The MTA has split the B61 in a Solomonic move. The B61 now runs from Red Hook to Downtown Brooklyn, while the B62 takes the northern portion of the route from Downtown Brooklyn to Queens Plaza. This will hopefully reduce the bunching of buses together and keep them closer to the posted schedule.
We have heard some initial reports of the drivers being confused about some minor rerouting (the bus is supposed to stop closer to the Williamsburg Bridge Plaza to increase the ease of transfer to the J train) and of confused riders. So spread the word!
We have sent a request to the MTA for comment on the driver training and public notification.
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