Tuesday, October 25, 2016

South Boston Bus Service Community Meeting

updated 10.28.16 Submit public comments to MBTA Service Planning Department before November 9th deadline.

The MBTA is pleased to announce a public meeting to present the 30% design plans for South Boston Bus Stop and Service Improvements Project for routes  5, 7, 9, 10 and 11 (Currently travels A Street outbound toward West Broadway only).  The goals for this effort include:

·        Enhance service reliability
·        Optimize bus stop locations and spacing for safety, efficiency, and minimal parking impacts
·        Improve bus stop accessibility for seniors and persons with disabilities

The public meeting* will be held:

Wednesday, October 26th
6:00 PM
Tynan School
650 E. 4th Street
South Boston

In related news, Senator Linda Dorcena Forry and Representative Nick Collins announced a new comprehensive transportation plan to improve public transit while reducing congestion. As a follow up to the South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan, Senator Forry and Rep Collins successfully advocated for $11 million to be directed toward South Boston transportation needs. Within the $11 million, $9.7 million will go toward the Cypher Street extension from D Street to E Street and reconstruction of E Street to extend from Cypher Street to Summer Street. More details at Caught in Southie.

*If you need a reasonable accommodation (such as American Sign Language interpreters, assistive listening devices, handouts in alternate formats, etc.) and/or language assistance to fully participate, please submit your request to Trish Foley at trish.foley@state.ma.us or 857-368-8907 at least 2 days prior to the meeting.  Such accommodations will be provided free of charge. The meeting space is accessible to persons with disabilities.

originally published 10.18.16

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