Joint effort under way to get B64 bus rolling to Coney Island

A joint campaign is under way among elected officials and local straphangers to restore the B64 bus. State Assemblyman William Colton and the Bensonhurst West

BROOKLYN - A joint campaign is under way among elected officials and local straphangers to restore the B64 bus.

State Assemblyman William Colton and the Bensonhurst West End Community Council are spearheading the effort after the MTA began stopping the bus route that ran south of 25th Avenue from Bensonhurst to Coney Island in June 2010.

Some Bensonhurst residents complain that the change is an inconvenience and have started a petition.

Residents also point out that the stop is outside a co-op that houses 360 families. The next-closest bus stop for those 1,500 residents is 10 minutes away.

Colton says, ?The money they?re saving is a very short-term saving to the MTA. Very little compared to the damage they are doing to the quality of life of the people of this neighborhood.

The MTA says that affected customers can use the nearby B82 bus and that it isn't considering bringing back the discontinued route.

Riders aren't only ones affected by MTA cuts

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Catch 1 LI Winter: Theaters add extra shows for winter break
Nassau Police say they arrested a 23-year-old man 2 Police: Uber driver beaten unconscious by passenger
An upstate lawmaker wants to designate baseball as 3 Word on the Street: The official sport of NY
Mark Wahlberg was in Port Jefferson Station Sunday 4 Mark Wahlberg visits Wahlburgers restaurant in Port Jefferson
The former rookie officer was convicted for shooting 5 Group gathers to commemorate Liang trial

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

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