Philadelphia to test a bus-forward traffic hack on deadly Roosevelt Boulevard

Philadelphia officials have a plan for jokers slowing down buses on Roosevelt Boulevard: the BAT lane.

BAT, which stands for business access and transit, is a new-to-Philly breed of lane that prioritizes buses, and lets cars flow into only to make right turns at intersections or businesses. Never before tried on a major road in Philadelphia, the city is now advancing a plan to test BAT lanes on the Boulevard, the most dangerous road in the city and one of the deadliest in the region.