Meetings Planned on Proposed Changes to MBTA’s 57 Bus Route

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The following information about the MBTA’s 57 bus, which runs out of Watertown Yard and goes down Galen Street toward Newton, Brighton, Allston, and ends up in Kenmore Square, was provided by the City of Watertown:

The City of Boston Transportation Department is working with the MBTA to plan improvements to the Route 57 bus corridor and will hold public engagement events this summer to collect community feedback, before implementing changes in 2023 or 2024.

The Route 57 Transit Priority Corridor project will improve the Route 57 corridor in Brighton and Allston to reduce transit delay, enhance safety, and improve accessibility for those who live, work, and travel throughout the corridor. Improvements could include new bus lanes, changes to bus stops, or changes to how traffic operates at intersections. 

In the coming weeks, the project team will conduct outreach to raise awareness of the project and share initial design concepts. We will be tabling at community events, bus stops, and other locations leading up to the following two larger events:

August 2, 2023 In-Person Open House

Wednesday, August 2 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Jackson Mann Community Center, 500 Cambridge St, Allston, MA 02134.  

At this open house, City of Boston and MBTA staff will be available to answer questions about the project and listen to your feedback. A draft design concept for bus-lane and bus-stop changes will be available. There will be no formal presentation; drop in at any time to ask questions and provide comments to City staff.

August 9, 2023 Virtual Open House

Wednesday, August 9 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. The meeting will be held via Zoom. 

To register for this Zoom meeting, click the following link:

At the virtual open house, the city will present an overview of the project and draft design concepts and gather input from the community. Attendees will be able to ask questions and make comments in geographic breakout rooms; everyone will have the opportunity to attend each breakout room.

For More Information

• Visit the project website for more details: 

• Complete the project comment form here

• Send questions or comments to 

• Read about the Boston Transportation Department’s Transit Priority Corridors program: 

• Meet up with us at a variety of pop-up events over the months of June and July around the neighborhood! Exact locations and times will be available on the project website as they are scheduled.

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