MassDOT to Hold Public Meeting to Discuss Grand Junction Feasibility Study

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Please see the invitation below for information about an upcoming meeting to discuss MassDOT’s Grand Junction Commuter Rail feasibility study:

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is pleased to invite all interested stakeholders to a community meeting to discuss progress on the Grand Junction Commuter Rail Feasibility Study.
This meeting will be held:
Thursday, June 16, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Morse School – Auditorium
40 Granite Street, Cambridge
The purpose of this meeting is to discuss an ongoing study of the potential use of the Grand Junction Railroad for supplemental MBTA Commuter Rail service to Cambridge and North Station.
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts recently purchased Grand Junction Railroad from CSX Transportation in order to preserve this valuable corridor for transportation use. MassDOT is evaluating the feasibility, benefits, and impacts of running a branch of the Framingham/Worcester Commuter Rail line from Allston, through Cambridge and Somerville, to North Station in Boston.
At this meeting, MassDOT staff members will discuss existing and future conditions along the corridor, other proposed uses of the corridor (including a shared-use path and the Urban Ring), proposed alternatives to be evaluated, and environmental review. In the fall, MassDOT will hold a meeting in the community to present the results of the evaluated alternatives.
All are welcome at the meeting, and please feel free to share this notice. For more information, or to request alternative language or other special accommodation, please contact Matthew Ciborowski at matthew.ciborowski@state.ma.us, or (617) 973-7180.

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