Depending on how the MBTA handles a new proposal, a trip on the B Line might become just a bit more tolerable.
According to a press release from Massachusetts Senator Will Brownsberger, four stops on the BU branch—BU West, St. Paul Street, Pleasant Street, and Babcock Street—may be consolidated into two stops. Currently, the four stops are along less than a half-mile on Comm. Ave., making it difficult for B Line trains to pick up much speed on their way downtown.
A public meeting will be held on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. at the Boston Public Library to discuss the proposal, and MBTA personnel will be available to answer questions.
“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,” read Brownsberger’s press release.
This latest proposal is part of a larger effort to redesign portions of Comm. Ave. by widening Green Line tracks and creating more space for cyclists. According to The Boston Globe, these plans have been in the works for at least four years.
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