New bus lane cameras have come to Brooklyn, with ticketing for driving, parking, or standing in a Select Bus Service lane ranging from $115 to $150, lawmakers warned.
Councilmen Chaim Deutsch and David Greenfield sent out press releases warning drivers of bus lane cameras that have recently been installed to catch violators. Police routinely patrol bus lanes and issues tickets in the form of both parking and moving violations.
Many Brooklyn residents have received bus lane tickets along the B44 route on Nostrand and Rogers avenues months after the violations occurred, some resulting in thousands of dollars in fines. Greenfield and Deutsch said that they reached out to the Department of Transportation, who agreed to void tickets that occurred from March 17 to July 25.
Additionally, drivers who received tickets will be excused for all tickets after the first ticket issued.
The Select Bus Service is New York City’s version of rapid bus transit, which offers faster and more reliable service along high-ridership bus routes. Select Bus Service began in Manhattan in 2010, and started in North and South Brooklyn in early 2013.