Transit Priority



bulletpoint.png We believe that to remain a competitive, world-class city, Boston needs a world-class transportation network.

bulletpoint.png Public transit is vital to moving people efficiently and effectively in and around the region.

bulletpoint.png A key ingredient to our public transit system is buses. We must erase all notions of what a bus is today and see an entirely new approach to rapid transit.

bulletpoint.png We want to make transit a priority on our streets to make buses comfortable, accessible, and fast. 


bulletpoint.png "I would take the bus more often if..." We’ve collected responses to this simple prompt from neighborhood groups, business associations and elected officials.

bulletpoint.png LivableStreets presents on 'Making Buses Sexy' at State-wide Transportation Summit in Worcester, MA on May 1, 2015

bulletpoint.png We are a member of the Transportation For Massachusetts Coalition, working to win more transportation funding.

bulletpoint.png We are a member of the Greater Boston Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Study Group. In 2013 LivableStreets joined the Bus Rapid Transit Study Group, convened by the Barr Foundation, to discuss the feasibility of Gold Standard BRT in the Boston region.


bulletpoint.png We are working on a Transit Priority on Our Streets Campaign. Contact [email protected] to learn more and get involved

In The News

June 2015 - Area could benefit from more bus rapid transit, report says - Boston Globe
June 2015 - A Bus Rapid Transit System in Boston Could Benefit Transportation & Housing - BostInno
April 2015 - DiCara is wrong about Boston buses. Don’t ban them, let’s find ways to help them work better - Commonwealth Magazine
February 2014 - Chicago's Big Bet on the Bus - CityLab pdf_image.png
January 2011 - NYC Tries Rapid Buses in Bid to Cut Transit CostsNYTimes pdf_image.png
July 2009 - Buses May Aid Climate Battle in Poor Cities - NYTimes pdf_image.png

Additional materials & resources

June 2015 - Can Boston Become America's Best BRT Town? - CityLab
June 2015 - Greater Boston BRT Study Group releases Boston BRT
April 2015 - "DiCara is wrong about Boston buses. Don't ban them, let's find way 
October 2014 - Greater Boston BRT Study Group - Comment Letter pdf_image.png
2014 Edition - The BRT Standard pdf_image.png
2013 Silver Line Gateway Map pdf_image.png
April 2012 - LivableStreets Comments - Phase2A MassDOT Comment Letter pdf_image.png
April 2012 - Coalition Comments - Phase2A MassDOT Comment Letter pdf_image.png
September 2005 - Boston Silver Line Washington Street (BRT) Demonstration Project Evaluation pdf_image.png