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Select Bus Service on the B44

Select Bus Service comes to the B44 in Brooklyn

On Sunday, November 17, 2013, Select Bus Service replaces the B44 Limited service. The B44 SBS will run from Knapp Street in Sheepshead Bay to Williamsburg Bridge Plaza.
 
Click here  for the list of B44 SBS bus stops. 

 

About B44 Select Bus Service, and how it changes and improves your ride

Select Bus Service is the brand name for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in New York City.  BRT is a general term for any high-performance surface transportation system that incorporates features of rail transit combined with the flexibility and cost advantages of bus transit. 

Select Bus Service on the B44 introduces innovative changes to the way buses operate:

  • You pay BEFORE boarding
  • You can board the bus using any door
  • Ten miles of dedicated bus lanes speed service between Knapp St and Williamsburg Bridge Plaza
  • Significantly fewer bus stops means quicker trips
  • Increased enforcement against traffic offenders allows buses to keep moving.

All these elements will make your trip up to 15% to 20% faster.

Bus stop signs and shelters clearly mark Select Bus Service stops.

 

Two ways to Pay your Fare Before you Board

You pay your fare at the stop at either the MetroCard Fare Collector or Coin Fare Collector machine BEFORE boarding.

Keep your receipt for the duration of your trip.  Fare inspectors randomly check for them.  Anyone who cannot produce a valid receipt could be subject to a substantial fine.

You don’t give or show your receipt to the bus operator UNLESS you paid with coins and need a transfer. Please board at the front of the bus if you need a transfer.

 

MetroCard Fare Collector

MetroCard Fare Collector

Pay here with:
MetroCard (Value or Time), Reduced-Fare MetroCard, transfers, single-ride tickets, and Student MetroCard (but NOT Half-Fare Student MetroCard).
1. Press the start button.
2. Insert your MetroCard, transfer or ticket face up into the slot.
3. Your receipt will be issued automatically.

Transfers: MetroCard transfers remain the same. Your transfer is encoded on your card. Only a value-based MetroCard can be used to pay the fare for more than one person. Insert the MetroCard into the machine up to four times for a maximum of four people, and payment receipts will be issued for each person. If your group transfers to the B44 SBS, you must obtain new receipts before you board. If your group transfers to the B44 SBS, insert the same MetroCard you used to pay for your previous trip, and multiple receipts will be issued.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MetroCard Fare Collector

Coin Fare Collector

Pay here with coins, exact change ONLY (No dollar bills, pennies, or half-dollars accepted).
Full-Fare Customers:
1. Press black button to start.
2. Insert exactly $2.50 in coins; if you overpay, no change will be returned.
3. Your receipt will be issued automatically.

Reduced-Fare Customers and Half-Fare Student MetroCard users:
1. Press yellow button first
2. Insert exactly $1.25 in coins; if you overpay, no change will be returned.
3. Your receipt will be issued automatically.

Transfers: Board at the front of the bus and request a transfer from the bus operator.
To CANCEL the transaction, turn the red knob before you finish depositing your last coin.

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