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Boston launching city-sponsored shuttle service for Chinatown – Boston News, Weather, Sports


BOSTON (WHDH) – Boston announced the launch of daily city-sponsored shuttle service for Chinatown and Tufts Medical Center starting Friday.

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said that the city is contracting a third-party transportation provider to supplement the MBTA’s early morning and nighttime shuttle service to the area, which currently runs from 5-7 a.m. and 8 p.m.- 1 a.m. amid the ongoing Orange Line shutdown.

The service begins September 2 and will run every 30 minutes from 5 a.m. until 1 a.m. between Government Center and the Chinatown and Tufts Medical Center MBTA stations, the same route used by current MBTA shuttle service.

“Convenient and efficient transportation in Chinatown has been a priority of the City’s since the original shuttle diversion routes were announced, and I’m thrilled to see commuters in this area will have more options,” Wu said.

Both the new city-sponsored service and supplemental MBTA shuttle service to the area will end September 18.

Original supplemental MBTA service was announced shortly before the 30-day shutdown began after residents voiced concerns about Chinatown being left without shuttle service in the MBTA’s original Orange Line diversion plan.

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