PSA: Bus Mounted Cameras To Ticket Bus Lane Scofflaw

Please be advised. New bus-mounted cameras on the B44 Select Bus Service route began yesterday, Nov 6th, snapping photos of cars in dedicated bus lanes used by the B44 and B49 bus routes.

The new Automated Bus Lane Enforcement systems on 33 B44 Select Bus Service buses will monitor cars in the dedicated bus lanes on Bedford, Rogers and Nostrand avenues, which are also used by the B44 and B49 local routes, officials said.

The bus route, which connects Williamsburg to Sheepshead Bay through Bed-Stuy, Crown Heights, Flatbush and Midwood, is used by about 37,000 riders making it Brooklyn’s second busiest bus route.

Drivers breaking the rules, remaining in a bus lane without turning right or blocking the bus lane for at least two buses, will receive a warning without a fine during a 60-day grace period. When the grace period ends, drivers will face $50 fines for a first offense, $100 for a second, $150 for a third and $200 for a fourth, the MTA said.