0.4 min readBy Published On: September 5th, 2023Categories: News14 Comments on Summer Street Bus/Truck Lane Striping Begins

Let the games begin!

Just an FYI – striping for the new truck/bus lane on Summer Street starts this week. Get the details below:

The City is launching a pilot bus/truck lane program on Summer Street between South Station and South Boston beginning late Summer 2023. This project will include bus/truck lanes, better bike lanes, and improvements to pedestrian infrastructure. These updates will make this corridor more safe, reliable, and efficient for users.



  1. Heather September 5, 2023 at 7:32 am - Reply

    Too bad the Bus 7 only serves Southie past L/M street. The west side could really use a link to the Seaport and downtown via D street.

  2. Abe Froman September 5, 2023 at 11:28 am - Reply

    Looking forward to the grid lock for the next 6 months.

  3. George September 5, 2023 at 11:29 am - Reply

    Only people who will be able to use the evacuation route when nuclear holocaust happens are the 3 people I see using it.

  4. Mary September 7, 2023 at 3:26 pm - Reply

    The City tells you it’s a pilot program but it’s not.
    It will be one lane of traffic all the way to
    South Station.
    I did not see any thing in the article about the center strip they are also adding ,
    All the way from First St to South Station .
    Don’t forget about the construction at the Power plant, that will be going one soon.
    So much grid lock traffic to look forward too.

  5. Linda Lynch September 7, 2023 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    The traffic on L St will be back up to the police station at Carson and the rotary. meanwhile, as all the cars sit and wait to move, we are breathing in all that exhaust. And don’t talk a pilot program. There is never a pilot program, they say that to keep us quiet, it will be permanent. What a sh** show this will be.

  6. Me September 7, 2023 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    They keep f..g up Boston. Look at what they did to Huntington Ave. Empty bus lane and traffic jams everywhere.

  7. Patricia September 8, 2023 at 11:03 am - Reply

    Time to buy a new pair of sneakers, but first make sure they are not repaving the sidewalks…

  8. Andrew September 8, 2023 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    Do we know which politicians supported this? I’ve yet to see anyone’s name attached to it except for the BTD. There isn’t enough room to get into the right lane now to turn onto dry dock or the road leading to haul Rd when leaving Southie… and on the entering Southie side, cars trying to make a left onto dry dock or East 1st are going to dramatically block up traffic. Stupid!

  9. Joe Cappuccio September 8, 2023 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    Mayor Wu is doing her best to slow global warming we should applauded her efforts. Protecting green space and open space will make our planet cleaner and healthier.

  10. Justyn Tyme September 9, 2023 at 10:07 am - Reply

    I chuckle every time I drive over the Summer St Bridge. When I was a kid my grandfather was a City Worker back in the 50’s and 60’s. I remember him painting it. They used a dark grey paint. Now I know where the grey paint came from. He painted the back porches of our 3 decker at the Point. We were not the only ones with
    grey porches and front door stoops. Lots of Grey in City Point at that time!!!!!!!

  11. yes September 25, 2023 at 9:11 am - Reply

    39 minutes from broadway to South Station today, anyone know who i can complain too?

    • Maureen Dahill September 25, 2023 at 10:15 am - Reply

      Were you on the bus? Or driving? do you mean L and Broadway?

      • yes September 28, 2023 at 4:10 pm - Reply

        I was on the bus, we just sat on the bridge between the seaport and southie for about 25 of those minutes to be fair…

  12. Stringer Bell January 2, 2024 at 10:43 pm - Reply

    Hoping “they” turn these lanes in streetcars (trams) and increase service with light priority like a real city would do.

    Hard to make big changes without adequate City representation on the MBTA board. It’s like the State keeps the City busy by letting them play with the bus lanes

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