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Brooklyn bus the city's new champ for riders

The city has a new busiest bus line—the B46 in Brooklyn, according to updated MTA ridership figures.

Nearly 17 million straphangers rode the bus spanning the borough in 2009, surpassing the previous long-standing champion, the M15 along First and Second avenues. Another Brooklyn bus, the B6, also rose in the rankings to number three.

Here’s the breakdown:

1    B46     Brooklyn      16,816,652
2     M15     Manhattan     16,541,900
3     Bx12    Bronx         14,736,515
4     B6     Brooklyn     14,046,274
5     B44     Brooklyn      13,391,324
6     B35     Brooklyn      12,853,601
7     B41      Brooklyn      12,693,709
8     Bx1/2       Bronx     12,586,548
9     M14     Manhattan     12,036,852
10     M101     Manhattan     10,620,992

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