Skip to main content
alert
Service Change Ongoing
MBTA service levels have been increased in the interest of the health and safety of our riders and employees. All riders must use face coverings when on the MBTA. More: MBTA.com/coronavirus

Bus Schedule Changes for Summer 2020

Posted on June 10, 2020

Updated on June 16, 2020

Route 43 Bus pulling up at bus stop

The summer bus schedule goes into effect June 21, 2020.

Many bus routes will operate a modified Saturday schedule with further changes going into effect on June 21. Please check your specific route for the most detailed information.

While passenger volume continues to be just a fraction of pre-pandemic levels, the MBTA will continue to closely monitor ridership and undesirable crowding in excess of recently-adopted thresholds and, when possible, make adjustments.

Weekday service will be added to nearly 60 high-demand routes and bus service has been tailored to specifically allow for operational flexibility, giving dispatchers the ability to make adjustments in response to changing ridership demands and to alleviate crowding. The MBTA will operate a full complement of buses, including 30% reserved to be deployed where there is increased demand for service. Crowding will be closely monitored with these flexible buses deployed as needed. All available buses will operate with service concentrated on about 80% of bus routes in an effort to address high ridership and crowded conditions.

Learn more about coronavirus-related service changes

Changes Effective June 21

Improved frequency will provide additional capacity and help reduce crowding on Routes 1, 15, 16, 22, 23, 28, 31, 32, 39, 47, 57, 65, 66, 70, 71, 73, 80, 86, 104, 109, 111, 116, 117, 441, 455 and SL5.

  • In particular, frequencies on Routes 1, 22, 23, 28, 65, 104, 109, 111, and SL5 will be equivalent to or better than regular weekday schedules.

Earlier trips will be added for improved span of service on Routes 1, 8, 10, 21, 34, 57, 62/76, 70, 97, 105, 106, 108, 110, 112, 119, 132, 134, 222, 225, 240, 411, 426, 429, 430, 435, 436, 441, 442, 450, 455, and 504.

Weekday service will be restored on Routes 19 (partial), 245, 712, 713, 714, and 716.

no service Service will be temporarily suspended on Routes 325, 326, 351, 352, and 501. See trip planner for alternate service options.

Reduced frequency on Routes 7, 43, and 504 will better match demand.

More Information

Media Contact Information

For all queries and comments, please contact:

MBTA Press Office