MBTA Winter Service Changes Take Effect


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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) – Changes to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) winter service schedules took effect on Sunday.

These changes come as the MBTA, and other public transit agencies, continue to face a national worker shortage from bus drivers to train operators. The changes were made to reflect the level of services being delivered on each respective line of the MBTA.

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“These service changes are not a cost-control measure,” said MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak. “The MBTA is budgeted for a full level of service, and ready to add back services when we have hired and trained new bus and train operators.”

This includes changes to the several bus lines as well as the Mattapan subway line, which will increase in weekend frequencies after 11:30 p.m. and decrease in frequencies during weekday mornings and afternoons. There are no planned service changes to RIDE at this time.

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More information about the changes can be found on the MBTA’s service changes website.

WBZ’s Charlie Bergeron (@CharlieBergeron) tells us what to expect:

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