WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2015

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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95 f a l l 2 0 1 5 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e an iron-trestle bridge (over the Fitchburg commuter rail line). Reality check: The state, which is oversee- ing the rail trail project, still has to work out agreements with municipalities along the route and come up with the funds. But thanks to the success of the Lexington-Bedford bike trail, fears about declining home values have evaporated. In fact, home sellers now adver- tise accessibility to a rail trail. BUSES: Mass transit will have arrived in Weston, with the expansion of regular service by the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority. Our crystal ball doesn't show what the exact route will be, though it will include the Woodland stop on the Green Line. Another change by 2025 is the addition of weekend and evening service. And the bus will come more often —at least every half hour, instead of hourly, on the Wellesley route, which runs along Routes 135 and 16. Stops will be added at Mass Bay Community College and Babson. Standing at a stop and wondering where the bus is? Your smartphone will show you the status of not only the transit authority buses, but also those run by area colleges. That way you'll be able to figure out the best connections throughout MetroWest. Just hope the winter of 2025 isn't like that of 2015. HIGHWAYS: By 2025, the add-a-lane project on Route 128 will be complete. The highway will be four lanes in each direction until a point just about a mile north of the Route 9

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