Funding Secured for Phase 1 of Bourne Rail Trail

The prospects for completing the Bourne Rail Trail took a significant step forward this week when Bourne residents voted at the Special Town Meeting on Monday night to allocate $50,000 in funding to support the development of Phase 1 of the Bourne Rail Trail. The Town’s CPC Committee, along with the Board of Selectmen, had previously unanimously supported the funding request from the Town Administrator’s Advisory Committee on Pedestrian Bicycle Pathway.

The Advisory Committee has identified a one-half mile segment—stretching from the Canal Path at the Railroad Bridge to the intersection of Monument Neck Road in Gray Gables—as a modest, but significant first phase for the project. This extension will directly connect Gray Gables and nearby residents of Mashnee Island with the Canal Path.

Thank you to all the Bourne residents who came out to the Special Town Meeting and overwhelmingly voted in support of the project. This is a tremendous next step and we look forward to continued progress in making the BRT a reality.

-Friends of the Bourne Rail Trail
      Nate Robinson, President
      Russell Salamone, Treasurer
      John Carroll, Clerk
      Ken Cheitlin
      Michael Finegold
      Alice Howe
      Kathleen Regan