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Second Round of Better Bus Changes Starts December 22

Updated on December 2, 2019

Riders wait on Massachusetts Ave in Central Square, Cambridge, while a 70A bus pulls up to the stop.

On December 22, 2019, the second round of Better Bus Project service changes will go into effect. The first round of service changes started September 1, 2019.

We know that making changes to your bus route changes how you get to work, to school, and to the places you need to go in your community—and this year, we've spoken with many of you at your stops and at community meetings to hear how you need service to be better. These 2 rounds of changes are the outcome of those conversations, along with the feedback we received from bus drivers, planners, and consultants.

These updates will make our bus system more reliable, improve frequency, and make routes easier for riders to understand.

Route Changes

You can learn more about how your route is changing by finding it in the list below. Click the link under each route to view a map of the change and learn more about how this will improve bus service in your area.

34 and 34E

Starting December 22, 2019, service to Dedham Mall on Route 34E will be replaced by Route 34.

Learn more about changes to Routes 34 and 34E

36

Starting December 22, 2019, most Route 36 trips will no longer stop at Charles River Loop.

Learn more about changes to Route 36

37

Starting December 22, 2019, the number of weekday trips on Route 37 to Corey St and Lagrange St will be reduced.

Learn more about changes to Route 37

52

Starting December 22, 2019, all Route 52 service will travel via Parker St, Wheeler Rd, and Meadowbrook Rd.

Learn more about changes to Route 52

64

Starting December 22, 2019, Route 64 will travel all day on weekdays between Central and Kendall, and will shift to Brooks St in Brighton.

Learn more about changes to Route 64

61, 70, and 70A

no service Starting December 22, 2019, Route 70A will be eliminated and will be replaced by a new, simplified Route 61, and additional service on Route 70.

Learn more about changes to Routes 70 and 70A

71

Starting December 22, 2019, Route 71 service includes new, short trips in the AM peak to Aberdeen Ave and PM peak to Harvard Square.

Learn more about changes to Route 71

72

Starting December 22, 2019, Route 72 will operate inbound-only 6:45 – 9:30 AM and outbound-only 2:45 – 7:15 PM.

Learn more about changes to Route 72

72, 74, 75, 78

Starting December 22, 2019, routes are shifting on the 72, 74, 75, and schedules are changing on the 72, 74, 75, and 78.

Learn more about changes to Routes 72, 74, 75, 78

201 and 202

Starting December 22, 2019, Routes 201 and 202 are eliminating service to North Quincy on weekends.

Learn more about changes to Routes 201 and 202

220

Starting December 22, 2019, the number of trips on Route 220 to Hingham Center will be reduced.

Learn more about changes to Route 220

222

Starting December 22, 2019, Route 222 will no longer provide service via Essex St.

Learn more about changes to Route 222

225 and 226

Starting December 22, 2019, the Route 225 variant 225C is being eliminated. Route 225 will no longer serve W Howard St, Shaw St, and Hayward St. A new Route 226 will serve Braintree Station to Columbian Sq, replacing 225C service.

Learn more about changes to Routes 225 and 226

350

Starting December 22, 2019, Route 350 is adding service to Northwest Park and eliminating the stop at Macy’s in the Burlington Mall.

Learn more about changes to Route 350