Please join Senator Brownsberger and other elected officials on Thursday, October 23, 6:00-8:00 PM at the Boston Public Library for a presentation by MBTA personnel on a proposed project to consolidate four Green Line stops along Commonwealth Avenue. Below is the full press release for this public meeting, please feel free to share it and the included flyer. Your comments on the project are welcome and encouraged on this website. Contact Andrew Bettinelli Legislative Aide in our office for further information at 617-722-1280 or [email protected]
UPDATE 10/23/14: Here is the MBTA’s Green Line Stations Improvements PowerPoint delivered at the public meeting.
For Immediate Release: October 16, 2014
CONTACT: Andrew Bettinelli, Legislative Aide,
Office of State Senator Will Brownsberger
617-722-1280, [email protected]
Commonwealth Avenue Green Line Improvements Public Meeting
A consolidation of Green Line Stops is being proposed to enhance service
BOSTON (Thursday, October 16, 2014) — A public meeting outlining a proposal to consolidate four Green Line stops along Commonwealth Avenue will be held on Thursday, October 23 at 6:00 PM at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street, Commonwealth Salon meeting room.
The proposed project would consolidate the BU West, St. Paul, Babcock, and Pleasant stops into two fully accessible stations that will help reduce travel times and improve safety. The proposed new B Line stops would better serve the Boston University and Commonwealth Avenue community as well as all MBTA customers in this very congested corridor.
A presentation from MBTA personnel will cover: the history of the project; options analysis; cost and funding; the 30% design effort; the eventual construction project; what constitutes code compliance; the locations of the proposed new stops; elimination of the existing stops; improved headways; enhanced customer service; and safety upgrades and accessibility. A panel of MBTA personnel will answer questions from the public.
Elected officials co-hosting the meeting are: State Senators Will Brownsberger (D-Belmont) and Cynthia Stone Creem (D-Newton); Representatives Kevin Honan (D-Brighton), Michael Moran (D-Brighton), and Frank Smizik (D-Brookline); and Boston City Councilor Mark Ciommo (District 9).
“I am grateful for the attention MBTA top management is giving to improving the Green Line,” said Senator Brownsberger.
For further information contact Andrew Bettinelli, Legislative Aide in Senator Brownsberger’s office, at 617-722-1280 or [email protected]. Visit willbrownsberger.com for a meeting flyer.
The meeting space is accessible to people with disabilities.