Below are a series of frequently asked questions regarding light rail service to the Arborway. The answers are taken from MBTA documents except where noted. In most instances, the answers seek to compare aspects of the light rail vehicles (LRV), which would be used under the current mandate of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection [see 310 CMR 7.36 (2)(d)], and the MBTA's proposed alternative, a 60-foot compressed natural gas bus (CNG).
Extension of the line to Hyde Square will connect Hyde Square and adjacent neighborhoods directly to the central subway. It will provide no-transfer public transit to and from Park Street Station and Government Center for the increasing number of residents on South Huntington Avenue and in adjoining neighborhoods. The extension will also provide a more reliable and comfortable ride than the Route 39 bus.