer to the York Street subway station or to the B62 bus on Wythe Avenue.

The new service would operate every thirty minutes between 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on weekdays.

A public hearing about the proposal will be held on Monday, April 29th, at 6:00 the Brooklyn Borough Hall Court Room, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn.

People who want to speak at the hearing can register between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Everyone who registers will be permitted to speak for up to three minutes.

Online registration is also available. Register here to speak at the hearing.

People who would like to comment but won't be able to attend can type their comments on the form here and then click "Submit." 

Hearing-impaired people who would like to have a sign language interpreter available should call Lois Tendler of New York City Transit Government Affairs at (646) 252-2660. Or send her a fax at (646) 252-2661.

For more information about the proposed service changes or to pre-register to speak at the hearing, call or write to:

     MTA NYCT Government Affairs
     2 Broadway, 17th Floor
     New York, NY 10004
     (646) 252-2660