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Boston - January 2017

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Mattapan Line Future?

January 2017

The MBTA in Boston is under extreme pressure to reduce costs in its operating and capital budgets. An unresolved issue is what to do with the 2-mile long Mattapan-Ashmont trolley line that uses PCC cars built in 1945. The line and the old cars are much loved by the neighborhoods and riders it serves. However, the cost of maintaining the cars is high and rising. Commonwealth Magazine examines this issue in an article published in early 2017. Click on this link to see the full text:

Is there room for nostalgia at the T?



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