Here’s an update to our 5/3/2010 posting: the latest new station to start taking shape on the Fairmount Commuter Rail Line (also called the Indigo Line) is now under construction on Talbot Avenue – see this recent Dorchester Reporter article. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts agreed to improve the Fairmount Line as part of a legally binding commitment in 2005 to mitigate increased air pollution from the Big Dig. Improvements also include an increase in scheduled stops. Click here for a route map of the Fairmount Line.
We encourage folks to take a look at the new stations in progress along the line and also, to get involved in the Fairmount Greenway project. The Fairmount/Indigo Smart Growth Corridor initiative, which has been chosen as one of five Sustainable Communities Partnership Pilots for the EPA-Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-Department of Transportation (DOT) brownfields initiative, is an exciting project to encourage transit equity and sustainable development for both affordable housing and green jobs, and to expand green space along the rail corridor with the Fairmount Greenway, which will increase walkability and biking in Dorchester.