May Transit Advisory Committee
5/1: Cambridge Projects, Transit Strategic Plan
We hope you will join us for the May Transit Advisory Committee meeting on Wednesday May 1 at 5:30 PM at the Citywide Senior Center, 806 Mass. Ave. City of Cambridge staff will present the latest on local projects and facilitate a workshop on the transit strategic plan.
May TAC Meeting
LOCATION
Citywide Senior Center, 806 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

DATE AND TIME
05/01/19 5:30pm - 05/01/19 7:30pm

City of Cambridge transit projects and strategic plan presentations
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Transit Service Updates
Red Line-replacement bus service on April 27-28

The MBTA will be using shuttle buses to replace Red Line service between Alewife and Harvard on the weekend of April 27-28.
Bus routes on long-term detours to/from Harvard, Lechmere, Central, and Kendall

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 are also detoured as the result of a street closure on Washington St. in Somerville:
  • 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.
Truncated Fitchburg Line on weekends

As the result construction work for the Green Line Extension, the MBTA Commuter Rail will terminate the Fitchburg Line at Porter Square on many upcoming weekends.

To connect to Boston on the weekend of April 27-28, the MBTA will provide a free bus shuttle from Porter Square to Harvard Square to allow connections to Boston to be made by the Red Line.

To connect to Boston on other weekends, commuter rail riders will transfer directly to the Red Line at Porter Square.
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
Last call for applications for TAC; submit by 4/26 ...

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 ...

Read more
www.cambridgema.gov
Inman Square Coffee Talk
Monday, April 29, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Bukowski Tavern, 1281 Cambridge Street

Please join City Staff for an open house to discuss the construction associated with the Inman Square Reconstruction Project. There will not be a formal presentation and residents are encourage to stop by anytime between 6:30 - 8 p.m., have a snack, ask questions and learn more.  More information .
Comment on MassDOT's Capital Investment Program Update
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on the State's Capital Investment Program that will be presented to the MassDOT and MBTA boards for approval on May 20. The Capital Investment Program guides state investments in transportation infrastructure from 2020 to 2024. Public comments will start on May 21 with a meeting at the State Transportation Building that will be livestreamed and recorded for future viewing on the CIP web page  www.mass.gov/cip . If you cannot make a meeting public comments will be accepted via email until 5pm on June 7 at  masscip@state.ma.us . More information .
Take the Cambridge Health Survey

Help the City of Cambridge learn more about the health concerns, needs, and strengths of our community by taking the 2019  Cambridge Health Survey , which is available in multiple languages. Your input is anonymous and will be used to help us understand the health needs and concerns of the city as we work to make Cambridge a Healthy City for All. 

In 2019, the Health Department will conduct its second comprehensive assessment of the city to better understand and prioritize the health needs of the community. Results from the 2019 Cambridge Community Health Assessment will shape future programs and policies through a new Community Health Improvement Plan, the City’s five-year health agenda.

For more information, visit  CambridgeMA.gov/CambridgeHealthSurvey .
Transit News
Massachusetts voters are stressed over transportation
Commonwealth reports on a MassINC poll of Bay State voters and transportation and commute issues have begun to rise to the top. Read the article .
MBTA and Keolis respond to train derailments
At the latest MBTA Fiscal Management and Control Board (FMCB) the MBTA addressed actions to respond to three derailments or crashes since November 2018.

MBTA plans to improve bus shelters in new contract
The MBTA is proposing to change how it procures and delivers bus shelters as it reconsiders its bus shelter program.

MBTA started a station "brightening" campaign
The MBTA has started a spring cleaning-like campaign to do routine maintenance and repairs at commuter rail and rapid transit stations around the region.
Public Meetings
Board Room, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

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

Bicycle Committee Meeting 5/8/2019, 5:30 PM
4F Conference Room, 344 Broadway

2F Classroom, Cambridge Community Television, 438 Mass Av

Board Room, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

125 Sixth St

Community Bike Ride, 5/18/2019, 9:00 AM
Joan Lorentz Park, 499 Broadway

Board Room, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

Conference Rooms 1, 2, 3, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

Pedestrian Committee Meeting 5/23/2019, 6:00 PM
4F Conference Room, 344 Broadway

Board Room, 10 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116