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Lynn Transit Action Plan

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In early 2019, the MBTA Focus40 plan identified Lynn as a priority place to target potential improvements to public transportation.  

The Lynn Transit Action Plan will identify strategies for faster, more reliable transit services for the city, into Boston, and throughout the North Shore. Changes may include improvements to bus, subway, ferry, and Commuter Rail service.

The goal of this effort is to make it easier for Lynn residents to get where they need to go with public transit. In the long-run, this analysis and discovery will uncover how both large and small improvements to transportation can help Lynn become better connected and more integrated in the region’s economy.

Building a Better T

As part of our $8 billion, 5-year capital investment plan, we're renovating stations, modernizing fare collection systems, upgrading services for our buses, subways, and ferries, and improving the accessibility of the entire system.

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Process

The Lynn Transit Action Plan is assessing demand and needs across relevant modes of transit to provide recommendations for low-cost changes for the near-term, like dedicated bus lanes, bicycle and pedestrian access to transit, and service changes. It will also address larger, long-term investments.

Advisory Committee

The project team put together an Advisory Committee to provide input on the process and findings throughout all phases of the project. The Advisory Committee includes elected officials, business owners, community groups, and city staff from across Lynn.

Project Phases

To ensure recommendations are effective, feasible, and meet the needs of the community, each phase is incorporating rigorous analysis and input from local transit riders and residents as well the Advisory Committee.

Understanding Existing Conditions

Analysis of demographics, transit operations, development and employment trends in the community, and the main causes of transit delays. Existing MBTA service is being evaluated to understand how it can better meet current and future transportation needs in the area.

Testing Potential Strategies

Evaluation of proposed concepts coming out of the initial findings, including changes to bus, subway, Commuter Rail, and ferry service. Strategies evaluated range from quick-build improvements, like bus lanes, to larger capital construction projects and service changes.

Developing Recommendations

Consensus and finalization of concepts for short-, medium-, and long-term changes that will improve service transit speed, reliability, and connectivity. Recommendations will include conceptual designs and cost estimates, as well as implementation plans.

What We Heard: Advisory Committee and Public Input Survey

Through data analysis and public engagement opportunities, the project team examined how residents of Lynn and the North Shore move throughout the region to identify strategies for improving MBTA service.

Tell Us What You Think

How do you think transit could be improved in Lynn? We want to hear from you. 

Your feedback will guide our recommendations, help us evaluate options, and provide insight into how these changes may impact current and future public transit in Lynn and the surrounding areas.

If you’d like to share your ideas with us, or if you’re interested in seeing our team at an event in your community, email Alexandra Markiewicz, at Alexandra.Markiewicz@state.ma.us

You can also get project updates delivered to your inbox. 

Past Events

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Contact Information

For all queries and comments related to the Lynn Transit Action plan, please contact Alexandra Markiewicz, project manager in the Office of Transportation Planning, at Alexandra.Markiewicz@state.ma.us

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As part of our $8 billion, 5-year capital investment plan, we're renovating stations, modernizing fare collection systems, upgrading services for our buses, subways, and ferries, and improving the accessibility of the entire system.

Learn more

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Illustration of the Boston city scape

Focus40

Our long-range capital plan will position the MBTA to meet the needs of Greater Boston through 2040.


Rail Vision logo

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We're identifying cost-effective strategies to transform the MBTA's Commuter Rail system.

Better Bus Project: Making transit better together

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Too many of our bus routes still fail to live up to our own standards. Through the Better Bus Project, we're changing that.