City council to hold hearing on 'temporary' Arborway bus yard
The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the City Council's Environment and Health Committee will hold a hearing on June 13 to press the MBTA to replace the allegedly temporary bus facility for which the T has been planning a replacement since 1998.
The committee is chaired by JP's own Councilor Matt O'Malley. In April, the T didn't include a proposed $200 million overhaul in its five-year capital plan. In addition to a new bus-maintenance facility, the proposal would have turned part of the current site - used as a trolley yard until the T "temporarily" halted Arborway trolley service in the mid-1980s - into parkland and new residential and retail space.