Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Hold that bus!

From PIX 11:

The race is always on to get to our train and, eventually, then the bus or another subway.

A missed connection means the difference between being on-time and being late.

The MTA is testing a system at the Coney Island-Stillwell Terminal in Brooklyn. The new lights signal to bus drivers on the Coney Island-bound B36 and Spring Creek-bound B82 buses that the trains at the end of the line in Coney Island have arrived.

The Transit Agency says the new lights are being used during the late night and early morning hours because those times have the longest waits.

“These new holding lights will make certain that late night riders won’t miss the bus after they leave the train, helping to create as seamless a trip as possible,” said President MTA Bus President Darryl Irick.

Other locations are being considered at other transit hubs in Queens and Brooklyn.


Anonymous said...

So will we have to keep waiting for a clear moment for the bus to leave? The seven train pulls into the station a lot. Trains are constantly leaving and coming into that station that It's almost impossible to keep up with the trains.

Anonymous said...

Anon No. 1: This is primarily for late hours, when trains run less frequently, and buses less so. It improves connections, and people will have less waiting time for a bus. If you rode buses at that time of the day, you'd think this was great.

Anonymous said...

Great idea! Shut up haters!

Anonymous said...

This will help bus riders in Queens.

The Q23 drivers pride themselves on speeding away with an empty bus just as subway riders make it out of the 71st Street/Continental station.