17 – Who would pay for the maintenance of the trail?
The Town of Sudbury will pay the costs for maintenance. The usual lease agreement includes the assumption of maintenance costs by the local communities. The RTCAC will estimate the maintenance costs by talking with Sudbury’s DPW and by examining costs incurred for other existing rail trails. Cost of maintenance will depend on the choice of trail surface. Maintenance costs can be reduced by volunteer labor or by private donations. However, the Town remains the responsible entity.