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Operational Testing Underway in Columbus Avenue Bus Lanes

Updated on October 5, 2021

Photo taken from inside a bus of a masked driver with an "MBTA instructor" shirt patch driving down the columbus ave center lane

In partnership with the City of Boston, the MBTA is making improvements to Columbus Avenue that will benefit bus riders, pedestrians, and the neighborhood as a whole.

We anticipate the new center-running bus lanes will begin operating this fall.

Learn more about the Columbus Avenue Bus Lanes Project

Building a Better T

As part of our $8 billion, 5-year capital investment plan, we're renovating stations, modernizing fare collection systems, upgrading services for our buses, subways, and ferries, and improving the accessibility of the entire system.

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Upcoming Work

Operational testing of the new bus lanes is now underway, and crews are finishing final construction activities.

Service Impacts

To allow for construction, stops may be temporarily relocated or closed through fall 2021. Please follow the posted signs for temporary stop locations and nearest connection points.

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Neighborhood Impacts

For safety reasons, there may be occasional lane reductions, parking space removals, and minor detours for pedestrians around work zones.

Contact Us

For questions and comments related to the Columbus Avenue Bus Lanes project, please email us at betterbusproject@mbta.com.

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Building a Better T

As part of our $8 billion, 5-year capital investment plan, we're renovating stations, modernizing fare collection systems, upgrading services for our buses, subways, and ferries, and improving the accessibility of the entire system.

Learn more

Related Projects

View all projects