I frequently get asked questions about the relative count of buses on the routes 71 and 73. Often riders on one line suspect that riders on the other are getting better service.
The MBTA is holding a number of meetings to support the better bus project.
The MBTA’s recent call to create more dedicated bus lanes reflects a fundamental reality: in many congested road segments, a large share of the people are hidden away in buses, many of them standing. Where the data prove high bus ridership, it is common sense to shift road resources towards the buses.
The MBTA has working for several years on “transit signal priority”, which utilizes GPS technology to help buses and surface light rail improve reliability and reduce delays. Now that the system is being tested, I’m hopeful that its rollout can include crowded bus routes in my district, particularly the 71 (Watertown) and 73 (Waverley) buses.
The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, in collaboration with the Cities of Cambridge and Watertown, will host a final public meeting relative to the Mt. Auburn Street Corridor Study on Tuesday, January 31, from 6 – 8 PM at the Shady Hill School Assembly Hall, located at 56 Coolidge Avenue, Cambridge. The meeting space is […]
In response to constituent complaints about the service quality of the 73 bus, we reached out to the MBTA to see if there was an explanation and also to get a timeline for the return of the trackless trolley service. Below is the response from MTA Service Planning: As the original email suggested, the recent poor performance […]