What you need to know during the Orange Line Shutdown
According to the MBTA, the Orange line will resume operation on Monday, September 19, following essential repairs and upgrades. The Orange Line is replaced by free shuttle bus services available at designated Orange Line stations, including the BHCC Community College stop. You don't need to have or show a Charlie Card to ride the shuttle - it's free.
The College has compiled information and alternative transportation options to help plan your commute.
MBTA Hotline Phone: (Mon-Fri 6:30 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Sat-Sun 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Main Hotline: 617-222-3200 | Toll-Free: 800-392-6100 | TTY: 617-222-5146
MBTA Orange Line Map of Service Alternatives
Community College Shuttle Stops
There are two Community College Shuttle Bus stops on New Rutherford Ave. with new Bus Lanes designated to accommodate the shuttle stops.
- Inbound/to Haymarket, Gov. Center, Forest Hills direction located on the same side as the college on New Rutherford Ave.
- Outbound/to Oak Grove direction located on the other side of New Rutherford Ave, across from the footbridge.
Information on the Community College Shuttle Stops:
- The best starting point to the shuttle stops is at the main plaza or outside the Community College subway stop.
- MBTA signs are posted to help navigate the walking path to both bus stops. MBTA representatives are wearing yellow vests and can assist with questions at each bus stop.
- Many shuttle buses are chartered from different companies, but they all have a sign on the front, side, and back that designates "T Orange Line Shuttle Bus."
- All Shuttle buses are accessible. Accessible vans are also available upon customer request. You can see an MBTA representative if you need assistance.
Alternative Travel Options
Commuter Rail - During the Orange Line shutdown, you can use your CharlieCard to ride the commuter rail for free. Visit the MBTA Trip Planner to view alternate routes to campus.
Blue Bikes - If you live in Boston, the City is also offering 30-day Blue Bikes pass to all residents. There is a Blue Bikes Station at BHCC, located on Austin Street. A MassDOT Bicyclist Guide is available to help plan your route.
Parking at BHCC - Student Parking Lots 1 and 2 are owned by the City of Boston and managed through ABM. Student parking passes for the fall semester are available to purchase at a rate of $75 for the Semester starting September 1. ABM will offer a discounted student parking permit for $25 during the Orange Line shutdown - Students should check their BHCC email for a link to purchase the discounted pass from ABM.