Effective May 6, all riders and employees are required to wear a face-covering while riding the T.
The following changes to service and operations have been made to protect the health and safety of essential workers who rely on public transit, as well as MBTA frontline staff.
- All service levels have been adjusted to prioritize essential travel for healthcare and emergency workers.
- Increased service levels will go into effect in late June as part of Phase 2 of the Commonwealth’s Reopening Plan:
- June 21: Increased service on the subway and some bus routes
- June 22: Increased Commuter Rail service, ferry service resumes
MBTA Bus and Silver Line:
- Modified weekday service on high-demand routes. Routes 19 and 245 resume service.
- Modified Saturday service on most routes.
- No service on Routes 325, 326, 351, 352, and 501.
- Regular weekday service on all lines.
- Note that scheduled shuttles are running:
- Cleveland Circle – Kenmore through August 1
- Lechmere – North Station through Spring 2021
MBTA Commuter Rail:
- Modified weekday service on all lines.
- Reduced weekday service for Hingham/Hull.
- Regular weekday service for Charlestown.
MBTA The Ride:
- All trips must be booked 1 – 3 days in advance. Previously booked trips are not affected by this change.
- The RIDE will make every effort to eliminate transfer trips to reduce customer interaction with multiple drivers. All shared trips have been eliminated.
For MBTA up-to-the-minute service alerts see the agency twitter here
Southeastern Regional Transit Authority (SRTA) Updates
- SRTA has increased its level of service since June 22
- SRTA still requires face masks for passengers
- For more info. on SRTA service changes and increases see the link found HERE
- For more info. on COVID changes and updates see the agency website HERE
MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA) Updates
- MWRTA is running on an added frequency schedule until further notice
- MWRTA now requires face masks for passengers
- The Framingham Commuter Shuttle schedule will be revised to meet the new, increased MBTA Commuter Rail times.
The 4 North Weekday Added Frequency route will be extended to a full-day schedule. The existing times on the schedule will not change, however there will now be additional time points throughout the middle of the day.
*Please note that the 4 North will be ending service at 6:27 PM until further notice.
- Currently, MWRTA has added frequency to Routes 2, 4 North, and 10 during the peak morning and evening commuter times.
- For more schedule info. see the agency website HERE
- Regular Fixed Route service will resume on Monday, July 6th, 2020.
Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) Updates
- RIPTA is asking passengers to wear cloth face masks on board
- To help ensure that there is enough room for proper social distancing, we have reduced the number of passengers on board.
No more than 15 passengers will be allowed on any fixed-route bus.
- Summer Service Changes have gone into effect as of June 20 – for more info see the link found HERE
Lowell Regional Transit Authority (LRTA) Updates
- The LRTA is providing transportation for ESSENTIAL TRIPS ONLY.
- Riders must be traveling to an essential destination. All riders are required to exit the bus at the end of its route. Multiple or consecutive round trips are not permitted and riders who appear to be loitering on the bus will be asked to deboard.
- See the agency website for more info.
Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority (MVRTA) Updates
- Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority has made service reductions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
- In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all passengers are REQUIRED to wear a nose and mouth covering on-board ALL MVRTA VEHICLES AND WAITING AREAS as of Wednesday, May 6, 2020
- ROUTE 83 to Salisbury/Hampton Beach has been cancelled for the month of July 2020.
- See the agency website for more info. on schedules, updates, and alerts