Neighborhood Matters: Equal or Better: The Story of The Silver Line (film runtime: 53 minutes)
Featuring Special Guests Kris Carter and Scott Hamwey
In 1987 the Washington Street Elevated train was torn down and the Washington Street corridor to Dudley Square was left without rapid transit for the first time since 1901.
Equal or Better follows the story of a misstated promise to three Boston communities and the issues of equality still present in our country's transportation priorities.
Scott Hamwey leads the Massachusetts Department of Transportation's Transit Planning team and oversaw the planning phase of the Silver Line Gateway Project. The Silver Line Gateway Project encompasses four new bus stations and connects Chelsea and East Boston (via the Blue Line’s Airport Station) with the Red Line’s South Station and the Seaport District.
Kris Carter is the Co-Chair of the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics. He is a non-practicing engineer, an optimistic urban planner, and a self-taught filmmaker. He has a not so secret love for Boston (his adopted home) and working through challenging human-centered urban problems. Kris has been nationally recognized by the APA for his blending of storytelling and urban planning and the Federal Labs Consortium for his innovation in transportation work.
This event is free and open to the public, lunch will be served.
- Tuesday, February 13, 2018
- 12:00pm - 1:00pm
- SL 90 - Snell Library Seminar Room