Subway, Bus Service May Extend To 2 AM on Weekend

YOUR TURN: Would you use later subway service? Hate it? State transportation officials are considering plans that would extend most weekend MBTA subway services to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday

It's a complaint we've all heard about the local nightlife: the country's oldest subway system doesn't run much later than 12:30 a.m., even on the weekend.

But WCVB-TV reports that could all change for riders this year, thanks to a pilot program proposed by state transportation officials that would keep the T open until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights.

"If additional operating funds are identified, major bus routes and the most heavily traveled portions of the subway and light rail systems will be considered as part of a pilot program," MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said in a statement.

The changes would require legislative approval and a likely tax or fee increase, according to the report.

You can read details about other proposals—including rail service from Boston to Springfield—at the MBTA website. 

Readers, what do you think? Is this a waste of money or a necessary modernization? Would you use the T after 1 a.m.? 

Hash out your concerns with your neighbors in the comments below.  

Christine Lattin January 24, 2013 at 08:18 PM
This would be awesome! Definitely yes!!


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