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Watertown Task Force on Public Transit

Watertown Task Force on Public Transit

June 16th Forum to Address Transportation Planning

The Watertown Public Transit Task Force, the Watertown Town Council and the Town’s Department of Community Development and Planning will present a community educational forum on municipal transportation planning on Thursday evening, June 16, at 6:30 PM in the Watertown Free Public Library. All local residents, employees and business owners are invited to this free event.

The goal of the forum is to increase the shared knowledge about what modern transportation planning can do in municipalities like Watertown to improve local transportation and ease traffic congestion. Read More »

Watertown Public Transit Task Force Mission Statement, Vision, and Goals

Watertown Public Transit Task Force (WPTTF) announced its Mission, Vision, and Goals to guide its advocacy for the betterment of public transit in Watertown, December 15, 2014. Task Force chair Joseph Levendusky said, "After making substantial progress in our first year of existence, this statement clarifies our vision of the future of transportation in Watertown and how we see our role as advocates. We look forward to continuing to give voice to the needs and concerns of the transit riding public."

Read More (including the full Mission, Vision, and Goals statement)

Watertown residents lobby for better MBTA services

Sustainable Watertown's Task Force on Public Transit was mentioned in a Boston Globe article. The article discusses how bus service is not meeting the needs of the community amid concerns that things will get worse as more people move to town. Read the Boston Globe article.

Watertown Task Force on Public Transit Inaugural Meeting

NEW DATE: Thursday May 1st, 7-9pm.
Watertown Free Public Library
123 Main St.
Watertown Square
Raya Stern Trustees Room

Open to the Public
Please come and share your T riding experiences and your ideas on Public Transportation in our community, present and future.

An Initiative of Sustainable Watertown

PUBLIC TRANSIT is officially on the table in Watertown. Sustainable Watertown member Joe Levendusky asked the Town Council to support the transit riders of Watertown by working with the MBTA to improve public transportation and identify measures to improve the system here. We think of ourselves as a hub for public transportation and will attract major development, yet buses are overcrowded and suffer delays at both peak and non-peak hours. Pleasant Street and Arsenal Street are important areas of concern as well. If we are to increase ridership and decrease our carbon footprint in the region, excellent public transit is key. The Subcommittee on State, Federal, and Regional Government discussed short-range and long-range suggestions for improvements with members of the Council, State transportation groups, Senator Will Brownsberger, and Representative Jon Hecht, and Planning Director Steve Magoon before sending its recommendation of support to the Town Council. The Town Council voted to work with the MBTA on these issues. Rejecting an idea for a town sponsored task force, the Council Subcommittee recommended that citizens organize themselves into a task force for public participation. Mr Levendusky has initiated just that as an initiative of Sustainable Watertown.

The first meeting of the Watertown Task Force on Public Transit will be Thursday May 1st, 7pm, upstairs at the Library. All are welcome. This is our chance to make a difference. Please look at Quick Links for background and contact information. If you are willing to distribute flyers for the inaugural meeting, or would like more information, please write to

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