Boston Globe: Fairmount or Foxborough Line? An Urban-Suburban Transit Debate
Should the Fairmount Line be a traditional commuter rail service, running from the city to a distant suburb and back again during rush hours?
Or is it better used as a rapid-transit service that provides a faster-paced link to downtown for Boston’s minority neighborhoods?
Those two visions would seem to be in conflict, and the differences soon may play out for real. The MBTA is planning to extend Fairmount service to Gillette Stadium in Foxborough in 2019.