Bus Stop Clearing

Winter Weather - Bus Stop Clearing and Snow Removal


As the winter season approaches and snow begins to fall, riders can depend on the MBTA to be ready.

The MBTA is determined and prepared to provide its riders with clear and accessible bus stops this winter. Added resources and equipment will help the MBTA work through harsh weather conditions and riders will experience snow removal improvements as they commute through the Commonwealth this winter. The MBTA will prioritize the clearing of snow and ice from bus stops along its Fifteen Key Bus Routes.

What the MBTA Clears

The MBTA will clear snow from all MBTA-owned bus shelters and stops along the following key routes: 1, 15, 22, 23, 28, 32, 39, 57, 66, 71, 73, 77, 111, 116, 117.

For a full list of MBTA-owned bus shelters cleared by the MBTA, please click here.

Other Stops

Virtually all other bus stops are the property owner/abutter′s responsibility. The municipality in which the bus stop is located may have the ability to enforce snow removal, depending on the local ordinance. If you notice one of these stops is obstructed by snow/ice, refer to this municipality contact list to find the contact information for the department that may be able to help resolve the problem.

When will bus stops be cleared?

The MBTA’s goal is to clear all MBTA-owned bus shelters and stops along its key routes listed above within twenty-four hours of the end of a snowstorm. All MBTA-owned bus shelters and stops will be cleared as quickly as possible.

How do I know if my stop has been cleared?

Following winter storms, the MBTA will post updates on bus stop clearing on our winter weather website at MBTA.com/winter. The status of bus stops along the Fifteen Key Bus Routes can be seen in the table below.

Who to Contact

To report a bus stop that has not been cleared, please call the MBTA’s Customer Care Department at 617.222.3200 / (TTY) 617.222.5146 with the route and intersection for the stop that needs to be cleared. You can also e-mail this information to snowandice@mbta.com.

Bus Route Status

RouteInboundOutbound
1ClearedCleared
15ClearedCleared
22ClearedCleared
23ClearedCleared
28ClearedCleared
32ClearedCleared
39ClearedCleared
57ClearedCleared
66ClearedCleared
71ClearedCleared
73ClearedCleared
77ClearedCleared
111ClearedCleared
116ClearedCleared
117ClearedCleared

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BlueNormal Service

Green 1 upcoming

MattapanNormal Service

Orange 2 upcoming

Red 3 upcoming

SilverNormal Service


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