Thank you to all our supports who completed Jamaica Plain State Representative Jeff Sanchez's annual survey and advocated for streetcar service to Hyde Square! Over 70 Jamaica Plain residents who took the survey stated that they supported the Green Line Extension down South Huntington Ave. into Hyde Square.
There is a growing movement to provide improved transit service on South Huntington Avenue in Jamaica Plain to support new residential development now being constructed and to make Boston's Latin Quarter, Hyde Square, more widely accessible. To accomplish this The Arborway Committee for Public Transit, Inc (ACPT) proposes extending the Green Line to Hyde Square. See our White Paper on the proposal. Our White Paper, assembled by the Arborway Committee for Public Transit, Inc, discusses key factors favoring the extension of the Green Line along the South Huntington Avenue corridor to Hyde Square from Heath Street in Jamaica Plain. Our best efforts have been made to ensure accurate and timely information.
Even without any further development along South Huntington Avenue, an extension of the Green Line to Hyde Square would greatly benefit current neighbors and merchants and alleviate the inadequate service currently provided by the Rt. 39 bus.
The Hyde Square initiative is gaining support and momentum especially in light of a South Huntington Avenue Framework for Future Development launched in 2013 by the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA). The BPDA's advocacy for extending the Green Line along South Huntington Avenue can be found on page 33 of the framework.
Most importantly, the future is not yet written and you can help improve Boston transportation by preserving urban rail and the unique character of Boston's original 'Streetcar Suburb,' Jamaica Plain.