MBTA Expands Bus Service

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Social distancing and safety are on the minds of many parents right now as schools prepare to welcome students back. Nearly 30 thousand of them are eligible for a free MBTA pass.

Now, service is being added to 23 bus routes. The T is also expanding service to some routes now that more people are returning to work.

Wes Edwards is the assistant general manager of the MBTA's Services Department.

"We know that bus ridership is very important to making sure the regional economy continues to work," Edwards said. "Just because we've seen the ridership maintain throughout the entire pandemic.

Some bus routes will start to operate on pre-pandemic, weekday service. Riders are being asked to check specific route information on the MBTA's website.

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports

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(Mario Jarjour/WBZ NewsRadio)

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