WATCH: MBTA Tests Dedicated Bus Lane In Roslindale

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) --  In the early hours on Washington Street, a crew of workers from the Boston Transportation Department placed 132 traffic cones along Washington Street from Roslindale Square to Forest Hills Station blocking off the right lane.

That's a lot of cones. 

These cones are part of a pilot program, creating a dedicated bus lane at improving the traffic flow.

"It's a pilot program to provide a dedicated lane for MBTA buses as well as schools buses take them out of the flow of traffic and improve the travel times for the buses in the travel lane," said Gina Finandaca, Commissioner of the city's Transportation Department.

She said that giving a dedicated lanes also gives cars traveling that route gives cars their own lanes.

Most of the commuters along this route during the morning rush take the bus.

The lane is up from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Officials will determine analyse the morning drive experiment and eventually decide whether or not it should become more permanent.

WBZ NewsRadio1030's Carl Stevens reports.

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