MWRTA supports FDR's vision for a sustainable, pedestrian-friendly downtown by providing comprehensive public transportation, as well as educational opportunities for citizens to learn about transit at FDR community events.
For the past several years, the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA) has been a beneficiary of the intent and the product produced by FDR. MWRTA's director, Ed Carr works with FDR to advance public transit accessibility, while supporting organizational efforts for cleanliness and environmental safety. Read on to learn about the exciting changes the MWRTA is making to enhance your connections to and around Downtown Framingham.
- MWRTA led efforts with the Town of Framingham Department of Public Works and the MBTA to transform the downtown commuter rail lot by building an exit, and directing traffic out to Park and Pearl Street, away from congestion on Concord Street and connecting to the Pearl Street Parking Garage.
- MWRTA built a citizen-friendly bike and pedestrian path from the new maintenance and operations facility at 15 Blandin Avenue that connects neighbors and travelers from the Southside to Framingham's MBTA Commuter Rail Station.
- In the Summer of 2016, MWRTA established Framingham Intermodal, when leadership signed an agreement with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) to assume maintenance and monitoring of the commuter rail parking area known as the Banana Lot. With a 1930s caboose transformed into an on-site office, MWRTA staff oversees daily activities and maintains a constant presence at the station in collaboration with FDR and the Framingham Police Department. Framingham Intermodal supports access and connectivity for pedestrians, cyclists, bus riders, rail commuters and motorists.
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