Opening Sightlines, But At What Cost?

The removal of Boston's last half-mile of elevated subway tracks will mark the end of an era, and the beginning of short-term development pains.
December 30, 2003, 2pm PST | Connie Chung
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"The elevated Green Line...--Boston's last half-mile of elevated subway tracks--is set to come down before the Democratic National Convention in July, but it could result in massive disruption in the area through the spring and inconvenience Green Line riders for at least a year." According transportation officials, the removal of the elevated line will open sightlines, as well as "all kinds of development potential." However, the fact that "T riders must weather a year of inconvenience before enjoying the promised new era of subterranean convenience also does not sit well with transit advocacy groups." One advocate reacted by saying: " 'When we're building roads, we take incredible steps, but when we're building transit, we have lower ambitions.' "

Thanks to Connie Chung

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Published on Sunday, December 28, 2003 in The Boston Globe
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