Monday's FCMB meeting had a little blurb on Back Bay improvements: https://d3044s2alrsxog.cloudfront.net/s ... mcb-gm.pdf
" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. The current budget allotment mainly tackles the big-ticket item of much needed airflow improvements, and bathroom renovations that settle up an ADA to-do item by finally making them fully accessible. Which makes sense...one's an urgent longstanding health concern, and one is correcting an outright ADA shortfall at a terminal-district station serving substantial multimodal CR, rapid transit, bus, and Amtrak ridership. Those should take funding priority over the Worcester platform, which does fully meet letter-of-law accessibility on the mini-high. I believe there's some other misc. general-repair stuff in upcoming CIP years addressing 30-year SGR rollback with the building, but none of them happen to touch the CR platform level.
It's not that upgrading the Worcester platform hasn't been a priority, but rather that there are bigger-ticket items like air quality taking precedence for the rider experience and also a need to not start swimming against deferred maintenance lest that drive up the costs of building upkeep. They're simply one funding allotment short of being able to put the Worcester full-high into prelim design with the jobs at BBY that take precedence...but this isn't a costly line item so it won't take too much effort to get the project advertised. It's modest enough to get greenlit sooner than the next 4-year budgeting CIP window if they find a ripe enough opening for sticking it in there.