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MBTA Renovations of Boston College Station Coming

The MBTA has a plan to renovate the B branch terminus at Boston College station, with a public meeting slated for this month.

Passengers riding out to the B branch terminus at Boston College may be in for an upgrade--if the T can get funding for it. 

The goal is to make the stop more accessible, to build a full canopy, and to increase efficiency by bringing the trolleys away from the yard area, according to the T. However, this will also mean passengers board at the platform in the middle of Commonwealth Avenue, and not through the yard near Lake Street.

According to an MBTA page on the station upgrade project, the 15 percent design plan was presented in August, with a 30 percent plan expected some time this month. They do not have funding for anything beyond this point, and report that construction depends on finding additional funds

State Senator Will Brownsberger posted about the stop on his website, telling one commenter that crossing the street is not desirable, but that he is reserving judgement on the plan until the public presentation of the 30 percent plan. 

The MBTA will hold a public meeting about the upgrades to the BC stop on Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Brighton Marine Center, YourTown Allston-Brighton reports.

See the full story on YourTown Allston-Brighton.

Estimates from the MBTA put the project budget at around $16.8 million, and when they receive a Notice to Proceed, the project is expected to take two years to complete. 

MoonBeamWatcher October 03, 2012 at 01:53 AM
"State Senator Will Brownsberger posted about the stop on his website, telling one commenter that crossing the street is not desirable, but that he is reserving judgement on the plan until the public presentation of the 30 percent plan." SENATOR, if you will observe all the "T"stops along Commonwealth Ave., require one to "Cross the Street!" Think the answer to 'why the chicken crossed the street' IS TO GET TO THE OTHER SIDE or in this case to board the Trolly Car at BC! This has to be a great EXAMPLE of why OMG! = Obama Must Go!

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