The MBTA abandonment of the idea of a consolidated new train station on South Pleasant Street was a clear victory for the residents and commuters of Belmont. The Board of Selectmen held two public hearings with residents on this important matter.
The last meeting on November 16, 2015 included officials from both the MBTA and MassDOT. Its purpose was the provision of updated information about the Waverly Station and the presentation of options that would bring the facility into ADA compliance.
Following those meetings, the Board sent a letter to Trish Foley, Legislative Liaison for the MBTA Rail/Transit Division expressing strong community support for keeping the Waverly Station open and making it ADA compliant. With the help of our State Legislators, Senator Brownsberger and Representative Rogers, the Board will continue to engage directly with the MBTA on this critical issue for our Town.
A Community Path that consists of elevated ramps and platforms at the Waverly Station could potentially be part of the solution to make the Waverly Station ADA compliant. Information relating to this, developed by members of the Community Path Implementation Committee, has already been shared with the MBTA.