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Improving local and regional transit services

More reliable bus, train, ferry, and shuttle networks.

The Transportation Department established its first ever Transit Team in 2019. The team is installing transit priority interventions on the busiest corridors. They're working to advance regional rail projects.

Below, projects that are "in implementationare linked to their respective web-pages. Projects that are "in design" or "not yet started" are linked to their Go Boston 2030 Report pages.

  • Where we are now

    13 PROJECTS IN IMPLEMENTATION
    4 PROJECTS IN DESIGN
    8 PROJECTS NOT YET STARTED

Projects

Forest Hills to Roslindale Square Rapid Bus
In Implementation
Project is complete with bus lanes in both directions.
Oak Square to Commonwealth Rapid Bus
In Implementation
Project is complete with bus lanes in both directions.
Fair MBTA fare policy and extended service hours
In implementation
We distributed free T passes to students, to Main Street district employees, and supported the MBTA Night Bus Service to 2:00 am and helped support the MBTA Night Bus Service to 2 a.m.
Consolidated Smart Shuttle System
In implementation
We worked with Seaport District employers to launch a shuttle system to connect with North Station.
Green Line improvements
In implementation
We are working with the MBTA’s Green Line Transformation initiative including street improvements
Nubian Square Transit Hub
In implementation
Our Nubian Square redesign is in construction. We're planning for more efficient bus access and improved travel.
Sullivan Square Enhanced Transit Hub
In implementation
We installed new bus lanes, crosswalks, and bike lanes for improved connections.
Inner Harbor ferry expansion
In implementation
Ferry Service has started from the Seaport to Lovejoy Wharf and Lewis Mall Wharf in East Boston.
Orange Line and Red Line service improvements
In implementation
Trains with new cars are gradually being introduced along with infrastructure improvements
Improved Silver Line: Nubian to Downtown
In implementation
New bus lanes installed from Herald Street to Temple Place in downtown and existing bus lanes in the South being repainted with updated signal priority.
Restructure all bus routes
In design
We are working to include Boston’s priority bus routes in the ongoing MBTA Bus Network Redesign initiative.
Bus service reliability improvements
In Implementation
The City worked with the MBTA to start more efficient service on and reroute select lines in 2019
Fairmount Line service improvements
In Implementation
The City’s proposal for additional weekday trips were adopted and implemented in 2020 by the MBTA.
Mattapan to LMA Rapid Bus
In Implementation
Bus lanes have been installed in Columbus Avenue to Jackson Square, with ongoing design for Blue Hill Avenue and Warren Street.
West Station Transit Hub
In design
A new transit station serving Brighton and the Allston-Yards. The development is in design as part of MassDOT's I-90 project.
South Station expansion
In design
The future of Greater Boston regional rail commuting depends on the ongoing design for South Station.
North Station to South Boston Waterfront Rapid Bus
In design
We're working with the state and MBTA to create designs aimed at improving bus travel.
Massachusetts Avenue Rapid Bus
Not yet started
We will work on designs to put in place dedicated bus lanes and other bus priority tools on Mass. Ave.
LMA to JFK Rapid Bus via Nubian and Uphams
Not yet started
Connecting the LMA with Roxbury, Dorchester, the Fairmount Line, and the Red Line.
Fairmount Line Urban Rail
Not yet started
We seek to bring the benefit of subway-like service to a walkable Fairmount corridor.
Seaport to Dorchester / Widett Urban Rail
Not yet started
Track 61could be used to create new connections from Dorchester at Newmarket to the Seaport.
Silver Line Terminals at Downtown Crossing and South Station
Not yet started
We will partner with the MBTA to improve the quality at key Silver Line transfer points.
Green Line Extension to Hyde Square
Not yet started
The City seeks to continue service on the E-Line beyond Heath Street. We want to provide access to the heart of Jamaica Plain.
Longwood Transit Hub
Not yet started
We aim to alleviate severe congestion in the Longwood Medical Area. Our goal is to consolidate transit services.
Urban rail extension to Roslindale Square
Not yet started
Boston residents have expressed strong support in favor of extending subway-like service from Forest Hills to Roslindale Square.
Climate protection for vulnerable MBTA stations
Not yet started
We want to ensure that T stations are resilient and climate ready.
I-90 Newton Urban Rail
Not yet started
Subway-like service along the Mass Pike from Newton to South Station will incentivize transit use and ease congestion.
West Station Rapid Bus to LMA, Kendall, and Harvard Square
Not yet started
To address population growth, we need to create a new set of rapid bus connections.
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