December TAC Meetings
12/5: Workshop of community-sourced bus ideas
We hope you will join us for the December Transit Advisory Committee meeting on Wednesday December 5 at 5:30 PM at the Citywide Senior Center, 806 Mass. Ave. We will workshop some of the bus service ideas that Cambridge residents, workers, and visitors shared with us during the City's supplemental Better Bus outreach initiative earlier this year.
December TAC Regular Meeting
Citywide Senior Center, 806 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

12/05/18 5:30pm - 12/05/18 7:30pm

Workshop of bus service planning ideas from supplemental outreach initiative.
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12/12: Bicycle, Transit, and Pedestrian Joint Committees Meeting
We also hope to see you for the Joint Advisory Committees meeting on Wednesday December 12 at 5:30 PM at the City Hall Annex 2F Meeting Room, 344 Broadway. This meeting will be held together with members of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committees to discuss items that involve all modes of transportation and to celebrate the year-end.
Transit News
MBTA Ridership & Revenue Decreasing
The MBTA reports continuing systemwide ridership declines. With the exception of the Blue Line, all lines and modes appear to see fewer riders throughout the day and on all days of the week. The MBTA notes that similar trends are also affecting many transit operators in the US. In addition, revenue is also declining resulting in budgetary concerns.

Discussion on MBTA's future governance structure has started
In 2020, the MBTA Fiscal and Management Control board will finish its mandate and a future governance structure will take its place. FMCB members and political leaders have started to discuss publically the future MBTA board governance structure.

MBTA's RailVision planning attracting attention throughout the region
The MBTA and MassDOT have been discussing potential changes to the commuter rail network with an advisory committee comprised of elected and public officials throughout the MBTA commuter rail service area.

Transit Service Updates
Red Line-replacement bus shuttle service December 1st and 2nd

The MBTA will be using shuttle buses to replace Red Line service between Alewife and Harvard this coming weekend of December 1st to 2nd to accommodate track work on the Red Line.
MBTA launches one-stop webpage for weekend service changes

The MBTA now has a website devoted for information on weekend service changes that result from repairs and upgrades.
Public Meetings
City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway
6:30 PM

City Hall Annex, 344 Broadway
6:00 PM

Tobin School Cafeteria, 197 Vassal Lane
6:00 PM

1st Floor, 500 Kendall Street
5:30 PM

First Floor Conference Room, Police Station, 125 Sixth St
5:30 PM

MBTA Fare Vending Machine Locations
The MBTA is seeking your suggestions on places to locate fare vending machines for their new AFC system.
Make your voice heard during Cambridge Participatory Budgeting Week

Over 1,000 ideas submitted during this round of participatory budgeting, resulting in 20 specific projects. The city will spend $900,000 on participatory budgeting projects. Vote for projects between December 1 and 7.
Featured Video
MBTA collaborates with Emerson College students to produce rider etiquette videos
The MBTA and students from Emerson College created a 90 second video to create a rider etiquette video including the following etiquette tips:
  • moving aside at doors and moving "in"
  • refraining from trash on tracks
  • removing baggage on seats
  • refraining from smoking, including vapes and e-cigarettes