Ideas from Everyone: Overview

The “Ideas from Everyone” series is a collection of proposals and fantasy maps contributed by other transit fans that I personally find interesting (even though they sometimes differ from my own opinions). They also do not include any discussions and thoughts on the current system or official expansion plans, which are in the “Thoughts from Everyone” series. They also do not include official studies done by MBTA, MassDOT and other municipal agencies, which are in the “Official Proposals” page.

I organize these ideas roughly in terms of topics, route character and regions served. This page gives an index to all such categories.

This page and all subpages listed below are constantly expanding. Check back later and you may see more updates!

Last updated: April 13, 2024 (added commuter rail)

By MBTA Service

Ideas from Everyone: MBTA Systemwide

  • Proposals that do not focus on a specific region or concept, but present a broader overview of improvements over the entire system in Greater Boston.

Ideas from Everyone: Green Line Reconfiguration

  • Proposals that are specific to the concept of Green Line Reconfiguration (GLR), a concept that transforms and expands the Green Line into two or more LRT networks with higher connectivity, capacity and reliability.

Ideas from Everyone: Green Line (General)

  • Proposals for the Green Line, with minimal overlaps with GLR.

Ideas from Everyone: MBTA Commuter Rail and Other Mainline Rail (Last updated 4/13/2024)

  • Proposals for mainline rail in Massachusetts, especially the MBTA Commuter Rail system.

By Regions Served

Ideas from Everyone: Seaport and Silver Line Waterfront (Last updated 2/28/2024)

  • Proposals for the SL Waterfront system (SL1/2/3/W) and other proposals for Seaport.
  • Does not include proposals that are solely about incorporate the Transitway into GLR or a Green Line branch (in principle).

Ideas from Everyone: Downtown Boston (Last updated 2/27/2024)