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Boston City Councilor Opposes Bus Yard Project in Jamaica Plain

Charles Yancey recently said the proposed move of the bus yard should have been brought to his attention.

Credit: File Photo
Credit: File Photo

Boston City Councilor Charles Yancey is not in favor of the proposed plan to move the Aborway bus yard in Jamaica Plain to his district on the American Legion Highway, according to the Jamaica Plain Gazette

The Arborway Yard, an 18-acre area of land on Washington Street and the Arborway in the Forest Hills section of Jamaica Plain, currently houses a temporary bus maintenance facility. 

The MBTA previously built a facility on the yard that was meant to be temporary for five years and to eventually be replaced by a permanent transit facility that would be a model of environmental soundness and safety. Close to half the land would be turned over to the city for affordable homes, small businesses, and open space. 

The proposal calls for the MBTA bus maintenance facility to be built on a large area of land on American Legion Highway, but at a community meeting earlier this month, Yancey told a large group of attendees that he was disappointed the proposal had gained such momentum without consulting him first, and that the idea should have been coordinated with the Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan neighborhoods, according to the report.

For more, read the full report at the Jamaica Plain Gazette >>

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