Cambridge’s Transit Committee to pitch dozens of ideas to MBTA for improved bus service (Wicked Local Cambridge 12/17/18)
Important changes to Cambridge’s public bus system are in the works.
Potential ideas include a bus service from Harvard Square to Assembly Square in Somerville, a bus-only lane at the BU Bridge rotary, and bus lanes into and out of Alewife Station.
The list of 30 draft proposals was pitched by the Transit Advisory Committee to Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Senior Transportation Planner Andy Smith on Dec. 5, during its monthly meeting at the Cambridge Senior Center.
The committee - composed of Cambridge residents, local business owners, and representatives of institutions - handles planning and funding for transportation. At the meeting, seven of the committee’s 21 members sat around a table and used a map to show potential changes. The ideas were part of the state’s Better Bus Project, an initiative program by the MBTA that hopes to make service changes and improvements statewide by 2020.
“We hope as a whole it continues to improve the reliability and the ability of the service to meet the residents and the visitors and the workers needs,” said Tegin Teich, senior transportation planner for Cambridge.
The set of ideas and concepts shared Tuesday came from TAC members themselves, but also from Cambridge residents -- over 500 of them -- who participated in online surveys. (read more)
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