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Changes to Bus Route 71

Effective December 22, 2019

How This Route is Changing

Route 71 service includes new, short trips in the AM peak to Aberdeen Ave and PM peak to Harvard Square.

Map of Service Changes

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

What You Can Expect

New trips provide additional frequency for the AM peak outbound and PM peak inbound to and from Mount Auburn Hospital. They also position the bus for its next Route 72 trip during peak service times.

If you ride take the 71 you’ll find...

  • New peak trips outbound, between 7:00 AM and 9:15 AM, from Harvard Station to Aberdeen Ave
  • New peak trips inbound, between 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM, from Aberdeen Ave to Harvard Square (Note: The stop is not in the station busway)

Be sure to view the destination sign of your Route 71 bus, especially if you are traveling to a destination west of Aberdeen Ave.

Why We're Making This Change

By adding these trips to Route 71, we’re able to operate more Route 72 trips in the peak direction.

Downloads

Winter 2020 Route 71 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