Representative Jonathan Hecht has organized a series of meetings focusing on transportation challenges facing the Arsenal Street Corridor in light of pending development.
The first meeting on August 6th touched on the need to improve service on the 70/70A bus; transit needs for Arsenal Street in light of the extensive development that has been proposed; transit needs of Watertown at large; the challenges facing the MBTA with respect to expanding the bus fleet; short and long term strategies to improve transit along the corridor.
In the most recent meeting on December 9th, staff from MBTA Transportation Service Planning gave an extensive presentation on future transportation planning efforts for the corridor, including information about a planned transportation study that should commence in spring 2015. A general summary of bus service in Watertown was presented and a detailed analysis of the 70/70A, potential near-term improvements and long term outlook for the route. The role that transportation management associations may play in the future of the corridor was discussed as well.
The conversation around the Arsenal Corridor has been encouraging and progress is being made thanks to the efforts of all involved.
Office of State Senator William N. Brownsberger