The Crimson reports Harvard has upped its proposed contribution for the West Station commuter-rail and bus station inside its proposed 14-acre innovation district where the Allston train yard used to be from $30 million to $50 million.
And, the Crimson adds, Harvard is willing to pay $8 million for a temporary station on the Worcester Line tracks until the permanent, $90-million station is built.
That's potentially good news for transit advocates, since the state recently said it planned to put off the proposed West Station until roughly never, or 2040. Those advocates are planning a rally and a march tomorrow morning that would go from the DoubleTree hotel on the edge of the old rail yard to Gov. Baker's re-election headquarters on Lincoln Street.