Thursday, September 8, 2011
Public Workshop on Long Range Transportation Plan for MetroWest
SENATOR SPILKA INVITES RESIDENTS TO ATTEND PUBLIC WORKSHOP ON LONG-RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN
WHEN: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2011 - 8:30 a.m.
HOPKINTON FIRE DEPARTMENT
73 MAIN STREET
Senator Karen Spilka (D-Ashland) is inviting her constituents and all residents of the MetroWest region to attend a public workshop this Friday, September 9th to discuss the draft Long Range Transportation Plan: Paths to a Sustainable Region, now being considered by the Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (Boston MPO). The Long Range Plan establishes the Boston MPO’s transportation vision for the region, discusses plans to accomplish the vision, and identifies the regionally significant projects to be funded over the next 23 years. The residents of the 101 municipalities that make up the Boston MPO have until September 13th to review the draft and submit their comments.
David Mohler, Executive Director of the Office of Transportation Planning will discuss the draft and its proposals for transportation investments between now and 2035. All significant transportation projects must be included in Long Range Transportation Plan if they are to receive funding. This workshop is an opportunity for those in the MetroWest community to give their input into the creation of the plan. This is the chance for residents, public officials, and businesses to share with MassDOT their concerns and priorities for transportation investments in the region.
The Recommended Plan lists all the significant transportation projects the Boston MPO has selected for funding over the next 20-plus years. For the MetroWest region, it includes two rail trails and one highway project.
This workshop gives residents from the area a voice in the process and a chance to discuss their vision for the 495/MetroWest region and what they see as the pressing transportation and infrastructure needs of these communities.
The draft of Paths to a Sustainable Region, can be viewed at the link listed below: