MassDOT constructed the shared use path along the abandoned Boston & Maine Railroad corridor between Maple Street and Denslow Road. Congressman Neal helped to secure $1,077,000 in federal transportation funding for the project.
The East Longmeadow Redstone Rail Trail project will provide valuable local transportation and recreation benefits for residents and visitors throughout the community. With its ample connections to neighborhoods, shopping, work places and recreational parks, the project will provide improved mobility and opportunities for active, healthy transportation. Learn more about MassDOT's Healthy Transportation Compact.
The trail is located immediately adjacent to businesses representing over 3,500 workers and offers convenient access to 90 percent of the area's retail establishments.
The East Longmeadow High School has direct access to the trail from its athletic fields, offering students improved access to school by foot and by bike.
Aeronautics: Girls in Aviation Week posted on Sep 15
The Federal Aviation Administration has designated and Governor Deval Patrick proclaimed the week of September 15-19 as Girls in Aviation Week. The proclamation notes the importance of the aerospace industry to economic prosperity, national security and citizen safety. The number of women involved in the …Continue Reading Aeronautics: Girls in Aviation Week
MBTA Bus Operator 2nd Time Roadeo Winner! posted on Sep 15
MBTA bus operator Tyrell Sullivan has done it again! Tyrell won the MBTA’s annual bus roadeo Sunday in Charlestown. It’s the second roadeo title for Sullivan, a 29-year old South Boston resident who has been with the MBTA for almost nine years. Sullivan operates buses …Continue Reading MBTA Bus Operator 2nd Time Roadeo Winner!
New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Study Meeting Set posted on Sep 15
MassDOT is conducting a study of the New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Corridor, a bridge that spans New Bedford Harbor. The swing bridge connecting the communities of New Bedford and Fairhaven is functionally obsolete, constrains marine traffic, and its opening results in extensive vehicle delays. This study …Continue Reading New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Study Meeting Set