We're always looking for ways to make our system safer, so we've started testing new warning light bars on the front and back of some buses. They're designed keep pedestrians, cyclists and drivers safer by increasing the visibility of our buses. We have them installed on 30 buses, and will collect feedback from operators and the public before we decide if our 700-bus fleet will all get them, too.
The front lights turn on when the bus is moving forward to warn pedestrians and cyclists, and the rear lights turn on when the bus is slowing down or stopped to minimize accidents with other drivers.
We got this idea from Washington, D.C., who recently installed similar lights on their entire bus fleet following positive community feedback.