MBTA bus system to get countdown signs

Signs at MBTA busways are expected soon. Photo: MBTA
Signs at MBTA busways are expected soon. Photo: MBTA

The MBTA will soon install countdown clocks at some of its bus stations to notify riders when the next bus on each route will leave that station, the agency recently announced.

The bus way at Forest Hills Station in Jamaica Plain will be the first bus location to get the electronic message boards.

“I’ve often said our buses are the work horses of our system, serving more than 375,000 people on a typical weekday,” said MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott. “The countdown signs at our busiest bus stops will provide customers with information that will make their public transit experience easier and more convenient.”

The bus countdown signs come roughly a year-and-a-half after the MBTA installed countdown signs throughout its light rail system.

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