BOSTON, MA (WBZ-AM) -- THE MBTA will be expanding its late night bus service, adding more than 100 new trips a week.
The fiscal and management control board approved a pilot program, aimed at getting workers in the hospitality, health care and airport industries home from work during the overnight hours.
The MBTA’s Laurel Paget-Seekins says the new routes will focus on Malden, Revere and Chelsea and also Dorchester and Mattapan.
“It's really being driven by where we've seeing demand on our existing late night trips. Also by the board's recognition that we really wanted to focus service on serving the needs of low income workers, so we were able to identify which were the really key routes,” she said
Bus fares for the pilot program will remain the same.
WBZ NewsRadio1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports.