Grand Junction Commuter Rail Reply

Proposal to extend MBTA Commuter Rail service along the Grand Junction Railroad to provide direct service between North and South Station via Somerville, Cambridge, and Brighton.

Time Frame

  • 2035

 

Status

  • Project postponed.

Monitor

  • Effect upon traffic
  • Effect upon public health (diesel exhaust)

Risks

  • Traffic and health impacts
  • Deemphasis of Urban Ring,
  • Abandonment of downtown connection between North and South Stations.

Mitigation

  • Pedestrian path.
  • Adapt route to light rail or bus rapid transit instead.

Background

History

  • (11/18/11) Second public meeting scheduled.

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