Shuttle Services with MART *New!
Beginning Monday, February 5, 2024 - Free fare until May 1, 2024! Weekday shuttle service to the South Acton Train Station, and Shopping Shuttle on Mondays and Thursdays. Click here for more info!
Roadways and Intersections
Hudson Road/Route 117 Signalization [Design Phase]
The Stow Select Board authorized an expenditure of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to design a traffic signal for this intersection, which has been a hotspot for motor vehicle crashes in Stow for several years. The Town selected Green International Affiliates to advance the project to 100% design. Planning has applied to the MassWorks Infrastructure Program to fund construction.
|75% Design Plans
|Engineer's Responses to Public and Board comments
|Slide Deck - Presentation to Select Board & Planning Board
|Design Memorandum & Cost Estimate
|MassDOT - Road Safety Audit
|Metropolitan Planning Organization - Intersection and Traffic Signal Needs Analysis
Town Center Transportation Improvements [Concept Phase] *New!
At the May 2021 Annual Town Meeting, voters approved $60k for surveying and conceptual plans to improve transportation in Town Center. The Boston MPO provided a final technical memo in August 2023. This project aims to expand ADA-compliant sidewalks and increase pedestrian safety area around many of Stow's civic buildings. The Town is working with engineers from BETA Group to provide conceptual Complete Streets designs.
|Existing Conditions Technical Report (Draft)
Crescent Street - Town Center [Design Phase]
Additional sidewalks along the north side of Crescent Street in Town Center is a high ranking priority in Stow's Complete Streets Prioritization Plan. Sidewalks in this location will improve neighborhood connections to both Hale and Center Schools, the Randall Library, and the Pilot Grove neighborhood. The Town has contracted with GCG Associates to design this roughly 1500' length of sidewalk, and has received a $500,000 grant through the State's Complete Streets Program to fund construction. More information can be found here.
|Engineering & Design Plans
|Complete Streets Prioritization Plan (projects #7 and #21)
Trails and Shared-Use Paths
Track Road [Conceptual Design]
Since the Assabet River Rail Trail (ARRT) was initially proposed, the Town of Stow has been searching for ways to extend the route over "Track Road". This section of the former Boston & Maine Railroad is now privately owned and serves as the primary access to Crow Island Air Park, and thus faces different challenges than other segments of the ARRT. In 2004 and 2008, the Town purchased a recreational easment over the full length of Track Road, which has ensured the public access enjoyed by many Stow residents today. Making further improvements has proved difficult, as vehicle access to Crow Island must be maintained over the relatively narrow right-of-way, and adjacent wetlands create further constraints.
In 2020, the Town secured an existing conditions survey of Track Road as well as preliminary concepts for a shared use path with advisory shoulders for cyclists and pedestrians. In 2021, Congresswoman Lori Trahan's office helped secure a $750k earmark to complete engineering and design for an improved Track Road. The Town is working with Green International Affiliates to provide a new concept and design alternatives that will meet all relevant federal and MassDOT design standards while preserving private access to Crow Island.
GO Stow No-Cost Taxi Rides
The Town of Stow is providing no-cost taxi rides for Stow residents ages 50 and up. Originally, this program was funded by an emergency grant from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) at the heights of the Covid-19 emergency. After the program proved enduringly popular, the towns of Sudbury, Acton, Bolton, and Stow worked together to secure new grant funding to allow the program to continue through June 30, 2024.
A report from consultants at Nelson\Nygaard on transportation demand related to this effort may be found here.
The program can be signed up for online or by contacting the Stow Council on Aging. More information about the program can be found here.