Commuters heading east on Massachusetts Ave will be seeing red.
Hopefully, that will only be because the town’s new bus-only lane has been painted bright red, officially marking the town’s commitment to improving its public transportation system. After a successful pilot program that began last year, Arlington has installed permanent markings for the bus-only lane.
The bus lane runs east on Mass. Ave. from the intersection of Varnum Street to the intersection of Alewife Brook Parkway, and serves MBTA routes 77, 79 and 350. The lane will be in effect only during peak commuting time, Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. During that time period, what would normally qualify as a parking lane will be open to bus travel only; removing the buses from the general flow of traffic and providing for faster commutes for both bus passengers and drivers.
Outside of the designated commuter time, the lane will be utilized for parking as it was previously designed for.
The pilot program began last November, and after a successful test run, the Select Board approved a permanent installation of the bus lane in February. (read more)
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