The T wants to hear from people who might use a bus between 1 and 5 a.m.
TransitMatters, a Boston-based non-profit organization, last April proposed a seven-day a week, bus service operating from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. The MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board, which voted to end weekend bus service in March 2016, authorized staff to work with TransitMatters to further develop their concept. At its September 26, 2016 meeting, the FMCB authorized this survey to help gauge public overnight travel needs. The results will be reported to the FMCB in January 2017.
If the T decides there's enough interest and it can scrounge up enough spare change, it will then consider a proposal from Bridj to run the buses. Bridj says it can do so at a lower cost than it would cost the T to run it.