MASS TRANSIT – Getting from the Southborough commuter rail station to city office parks and vice-versa will soon be much more convenient.
The city will launch a new shuttle service Sept. 16 that will 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 commuters. “Last mile” is a term for regional bus routes that allow passengers to complete their trips using public transportation rather than driving to and from the train station.
City councilors last week signed off on a $200,000 transfer from the city’s economic development account to pay for the service for a year.
The 14-passenger shuttle will pick up residents at the Marlborough Hills mixed-use development on Forest Street and drop them off at the Southborough train station. It will then pick up passengers at the train station and travel to the Apex Center and back to Marlborough Hills. There will be a designated area at Marlborough Hills for shuttle riders to park their cars.
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