New ideas for bus service will be tested as “Demonstration Projects” in 2020 to assist the agency evaluate new service concepts that will inform the design of different bus network alternatives. Proposals can range from smaller scale changes on existing service to more significant, infrastructural changes.
All ideas submitted will be evaluated on a set of metrics that are still in development, supported by an origin-destination data set that will help the MBTA identify travel demand. Selected proposals will be presented to the Fiscal Management and Control Board by the end of 2019 for consideration and would begin operating as early as 2020.
Ideas for Demonstration Projects can be submitted via this link until October 4, 2019.