MBTA To Study Silver Line For Expansion to Everett And Neighboring Areas

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The MBTA and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced the launch of the Silver Line Extension Alternatives Analysis that explores options for extending Silver Line services to Everett and neighboring communities.

The MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak said he is excited to study the possibility of extending the Silver Line because it is an “important step in improving service to essential workers and transit-critical populations that live far from the Orange and Blue Lines and rely on bus service to get to work and other destination.”

Public officials from around Massachusetts believe this extension will not only help residents with commuting, but also with combating climate change.

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According to the MBTA, the current routes to Chelsea and Everett “have maintained some of the highest ridership levels in the system during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The MBTA and MassDot will be working together to examine community members travel patterns in Chelsea, Everett, Somerville, Cambridge, and Boston to determine what the best extension plan would be.

The Silver Line Extension Alternatives Analysis is part of the MBTA's Focus40 Plan; which is an investment plan that aims to transform public transportation accessibility in the Greater Boston region by 2040.

The analysis is predicted to be completed by spring 2022.

Written by Edyn Jensen

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