"After much consideration, NYC Transit has finally agreed to split the
B61 into 2 routes -- one from Red Hook to Downtown Brooklyn, and one
from Downtown Brooklyn into Long Island City, Queens (which would become
a new B62 route). This move is intended to improve the reliability and
timeliness of the B61 route, particularly as it serves our district.
The change would go into effect in January 2010, assuming it receives
approval of the MTA Board which it is scheduled to come before later
this month. We should be receiving our formal letter from NYC Transit
within the next week."