Commuters and transit advocates have hoped for many years that we could create a new kind of subway-like “urban rail” service that would offer new rapid connections to and within Boston. It seems clear now that there are a host of reasons why new urban rail may be very difficult to implement.
Last fall Keolis and the MBTA announced new Commuter Rail schedules but delayed implementation – those schedules were rolled out with limited notice and limited public input. Secretary Pollack postponed the rollout to this spring after some public input. The MBTA rereleased the new schedules, with some changes in response to the feedback received, which will go into effect on […]
The MBTA has rolled out a public engagement process to solicit feedback on proposed changes to the commuter rail schedules. The public comment period will run from January 7th through February 12th. This post contains links to proposed changes to the Fitchburg line and to other lines. The finalized schedules will be announced in April and will go into effect on Monday, May 23rd.
Update, November 25: The MBTA has announced that implementation of the new schedules will be postponed until next spring. Please see this letter from Secretary Pollack for further explanation.
MassDOT sent along the following advisory re-enforcing the danger of trespassing on the MBTA tracks in the area of Alexander Avenue and Channing Road near Belmont High School.
In response to efforts by Representative David Rogers, the MBTA Commuter Rail has scheduled an additional morning stop in Belmont Center. Here is the MBTA’s letter to Representative Rogers.