East Boston Transit in Amazon HQ2 Proposal
$800B in Blue Line improvements, plus a ferry and 1A work
East Boston transit was mentioned in the Amazon HQ2 proposal on https://amazon.boston.gov/
- MBTA Red Line – Blue Line Connector – $746,000,000
The Red Line – Blue Line connector, an underground tunnel that will extend the Blue Line by one station to connect to the Red Line, has the potential to provide environmental and economic benefits with increased ridership and mobility for local and regional commuters.
- Water Ferry Transportation Service – $1,600,000
Investing in the Lewis Wharf Dock will create enhanced water ferry service in Boston Harbor, connecting the neighborhoods of East Boston to the North End, Charlestown, and South Boston via water transportation.
- Route 1A Improvements – $40,000,000
Investing in road improvements for Route 1A will enhance connectivity on a major artery that leads into East Boston, Revere, and municipalities north of these communities.
- MBTA Blue Line Commuter Rail Connector – $25,000,000
This project would add a new commuter rail station at Wonderland Station to connect East Boston via rail transit to neighborhoods north of the city.