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Changes to Bus Routes 70/70A, New Route 61

Effective December 22, 2019

How This Route is Changing

Route 70A is being eliminated. Route 70A service will be replaced by a new, simpler Route 61, and added service on Route 70.

Map of Service Changes

Explore this map to learn more about changes to stops along this route.

What You Can Expect

All Route 70A stops between Cambridge and Waltham Center will continue to be served by Route 70.

Some Route 70A stops north of Waltham Center will be served by the new Route 61. Some stops will be eliminated or served only by Route 170.

If your Route 70A stop is…

  • Between Waltham Center and Cambridge, your new route could be Route 70 from your current stop
  • Along the loop of Lincoln St, Lake St, Lexington St, Trepelo Rd, and Smith St, your new route could be Route 61 in the counter-clockwise direction around the loop
  • Along Wyman St, Totten Pond Rd, Bacon St, Dale St, and Lexington St south of Dale St, your new route could be Route 61 from your current stop
  • Along Lexington St south of Lake St, your new route could be Route 61, from a stop on Lake St or Totten Pond Rd

Why We're Making These Changes

By reinvesting the resources currently dedicated to Route 70A, we can provide more reliable service along Route 70 and service to North Waltham (including on Sunday) on Route 61.

Downloads

Winter 2020 Routes 61/70/170 schedule PDF

Better Bus Project

Better Bus Project: Making transit better together

As part of the Better Bus Project, this route change allows us to better invest in long-term changes like adding more buses, more drivers, and more garages.

Learn about the Better Bus Project

Better Bus Project

Better Bus Project: Making transit better together

As part of the Better Bus Project, this route change allows us to better invest in long-term changes like adding more buses, more drivers, and more garages.

Learn about the Better Bus Project