Malliotakis Celebrates Return of Brooklyn’s B37

Assemblywoman Malliotakis and the Guild for Exceptional Children at a rally for the B37 earlier this year.

After four years of petitions, rallies, and advocating, Brooklyn bus riders finally have their B37 back! The New York State Legislature included an increase in funding for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to help restore the bus which was eliminated in 2010 as a cost-cutting measure.

Since 2010, then-candidate for Assembly Nicole Malliotakis (R-C-Bay Ridge-Staten Island) rallied with transportation advocates, elected officials, members of the Transport Workers Union (TWU) representing bus drivers and civic and business groups for the bus’s return. Since being elected, Malliotakis has held at least three rallies and launched an online petition titled “Give Me My Bus Back.”

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis said she is pleased the fight has been won. “After four years and passionate advocacy from all corners of the community, I’m pleased to join my colleagues to celebrate the B37’s return to service. We once again proved that by working together and advocating for Bay Ridge’s needs, we can achieve real results.”

Since taking office, Malliotakis has successfully fought for restoration and expansion of bus service in her district including the X1, X27, B8, B37, B64, S76 and S93 lines. She has made transportation issues a priority of her office.