Metropolitan Planning Office holding public meeting on potential rail trail

Published February 11, 2005 | Rail Trail Conversion Advisory Committee | Automatically Archived on 2/18/2005

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Public Meetings on Potential Sudbury/Framingham Trail

Will there be a rail trail linking South Sudbury and Framingham? Two public meetings to address the feasibility of this potential project will be held: Wednesday, February 2nd, in Framingham, and Thursday, February 17th, in Sudbury. Both meetings will be from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. There will be a short presentation, followed by time for questions, suggestions, and comments.

The study area of the potential trail is a railroad right-of-way that extends about five miles from Sudbury, north of Route 20, to just north of Route 9 in Framingham. There has been no rail traffic on the line since 2000. The CSX Corporation owns the right-of-way.

The Central Transportation Planning Staff (CTPS) is doing the study at the request of the communities of Framingham and Sudbury. CTPS is staff to the Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization, sponsor of the study.

The February 2nd meeting will be in the Public Hearing Room in the Memorial Building, located at 150 Concord Street in Framingham Center. The February 17th meeting will be held in Lower Town Hall, 322 Concord Road, Sudbury Town Center (Route 27 @ Concord Road).

For further information, please contact Cathy Lewis, the project manager (617-973-7118;