Remember when we told you about the bus rapid transit project slated for Nostand Avenue? Well, Streetsblog is now reporting that the Obama Adminstration's 2011 budget includes $28 million to make the dream a reality:
Nostrand Avenue SBS would ply the B44 corridor in Brooklyn, a route where ridership is already high, demand is higher, and bus service is currently the most unreliable in the city... The FTA's announcement should help turn this project into reality. "That funding helps assure everybody that the project is going to move forward in these difficult times," said Joan Byron of the Pratt Center for Community Development, which has been a major advocate for bus rapid transit in New York. Byron highlighted the fact that the design for the route is still very much an open question and that secure funding will make the public outreach process more effective.
More here from Streetsblog. (Photo: NYCDOT)