From left, Ward 2 Councillor Ira Novoselsky, Ward 6 Councillor Richard Serino, Mayor Brian Arrigo, Council President An- thony Zambuto, State Rep. and Councillor-at-Large Jessica Giannino, State Rep. Jeff Turco, Ward 5 Councillor John Powers, U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark, Councillor-at-Large Steven Morabito, and State Sen. Joe Boncore.
Commuter Rail to Link with MBTA Blue Line
Assistant Speaker Catherine Clark (MA-5) visited the site of the future Wonderland Multimodal Connector July 14 to tour the facility and discuss the economic and social benefits of the project. The planning and design of the station will be paid for by a community project funding request made by Assistant Speaker Clark for $4 million that was recently included in the FY22 budget. Clark was joined at the tour by Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo, State Senators Joe Boncore and Brendan Crighton, State Reps. Jessica Giannino and Jeff Turco, Revere City Councilors, and local supporters.
“From the transit benefits of modernizing the Commonwealth’s commuter rail network, to the environmental justice impacts of reducing traffic and congestion on our roadways, to the economic benefits of unlocking economic growth, it’s essential that we build the Wonderland Commuter Rail and Multimodal Connector in Revere,” said Assistant Speaker Clark. “I am proud to have secured $4 million in community project funding in the House Appropriations bill to plan and design the new commuter rail and multimodal center at Wonderland, and am grateful to everyone who has spent years advocating for this project.
The funding will be used for planning and design for a new commuter rail platform and multimodal transportation connector in the City of Revere, linking the Newburyport/Rockport commuter rail line to the MBTA Blue Line. This project will benefit not only the City of Revere but the entire region by alleviating regional congestion for commuters into the City of Boston and local congestion along Route 1A. The project will also increase connectivity for the low-income communities of Revere, East Boston, Chelsea, and Winthrop to major transit hubs.