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About AssabetRiverRailTrail

Tom Kelleher is the president of the Assabet River Rail Trail 501(3)(c) non-profit and a 25-year resident of Acton MA.

The bids are in!

MassDOT advertised the Acton-Maynard section of the trail for construction on September 15, 2015. Six Massachusetts construction companies submitted bids by the February 23, 2016 2:00 PM deadline. The bids ranged from $6,719,972 – $10,445,269. The next step will be … Continue reading

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ARRT Billboard

The ARRT may be the only rail trail project in the country that had its own billboard! It alternated between Main Street (Rt-62) and downtown Hudson, on South Street. When the Hudson section of the trail was completed in 2005, … Continue reading

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CrossFit Rail Trail

The busiest part of the rail trail has always been the Rite Aid parking lot on Rt-85 in Hudson. The small commercial strip mall has 3-6 stores and designated parking for the trail. For several years the fancy back-lit sign … Continue reading

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Rails

The towns of Acton and Maynard have signed a contract with Francesca Demolition of Duxbury, to remove the 1.2 miles of steel RR rails that are on the ground along the ARRT right of way. Only the rails are being … Continue reading

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Date Nails

Maynard ARRT volunteer and Beacon columnist David Mark has written an interesting article about date nails on the railroad. Don’t know what a date nail is? Follow this link and learn all about them. I think I see a new … Continue reading

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ARRT Spring Update

March has been a good month for the ARRT. There has been progress in many areas and here are the details. Back in November 2011, AECOM finished the Acton-Maynard 25% trail design and submitted it to MassDOT for review. The … Continue reading

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Rail Trail Flat Bread Co.

I’m always interested in new businesses that name themselves after the rail trail. We already have a townhome complex and bike shop. Now there is a restaurant! The Rail Trail Flat Bread Co. opened in early December, in downtown Hudson, … Continue reading

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