As MASCO continues to monitor ridership levels and maintain proper social distancing, we will be adding service to key areas experiencing high ridership. EFFECTIVE: Wednesday, June 24th 2020 In order to help mitigate higher ridership levels on the JFK/Wentworth PM shuttle, MASCO will be launching a pilot shuttle for the Wentworth PM. All normal JFK/Wentworth PM trips will still operate normally, but there will now be an additional shuttle that operates and provides service to Wentworth only. This shuttle will operate between the hours of 2:45PM and 6:10PM. For more information, such as schedule and map, please go to the following PDF: https://www.masco.org/sites/default/files/downloads/wentworth_pm_6.2020.pdf This pilot shuttle will typically be operated by a white Paul Revere bus, and will typically not appear on the TransLoc tracker. All Wentworth Parkers are encouraged to use the new Wentworth Pilot shuttle if their schedule allows. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to at https://shuttlesupport.masco.harvard.edu/
The Red Sox Regular Season will return to Fenway Park on Friday, July 24th, and concluded on Sunday, September 27th. With the closures of Jersey St, Van Ness, & Lansdowne Street, the Red Sox Gameday Detours for the Fenway Route will be in place again for 2020. These detours start 3 hours prior to any home game and end 1 hour after the conclusion of any game. When the Detour is in effect, the shuttles run less often due to traffic and congestion. For more information about the detours, please visit this website: https://www.masco.org/lma-shuttles/fenway Below you will find a list of all home games. This year there are no weekday day games. 07/24 - Baltimore 7/27-7/28 - NY Mets 8/7 - Toronto 8/10-8/13 - Tampa Bay 8/18-8/19 - Philidelphia 8/28 - Washington 8/31-9/4 - Atlanta & Toronto 9/18 - NY Yankees 9/22-9/24 - Baltimore
Effective 6PM on Thursday August 13th, and all day Friday August 14th, the crossing of Ruggles St. will be closed for MBTA construction. While this will not impact the Ruggles route or other routes in the area, it will force the JFK shuttles to detour onto Ward St in both directions during the AM and PM service. Due to the closure and detours, please expect delays.
MASCO has worked hard over the last five months to maintain the best service possible. All routes and schedules remain essentially the same with some modifications and enhancements to provide the best opportunities for social distancing and safety. Ridership is being closely monitored each day for areas needing alteration. During this difficult time, we remain committed to providing the best service possible and have taken/are taking the following actions: Using larger vehicles in certain areas where possible to allow for more distance between people. Requiring masks for all passengers and drivers at all times while on MASCO vehicles. Limiting capacity to 25 passengers on large vehicles and of 10 passengers in smaller vehicles. Marking off seats to note where passengers may sit to leave sufficient space between people. Additionally, stickers are placed on the floor noting where standees may stand while capacities are decreased. Boarding via the rear door only. Mounting hand sanitizer stations at the rear door of vehicles. Enhancing cleaning by doing a mid-day wipe down of all high touchpoint areas on every vehicle before returning to PM service on top of the nightly deep clean of every vehicle. Increasing ventilation when weather permits allowing drivers to open windows and roof hatches increasing airflow in the vehicles. Expanding locations with supervisors present at crucial boarding locations to assist drivers and passengers during this time. They will monitor passenger levels, assist with mask compliance, and help the drivers determine when they have reached their capacity. Installing driver shield systems towards the end of summer. Once completed, MASCO will immediately resume front door boarding with ID checks. For questions, concerns, or general feedback, reach out by clicking here: https://shuttlesupport.masco.harvard.edu/.
The M2 is operating on a reduced service schedule with a 30-minute frequency. This schedule can be found at https://www.masco.org/shuttle-schedules at the top of the page labeled "Reduced M2". Additionally, for the remainder of the Summer 2020, MASCO will operate the M2 on Saturdays on a normal School Year M2 Service.
Since the beginning of COVID-19, ridership and capacity on shuttles has been reduced. Earlier this Summer, MASCO adopted reduced passenger capacities on all shuttles limiting passengers to 25 people on large buses and 10 people on smaller vans. Signs noting these limits are posted on all shuttles. Should more passengers attempt to board than the capacity allows, the driver may ask a rider to wait for the next vehicle. If a person has already boarded who exceeds capacity, the driver may ask that person to disembark and wait for the next shuttle. We recognize the challenges this presents, but ask all passengers for their cooperation and compliance to keep everyone safe. As ridership increases, we are continuing to monitor where additional service may be necessary. Route specific increases and adjustments have already been made in support of these efforts. We appreciate your understanding and compliance regarding this policy. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to us at https://shuttlesupport.masco.harvard.edu/.