Category: Transportation News

Reminder: No Daytime BUS Service on Monday, October 12

October 8th, 2015 in Transportation News

Due to Columbus Day, daytime BUS service will not be operating on Monday, October 12.

Late Night service will be running a normal schedule.


PTS Office Closed On Monday, October 12

October 6th, 2015 in Transportation News

Due to the Columbus Day holiday, the Parking & Transportation Services office will be closed on Monday, October 12.

The office will reopen at 9:00 A.M. on Tuesday, October 13.


33 Harry Agganis Way Stop Restored – 7:00 A.M. Wednesday, September 30

September 29th, 2015 in Transportation News

The 33 Harry Agganis Way shuttle stop will move back to its original location beginning at 7am Wednesday, September 30.


BU Today Article: Biking In Boston

September 28th, 2015 in Transportation News

Class is at the College of Communication in 20 minutes, but home base is StuVi II. Among the options for making it on time are catching the BUS (BU Shuttle), cramming onto the Green Line, or sprinting down Comm Ave. And one more: riding a bike.

But you need to know a few things before pedaling away.

Read more here at BU Today.


33 Harry Agganis Way Stop Moved Indefinitely – Tuesday, September 22

September 21st, 2015 in Transportation News

Due to excavation work being performed on Harry Agganis Way, the 33 Harry Agganis Way stop will be moving to the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Harry Agganis Way beginning with the first shuttle run tomorrow.

For timely updates, please continue following The BUS Twitter account at @BUShuttle.


Boston Globe: Who Can Claim The Worst Boston Commute Of All?

September 18th, 2015 in Transportation News

There’s the infamous Braintree Split. The dreaded Allston/Brighton tolls. The tantalizing Tobin Bridge — so near to the Boston skyline and yet, during morning rush hour, so far.

Commuters from across the suburbs trade stories every day about their miserable travels into Boston for work, and the particular pain points along the way. But who can claim the worst commute of all?
It depends on the day, of course — the weather, the breakdowns, the construction projects. But we conducted our own not-so-scientific experiment.

Starting roughly 30 miles away — north, west, and south of the city — six Globe reporters set out by car and train on the Wednesday morning after Labor Day to see how long it would take to reach the Hub during rush hour.

There were three starting points for both cars and trains — the MBTA commuter rail stations at Rowley, Ashand, and Scituate — all departing for Boston at around 8 a.m. And with no blizzards to disrupt them, all three trains arrived in just an hour.

But the cars … well, that’s another story. It took 97 minutes to drive 28 miles to South Station from Scituate, and 91 minutes the same distance from Ashland. The 35-mile drive from Rowley to North Station took 76 minutes.

Read more here


Road Closures and MBTA Diversions in Coolidge Corner – Tuesday, September 15

September 15th, 2015 in Transportation News

Brookline will be hosting the US premiere of the movie Black Mass. This Red Carpet Event will be held at the Coolidge Corner Theatre on Tuesday September 15th. The event will be between the hours of 4PM-9PM. If possible, you should plan ahead and choose another course of travel. During this event, traffic patterns and parking will be significantly impacted in the Coolidge Corner area as follows:

PARKING – Posted “No Parking/Tow Zones”:
· Harvard St between Beacon St and Babcock St. (both sides of street)
· Green St from Harvard St to John St.
· Babcock St from Harvard St to John St.
· The Large Centre Street parking lot will be closed starting at 8:00AM and remain closed all day.

ROAD CLOSURES – The following closures will take place at approximately 5:30 PM. These will remain in effect until approximately 9PM:

  • Harvard St, northbound will be closed for vehicle traffic from Green St to Babcock St. This traffic will be detoured to Green St, to John St. to Babcock St. and back to northbound Harvard St. John St will be blocked at Pleasant St to prevent vehicle travel north to Green St.
  • Harvard St, southbound, will be blocked at Williams St. Vehicles will be detoured Williams St to Centre St to Beacon St to Harvard St.


MBTA: The MBTA 66 Bus headed to Alston will not be impacted. The opposite direction headed towards Brookline Village will be impacted. The bus will be using the same detours as above, turning at Williams Street onto Center Street, taking Center out to Beacon and then right onto Harvard Street. There will not be a stop at the North side of the Intersection of Harvard and Beacon. Please note that the Green Line will not be impacted by this event.


Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Day! Thursday, September 17

September 14th, 2015 in Transportation News



Reminder : No Daytime BUS Service on Monday, September 7

September 4th, 2015 in Transportation News

Due to Labor Day, the BUS will not be running daytime service on Monday, September 7.

Late Night Service will run on a normal schedule.


Parking & Transportation Services Closed on Monday, September 7

September 3rd, 2015 in Transportation News

The Parking & Transportation Services office will be closed on Monday, September 7 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

The office will reopen at 8am on Tuesday, September 8.