Our Plan to Bring Back Service
Updated April 5, 2021
Like many other transit agencies, the MBTA has grappled with the uncertainty of the pandemic while also working to keep our riders and employees safe. In early 2021, we introduced service changes in response to decreased ridership and revenue.
This spring, with infusions of federal funding from the CARES Act, the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), and the American Rescue Plan, we can start restoring service to 100% of pre-pandemic levels.
As of April 2021, we’re able to:
- Begin the process of returning all bus and subway service to pre-pandemic levels as quickly as possible
- Increase Commuter Rail service by up to 88% over current levels, starting April 5, 2021
- Accelerate hiring and training for operators, which will further allow us to increase service
We’re also able to start planning even further ahead—travel patterns and ridership needs have changed significantly over the last year, and we’re taking that into consideration as we bring service back.
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