The first phase of the long-awaited Bruce Freeman Rail Trail opens Saturday, August 29, in Chelmsford ceremonies joined by MassHighway Commissioner Luisa Paiewonsky.
The 6.8 mile trail along an abandoned rail line winds throgh Westford, Chelmsford, and Lowell. Construction of the $5.35 million trail was overseen by MassHighway and includes a ten-foot wide trail crossing four bridges. It is open to cycling, jogging, walking, and cross-country skiing.
There are four parking lots along the trail in Chelmsford. Phase 2 will extend the Trail from Westford to Sudbury with Phase 3 from Sudbury to Framingham. On completion, the trail will span 25 miles.
MBTA: Discover the Fairmount Commuter Rail Line May 8-21 posted on Apr 27
Customers of the Fairmont Commuter Rail Line will travel free of charge for a two-week period in May. Customers will be able to board at station stops from Readville to South Stations and not pay a fare between Monday, May 8, and Friday, May 21. …Continue Reading MBTA: Discover the Fairmount Commuter Rail Line May 8-21
MassDOT Proposed Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Set posted on Apr 27
MassDOT has announced a schedule of 12 public meetings in locations across the state to present and discuss the draft MassDOT Five-Year Capital Investment Plan (CIP) Update. Public input received at the meetings from May 15 to May 24 will be considered before the CIP …Continue Reading MassDOT Proposed Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Set
South Station Expansion Project Environmental Assessment Comment Period Announced posted on Apr 26
MassDOT and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) invite the public to comment on the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and Section 4(f) Determination for the South Station Expansion (SSX) project. FRA and MassDOT released the draft document for public review on April 26, 2017. A copy …Continue Reading South Station Expansion Project Environmental Assessment Comment Period Announced