Sunday, August 27, 2017

“A lot of these issues have to do with congestion”

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"MetroWest in recent years has become an economic hub home to numerous global corporations and businesses. 
The large corporations bring increased tax revenue for local communities and much-needed jobs, but also more commuters and traffic congestion to the area’s main thoroughfare – Interstate 495. 
“The congestion has increased dramatically the past 15 years,” said Stephanie Hirshon, executive director of the MetroWest/495 Transportation Management Association. 
With more congestion comes more car crashes, said Hirson and Milford Fire Chief William Touhey."

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  1. One way to lower congestion, is to increase funding to the Commuter Rail, lowering fares to increase ridership, and increasing the amount of trains that run to match the increased demand.

    That state should also provide more incentives for those who carpool, and encourage businesses develop programs to encourage their employees to do the same.

  2. That will help for sure. There is also some north south traffic that isn't covered by any of the commuter rail lines