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Brooklyn Bus Network Redesign

This project is part of our larger effort to modernize New York City’s bus network and improve bus service borough by borough. We are taking a fresh look at the bus network, with the goal of meeting customers’ priorities: frequent service, faster travel, reliable service, better connections, and an easy ride.  
Updated Jan 20, 2023
A bus on the Brooklyn waterfront in front of the Manhattan skyline.


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  • October 2019: Brooklyn Bus Network Redesign initiative launched
  • January 2020: Brooklyn Existing Conditions Report published
  • August 2021: Bus Network Redesign initiative restarted after COVID-related pause
  • December 2022: Brooklyn Draft Plan published

For languages other than English, use the Google Translate tool at the bottom of this page.  

About the project

The Brooklyn Bus Network Redesign is an ambitious plan to improve bus travel for Brooklyn riders. 

The Draft Plan, released on December 1, 2022, reimagines the current Brooklyn bus network. The proposed network has routes, stops, and frequencies that reflect customer priorities. Our goal is to meet the needs of current and future customers. 

Much of what is in the Draft Plan is similar to today’s Brooklyn bus network. However, there are many proposals to improve the network for our customers. We have improved the network by simplifying it, straightening routes, creating new connections, strengthening interborough service, adjusting frequencies, and right-sizing the distance between bus stops. 

Project benefits

  • Improved connections and a simplified network to decrease travel times and make trips simpler 
  • Improved intra- and inter-borough connections, which were identified as high priorities by Brooklyn riders 
  • Increased frequencies to create a better all-day frequent network to meet customer needs 
  • Better balanced stop spacing to speed up buses and improve reliability  
  • Bus Priority Projects on targeted corridors will maximize travel time savings and improve quality of service  

A map of the proposed Brooklyn local bus network redesign

Next steps

Beginning in January 2023, the MTA will host public events  and workshops to gather additional input from customers and Brooklyn residents. This invaluable input will inform and shape the Proposed Final Plan. This process is laid out more fully in the report.  

Next steps for the Brooklyn local bus network redesign.

Public workshops

We're planning a better bus network for Brooklyn, and we want to hear from you. Please join us for your community event! 
All workshops will happen from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sessions will begin at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m., though you can join at any time. Please use this link to register for your community workshop. If you can’t make the workshop for your neighborhood, you can sign up for a different one.  

Each workshop will be conducted in English. Additional language interpreters as well as ASL and CART can be made available upon advance request via the registration form. Requests must be received no fewer than five business days before the workshop you want to attend. 

Please join Virtual Workshop on the date for your community via Zoom: 


Meeting ID: 872 2144 3989 

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Community district

Neighborhoods covered

Wednesday, January 11

Community District​ 1

East Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Northside, Southside, Williamsburg

Thursday, January 12

Community District​ 2

Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Clinton Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO, Fort Greene, Fulton Ferry, Navy Yard, Vinegar Hill

Tuesday, January 17

Community District​ 3

Bedford-Stuyvesant, Stuyvesant Heights, Tompkins Park North

Thursday, January 19

Community District​ 4


Tuesday, January 24

Community District​ 5

Broadway Junction, City Line, Cypress Hills, East New York, Highland Park, New Lots, Spring Creek, Starrett City

Thursday, January 26

Community District​ 6

Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Columbia St, Gowanus, Park Slope, Red Hook

Tuesday, January 31 

Community District​ 7

Sunset Park, Windsor Terrace

Thursday, February 2 

Community District​ 8

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Weeksville

Tuesday, February 7

Community District​ 9

Crown Heights South, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Wingate

Thursday, February 9

Community District​ 10​

Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Fort Hamilton

Monday, February 13

Community District​ 11

Bath Beach, Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Mapleton 

Thursday, February 16

Community District​ 12

Borough Park, Kensington, Ocean Parkway

Tuesday, February 21

Community District​ 13

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, Gravesend, Homecrest, Sea Gate, West Brighton

Thursday, February 23

Community District​ 14

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Manhattan Terrace, Midwood, Ocean Parkway, Prospect Park South

Wednesday, March 1

Community District​ 15

Gerritsen Beach, Gravesend, Homecrest, Kings Highway, Manhattan Beach, Plumb Beach, Sheepshead Bay

Thursday, March 2

Community District​ 16

Broadway Junction, Brownsville, Ocean Hill

Tuesday, March 7

Community District​ 17

East Flatbush, Farragut, Flatbush, Northeast Flatbush, Remsen Village, Rugby, Erasmus

Thursday, March 9

Community District​ 18

Bergen Beach, Canarsie, Flatlands, Georgetown, Marine Park, Mill Basin, Mill Island, Paerdegat Basin

Explore the proposed bus network

Interactive maps

We need your feedback! Use this interactive Remix map to view our proposed bus routes and stops in detail. Please provide comments using the "Post Comment" button on the top right of the page. Then click on the route that you would like to comment on.


Proposed Local Network | Proposed Express Network

System maps

Where we left off

The Brooklyn Bus Network has not substantially changed in decades. The continuing decline in bus ridership in Brooklyn, and in New York City, requires a fresh look at how we provide bus service. Buses are slowing down and bus reliability is suffering. Over that same period, our customers’ needs have transformed dramatically. The bus network needs to evolve with them. 

In January 2020, we released the Brooklyn Existing Conditions Report, the first major report in the bus network redesign process. The goal was to take a fresh look at Brooklyn, its people, and its travel needs, and what could be done to improve bus travel to meet those needs. 

However, in March 2020, we paused work on the Bus Network Redesigns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The project remained on pause for approximately 18 months.  

In August 2021, we announced we would restart the Bus Network Redesigns. In Queens, we released the New Draft Plan in March 2022, and the new local network in the Bronx was implemented in June 2022.