OPINION: Reliable Public Transit Reduces Traffic & Helps Preserve Our Environment

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By Priscila Sousa


FRAMINGHAM – Reliable local public transit provides a valuable service, reduces traffic and helps preserve our environment.

Yesterday Maura Healey released her transportation plan. I look forward to working with her to make public transportation in Framingham and the Commonwealth accessible, reliable, affordable and safe.  

Today I had the opportunity to tour the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority on Blandin Avenue in Framingham. We are fortunate to have the MWRTA in our community. 

I was thrilled to hear about the ways the MWRTA is changing the way people use public transportation, like their Catch Connect program that allows people to use their mobile app to have a bus take them where they want to go for free. A unique and reliable tool to address transportation inequities from students to seniors in our own backyard. 

By building solar canopies, purchasing new electric vehicles and using CNG to fuel their vehicles they are actively working to reduce emissions and make transportation more green in MetroWest. Like myself, the leadership at MWRTA is focused on the kind of environment we are leaving behind to the future generations. 

As State Representative, I am committed to working with our delegation, local leaders and the MWRTA to ensure they have the funding needed to expand programs and provide the highest level of service for our residents.”


Priscila Sousa is a member of the Framingham School Committee, local small business owner and community activist. To learn more about Priscila, please visit her website: priscilaforframingham.com 


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