The Committee is comprised of about seven
members, including one member of the Finance Committee, two residents in
proximity to the South Acton train station, and four citizens-at-large;
two members of the Committee shall be regular commuters.
The South Acton Train Station Advisory Committee
will work with representatives of the MBTA to develop and recommend to
the Board of Selectmen designs for the new commuter rail station, the
Town owned parking lot, and adjacent MBTA property, including additional
parking or other uses for any property and easements acquired in
proximity of the station. The committee will also work with the MBTA on
other town-related issues.
The Committee will coordinate its work with the
Town Planner, Town Engineer, the Assabet River Rail Trail, Inc.,
neighborhood stakeholders, and other relevant town boards, with
consideration to traffic flow management and building design. Of
particular focus will be access from the south side of the station with
the goal of mitigating vehicular congestion in the neighborhood and
integrating alternative transportation modes, including the local
shuttle bus service, bicycles and pedestrian walkways. The Committee
will continue to monitor and advise the Board of Selectmen on both
onsite and remote issues related to the station.