Residents call for restored B71 bus

A group of Carroll Gardens residents are calling on the MTA to restore the B71 bus line, which once ran through the neighborhood. Officials ended

A group of Carroll Gardens residents are calling on the MTA to restore the B71 bus line, which once ran through the neighborhood.

A group of Carroll Gardens residents are calling on the MTA to restore the B71 bus line, which once ran through the neighborhood. (10/13/15)

CARROLL GARDENS - A group of Carroll Gardens residents are calling on the MTA to restore the B71 bus line, which once ran through the neighborhood.

Officials ended the route about five years ago to save money.

Community groups and local lawmakers petitioned the MTA Tuesday in hopes of having the route resurrected. They even presented changes to the route that would streamline it to cut costs.

Senior citizens and families say it's hard to get to places like the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, the public library, schools and doctors.

The restored line would reconnect Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Park Slope, Gowanus, Carroll Gardens and the Columbia Street waterfront.

The MTA says it has no plans to restore the line because of historically low ridership. The nearest alternatives are the B65 and B61.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Con Edison has offered a few tips you 1 Con Ed offers storm safety tips
Police have made an arrest in connection with 2 Police arrest man accused of hiding body parts at Hunts Point waste station
Brooklyn residents flocked to stores on Sunday to 3 Brooklyn residents prep for nor'easter
Police say the pedestrian was hit about 6 4 Driver charged after teen hit by SUV
Windswept rain moved through the Sheepshead Bay neighborhood 5 High wind gusts, rain hit Sheepshead Bay

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Third group ride van replaces old MTA bus route

A third group ride van has been added to a service that was created following

Cabbie group ride project to begin in Brooklyn

The City Taxi and Limousine Commission's point-to-point shared group-ride vehicle service is expected to begin

DOT erects bus shelter where there is no stop

The Department of Transportation has put up a bus shelter at a stop that no

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE