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Matthew 10-16-2014 04:34 PM

Green Line "B" station consolidation meeting
Commonwealth Avenue Green Line Improvements Public Meeting
A consolidation of Green Line Stops is being proposed to enhance service

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).

Arlington 10-16-2014 11:16 PM

Re: Green Line "B" station consolidation meeting
Is there any chance that the new stations would have off-board payment (fare gates)? All-door boarding is the reals speeder-upper that's missing at BU, not the slow-to-stop and resume-after-stop times.

davem 10-16-2014 11:32 PM

Re: Green Line "B" station consolidation meeting

Matthew 10-16-2014 11:53 PM

Re: Green Line "B" station consolidation meeting
Fare gates -- no. It doesn't make sense with 8" platforms.

The real answer, as always, is proof-of-payment. All door boardings and accessibility is another topic that I have been pressing them on and there's a hint they might do a separate meeting on that topic as part of the PMT.

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