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YouSpeak: T’s New Late-Night Service

What will it mean for you?


The T’s much anticipated late-night weekend service launched this past weekend, with the subway system and more than a dozen bus routes extending service until 3 a.m. The expanded service dovetails with Boston Mayor Martin Walsh’s efforts to make the city more accessible to night owls.

But how long the late-night service lasts will depend on how many people use it—and whether businesses (notably, bars, restaurants, and other venues) see an uptick in business. An earlier effort to expand weekend bus service back in 2001 failed because too few people took advantage of it. For now, the T has committed to a one-year pilot program.

We wanted to hear whether students plan to take advantage of the new service. Are you more likely to stay out later? Stop taking cabs? Go places you wouldn’t have before because you were worried about how you would get home and how much it would cost?

This week’s “YouSpeak” asks: “Will the T’s late-night service affect your life?”

“YouSpeak” typically appears on Mondays. If you have a suggestion for a topic, leave it in the Comment section below.

Erik Duda, Multimedia Producer video film, BU Today, Bostonia, Boston University
Erik Duda

Erik Duda can be reached at erikduda@bu.edu.

4 Comments on YouSpeak: T’s New Late-Night Service

  • Anonymous on 03.31.2014 at 12:00 pm

    This will make it easier for me to hang out with friends from other colleges.

    • anon_ahole on 03.31.2014 at 6:55 pm

      the t is hilariously $9 BILLION in debt. there better be significant demand from riders and local business or this will fail before the year’s soft commitment.

  • Ed on 03.31.2014 at 7:53 pm

    I think this is great. Boston is a city and sometimes you are out later than midnight. It’s great to have public transit going that is more affordable than taking a cab!

  • nathan on 04.01.2014 at 3:27 pm

    The background music was so loud I thought I was straining to hear these students in a noisy bar.
    Which was appropriate, I guess, because 3AM service is all about getting home from bars.

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