June 20, 2024 - A pilot program for electrifying the Fairmount Line was recently approved by the MBTA Board of Directors. This is a step in the right direction. Read the Dorchester Reporter article by Chris Lovett here.

May 10, 2024 - The Boston Transportation Department in collaboration with the MBTA recently held a community meeting at Mission Hill to discuss a long-needed plan to upgrade the in-street portion of the Green Line E-branch south of Brigham Circle. The project is to be completed by 2027 and will eliminate the last mixed-traffic Green Line segment. The recently released MBTA Capital Investment Plan (CIP) includes $86 million for the project. Our friends at StreetsBlog Mass provide a full account here.

April 22, 2024 - Our friends at StreetsBlog Mass have published an article summarizing this spring's MTBA schedule changes which took effect April 7.  A link to the article is here.

April 10, 2024 - On April 10 the city held a meeting regarding access to a renovated White Stadium. Currently, no public transit is planned to serve the stadium causing concern among neighboring residents and potential travelers to the venue. Private shuttle buses are proposed from Forest Hills Station. Such service is unlikely to be adequate and would likely encourage the use of private automobiles.  Click here to see the city's presentation.

October 26, 2023 - The City is planning several roadway upgrades along Centre and South Streets in JP as part of the Route 39 Transit Priority Corridor. Among these are “queue jump” traffic lanes for buses. ACPT supports any upgrade to improve service, but the city must be able to show that an upgrade will in fact be effective.  Click here to see the material presented at a public meeting.

February 26, 2024 - As part of its Go Boston 2023 transportation initiative the City of Boston is collecting feedback on transit projects including the Green Line Extension to Hyde Square.  The deadline for providing feedback is February 29, 2024.  Click here for instructions on how to provide feedback.

February 26, 2024 - The Governor’s new task force is considering a long-term plan for making the T solvent. One solution-- lift the Big Dig financial burden. Click here to see a Banker & Tradesman editorial on this topic.

January 15, 2024 - While the City of Boston undertakes its Squares and Streets initiative, several cities across the U.S. are relying on “Transit-Oriented Development” (TOD) to achieve similar goals. Click here for a journal article by our chair that explains the TOD movement and its implementation in the U.S.

October 20, 2023 - Mayor Wu and Jamaica Plain state legislators write to state officials requesting feasibility study funds for Hyde Square Green Line extension.  Click here to see the letter.

February 7, 2023 - The Angell Animal Medical Center joins the list of organizations supporting the extension. See letter of support here