| Wicked Local
If you commute into Boston by way of Brookline, there’s a good chance you’ve passed through (and perhaps been stuck in rush hour traffic at) Gateway East, the area near Route 9 on the town’s border.
By town estimates, about 40,000 vehicles pass through the eastern end of Boylston Street on a normal day, with roughly 10,000 bus riders passing through on the 66, the MBTA’s second-busiest bus line.
Brookline is nearly in the home stretch of Gateway East construction, a long-term project to improve transportation in the Brookline Village area. Now, transportation officials want to take those improvements one step further, a process that could result in Brookline’s first dedicated bus lanes.
The proposed lanes would be located on Washington Street within the Gateway East limits, roughly between Station Street and the Boston border, according to Transportation Administrator Todd Kirrane.
Revamping the area