Enhancing the quality of living, including access via a commuter rail station, is just one example of the work that we support. The Fairmount Corridor project encompasses transportation, housing, arts & culture, and more.
Fairmount Corridor — The Mass. Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Fairmount Corridor Commuter Rail runs from South Station south through the Boston neighborhoods of Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan and terminates in the Readville section of Hyde Park. Consisting of approximately 9.2 miles of track and stations at Uphams Corner, Morton Street, Fairmount, Readville, Newmarket, Talbot Avenue, & Four Corners. At least one more station is in the works for Blue Hill Avenue. It is the only commuter rail branch that exclusively serves the City of Boston.
The Fairmount/Indigo Corridor Collaborative (FCC) is a campaign started in 2004 to expand the service on the Fairmount Line, plan, and create new economic opportunities to benefit those living within the Corridor and surrounding region. Some background on the FCC can be found on the FCC website.
In 2012 the city of Boston initiated “… the Fairmount Indigo Planning Initiative, a two year Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) study to develop short and long term strategies for improving capital investment and job access along the 9.2 mile MBTA Fairmount Indigo commuter rail line…”
UCMS has been an active member of the Fairmount Indigo Planning Initiative, Upham’s Corner Working Advisory Group (WAG) along with the FCC, MBTA, Boston Planning and Development Agency (BDPA), and many other community partners and residents.
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