MBTA Announces Improved Bus Stop Signage Pilot

Submitted by jessmendes on Wed, 04/10/2024 - 16:03

MBTA Announces Improved Bus Stop Signage Pilot as Part of Phase 1 of Bus Network Redesign

Today the MBTA announced a pilot that began yesterday, April 8, and will continue through May 3, 2024, to redesign bus stop signs in an effort to improve their accessibility and findability. The MBTA will also host eight pop-up events at pilot bus stops to gather rider feedback. This bus stop signage pilot comes in advance of anticipated bus service changes to come as part of the Bus Network Redesign (BNR) Program. More information is available at mbta.com/BusSigns.

To prepare for the upcoming anticipated bus service changes as part of BNR, the new bus stop sign design is being piloted at various locations between April 8 and May 3. The signs will include the following: 

  • Increased size: The sign’s width will increase from 12 to 14 inches to improve visibility.
  • Double-sided: The signs will be double-sided to make it easier to find bus information from both directions.
  • Improved legibility: The signs will include larger two-inch text and numbers to make them easier to read.
  • Frequent bus route symbol: The signs will include a clock symbol to indicate this bus stop serves one or more frequent bus routes.
New MBTA Bus Stop Sign
The New MBTA Bus Stop Sign. Phase 1 of Bus Network Redesign anticipated to be implemented in December 2024.


BNR is a complete reimagining of Greater Boston’s bus network that will better reflect the travel needs of the area and create a better experience for current and future bus riders. A new core network of frequent bus routes—operating every 15 minutes or better throughout the day—is the center of this redesign. The MBTA is implementing the new bus network in phases over the next five years. 

The MBTA will continue to communicate with riders about these upcoming anticipated changes in advance of December 2024 and encourages riders to share their questions and comments about BNR by emailing BetterBusProject@mbta.com.

Full details about these anticipated changes during Phase 1 and beyond are available at mbta.com/BNR