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MBTA Proposes Improvements to Bus #455, Extends $10 Weekend Commuter Rail Pass

Consider taking five-minute bus survey to support changes

Have you ever wished the bus #455 ran more frequently and reliably? Do you wish the commuter rail were cheaper? Read on.

Bus #455: The MBTA has proposed dozens of changes as part of their Better Bus Project. There are two changes that affect Salem State. The MBTA plans to provide more frequent service on the #455, the most popular bus taken by the Salem State community. Overall, for our part of the route, buses will be 20 minutes more frequent with concurrent improvements in reliability. The bus runs from the Salem Depot, stopping at the School of Social Work, North Campus, Central Campus and South Campus on the way to Wonderland, in both directions. The T plans to fund this improvement by ending express bus #459 at Wonderland, not South Station (thus reducing the Charlie Card price from $4 to $1.70).

The MBTA seeks comment via a five-minute survey. If you are affected, please take the survey so your voice can be heard.

Commuter rail: The MBTA's special $10 commuter rail weekend fare is good for as many rides as you wait from the first train Saturday until the last train on Sunday on all lines. Buy a ticket using the mTicket mobile app, on the train, or at ticket windows at North, South or Back Bay stations. The round-trip fare to Boston is normally $15.00.

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Tara Gallagher
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