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Bruce Freeman Trail receives $500,000 of design funding for phase 2A

The Patrick-Murray Administration has announced that the Executive Office of Transportation has awarded $500,000 in Transportation Enhancements funding for final design of phase 2A of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail.

The Executive Office of Transportation was able to allocate this design funding shortly after the Massachusetts Highway Department completed construction of the rail trail’s Phase 1, a 6.8-mile shared-use path that connects Lowell, Chelmsford and Westford.

Example of an Effective Letter to the Editor

Letter: Rail Trail fears unfounded

Wed Aug 01, 2007, 03:55 PM EDT

Georgetown - To the editor:

We just read the article, “Flier Prompts Rail Trail Concerns,” in the July 26 Georgetown Record.

We are direct abutters to the proposed Rail Trail and we received the flier slipped into our mailbox. 

My wife, and I too, have responded to the brochure’s call to contact the Board of Selectman. However, we have a very different reaction to the brochure and the reported negative responses you described in your article.

Unlike the brochure and those responding negatively to it, we strongly support the Rail Trail for the following reasons, reasons that correspond to the very same set of concerns that your article describes:

National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse (NTEC)


Communities across America are using Transportation Enhancements (TE) funds from the federal government to expand travel choice, strengthen the local economy, improve the quality of life, and protect the environment. 

At the National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse (NTEC), we can help you learn how to use TE funds to revitalize the transportation experience in your community. Follow the links to learn the basics of the TE program or to access state-specific information. You can also order free documents or call us for assistance at our toll-free number.

National Transportation Enhancements Clearinghouse (NTEC)

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High Rock St. Bridge, Looking East

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Upper Charles Rail Trail, Milford

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Trail at Harding Street, Looking North


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