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The Silver Line is the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA's) sole Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line, running in two, unconnected sections, from Dudley Square in Roxbury to downtown Boston, Massachusetts and from South Station to several points in South Boston and to Logan Airport in East Boston. Download high resolution version (2933x2363, 1257 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (2933x2363, 1257 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Image File history File links silver line bus @ courthouse. ... Image File history File links silver line bus @ courthouse. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a body politic and corporate, and a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts [1] formed in 1964 to finance and operate most bus, subway, commuter rail and ferry systems in the greater Boston, Massachusetts, USA area. ... The O-Bahn Busway in Adelaide, South Australia is the longest, fastest and most heavily patronised guided busway. ... Looking north at the northbound platforms, with the streetcar loops on each side Dudley Square (originally Dudley Street or Dudley) is a ground-level bus depot in Dudley Square, Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, served by local buses of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and their Silver Line bus rapid transit... Roxbury is a neighborhood within Boston, Massachusetts. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe) (The State House, according to Oliver Wendell Holmes, is the hub of the Solar System), Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... South Boston is a heavily populated neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts, located south of the Fort Point Channel and abutting Dorchester Bay. ... FAA diagram of Logan Airport Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, in the East Boston neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, is one of the 20 busiest airports in the U.S., with 22 million passengers a year using its 43 airlines. ... East Boston is a gritty blue-collar neighborhood that is separated from the rest of the city of Boston by Boston Harbor and bordered by Winthrop, Revere, and the Chelsea Creek. ...


The Silver Line is planned to be built in three phases; only phase I and part of phase II have been completed. Phase III, a connection between the two sections, is planned for some time after 2013.


Silver Line buses are wheelchair ramp equipped using a kneeling bus and a flip-out ramp. See MBTA accessibility. A wheelchair ramp is an inclined plane installed in addition to or instead of stairs. ... A kneeling bus is a bus equipped with an accessibility feature that lowers the entrance of the bus to curb-side-level, so that a person in a wheelchair may smoothly board the bus. ... As is true for most mass transit systems, much of the Boston subway and commuter rail lines were built before wheelchair access was a requirement. ...

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Phase I - Silver Line Washington Street

Phase I of the Silver Line runs between Dudley Square in Roxbury and downtown Boston along Washington Street. Patrons either pay the bus fare of 90 cents, or can pay the subway fare of $1.25 and receive a transfer voucher for use at one of the four subway stations that this section of the Silver Line serves. The full line started running July 20, 2002, replacing the Washington Street Elevated, which closed in 1987. In the interim, the route was served by the 49 bus (which had existed as a feeder route before 1987). Looking north at the northbound platforms, with the streetcar loops on each side Dudley Square (originally Dudley Street or Dudley) is a ground-level bus depot in Dudley Square, Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, served by local buses of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and their Silver Line bus rapid transit... Roxbury is a neighborhood within Boston, Massachusetts. ... July 20 is the 201st day (202nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 164 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The Washington Street Elevated was an elevated segment of Bostons Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority subway system, comprising the southern stretch of the Orange Line (named after the original name for a section of Washington St, Orange St. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Station listing

Station Opened Transfers and notes
Dudley Square July 20, 2002
Melnea Cass Boulevard July 20, 2002
Lenox Street July 20, 2002
Massachusetts Avenue July 20, 2002 Not to be confused with similarly named Massachusetts Avenue station on the Orange Line, approx. 1/2 mile northwest.
Worcester Square Late 2002
Newton Street July 20, 2002
Union Park Street July 20, 2002
East Berkeley Street July 20, 2002
Herald Street July 20, 2002
New England Medical Center July 20, 2002 Orange Line
Chinatown July 20, 2002 Orange Line
northbound buses only
Boylston July 20, 2002 Green Line
southbound buses only
Downtown Crossing at Temple Place July 20, 2002 Orange Line and Red Line at Downtown Crossing

Looking north at the northbound platforms, with the streetcar loops on each side Dudley Square (originally Dudley Street or Dudley) is a ground-level bus depot in Dudley Square, Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, served by local buses of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and their Silver Line bus rapid transit... July 20 is the 201st day (202nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 164 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Melnea Cass Boulevard is a street in Boston, Massachusetts, located between Dudley Square in Roxbury and the South End. ... July 20 is the 201st day (202nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 164 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... July 20 is the 201st day (202nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 164 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... July 20 is the 201st day (202nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 164 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Massachusetts Avenue is a MBTA subway station on the Orange Line, located at 380 Massachusetts Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Orange Line is one of the four subway lines of the MBTA. It extends from Forest Hills in Jamaica Plain, Boston in the south to Oak Grove in Malden, Massachusetts in the north. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... July 20 is the 201st day (202nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 164 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... July 20 is the 201st day (202nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 164 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... July 20 is the 201st day (202nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 164 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... July 20 is the 201st day (202nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 164 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The New England Medical Center station is a location along Bostons Orange Line subway and Silver Line bus rapid transit lines. ... July 20 is the 201st day (202nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 164 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The Orange Line is one of the four subway lines of the MBTA. It extends from Forest Hills in Jamaica Plain, Boston in the south to Oak Grove in Malden, Massachusetts in the north. ... Chinatown is an MBTA subway station on the Orange Line, located at the intersection of Washington and Boylston Streets, roughly at the northwestern corner of Boston, Massachusetts Chinatown neighborhood. ... July 20 is the 201st day (202nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 164 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The Orange Line is one of the four subway lines of the MBTA. It extends from Forest Hills in Jamaica Plain, Boston in the south to Oak Grove in Malden, Massachusetts in the north. ... Bolyston Station is a MBTA station on the Green Line, located on the southeast end of the Boston Common at the intersection of Bolyston and Tremont Streets. ... July 20 is the 201st day (202nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 164 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Two trains at Park Street. ... Downtown Crossing Station of the MBTA, located at the corner of Washington Street and Summer Street and the corner of Chauncey Street and Summer Street in Boston, is the main transfer point between the Orange Line and the Red Line. ... July 20 is the 201st day (202nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 164 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The Orange Line is one of the four subway lines of the MBTA. It extends from Forest Hills in Jamaica Plain, Boston in the south to Oak Grove in Malden, Massachusetts in the north. ... View of Boston from the Red Line An MBTA Red Line train leaving Charles/MGH station bound for Alewife. ... Downtown Crossing Station of the MBTA, located at the corner of Washington Street and Summer Street and the corner of Chauncey Street and Summer Street in Boston, is the main transfer point between the Orange Line and the Red Line. ...


Phase II - Silver Line Waterfront

Dual-mode bus on the SL3 City Point route turning left onto Dry Dock Avenue in front of Boston Marine Industrial Park.
Dual-mode bus on the SL3 City Point route turning left onto Dry Dock Avenue in front of Boston Marine Industrial Park.
Dual-mode bus departing South Station to serve SL2 Waterfront Line.
Dual-mode bus departing South Station to serve SL2 Waterfront Line.

Phase II of the Silver Line utilizes overhead electric power in a new tunnel from South Station to Boston's World Trade Center and on surface reserved right of way 1/2 mile further east to Silver Line Way. Dual-mode buses continue beyond Silver Line Way on diesel power over three routes: Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2015x1400, 1207 KB) en:Silver Line (MBTA) dual-mode bus on the SL3 City Point route turning left onto Dry Dock Avenue in front of Boston Marine Industrial Park. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2015x1400, 1207 KB) en:Silver Line (MBTA) dual-mode bus on the SL3 City Point route turning left onto Dry Dock Avenue in front of Boston Marine Industrial Park. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3008x2000, 1575 KB) I the uploader created this image on 11 Feb 2005 and I release all rights. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3008x2000, 1575 KB) I the uploader created this image on 11 Feb 2005 and I release all rights. ... South Station front entrance. ... A dual mode bus is a bus that can run on power from two different sources, typically electricity from overhead lines and fossil fuel. ... Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel (1858-1913), inventor of the Diesel engine. ...

A Silver Line Waterfront service from South Station to Silver Line Way operates using trackless trolleys. One more service is planned: Logan International Airport with aircraft taking off over harbor Bostons Logan International Airport from the airside lounge of Terminal E, illustrating how the airport is largely surrounded by water. ... Logan International Airport with aircraft taking off over harbor Bostons Logan International Airport from the airside lounge of Terminal E, illustrating how the airport is largely surrounded by water. ... April 9 is the 99th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (100th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An articulated trolleybus in Arnhem A trolleybus (also known as electric bus, trolley bus, trolley coach, trackless trolley, trackless tram or simply trolley) is a bus powered by two overhead electric wires, from which the bus draws electricity using two trolley poles. ...

The SL1 operates in a loop at Logan Airport and only serves the terminals, at the arrivals level. The Silver Line stops at the curb at the far end of each terminal in the direction of traffic flow. There are also free shuttle buses connecting the terminals and other airport destinations, including the Airport station on the Blue Line, hotels, rental cars and the water taxi. A system of moving walkways connects terminals A and E, the Hilton Hotel and central parking. See the Logan Airport article for lists of which airlines serve each terminal. Andrew is a station on the rapid transit Red Line at Dorchester Avenue at Andrew Square, by Southhampton Street, Dorchester Street, and Boston Street in South Boston Massachusetts. ... Boston Convention and Exhibition Center at night The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) is the largest exhibition center in the Northeast United States, with some 1,700,000 square feet of contiguous exhibition space. ... The New Airport Station, January 2005 The new Airport Station on the Boston subways Blue Line provides a mass transit connection to Logan International Airport (BOS). ... A Blue Line train at the recently rebuilt Logan Airport station. ... Rental cars are generally recent model cars that are available, in exchange for a fee, for periods typically ranging from a day to a week or longer. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) operates commuter boats in the between Long Wharf, Lovejoy Wharf and Rowes Wharf on the downtown Boston waterfront to Hingham, Hull, Quincy and Logan International Airport as well as inner habor ferries between downtown Boston, Charlestown Navy Yard, and South Boston. ... The Hilton Hotel chain is owned by Hilton Hotels Corporation and is based in Beverly Hills, California. ... Logan International Airport with aircraft taking off over harbor Bostons Logan International Airport from the airside lounge of Terminal E, illustrating how the airport is largely surrounded by water. ...


Fares

Unlike Silver Line Washington St. (Phase I), all the Waterfront lines charge the MBTA subway fare, currently $1.25 (through 2006). A free transfer to and from the Red Line is available at South Station. The Silver Line vehicles accept the CharlieCard payment system and exact change, including dollar bills. Ticket vending machines that accept cash and credit card are installed in the terminals. CharlieTicket purchased at Airport station in July 2005 The CharlieCard is a contactless, stored value smart card used for electronic ticketing as part of the Automated Fare Collection (AFC) system being installed by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) at its stations and on its vehicles. ...


History

The Phase II tunnel was constructed in conjunction with Boston's "Big Dig" and was originally referred to as the South Boston Piers Transitway. Tunnel sections were fabricated in a nearby, World War II-era dry dock and floated into place. Phase II opened on Friday, December 17, 2004, with the first route (Silver Line Waterfront, officially 746) running only to Silver Line Way, using electric trolley buses. Big Dig is the unofficial name of the Central Artery/Tunnel Project (CA/T), a megaproject to reroute the Central Artery (Interstate 93), the chief controlled-access highway through the heart of Boston, Massachusetts, into a 3. ... Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Nazi Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead... U.S. Navy submarine USS Greeneville in dry dock following collision with a fishing boat. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An articulated trolleybus in Arnhem A trolleybus (also known as electric bus, trolley bus, trolley coach, trackless trolley, trackless tram or simply trolley) is a bus powered by two overhead electric wires, from which the bus draws electricity using two trolley poles. ...


When dual-mode buses were placed in service on December 31, 2004, the SL2 and SL3 extensions opened. SL1, to Logan Airport, opened June 1, 2005. A dual mode bus is a bus that can run on power from two different sources, typically electricity from overhead lines and fossil fuel. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 1 is the 152nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (153rd in leap years), with 213 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


As not enough dual-mode buses were available initially, some rush-hour service was provided by CNG buses, with transfers at Silver Line Way. Through service was suspended after January 5, 2005, and was not brought back until March 5, with all buses dual-mode starting on March 14. Beginning on March 26, late night and weekend trips ran combined, running both around the BMIP loop and to City Point. A CNG propelled autorickshaw on the streets of New Delhi, Delhi. ... January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... March 5 is the 64th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (65th in leap years). ... March 14 is the 73rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (74th in leap years) with 292 days remaining in the year. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (86th in leap years). ...


On January 2, 2005, CNG buses started running on a Sunday-only (16:00 to 22:00 only) shuttle route (746-5) between Silver Line Way and the airport terminals. The agreement with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection called for airport service by January, but the MBTA didn't yet have enough buses for full service."silver+line"&rnum=5&hl=en#160e8949b8069baf January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A CNG propelled autorickshaw on the streets of New Delhi, Delhi. ... Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is a name used by several states in the United States of America for the agency charged with proposing and enforcing environmental law. ...


Station listing

Station Routes Opened Transfers and notes
South Station all December 17, 2004 Red Line, MBTA Commuter Rail, Amtrak, intercity buses
Courthouse all December 17, 2004 John Joseph Moakley US Courthouse
World Trade Center all December 17, 2004 Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, seasonal ferry to Provincetown, Lenticular art on the lobby level of the station
Silver Line Way all December 17, 2004 Changeover between diesel and overhead electric power takes place here
Logan Airport Terminal A SL1 June 1, 2005 Massport and rental car shuttle buses; walkway to central parking and Hilton Hotel
Logan Airport Terminal B south SL1 June 1, 2005
Logan Airport Terminal B north SL1 June 1, 2005
Logan Airport Terminal C SL1 June 1, 2005 Silver Line stop is past the main busway, outside the former Terminal D.
Logan Airport Terminal E SL1 June 1, 2005 International arrivals, Hilton Hotel; next stop is Silver Line Way
Northern Avenue at Harbor Street SL2, SL3 December 31, 2004
Northern Avenue at Tide Street SL2, SL3 December 31, 2004
25 Dry Dock Avenue SL2 (outbound) December 31, 2004
88 Black Falcon Avenue SL2 (terminal) December 31, 2004 Cruise ship terminal
Black Falcon Avenue at Design Center Place SL2 (inbound) December 31, 2004
Dry Dock Avenue at Design Center Place SL2 (inbound), SL3 December 31, 2004
Summer Street at Power House Street SL3 December 31, 2004
East First Street at M Street SL3 December 31, 2004
City Point SL3 (terminal) December 31, 2004

South Station front entrance. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... View of Boston from the Red Line An MBTA Red Line train leaving Charles/MGH station bound for Alewife. ... The MBTA Commuter Rail is the regional rail arm of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. ... Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... The Bus, established by Mayor Frank Fasi, is Honolulus only public transit system. ... The John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse is located on Fan pier the Boston, Massachusetts waterfront. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse is located on Fan pier the Boston, Massachusetts waterfront. ... The Bostons World Trade Center station on the MBTAs Silver Line is located between Bostons World Trade Center and Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 42°20. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Boston Convention and Exhibition Center at night The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) is the largest exhibition center in the Northeast United States, with some 1,700,000 square feet of contiguous exhibition space. ... Nickname: P-town Settled: 1700 â€“ Incorporated: 1727 Zip Code(s): 02657 â€“ Area Code(s): 508 / 774 Official website: http://www. ... The lenticular print on the cover of the Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) DVD Lenticular simply means biconvex. A lenticular lens is a single convex lens that magnifies light through a prism effect. ... The Silver Line Way is a transportation station in Boston, Massachusetts, on the MBTAs Silver Line. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rudolf Christian Karl Diesel (1858-1913), inventor of the Diesel engine. ... The overhead lines of a Swiss Federal Railways track. ... Logan International Airport with aircraft taking off over harbor Bostons Logan International Airport from the airside lounge of Terminal E, illustrating how the airport is largely surrounded by water. ... June 1 is the 152nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (153rd in leap years), with 213 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Massachusetts Port Authority, or Massport, is an independent agency of the state of Massachusetts. ... Rental cars are generally recent model cars that are available, in exchange for a fee, for periods typically ranging from a day to a week or longer. ... The Hilton Hotel chain is owned by Hilton Hotels Corporation and is based in Beverly Hills, California. ... Logan International Airport with aircraft taking off over harbor Bostons Logan International Airport from the airside lounge of Terminal E, illustrating how the airport is largely surrounded by water. ... June 1 is the 152nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (153rd in leap years), with 213 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Logan International Airport with aircraft taking off over harbor Bostons Logan International Airport from the airside lounge of Terminal E, illustrating how the airport is largely surrounded by water. ... June 1 is the 152nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (153rd in leap years), with 213 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Logan International Airport with aircraft taking off over harbor Bostons Logan International Airport from the airside lounge of Terminal E, illustrating how the airport is largely surrounded by water. ... June 1 is the 152nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (153rd in leap years), with 213 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Logan International Airport with aircraft taking off over harbor Bostons Logan International Airport from the airside lounge of Terminal E, illustrating how the airport is largely surrounded by water. ... June 1 is the 152nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (153rd in leap years), with 213 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Pacific Sky sails under Sydney Harbour Bridge A cruise ship is a passenger ship used for pleasure voyages, where the voyage itself and the ships amenities are considered an essential part of the experience. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Phase III

Phase III comprises the connection of the two halves of the Silver Line via an underground busway from Boylston station on the Green Line to South Station. Three possible routings were being debated, but many area residents were pushing the MBTA to more-seriously consider its "No build" routing option and, as of 17 August 2005, the MBTA has put the Phase III project "on hold" [1], casting its future into doubt. Phase III was expected to cost $780 million, but this price tag depended upon the route selected. Phase III was originally expected to be completed by 2013. August 17 is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2013 (MMXIII) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In February 2006, Massachusetts State Transportation Secretary John Cogliano proposed a much less expensive plan that would eliminate most of the tunneling, running the Silver Line on the surface via Kneeland Street to a new tunnel portal on Essex Street, near South Station. The estimated cost of this proposal is $94 million and it includes expansion of Silver Line service to Copley Square, Grove Hall, Mattapan, and Ashmont, connecting at the Fairmount commuter rail line. [2] The Fairmount Line or Dorchester Branch is a line of the MBTA Commuter Rail system in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Except for a short portion in Milton, it lies entirely within Boston, passing through the neighborhoods of Dorchester and Hyde Park. ...


In March, yet another plan was put forward, with support from most transportation leaders, including Cogliano, calling for a mile long tunnel with a portal at Charles Street and Tremont Street. No cost estimate was given and federal approval is still needed. Construction could start in 2009, and would be completed in 2014. [3] 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Future BRT Options

In addition to the Silver Line, BRT is being considered as a means of implementing the Urban Ring Project and providing improved crosstown service. BRT may mean: Be right there in Internet slang. ... The Urban Ring is a project of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and the state of Massachusetts to develop a new public transportation routes that would provide improved circumferential connections among many existing transit lines that project radially from downtown Boston. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority operates three crosstown bus routes in the Boston, Massachusetts area, CT1, CT2 and CT3, intended as limited-stop buses connecting major points. ...


Silver Line Critiques

Detractors of Silver Line service insist that BRT is still a bus, not a high-speed transit line, and provides equivalent quality and speed to other buses. Community groups in the Roxbury and South End neighborhoods, along with the Sierra Club, have presented findings that support this argument, and maintain that a light-rail line would be both cheaper and more effective than BRT. These groups sometimes refer to the Silver Line Phase I as the "#49 bus" (this being the bus line with an identical routing that the Silver Line replaced) and the "Silver Lie" (used because of allegations from advocacy groups that the MBTA reneged on a promise of real rapid transit.) To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... The South End is a neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Sierra Club is an American environmental organization founded on May 28, 1892 in San Francisco, California by the well-known conservationist John Muir, who became its first president. ... It has been suggested that Light railway be merged into this article or section. ...


However, in MBTA nomenclature, BRT lines, as with all rapid-transit lines, are named by colors, not by number. The Silver Line originated from community demands for restoration of local service after the Washington Street Elevated portion of the Orange Line was demolished in the 1980s. Proposals to build a new subway line under Washington Street or a new trolley line along Washington Street were deemed impractical, so the Orange Line was re-routed about 1/2 mile west onto the Southwest Corridor right-of-way, leaving many local residents without a rapid-transit option. Eventually, BRT was chosen to provide this service, and the MBTA feels it meets the needs of the communities affected by the Orange Line relocation. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) maintains a large public transit system in the Boston, Massachusetts area, and uses various methods to name and number their services for the convenience of users. ... The Washington Street Elevated was an elevated segment of Bostons Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority subway system, comprising the southern stretch of the Orange Line (named after the original name for a section of Washington St, Orange St. ... The Orange Line is one of the four subway lines of the MBTA. It extends from Forest Hills in Jamaica Plain, Boston in the south to Oak Grove in Malden, Massachusetts in the north. ... The Southwest corridor or Southwest Expressway was a project designed to bring a four-lane highway into the City of Boston from a direction southwesterly of downtown. ...


Some have argued that BRT was the only way that the Silver Line could provide service to Logan Airport, because the Ted Williams Tunnel that runs to Logan is an Interstate Highway (I-90), and Interstate Highway standards do not allow rail tracks in the road surface. However, opponents of this viewpoint note that Interstate Highway standards make no mention of rail tracks (other than a prohibition of non-grade separated crossings), and insist that the Silver Line's separate right-of-way within the tunnel would preclude it from having to meet highway regulations. FAA diagram of Logan Airport Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, in the East Boston neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, is one of the 20 busiest airports in the U.S., with 22 million passengers a year using its 43 airlines. ... The Ted Williams Tunnel (planned as the Third Harbor Tunnel, the Sumner and Callahan Tunnels being the first two) is the tunnel connecting South Boston with Bostons Logan International Airport. ... Interstate Highways in the lower 48 states. ... Interstate 90 is the longest interstate highway in the United States. ... The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) defines standards for Interstate Highways in their publication A Policy on Design Standards - Interstate System. ...

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Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (official site)
Red Line AlewifeAshmont / Braintree ––– Ashmont-Mattapan High Speed Line: AshmontMattapan
Green Line LechmereBoston College ("B") / Cleveland Circle ("C") / Riverside ("D") / Heath Street ("E") ––– Watertown ("A")
Orange Line Oak GroveForest Hills ––– Charlestown ElevatedAtlantic Avenue ElevatedWashington Street Elevated
Blue Line WonderlandBowdoin
Silver Line Dudley SquareDowntown Crossing; South Station – various points
Buses List - Crosstown Buses - Former Streetcars - Trackless Trolleys - Key Routes - East Boston Area - South Boston - Urban Ring
Commuter Rail GreenbushPlymouth/KingstonMiddleborough/LakevilleNew Bedford/Fall RiverFairmountProvidence/StoughtonFranklinNeedhamFramingham/WorcesterFitchburgLowellHaverhill/ReadingNewburyport/Rockport - North-South Rail Link
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Predecessors Boston Elevated RailwayEastern Massachusetts Street RailwayMiddlesex and Boston Street Railway

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a body politic and corporate, and a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts [1] formed in 1964 to finance and operate most bus, subway, commuter rail and ferry systems in the greater Boston, Massachusetts, USA area. ... View of Boston from the Red Line An MBTA Red Line train leaving Charles/MGH station bound for Alewife. ... T sign and top of glass pyramid from roof-level parking deck of Alewife Station, September 2004 Alewife Station, located at the intersection of Alewife Brook Parkway and Cambridgepark Drive in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a local intermodal transportation hub. ... Original configuration, with streetcar loop (later bus loop) and 1929-added busway Ashmont is a station on the rapid transit Red Line in Ashmont, Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. It opened on September 1, 1928, and is the terminal for the Red Lines Dorchester Branch. ... Braintree Station Braintree Station, located at Ivory and Union Streets in Braintree, Massachusetts 42. ... The Ashmont-Mattapan High Speed Line (or Mattapan-Ashmont Line, or just the M Line) is considered part of the MBTAs Red Line, even though it uses different equipment (trolleys) and passengers have to change at Ashmont. ... Original configuration, with streetcar loop (later bus loop) and 1929-added busway Ashmont is a station on the rapid transit Red Line in Ashmont, Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. It opened on September 1, 1928, and is the terminal for the Red Lines Dorchester Branch. ... Mattapan is at the end of the red line running a PCC trolly system. ... Two trains at Park Street. ... The Lechmere stop is the north-eastern terminus of the MBTA Green Line. ... Image:Tstation. ... Unlike the Red Line, Blue Line and Orange Line, all of which run urban heavy rail cars and use stations with elevated platforms (so that the car is level with the platform and thus the cars are easily handicap-accessible), the Green Line is a trolley/streetcar line and has... Template:MBTA Green Line C The Cleveland Circle stop is the western terminus of the MBTA Green Line C branch. ... Unlike the Red Line, Blue Line and Orange Line, all of which run urban heavy rail cars and use stations with elevated platforms (so that the car is level with the platform and thus the cars are easily handicap-accessible), the Green Line is a trolley/streetcar line and has... The Riverside stop is the western terminus of the MBTA Green Line D branch. ... The D Branch, also called the Highland Branch or Riverside Branch, is a branch of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Green Line in the Boston, Massachusetts area, along which light rail vehicles run. ... The Heath Street stop along South Huntington Avenue is the western terminus of the MBTA Green Line E branch. ... The E Branch or Arborway Branch is a streetcar line in the Boston, Massachusetts area, operating as a branch of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Green Line. ... Watertown, Massachusetts is the termination point of the MBTAs number 71 trackless trolley route and several bus routes. ... The A Branch or Watertown Branch was a streetcar line in the Boston, Massachusetts area, operating as a branch of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Green Line. ... The Orange Line is one of the four subway lines of the MBTA. It extends from Forest Hills in Jamaica Plain, Boston in the south to Oak Grove in Malden, Massachusetts in the north. ... Oak Grove Station is an MBTA station on the Orange Line, located in the northern part of Malden, Massachusetts near the intersection of Winter Street and Main Street. ... Forest Hills Station is a station on the MBTA Orange Line, located in the southern part of Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts between the intersection of Washington Street and Hyde Park Avenue and the intersection of Center Street and South Street. ... Stations on the Orange Line (previously called the Main Line) before destruction of the Charlestown El were (from south to north): North Station City Square Station Thompson Square Station Sullivan Square Station Everett Station (terminal) ... The Atlantic Avenue Elevated outside South Station Map of the Atlantic Avenue Elevated (at right) and related lines The Atlantic Avenue Elevated was an elevated railway around the east side of downtown Boston, Massachusetts, providing a second route for the Boston Elevated Railways Main Line (now the Orange Line... The Washington Street Elevated was an elevated segment of Bostons Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority subway system, comprising the southern stretch of the Orange Line (named after the original name for a section of Washington St, Orange St. ... A Blue Line train at the recently rebuilt Logan Airport station. ... Wonderland is the northern terminus of the MBTAs Blue Line. ... Bowdoin Station of the MBTA, is a station on the Blue Line, serving Bowdoin Square in Bostons Beacon Hill neighborhood. ... Looking north at the northbound platforms, with the streetcar loops on each side Dudley Square (originally Dudley Street or Dudley) is a ground-level bus depot in Dudley Square, Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, served by local buses of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and their Silver Line bus rapid transit... Downtown Crossing Station of the MBTA, located at the corner of Washington Street and Summer Street and the corner of Chauncey Street and Summer Street in Boston, is the main transfer point between the Orange Line and the Red Line. ... South Station front entrance. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority operates a large number of bus lines in the greater Boston area. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority bus division operates the following bus routes, in the U.S., many of which are descendants of streetcar routes of the Boston Elevated Railway or a suburban company. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority operates three crosstown bus routes in the Boston, Massachusetts area, CT1, CT2 and CT3, intended as limited-stop buses connecting major points. ... Lines remaining in 1940 As in many large cities, a large number of streetcar lines once existed in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and its inner suburbs. ... Old and new trackless trolleys at Cambridge Common There are currently four trackless trolley (trolleybus) routes in the Boston, Massachusetts area, all run by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) in the Harvard Square area, and all former streetcar lines (the last four not connected to the Tremont Street Subway... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) operates local buses in East Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, connecting to the Blue Line at Maverick or Wood Island. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority operates a number of buses in South Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, most of them connecting to the Red Line at Andrew, Broadway or South Station. ... The Urban Ring is a project of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and the state of Massachusetts to develop a new public transportation routes that would provide improved circumferential connections among many existing transit lines that project radially from downtown Boston. ... The MBTA Commuter Rail is the regional rail arm of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. ... The Greenbush Line is a planned branch of the MBTA Commuter Rail system. ... The Plymouth/Kingston Line is a branch of the MBTA Commuter Rail system, running southeast from downtown Boston, Massachusetts through the towns of Quincy, Braintree, Weymouth, Abington, Whitman, Hanson, Halifax, Kingston, and Plymouth. ... The Middleborough/Lakeville Line is a branch of the MBTA Commuter Rail system, running south from downtown Boston, Massachusetts through the towns of Quincy, Braintree, Randolph, Holbrook, Brockton, Bridgewater, Middleborough,, and Lakeville. ... The Fairmount Line or Dorchester Branch is a line of the MBTA Commuter Rail system in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Except for a short portion in Milton, it lies entirely within Boston, passing through the neighborhoods of Dorchester and Hyde Park. ... The Attleboro/Stoughton Line is a line of the MBTA Commuter Rail system running southwest from Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The main line was originally built by the Boston and Providence Rail Road, and now carries service during the week between Boston and Providence, Rhode Island, and weekend service to South... The MBTA Commuter Rail or purple line as it is also know as, has many snaking tendrils. ... The Needham Line is a branch of the MBTA Commuter Rail system, running west from downtown Boston, Massachusetts through the Boston neighborhoods of Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, West Roxbury, and the town of Needham. ... The Boston and Albany Railroad ( AAR reporting mark BA) was a railroad connecting Boston, Massachusetts to Albany, New York. ... The Fitchburg Railroad (AAR reporting mark FBRG) was a railroad across northern Massachusetts, USA, leading to and through the Hoosac Tunnel. ... The Lowell Line running from Boston, Massachusetts to Lowell, Massachusetts, originally the Boston and Lowell Railroad, is the oldest continually operated passenger train line in the western hemisphere. ... The Haverhill/Reading Line is a branch of the MBTA Commuter Rail system, running north from downtown Boston, Massachusetts through the towns of Malden, Melrose, Wakefield, Reading, Wilmington, Andover, Lawrence, Bradford, and Haverhill. ... The Newburyport/Rockport Line is a branch of the MBTA Commuter Rail system, running northeast from downtown Boston, Massachusetts through the towns of Chelsea, Lynn, Swampscott, Salem, Beverly, Hamilton, Ipswich, Rowley, Newburyport, Manchester, Gloucester, and Rockport. ... The North-South Rail Link is a plan for a passenger railroad tunnel in Boston, Massachusetts to connect South Station to North Station. ... As is true for most mass transit systems, much of the Boston subway and commuter rail lines were built before wheelchair access was a requirement. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) operates commuter boats in the between Long Wharf, Lovejoy Wharf and Rowes Wharf on the downtown Boston waterfront to Hingham, Hull, Quincy and Logan International Airport as well as inner habor ferries between downtown Boston, Charlestown Navy Yard, and South Boston. ... CharlieTicket purchased at Airport station in July 2005 The CharlieCard is a contactless, stored value smart card used for electronic ticketing as part of the Automated Fare Collection (AFC) system being installed by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) at its stations and on its vehicles. ... The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) maintains a large public transit system in the Boston, Massachusetts area, and uses various methods to name and number their services for the convenience of users. ... By 1925, streetcars were gone from most downtown streets. ... The Eastern Massachusetts Street Railway (Eastern Mass) was a streetcar and later bus company in eastern Massachusetts, serving most suburbs of Boston. ... The Middlesex and Boston Street Railway (M&B) was a streetcar and later bus company in the area west of Boston, Massachusetts. ...

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The Silver Line Phase III Project (Phase III) is the final segment of the seven-mile route from Dudley Square to South Boston.
The environmental document (SDEIS/SEIR), prepared by the MBTA for the Silver Line Phase III project, was submitted to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on May 13, 2005, and the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs (EOEA).
While the MBTA did receive approval to move forward with the SFEIR, MBTA's General Manager, Daniel A. Grabauskas, made a decision to delay preparation of the SFEIR until the concerns and impacts raised by stakeholders regarding impacts associated with the alignments and portal related to traffic, groundwater, historical/cultural issues and parklands are addressed.
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Silver is a chemical element with the symbol Ag (from the traditional abbreviation for the Latin argentum).
Silver is found in native form, combined with sulfur, arsenic, antimony, or chlorine and in various ores such as argentite (Ag) and horn silver (AgCl).
Notably, silver was believed to be a repellant against vampires and the undead and it was believed that a werewolf, in his bestial form, could only be killed by a weapon or bullet made of silver, and was equally effective against vampires, as described in Eastern European folklore.
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