MBTA announces plans for more late-night bus service

June 5, 2018

BOSTON (AP) — The MBTA plans to revive late-night bus service this fall, but rather than focusing on getting partiers home, it will be aimed to getting people to and from work.

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s fiscal control board on Monday approved the $1.2 million plan that will expand late-night hours on some routes between midnight and 5 a.m. and add buses to crowded routes.

More buses will head to the suburbs instead of Boston’s neighborhoods. The T also plans to better market little-known exiting routes. The changes will add 282 bus trips per week.

The plan builds on increased early morning service that launched in April.

Two prior attempts at late-night service failed due to low ridership and budget issues. Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack is confident this effort will succeed.

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