Southern Brooklyn Select Bus Service

Overview | Updates | Community Outreach and Reports

B82 on Kings Highway


Crosstown bus trips in Southern Brooklyn are slow and long. Providing faster, more reliable bus service with better connections to existing subway lines is an important step to improve travel for transit riders. Select Bus Service (SBS) improvements in Southern Brooklyn will help to reduce time spent waiting for the bus, boarding the bus, and traveling crosstown, while providing a more comfortable bus ride and addressing pedestrian and traffic safety issues.

SBS routes operate in every borough, with a total of 12 routes citywide. SBS improvements are customized for each SBS corridor depending on the needs of the route. The benefits of SBS include the following:

  • Faster boarding with off-board fare payment and the ability to board the bus through any door
  • Faster, more reliable bus service with dedicated bus lanes to avoid congestion
  • Less time waiting at traffic lights with signal priority for buses (Transit Signal Priority)
  • Know when the next bus is coming with real-time information displays
  • Get directions at bus stops with neighborhood map displays
  • A more comfortable wait with improved bus shelters and benches
  • Safer streets and crossings with high-visibility crosswalks, improved medians, and reconfigured intersections

Together, these improvements have made for faster, more reliable, and more comfortable transit service throughout the city.

As part of the 2009 NYCDOT Phase II Bus Rapid Transit Corridor Study, improving crosstown bus service in Southern Brooklyn was identified as one of the most pressing bus service needs in New York City. The B82 currently serves 28,000+ riders per day and connect transit riders to 6 north-south subway lines and 21 bus routes. The B82 also connects riders to neighborhoods and jobs stretching from Coney Island to Canarsie and East New York. Select Bus Service improvements along this route will provide for better transit connections across Southern Brooklyn.

NYCDOT and the MTA want to hear from you about the challenges you face with Southern Brooklyn crosstown travel and where improvements are needed along the B82 route. Please use the B82 Feedback Map to provide comments and suggestions.

We look forward to your input to improve travel across Southern Brooklyn!


In June of 2015, NYCDOT and the MTA started the planning process for Southern Brooklyn – B82 Select Bus Service. Look here for presentations in addition to on the project NYCDOT Feedback Portal.

August 17, 2018: Kings Highway Final Curbside Changes, Bay Parkway to Ocean Avenue Download the document (pdf)

September 30, 2016: What’s Happening Here Flyer – Fraser Square Improvements Download the flyer (pdf)

October 14, 2015: Presentation to the Brooklyn Borough Service Cabinet Download the presentation (pdf)

June 17, 2015: Brooklyn Borough Hall Kickoff Meeting Download the presentation (pdf)

Community Outreach and Reports

Community Board Meetings

Community Boards are local representative bodies. There are 59 boards across the City. DOT and MTA make presentations to all of the Community Boards located along proposed Select Bus Service routes.

Community Board 5
January 22, 2018 (Transportation Committee): Southern Brooklyn SBS Update April 24, 2017 (Transportation Committee): Introduction Community Board 11
April 26, 2017 (Transportation Committee): Introduction February 15, 2018 (Transportation Committee): Design Update Community Board 14
May 10, 2017 (Transportation Committee): Introduction Community Board 15
May 16, 2017 (Transportation Committee): Introduction March 13, 2018 (Transportation Committee): Design Update Community Board 18
January 20, 2016: Introduction June 21, 2017: Design Update

Stakeholders and Community Groups

Community groups and local stakeholders have valuable input on the SBS planning process. DOT and MTA make presentations to these groups to share information about SBS and receive feedback throughout the planning process.

Starrett City Tenants Association
April 13, 2016: Introduction
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December 13, 2017: Design Update
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United Canarsie South Civic Association
May 9, 2017: Introduction
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NYCHA Breukelen Houses Tenants Association
September 20, 2017: Design Update
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Mill Basin Civic Association
October 9, 2018: Design Update
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