By the end of the decade, Boston’s subways could grow so packed that they would roll past waiting commuters, unable to accommodate more riders, a new report from a leading land-use think tank warns. Surging T ridership and booming construction around transit stations, the study from the Urban Land Institute found, are poised to overwhelm the MBTA, potentially limiting future development and slowing the regional economy. The report, scheduled for release Thursday, injects additional urgency to the T’s financial crisis.
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