Secretary Pollack Would like Silver Line to Go to Everett

Just as the Silver Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line gets ready to launch in Chelsea on April 21, State Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack said in a meeting in Boston that she would like to see it expand to Everett – a plan that Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the Lower Mystic Regional Transportation Working Group has touted as well.

The Silver Line 3 (SL-3) will being operations on April 21, making a 30-minute journey from the Mystic (Market Basket) Mall to South Station, via Logan Airport and the Seaport in Boston, every 10 minutes. The BRT will run on a separate, bus-only lane through Chelsea and over the Chelsea Street Bridge.

Pollack said that a draft of the soon-to-be-released Transportation plan, called Focus 40, will have a recommendation for Everett to be included in an expansion of the new Silver Line service.

“That service will open on April 21, and we’re looking forward to the opening,” she said. “That is a BRT service, and we hope to continue it from Chelsea into Everett and Sullivan Square and other highly congested areas. That’s one other thing we are looking at in our Focus 40 plan.”

Those statements came at a breakfast in the Back Bay on March 20 where Pollack was the keynote speaker and addressing investment in the Orange Line. She also highlighted the new Silver Line service and the agency’s hopes to continue it in the years to come.

1 comment for “Secretary Pollack Would like Silver Line to Go to Everett

  1. Wvns
    April 11, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    The T doesn’t have any money, but lets expand. Secretary Pollack needs her head examined. This is the same person who decided to spend $100,000 in taxpayer money on a private MassDOT bathroom. And Btw, did anyone notice Pollack slipped in her pet-project, the Green Line Extension, as an “Everett benefit” during the Lower Mystic planning? Someone should ask her on the 21st. What is going on?

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