Holding lights ease overnight bus-subway transfers in Coney Island

The MTA is using a new holding light system to make overnight bus and subway connections easier for some Coney Island commuters. B36 and B82

B36 and B82 bus drivers now know when to wait for riders connecting from the Q train.

B36 and B82 bus drivers now know when to wait for riders connecting from the Q train. (3/10/14)

BROOKLYN - The MTA is using a new holding light system to make overnight bus and subway connections easier for some Coney Island commuters. 

Transportation officials say that a holding light will let B36 and B82 bus drivers know when subway trains are pulling into the Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue terminal. 

The drivers will then know to wait for transferring customers from the Q subway line between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. 

The MTA says the goal is to improve transfers during a time when a missed bus could turn into a very long wait. 

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