• Carolyn Maloney

$9 MILLION FEDERAL GRANT SECURED TO IMPROVE SOUTH BROOKLYN BUS SAFETY

Brooklyn lawmakers secured a $9 million federal grant to improve bus safety and accessibility at select south Brooklyn bus stops...The money will fund the installation of asphalt platforms that extend off the sidewalk and into the street, improving boarding safety at bus stops along 86th Street under the elevated D train, and on Bay Parkway in Bensonhurst and Bath Beach as part of the Department of Transportation’s “Safe Routes to Transit and Bus Stops Under the El” program.


The stops will also benefit from so-called “bus pads,” which prevent buses from tearing up the street.

Rose led a coalition of Brooklyn house reps including Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, Congressman Jerry Nadler, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Congresswoman Yvette Clark and Congresswoman Nydia Velazque, who pushed for federal funding for South Brooklyn buses in a letter penned to the Federal Transit Authority in July.


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