Meeting About Accessible Commuter Rail Station Wed July 10th 7:30 pm at The Village Bank

The Auburndale Community Association, along with ACA board member Lynn Slobodin, has been working with Representative KayKhan for many years to try to bring an accessible commuter rail station to our village.  We are pleased to forward the following message from Representative Khan about an important meeting to review the MBTA’s initial design for the new station.  

Dear Neighborhood,

As many of you know, I have been working with the MBTA for several years to make the three commuter rail stations in Newton, accessible for all. At my request, then Congressman Barney Frank was able to get over $2M earmarked for this endeavor and I recommended the commuter rail station in Auburndale as a starting point. The MBTA is in the planning stages to implement this and I am pleased to announce there will be a community meeting with the MBTA, Wednesday, July 10, 7:30 pm at the Village Bank in Auburndale Square for a presentation of a 30% design plan for an accessible commuter rail station in Auburndale.

I would like to thank Lynn Slobodin for working with the Village Bank and the MBTA to organize the space for the meeting, the Village Bank for their willingness to host the meeting and the Ward 4 Aldermen and city officials for their support.

From the Ward 4 Aldermen: Overview of Parking in Auburndale–Input Sought

Dear Ward 4 Residents,

We are writing to let you know that City Staff, led by Transportation Coordinator, David Koses, has completed an INITIAL DRAFT of a parking plan for the Auburndale area near the Auburndale Commuter Rail Station.  This will be posted on the City’s webpage here:

http://www.newtonma.gov/civicax/filebank/documents/52869

We plan on having a community meeting to review the plan and listen to public comment and suggestions, and will get back to these list serves with a date and location shortly.

As mentioned, we are in the early planning stages and this is only an initial draft.

There are some streets that were not included that we believe should be included and there are some restrictions we feel may need to be amended when they move forward with a subsequent draft.  Thus, it will be important for the public to weigh in on this plan.

Sincerely,

Ward 4 Aldermen

Jay Harney, Lenny Gentile, Amy Sangiolo

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