Northeastern University Archives led a discussion on transportation equity in Boston Feb. 13 and screened a documentary about the formation of the Silver Line, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s transit line that connects both Roxbury and the South End to downtown, the Seaport District and East Boston.
The documentary, titled “Equal or Better: The Story of the Silver Line,” was screened as part of the University Archives’ “Neighborhood Matters” series. It explored the period after the state tore down the Washington Street elevated train in 1987, which had connected Roxbury to the same areas now reached by the Silver Line bus rapid transit. The Silver Line was established in 2002 when community organizers in the Roxbury and South End neighborhoods fought for “equal or better” transportation to replace the services they lost.
Kris Carter, the director of the film and co-chair of the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, said the Silver Line process showed the need for community involvement in transportation planning.
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