SUDBURY – The MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA), in conjunction with the Town of Sudbury, held a Ribbon Cutting celebrating new Route 20 Commuter Shuttle on Monday, June 24th at 8 a.m. at Sudbury Shaw’s Supermarket.
The new Commuter Shuttle operates from the Target Store in Marlborough located on Boston Post Road, with optional stops in Sudbury, Longfellow Glen, Shaw’s Supermarket, Sudbury Farms, as well as Wayland Town Center Plaza, and then continues to the Riverside Green Line T Station in Newton.
Commuters can take the Green Line or an Express Bus to Boston from Riverside Station. Or conversely, reverse commuters can pick up the shuttle at Riverside Station and travel to Sudbury, Wayland or Marlborough.
Regular fares apply. Please visit www.mwrta.com for more information about the schedule and fares.
MWRTA utilized Discretionary Funding awarded by MassDOT to pilot the new Route 20 Shuttle with the aim to help ease the traffic burden on Route 20, as well as connect Sudbury into the MWRTA and MBTA transportation networks.
“The MWRTA is optimistic that the Route 20 Shuttle will be as successful as the MWRTA Route 1 because of the reverse commute element” said Ed Carr, MWRTA Administrator.
The Route 1 is a Fixed Route that operates between the Natick Mall and the Woodland Train Station. When the route began, MWRTA noticed that the majority of the routes ridership was reverse commuters coming from Boston into the MetroWest.
Many thanks to Tom Pittsley, Store Manager, at Sudbury Shaw’s Supermarket for sponsoring this special event with a delicious breakfast spread of fresh fruit, muffins and pastries. Thank you to Starbucks for the fresh brewed coffee.
Speakers at the Ribbon Cutting were Representative Carmine Gentile (D – Sudbury), Board of Selectmen Chair Daniel Carty, Sudbury Senior Center Director Deb Galloway, and MWRTA Administrator Ed Carr.
Also in attendance was Sudbury Assistant Town Planner Beth Suedmeyer, Northern Bank Business Development Manager Charles Dunn, Wayland Town Planner Sarkis Sarkisian, Branch Operations Lead of HarborOne Mortgage Anouk Flood, Shaw’s Store Manager Tom Pittsley, Sudbury Assistant Town Manager Maryanne Bilodeau, Board of Selectmen member Bill Schindler, as well as other local town officials and additional MWRTA Staff.
Photos and report submitted to SOURCE by the MWRTA