Robert Solomon, a resident of Newton Highlands and member for the Highlands Area Council, has been on a mission to improve the accessibility of the Highlands T Stop. This started with an effort to get the drivers trained in the loading and unloading of wheel chairs and then to have the stop upgraded like Newton Centre. After a couple of years of calls, letters and editorials Robert’s efforts are paying off with the initiation of the feasibility design phase of this project to make the stop fully accessible.
Thanks go out to State Rep Ruth Balser for moving legislation to fund the work by including an amendment to the transportation bond bill for $2 Million to improve the path and raise the platform. As well as Mayor Setti Warren for expressing the city’s priority for this project to the MBTA.
In the fall the MBTA will be hold a community meeting to outline the project. The Area Council is working on locations for the meeting in the Highlands and we hope that folks attend to share their input.