Thanks to Jenn Adams of NewTV, here is the Transit Matters: Regional Rail Presentation, hosted by Councilor Emily Norton (Ward 2 ward councilor). The Transit Matters folks are Jarred Johnson, COO; Josh Fairchild, president and co-founder; and Ethan Finlan, Regional Rail Outreach Coordinator.
Fascinating presentation and important for Newton.
In a multi-pronged proposal to the City Council’s joint Zoning & Planning and Land Use committee meeting Tuesday, the Right Size Riverside committee (also known as Lower Falls Improvement Association) started its presentation for the Riverside MBTA station site (city documents here) with an usual request..
Don’t call the Riverside MBTA site a “Transit Oriented Development.”
Here’s how Right Sized explained its request in a memo…
“…Riverside is not robust. Located at the terminus of the Green Line D Branch, with long travel times to most major centers of employment, and with only one MBTA bus line stopping at Riverside only
Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller issued this statement in an email to residents today in reaction to the MBTA’s “Better Bus Service” proposal.
“We’re pushing back on the MBTA proposed “Better Bus Project” that it says will improve bus service through Newton. I have deep concerns that rather than improving bus service in our City, this plan actually