Bklyner: Much Needed $9 Million Is Given to Southern Brooklyn to Upgrade Bus Network

SOUTHERN BROOKLYN – Southern Brooklyn bus commuters rejoice: the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded $9 million in federal funding to improve bus safety and accessibility in the area, Congressman Max Rose, who represents Staten Island and Southern Brooklyn, announced at a press conference yesterday.

“Four months ago, we organized and called on the federal government to listen to the needs of local residents, and disburse grant funding to help us upgrade the South Brooklyn bus network—because the sad fact is that for too long we’ve been ripped off, forgotten and ignored,” Rose said.

Rose led the effort with fellow Brooklyn Representatives Jerrold Nadler, Carolyn Maloney, Yvette Clarke, Nydia Velázquez, and Hakeem Jeffries in calling for the federal government to support a project to improve bus safety and accessibility in Southern Brooklyn.

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