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MBTA revises 77 bus route improvement plan

Posted by Brock Parker  September 20, 2011 11:42 AM

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The MBTA will hold its second meeting in Arlington next week about improvements to the 77 bus route that runs from Arlington Heights to Harvard Square in Cambridge.

The route is one of 15 routes the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has targeted for improvements as part of a Key Bus Route Improvement Program using $10 million in grant funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The meeting about the 77 Bus Route will be held in Arlington Town Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

In addition to connecting Arlington residents to Red Line trains in Harvard Square, the bus also stops at the Red Line and commuter rails stops in Porter Square, as well as stops at Harvard University and Arlington High School and North Cambridge.

Based on feedback from the community, the preliminary recommendations for the bus route have been revised to avoid consolidating some bus stops and instead relocate them along Massachusetts Avenue. New benches and bus shelters have also been proposed for the route, according to the MBTA.

More information about the project can be found online at www.mbta.com/keybusroutes.

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