Mirick O'Connell Announces Draft 495 Rail Study
The Rail Study is an initiative to evaluate the feasibility of expanding public transit systems in the southwest region of the I-495 corridor to address existing needs and future growth.
While economic conditions are not conducive to a major new transit system, the Rail Study evaluated existing tracks and infrastructure that are underutilized, and suggested a pilot program as a more cost-effective expansion that can be implemented in a relatively short time frame.
The pilot program for commuter rail services between Boston and Foxborough in the southwest region of the I-495 corridor would utilize existing rail equipment, infrastructure and available regional parking to the greatest extent possible, with the added goal of examining the requirements for implementing shorter and/or longer term programs.
Draft Executive Summary - Figures and Photos
Draft Executive Summary - Text
I-495/Southwest Regional Commuter Rail and Operations Study
John O. Mirick