Bring Back the B71+!

Bring Back the B71+!

When the MTA made system-wide budget cuts in 2010, Brooklynites were hit hard. Ten Brooklyn bus lines were eliminated (more than anyother borough), including the B71, which was a lifeline for seniors, students, and families along the Union Street corridor. Despite the economic recovery, the line was never restored, leaving riders stranded despite significant population growth along the route. Meanwhile, nearby residents of Red Hook remain in a transit desert, despite physical proximity to Manhattan.

To address these problems, riders are calling for a new B71+. The new route would:

  • Provide a new connection from Red Hook to Lower Manhattan: Red Hook is not served by any subway stop, and only be two local Brooklyn bus routes. A direct connection between Red Hook and Manhattan would make 90,000 more jobs accessible for Red Hook commuters within a one-hour transit zone.


  • Connect students, sneiors, families, NYCHA residents, and people with disabilities to schools, businesses, and cultural institutions: Nine schools, three senior centers, m


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