Marlborough officials propose shuttle service to and from Southborough MBTA station

Marlborough officials propose shuttle service to and from Southborough MBTA station

METRO WEST DAILY NEWS – A new shuttle service could make commuting easier for city residents and employees in Marlborough who take the commuter from Boston and Worcester.

City officials are proposing a shuttle service that would carry commuters coming from Boston or Worcester to their jobs in Marlborough and city residents to the Southborough train station to close the last-mile gap for local commuters. The “last mile” is the term for regional bus routes that allow passengers to complete their trip using public transportation rather than driving to and from the train station.

Mayor Arthur Vigeant submitted a request to the City Council for a $200,000 transfer from the city’s economic development account to pay for the the shuttle service for a year. Councilors Monday referred the mayor’s request to the Finance Committee, which will review the idea and make a recommendation to the full council.

The city and Marlborough Economic Development Corporation have been exploring options to increase public transit in the city…

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