The Arborway Committee for Public Transit, Inc is a volunteer group of residents and merchants of Boston that advocates for quality public transit in the urban environment. Founded in 1976 our chief objective has been to advocate for Jamaica Plain's one seat ride into the central subway system, currently referred to as Boston's E-Line, a branch of the Green Line.

We are also a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization with a mission to educate and inform decision makers on the benefits of public transportation. We sponsor a number of community discussion meetings in Jamaica Plain and the city at large.

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Chas Horvath (Secretary) and his wife moved to Jamaica Plain in 2016 after raising their children in a Boston suburb. A significant motivation for the move was to reduce automotive dependency for environmental and social reasons. As director of software engineering at Stratus Technologies in Maynard, Massachusetts Chas commuted via bicycle year round prior to moving to Jamaica Plain. Since moving to Jamaica Plain Chas frequently commutes via a combination of bicycle and commuter rail. Chas has a Bachelors and Masters degree from Cornell University in Electrical Engineering and is an inventor on multiple patents related to high-availability computing.

Tobias Johnson is a long-time transportation advocate and Jamaica Plain resident of more than 20 years, although as of 2016 he resides in the historic Fort Hill neighborhood of Roxbury.  Tobias moved to Boston in part because of the car-free transit options. He became involved in transportation advocacy in 1995 and has participated in many MBTA and City of Boston related initiatives including the Arborway Rail Project Advisory Committee (ARPAC), the Community Process for the Arborway Yard (CPCAY), the Urban Ring, the Silver Line as well as numerous advisory groups for private large scale private developments. He holds a BA in Philosophy and an MS in Library and Information Science.

Kevin F. Moloney (Treasurer) of Jamaica Plain is a graduate of Boston Latin School, Harvard College and Boston College Law School. A founding member of ACPT, he served as Assistant and then First Assistant Corporation Counsel for the city of Boston when Kevin White was mayor. Thereafter, until his retirement, he was a civil litigation partner/shareholder in the Boston law firm Barron & Stadfeld, P.C. Appointed by Mayor Flynn in 1984 to the Board of Trustees of the Boston Public Library, he served as president of the BPL trustees from 1984-1990. In the 1990s he was elected and re-elected to the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, serving four plus years as Chair. A trustee for many years of Jamaica Plain's Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts, he served as treasurer and later as president of the Eliot School trustees. Elected again in 2013, and re-elected in 2016, to the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, he again served as chair of the JPNC, from 2013-2018.

Dr. Srdjan S. Nedeljkovic, originally from Serbia, spent a part of his childhood feet away from a railroad with thunderous coal-fired steam locomotives passing by. He and his family live in Newton Highlands and are all too frequent riders on the Green Line. Active in the community, Dr. Nedeljkovic is the former President, now Secretary, of the Newton Highlands Neighborhood Area Council. He also serves on the Newton Transportation Advisory Group and is on the Board of Directors of the Crystal Lake Conservancy. As a member of Bike Newton, he is an advocate for promoting safe bicycling as well as transit. Dr. Nedeljkovic is faculty in the Department of Anesthesiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, where he is actively involved in clinical care, research, and teaching, and is an Associate Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School. He completed his undergraduate studies at Penn State University and is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, often riding on the old streetcar line between Center City and Chestnut Hill once upon a time.

Michael Reiskind is a long-time resident of Jamaica Plain involved in improving the Arborway corridor since 1977. He is presently on the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council and chairs its Public Service Committee, working on public safety, public works, and transportation issues. A board member of JP Centre/South Main Streets, the Jamaica Pond Association, and the JP Business & Professional Association, he is active in many aspects of the community. Mr. Reiskind is an early advocate of Neighborhood Policing and works in collaboration with the Boston Police Department on its implementation in Jamaica Plain.

Marcus Rogers is a lifelong resident of the Egleston Square section of Boston. He graduated from English High, Roxbury Community College, and UMass Boston. He began his career in community work for Alternatives for Community & Environment (ACE) as a Youth Coordinator in high school working closely with officials like mayor Thomas Menino, 7th Suffolk District State Rep Gloria Fox, and and Boston City Council members Chuck Turner and Felix D. Arroyo. After college he worked in the construction industry and the retail industry for more than a decade, eventually getting back into community work. Today he is a Community Organizer in Dorchester for Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation working closely with residents of Boston.

Franklyn P. Salimbene (Chair) is Senior Lecturer in Law at Bentley University. He has been actively engaged in the Jamaica Plain community for many years. During that time he has served on the Board of Directors of the Jamaica Pond Association, the Jamaica Plain Symphony Orchestra, and the Vestry of St. John’s Episcopal Church. He has also published on the topic of urban transportation and the environment. His works have appeared in the Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy (Spring 2017), the Transportation Law Journal (2019), and the William & Mary Environmental Law & Policy Review (2020).

Alan Smith Soto, a long-time resident of Jamaica Plain, was born in San José, Costa Rica, and lived in Madrid many years. He received his B.A. from the University of Maryland, and the A.M. and Ph. D. from Harvard University. He is Professor Emeritus of Spanish at Boston University and has taught and studied the works of various authors, including Galdós, Lorca, Cervantes and César Vallejo; his interests also include contemporary Spanish poetry, and the theory of aesthetics in literature and the plastic arts. Author of three books of poetry, Fragmentos de alcancía (Cambridge: Asaltoalcielo editores, 1998), Libro del lago (Madrid: Árdora Ediciones, 2014) and Hasta que no haya luna (Madrid: Huerga y Fierro Editores, 2021), he is a member of the Jamaica Pond Poets.

Peter Steiger grew up in Switzerland and has lived in the Boston Area for over 30 years. He moved to Jamaica Plain (JP) in 2013 and has served on the boards of various community organizations, including the Jamaica Pond Association, Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, and Action for Equity. Peter is a recently retired scientist, entrepreneur and executive who spent his career supporting imaging in clinical trials mostly of musculoskeletal disorders and cancer.  Throughout his professional life he lived and worked in the US, Europe, and the Far East.  Peter has a keen interest in public transportation, something he is very familiar with from using it in many different cities around the world. Peter holds a MS in Electrical Engineering and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich).