Departure platform moved to improve #73 and #71 bus service

Platform Change As of Monday, April 28 the departure platform for MBTA buses #73 and #71 going to Belmont and Watertown during Monday through Saturday will now be on the lower busway of Harvard Station. Departure on Sundays and holidays will be on the upper busway. This change should help improve service times and is […]

2nd Suffolk & Middlesex MBTA Route Performance Indicators

All of the above data was culled from the MBTA’s Route Performance Indicators.  You can view see a set of statistics for all bus routes here.  The ridership counts are estimates based on a survey conducted in the fall of 2010 using Automated Passenger Counters and manual counts, not fare box information. Terminology: Route Type […]

Improvements to 71/73 Bus Service?

Many have provided feedback on this site about the bus service to Belmont and Watertown from Harvard Square. Together with Representatives Hecht, Rogers and Lawn, and the Watertown Town Council, I’ve been giving the service issues a lot of attention. The MBTA and the City of Cambridge have both responded very diligently to our expressed […]