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Comm. Ave. Green Line Improvements Public Meeting

Posted on October 16, 2014

BOSTON — 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 with Senator Brownsberger, at  andrew.bettinelli@masenate.gov. Visit willbrownsberger.com for a meeting flyer.  

The meeting space is accessible to people with disabilities.