April Transit Advisory Committee
4/3: Transit Signal Priority, Real-time Signage, Transit Strategic Plan
We hope you will join us for the March Transit Advisory Committee meeting on Wednesday April 3 at 5:30 PM at the Citywide Senior Center, 806 Mass. Ave. City of Cambridge staff will present the latest on transit signal priority implementations in the city, realtime transit signage, and the transit strategic plan.
April TAC Meeting
LOCATION
Citywide Senior Center, 806 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

DATE AND TIME
04/03/19 5:30pm - 04/03/19 7:30pm

City of Cambridge transit signal priority, realtime signage, and strategic plan presentations
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Transit Service Updates
Diagram of route changes for MBTA bus route 47. Shows new routing for buses traveling to Boston on Pearl Street. New bus stop locations are shown at the intersections with Green St, Williams St, Erie St, Putnam Ave, and Granite Street.
New routing and end of long-term diversion for Route 47

On March 17, the MBTA made several routing and bus stop changes to improve travel time for riders on Route 47.

The MBTA began running Route 47 on upper Pearl Street from Green Street to Putnam Avenue after a long-term diversion as a result of the Pearl Street reconstruction project.

The MBTA also changed the routing to use lower Pearl Street between Putnam Avenue and Granite Streets.

Finally, bus stop locations on Pearl Street changed to more closely match bus stop locations for the Route 47 going in the opposite direction, toward Central Square.
Red Line-replacement bus service through April

The MBTA will be using shuttle buses to replace Red Line service between Alewife and Harvard on the following weekends:

March 30-31, and April 6-7, 20, and 27-28.
Green Line Extension - Bus routes on detour

As the result of bridge and underpass closures for the Green Line Extension, the MBTA will be running several bus routes on long-term detours beginning in March.
Cambridge-bound Route 80 - Lechmere to Arlington Center buses began detours on Sunday, March 22. The MBTA expects delays of 5 to 10 minutes.

These Cambridge bus routes will see detours and delays start on Monday, April 8:
  • 86 - Sullivan to Reservoir via Harvard
  • 91 - Sullivan to Central
  • CT2 - Sullivan to Ruggles via Kendall

Click the button below to go to the MBTA Green Line Extension page with more information.
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.
Actions
City of Cambridge seeking members for Transit Advisory ...

City Manager Louis A. DePasquale is seeking persons interested in serving on the city's Bicycle, Pedestrian or Transit Advisory Committees. Members are expected to attend monthly meetings as well as review materials and engage in projects outside ...

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www.cambridgema.gov
City seeking members of technical advisory group on the City's Future of Mobility Implementation Blueprint by April 19

The City is also seeking people interested in serving on a technical advisory group to provide guidance to the City during the development of the City's Future of Mobility Blueprint.
RailVision Survey for People Who Do Not Ride Commuter Rail

The MBTA RailVision team is seeking out people who do not ride commuter rail to tell the MBTA why.
MBTA Fare Vending Machine Locations
The MBTA is seeking your suggestions on places to locate fare vending machines for their new AFC system.
Transit News
MBTA's fares to increase on July 1
The MBTA voted to approve a fare increase to start on July 1 that would keep bus fares and bus passes the same price, reduced fares and passes the same price, and increase fares by around 6% for all other types of fares and passes.

Public conversation about the MBTA is shifting
The public conversation in news media about the MBTA has shifted in recent months. Local media organizations have begun to change their news reporting on the MBTA and the public conversation about the MBTA.

CommonWealth Magazine hosted a discussion with Michelle Wu, Boston City Council member at-large, and Paul Regan, Executive Director of the MBTA Advisory Board in the days after the vote on the fare increase.

WGBH News hosted a roundtable with Monica Tibbits-Nutt, vice chair of the MBTA Fiscal Management Control Board, Stacy Thompson, Executive Director of Livable Streets Alliance, and Sarah Kurpiel Lee, Assistant Director of Transportation at MAPC.

At the same time, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Conservation Law Foundation, and the MBTA Advisory Board published an accountability report just before the vote on the fare increase in March outlining several key gaps in making progress on the MBTA Strategic Plan including priority areas on customer-focused initiatives and infrastructure.

Meanwhile, new MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak sat down with the Boston Herald for an interview on March 26 outlining 5 specific intiatives to "woo" riders back to the MBTA.
MBTA to start closing streets and roads to construct Green Line Extension
Meanwhile, the MBTA has started closing streets and roads north of Cambridge for constructing the Green Line Extension.
Public Meetings
Board Room, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

3rd Floor, 200 Inner Belt Road, Somerville, MA 02143

Board Room, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

Conference Rooms 1-2-3, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA

Bicycle Committee Meeting 4/10/2019, 5:30 PM
4F Conference Room, 344 Broadway

125 Sixth St

City Hall, 795 Mass Ave

Board Room, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

Board Room, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

Board Room, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

Pedestrian Committee Meeting 4/25/2019, 6:00 PM
4F Conference Room, 344 Broadway

Board Room, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116