Hudson signs contract for Pilot Shuttle Program

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Hudson – On Oct. 17, the Hudson Board of Selectmen signed a contract with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), releasing $50,000 in funding for the Hudson Pilot Shuttle Program. The program is a new initiative that will allow the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA) to provide van service to the Town of Hudson.

While Hudson falls within the jurisdiction of the MWRTA, it receives no public transportation services at present. Extending van service to Hudson will ensure many reverse commuters, local commuters and low-income families have access to public transportation in MetroWest for the first time. The service will begin Monday, Oct. 31; schedule and route information are available online at the Hudson town website and Facebook page. Printed copies will be available at Town Hall and the Council on Aging.

State Representative Kate Hogan (D-Stow) and Senator Jamie Eldridge (D-Acton) secured the initial $50,000 for the shuttle program in the FY17 state budget and the MWRTA has agreed to match this investment, bringing total first-year funding for the program to $100,000.