MBTA Makes Schedule Changes From March 17th Until Further Notice
The state’s largest transit authority is cutting back on some services in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic here in Massachusetts.
Starting Tuesday, March 17th, the Subway will run on a Saturday schedule with service every 7 to 14 minutes. Buses will also run on a Saturday schedule, with a few exceptions. Commuter rail trains will also run on reduced service, and ferries are to remain docked.
“The MBTA plays an important role in slowing the spread of the coronavirus while continuing to provide critical services to medical professionals and other employees in key industries that rely on public transit,” said MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak.
“While some of these changes are inconvenient, they maintain a responsible balance between protecting the health and safety of the MBTA workforce and our customers, and our goal of continuing to run safe and reliable service without major disruptions.”