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Fairmount Line electrification study clears legislative hurdle
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Fairmount Line electrification study clears legislative hurdle
The Massachusetts Senate has passed a budget amendment authorizing full funding of a study to determine the feasibility of full electrification of the Fairmount Commuter Rail Line.
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MBTA opens Mattapan commuter rail station
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MBTA opens Mattapan commuter rail station
For years, trains on the Fairmount Line passed by Mattapan Square, speeding commuters to South Station while bypassing the busy commercial district. Last week, community members and elected officials celebrated as the brand-new commuter rail station at Blue Hill Avenue near Mattapan Square officially opened, a move many say will shorten commute times for neighborhood residents.
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Elected officials blast planned MBTA fare hikes
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Elected officials blast planned MBTA fare hikes
At a public meeting hosted by the MBTA last week, elected officials and commuters slammed the transportation agency’s recent proposal of a 6.3 percent increase in fares starting July 1, 2019.
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MBTA planning to upgrade Mattapan trolley line
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MBTA planning to upgrade Mattapan trolley line
The 75-year-old trolleys on the MBTA Mattapan Line will most likely be replaced with newer light rail vehicles like those on the Green Line, according to an MBTA study released last week.
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Development team discusses plans for Mattapan complex
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Development team discusses plans for Mattapan complex
Mattapan residents met last week to approve the latest plans for the $57 million redevelopment of Mattapan Station, one of the final chances to weigh in before developers seek state funding for the proposed mixed-use residential project.
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