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Dec 11, 2017

What will the commuter rail look like in 15, 20 years? Possibly more frequent trips throughout the day in either direction within the urban core, or more express service daylong to other regional cities. #MBTA study on potential new biz model will wrap within 2 years.

Dec 11, 2017

@richparr79 BU now says it's cool with a bus link, but yeah, needs to go back to the drawing board on West Station funding.

Dec 11, 2017

Pollack earlier said Harvard was only committed to $10m -- roughly 1/3 of the original price. I had heard otherwise, that Harvard would do 1/3 at whatever the cost, and officials now clarify that this is the case. Only a verbal commitment, however. https://t.co/4IHkWjy2Mi

Dec 11, 2017

Pollack is quite clear about another cause of West Station delay: The state's priority, beyond a new station, is to make sure they have space to store trains between service. This is one place to do so.

Dec 11, 2017

Another board member, Monica Tibbits-Nutt, doubts the highway project + Harvard development can go forward w/o transit. ”There’s a traffic problem now. ... I straight up do not believe the traffic analysis.”

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