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MetroWest Regional Transit Authority Dedicates Bus Stop Shelter

The MWRTA agreed to divert two of its buses to Framingham High to accommodate students, who stayed after school for academic help, with the ability to get home.

A MWRTA bus stops at the new stop while MWRTA Administrator Ed Carr and Michael Welch talk at the new shelter. Credit: Susan Scully Petroni
A MWRTA bus stops at the new stop while MWRTA Administrator Ed Carr and Michael Welch talk at the new shelter. Credit: Susan Scully Petroni
A piece of Keefe Technical School sits on the campus of Framingham High School now, sheltering students from the cold, the wind and the rain.

Tuesday, May 13 a shelter dedication was held at Framingham High. The event brought to the forefront the partnership between the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA), Framingham High School, Framingham DPW, and the Joseph P. Keefe Regional Technical School.

This partnership accomplished diverting the Routes 2 and 3 buses on the MWRTA fixed route system to Framingham High. The change gives an  opportunity for students, who have to stay after school whether it be for extra help or after school activities, a way to get home since there are no late buses offered at Framingham High.

Students who need to stay after school for various reasons receive a one ride pass from a Framingham High staffer. This one ride pass, which includes one transfer, is paid for by Framingham High through the incredible efforts of Framingham High Principal Michael Welch, who sought out the funding for these passes, said MWRTA Administrator Ed Carr.

Welch expressed the importance to offer students, who need to stay after school, a safe and reliable way to get home through the use of viable public transportation. 

The Framingham High bus shelter sits on A Street at the entrance of the high school. It was installed a couple of months ago.

The shelter was built by the talented Keefe Technical students, under the supervision and direction of Mike Newell and John Brochu.

This is an ongoing agreement between the MWRTA and Keefe Technical School in Framingham. The shelter is one of two, that have been built by the students, with more shelters on the way.

The MWRTA, headquartered in Framingham, serves the following communities besides Framingham: Ashland,  Holliston, Natick, Wayland, Hopkinton, Weston, Sherborn, Sudbury,  Marlborough, Southborough, Wellesley, Dover and Hudson.

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