Beginning next week, New York City Transit and the Department of Transportation are holding a series of workshops across the city to get feedback on where new bus rapid transit (BRT) routes should be established and how they should operate.

BRT provides dedicated lanes for buses, and creates an integrated system designed to reduce travel time, improve reliability, and increase the level of comfort for bus customers. In June 2008, NYCT and DOT launched the City’s first BRT Phase I route, the Bx12 Select Bus Service (SBS) on Fordham Road in the Bronx.  Now they are looking to add 8-10 new corridors throughout the city. Read more here.

The meeting schedule is as follows:

Workshop Date Location
Bronx Thursday, May 28 College of New Rochelle
332 East 149th Street (bet. Morris and Courtlandt Avenues)
Queens Tuesday, June 2 P.S. 69, Jackson Heights
77-02 37th Avenue (bet. 77th St. and 78th Street)
Queens Wednesday, June 3 Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL)
161-04 Jamaica Avenue (at 161st Street)
Brooklyn Tuesday, June 9 Polytechnic University
6 Metrotech Center (entrance on Jay Street bet. Myrtle Avenue and Johnson Street)
Brooklyn Wednesday, June 10 Brooklyn College
2900 Bedford Avenue (at Campus Road)
Staten Island Tuesday, June 16 New Dorp High School
465 New Dorp Lane (bet. Hylan Boulevard and Mill Road)
Manhattan Thursday, June 18 Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) (Bldg A – entrance on West 27th Street between Seventh and Eight Avenues)
7th Avenue and West 27th Street