Ø Simplifies routes thereby facilitating transferring and encouraging bus usage
Ø Fills gaps in service in East Flatbush and Borough Park.
improves access to isolated areas such as Gerritsen Beach and Canarsie.
Ø Provides two new airport services, one local and one limited stop, enabling a good portion of
Brooklyn one or two bus access to JFK Airport
Ø No significant additional route mileage (excluding airport services).
Ø Greatly improves service to all major Hospitals especially Maimonides and Kings County.
Ø Can be implemented in stages.
Ø Provides alternative routings.
Ø Eliminates portions of lightly utilized routes and strengthens weak routes
without significantly increasing route mileage increasing system viability.
Ø Eliminates unnecessary complexities in bus service created by historical accidents, thereby simplifying bus routes,
Ø Establishes the B49 as a back-up to the Brighton Line between Prospect
Park and Sheepshead Bay during subway service disruptions.
access and increases system efficiency by eliminating duplicative bus /subway service without reducing bus service.