A Better City MBTA Capital Investment Plan (CIP) Comment Letter

On Monday, April 24th, A Better City submitted a comment letter in response to the MBTA’s Capital Investment Plan for FY24-28 (CIP). A Better City appreciates the appropriate

emphasis on critical investments in safety related to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) inspection, as well as repairs that are needed to restore service and

reliability for subway lines. A Better City’s letter focus on additional priorities that should be accelerated and included in this five-year plan, including:

  1. Accelerating action to electrify the Commuter Rail system and increase funding necessary to deliver on Regional Rail Phase 1;
  2. Prioritizing bus transformation by adding funds to modernize bus maintenance facilities and procuring additional battery electric buses;
  3. Allocating funding to strengthen the system's resilience to climate change; and
  4. Advancing projects that improve productivity and capacity, such as advanced transit signals for the Red and Orange lines and the Red-Blue Connector.

Read the full comment letter here.

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