By Bob Katzen
On March 5 the public is invited to offer feedback on the state’s commuter rail system at a meeting of the MBTA’s Rail Vision Advisory Committee. The gathering is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the State Transportation Building at 10 Park Plaza in Boston.
If you can’t make it to the meeting, state transportation officials have launched an online survey for the public to offer feedback as they weigh long-term changes to the commuter rail, including a range of investments and upgrades that could be made to the system. Possibilities being discussed range from full electrification to construction of a North-South Rail Link.
“Feedback from our riders and the general public plays a vital role in shaping our plans for the future of MBTA commuter rail,” said MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak. “The feedback helps staff direct the Rail Vision’s focus. We encourage participation, both in person and online, so we can continue to improve service now and in the future.”
The survey can be found at https://mbtarailvisionsurvey.com/ Officials say it only takes a minute to complete.