Skip to main content

First Round of Better Bus Changes Start September 1

Updated on August 5, 2019

Buses parked in a garage, sunlight streaming in

On September 1, 2019, the first round of Better Bus Project service changes will go into effect, with additional changes in the following months.

We know that making changes to your bus route changes how you get to work, to school, and to the places you need to go in your community—and this year, we've spoken with many of you at your stops and at community meetings to hear how you need service to be better. This first round of changes is the outcome of those conversations, along with the feedback we received from bus drivers, planners, and consultants.

These updates will make our bus system more reliable, improve frequency, and make routes easier for riders to understand.

Route Changes

You can learn more about how your route is changing by finding it in the list below. Click the link under each route to view a map of the change and learn more about how this will improve bus service in your area. Or download an overview PDF.


CT1

Starting September 1, 2019, Route CT1 will be eliminated. Most CT1 stops are served by the Route 1 bus.

Learn more about changes to Route CT1


4

Starting September 1, 2019, Route 4 will bypass stops on Northern Ave. Two new stops will open nearby, at Seaport Blvd and Sleeper St.

Learn more about changes to Route 4


5

Starting September 1, 2019, Route 5 will be eliminated. Route 5 riders can take the Route 10 and Route 16 from their current stop or from stops nearby.

Learn more about changes to Route 5


16

Starting September 1, 2019, we're adding weekday and Saturday service on Route 16 to JFK/UMass and McCormack Housing.

Learn more about changes to Route 16


34E

Starting September 1, 2019, Route 34E will bypass stops at Upland Woods and Xaverian Brothers High School.

Learn more about changes to Route 34E


44

Starting September 1, 2019, Route 44's stops on Dudley St will shift to nearby Malcolm X Blvd.

Learn more about changes to Route 44


59

Starting September 1, 2019, Route 59 will travel on Elliot St only during peak travel times in the peak direction. At other times, buses will serve only the Needham St part of the route.

Learn more about changes to Route 59


89

Starting September 1, 2019, Route 89 will run between Davis and Clarendon Hill only on weekdays before 9 AM, and from 1 PM – 7 PM.

Learn more about changes to Route 89


90

Starting September 1, 2019, Route 90 will no longer make stops beyond Assembly Row to Wellington Station.

Learn more about changes to Route 90


92

Starting September 1, 2019, Route 92 will no longer make stops beyond Sullivan Square to Assembly Row.

Learn more about changes to Route 92


95

Starting September 1, 2019, Route 95 will have new stops on High St and Medford St, between Arlington Center and Medford.

Learn more about changes to Route 95


106

Starting September 1, 2019, Route 106 will no longer provide service to Linwood Ave or Franklin Square. Inbound service will run via Forest St and Sylvan St on weekdays until 6 PM and on weekends until 9 PM.

Learn more about changes to Route 106


111

Starting September 1, 2019, Route 111 will begin and end at Washington Ave @ Park Ave. Route 110 service will still serve all stops on Park Ave.

Learn more about changes to Route 111


120

Starting September 1, 2019, Route 120 will no longer stop at Liberty Plaza in East Boston, and it will begin and end at Jeffries Point on Maverick St, instead of at Maverick Station.

Learn more about changes to Route 120


134

Starting September 1, 2019, Route 134 will bypass the stop on Commercial St @ Mystic Valley.

Learn more about changes to Route 134


411

Starting September 1, 2019, weekday Route 411 service between Kennedy Drive and Jack Satter house will operate from 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM.

Learn more about changes to Route 411


424

Starting September 1, 2019, Route 424 will begin and end at Wonderland, and will no longer provide service to Haymarket. All VFW Parkway service will shift to Revere St.

Learn more about changes to Route 424


428

Starting September 1, 2019, Route 428 will begin and end at Main St @ Lynn Fells Parkway, and will no longer provide service north of Lynn Fells Parkway.

Learn more about changes to Route 428


435

Starting September 1, 2019, Route 435 will no longer make stops in Pine Hill, instead traveling on Euclid Ave, Chestnut St, and Boston St.

Learn more about changes to Route 435


441, 442, 448, and 449

Starting September 1, 2019, Routes 448 and 449 are being eliminated, and will be replaced by additional service on Routes 441 and 442.

Learn more about changes to Routes 441, 442, 448, and 449


455 and 459

Starting September 1, 2019, Route 459 is being eliminated, and will be replaced by additional Route 455 service. In Revere, service will shift from VFW Parkway to Revere St.

Learn more about changes to Route 455 and 459


501, 502, 503, and 504

Starting September 1, 2019, Routes 502 and 504 will no longer stop in Newton Corner on outbound trips during PM peak service. Routes 501 and 503 will stop at Newton Corner.

Learn more about changes to Routes 501, 502, 503 and 504