Reinventing bus service for a growing economy


Current bus service provides a third of all MBTA rides in the Boston Area, approximately 450,000 bus trips each weekday. While buses offer the opportunity to make connections that cannot be made by the core rail system, the MBTA bus system has been woefully underinvested in, and no comprehensive service planning has been done in 30 years. This has led to gaps in connectivity, and an increasing challenge to ensure Kndall Square businesses are able to attract the employees they need without increasing traffic. These gaps could be filled by new and improved bus service, and/or more efficient use of private shuttle services.


  • Study bus priority treatments —Lechmere to Kendall Square
  • Improve CT2/85 frequency and reliability
  • Extend 64/70/70A into Kendall Square
  • Increase EZRide shuttle service
  • Implement new CT4 service