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The Extension of the Fitchburg Commuter Rail Project will reinstate passenger service Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line in downtown Fitchburg.  The new Wachusett Station would be within close proximity to Route 2 and 31 interchange.  This ease of access to Route 2 is expected to encourage motorists to switch to transit, thereby decreasing greenhouse gas emissions associated with vehicular trips.

The Project involves construction of a new passenger station and appurtenant facilities, and requires the relocation of train staging functions, as well as upgrades to one of the two existing mainline tracks from the present terminus of the Fitchburg Line to a proposed MBTA layover facility approximately 1.2 miles west of the proposed Wachusett Station in Westminster.

The Wachusett Commuter Rail Station Extension

The new North Leominster Intermodal Transportation Center will be located where the old North Leominster Commuter parking area was located.  The new Intermodal Transportation Center will be able to supply parking for many more customers and will be a center for MART and MBTA related services.

Currently, work is underway to build to the new North Leominster Parking Garage.  This project began in February 2012.  During construction, North Leominster Station customers will still have access to the commuter rail.  Local fixed-route buses continue to provide access to the station as well.

Important Information for North Leominster Commuter Rail Customers

North Leominster Intermodal Transportation Center

MART received an award under Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction II (TIGGER II) discretionary funding at 90% Federal Share for the Energy Production, Preservation, and Proliferation (EP3) project. The project will implement a Transit Energy Management Model for renewable resources at MART which will consist of 3 components: (1) Local Energy Production; (2) Energy Preservation; and (3) Proliferation of Excess Capacity.

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EP3 – MART’s Green Initiative

In the summer of 2011, the Department of Transportation (DOT) joined with the Departments of Veterans Affairs, Labor, Defense, and Health and Human Services to establish the Veterans Transportation and Community Living Initiative (VTCLI), an initiative that will improve transportation options and mobility for America's veterans, service members, and their families.  As announced by the US Secretary of Transportation on December 19, 2011, MART received an FY2011 award allocation of $2,000,000 under FTA’s discretionary Section 5309(b) Veterans Transportation and Community Living Initiative. “…an initiative that will improve transportation options and mobility for America's veterans, service members, and their families.” MART, and its partners, are going to provide a One-Call/One-Click Travel Management Coordination Center system that will enable veterans and their families in Massachusetts to better understand and coordinate the transportation options available to them and to avail lower cost public transportation options. For this project, MART has partnered with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA), Metro-West Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA) and the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center.

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