B61 Buses Will Increase Service in April

By Nikhita Venugopal on February 12, 2013 4:01pm 

 B61 Bus on Atlantic Avenue.
B61 Bus on Atlantic Avenue.
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BROOKLYN — The B61 bus service will be adjusted to meet increasing demands on the route, according to an MTA spokesperson. The changes will be implemented in April 2013. 

During the morning peak hour, there will be one additional peak trip that will reduce waiting time from 9 minutes to 8 minutes.

At the 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. period, two more trips will be added, decreasing the time between buses from 12 minutes to 10 minutes.

The B61 has been notoriously tardy in the past, leaving riders frustrated by the wait. A 2011 study, "Next Bus Please: Improving the B61" found that the bus was often late, as well as overcrowded. 

"These changes are a result of [New York City Transit's] periodic review of ridership and running times for each local bus route," MTA Press Liason Dierdre Parker said, in an email.   

The B61 serves Cobble Hill, Red Hook, Park Slope and Windsor Terrace, providing local service through Van Brunt Street, Columbia Street, and Atlantic Avenue. 

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