Changes proposed to Newton MBTA bus routes; comments due by March 13

The MBTA is proposing changes to Newton bus routes including the 52 which goes down Parker St. and stops in front of Oak Hill. Below is a very brief summary of proposed changes to MBTA buses 59 and 52. To see the full details and comment on the draft proposal visit BetterBus@mbta.com.

  • Bus 59 from Watertown past NNHS, Library, Highlands T, Needham St to Needham Commuter Rail Stop
  • Double bus frequency and eliminate alternate Eliot St route. No extension of hours.
  • Bus 52 from Watertown, past Newton Center, Oak Hill and Brown Middle Schools, Oak Hill to Dedham Mall
  • Eliminate Winchester/Nahanton St alternate route for permanent Wheeler route. No increase in frequency or extension of hours.
  • Express buses to Boston 501, 502, 503, & 504 and bus 60 on Route 9.

Comments on these proposed changes and suggestions for other changes need to be made before March 13 at BetterBus@mbta.com