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Silver Line route mapped out for East Boston, Chelsea

There are a lot of things going for the proposed extension of the MBTA Silver Line to Chelsea and East Boston.

The proposed route, which links the two neighborhoods with South Station, would connect two historically underserved communities to the heart of Boston. It would ease crowding on the notoriously overcrowded and plodding 111 bus line. And it would be a first step toward fulfilling transportation advocates’ goals of connecting the far reaches of the MBTA system in an “urban ring.”

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