See how a simple orange light could help us get our bus

Posted: 11:05 PM, Mar 17, 2014
Updated: 2014-03-18 00:02:09-04

NEW YORK (PIX11) – 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.