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Breaking: B4 bus will come back to Sheepshead Bay, officials say

A B63 bus advertises the MTA’s new “Bus Time” service that lets user know where the next bus is along the rout. The “CNG” sticker stands for “Compressed Natural Gas,” and not the Community Newspaper Group, which is always on time.
Photo by Ricky Cassiano

The B4 is back.

The MTA told civic leaders this morning that the B4 bus will once again service Sheepshead Bay — but only after the agency was handed a petition signed by 2,000 commuters demanding their bus back.

“This is a huge victory for the community,” said Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz. “After numerous conversations with MTA Chairman Lhota, a Town Hall meeting, and delivering 2,000 signatures on a petition, we were able to get it restored.”

The B4 is expected to begin making stops at Emmons Avenue, Shore Parkway, and Knapp Street — which were axed in 2010 — before the year is out.

If the legislator had his way, however, residents will be riding the B4 in no time.

“I’m certainly looking to have it done a lot sooner,” Cymbrowitz said.

Reach reporter Colin MIxson at cmixson@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4514.

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