I recently sat down with senior bus operations managers at the MBTA to get an update on their efforts to keep service properly spaced.
After reliability, the next priority has to be supporting mode-shift. We need to get people out of cars into commuter trains, capturing trips that people are already making.
The public is crying out for congestion reduction at rush hour and public transportation can respond to that call. It is time for the deliberations about rail service expansion to zero-in on the one challenge that rail is most likely to be able to meet.
Changes are coming to the 64, 71, 72, 74, 75 and 78.
Over the next few months, the board will need to make some more definitive decisions about where, when and how to roll out improvements.
Shuttles will replace train service on the Red Line on weekends from November 15 to December 15 excluding Thanksgiving weekend.