The Arborway Committee for Public Transit, Inc.
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Welcome to The Arborway Committee for Public Transit, Inc. (ACPT). Organized by residents and merchants in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood in the 1970s, ACPT’s goal is to advocate for improved public transit service in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood and more generally throughout greater Boston. As a neighborhood organization we seek vibrant and inter-connective transit services. In doing so we work with other community organizations, our political representatives, and the business community to achieve these goals.

Our On-Going Major Transit Initiative  is the 0.65-mile extension of the E-branch of the Green Line along South Huntington Avenue in Jamaica Plain from its existing Heath Street terminus to Hyde Square, Jamaica Plain, Boston’s Latin Quarter. The E-branch is a streetcar service connecting northern Jamaica Plain by rail to, and into, the Boston subway system. The importance of extending the service to Hyde Square is underscored by the fact that Hyde Square is an environmental justice neighborhood that lacks a rail connection to downtown Boston, which extending the service would address. In addition, the Boston Planning and Redevelopment Agency (BPDA) has designated South Huntington Avenue a "development corridor". Development has already attracted hundreds of new residents to the area with more to follow.

Learn More about Hyde Square


  • MBTA System Map showing the region of the Green Line Hyde Square Extension