BFRT in the News

July 2016 The Concord Journal, July 16, 2015
Concord officials press for state action on rail trail
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June 2015 The Concord Journal, June 28, 2015
Bruce Freeman Rail Trail extending south into MetroWest
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July 2012 The Boston Globe, July 2012
Bring the Family: Blazing another bike trail
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June 2010 The Boston Globe, June 24, 2010
Surprise boost for Freeman
State adds funds for trail’s design
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June 2010 Eldridge, Lt. Gov Murray Announce Funds to Design Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Expansion
The $931,500 in capital funds will design the next two phases of the Freeman Rail Trail, the first of which will extend the trail south by an additional nearly five miles.
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October 2009 Design funding secured for rail trail’s next phase
The Patrick-Murray Administration has announced that the Executive Office of Transportation has awarded $500,000 in Transportation Enhancements funding for final design of phase 2A of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail.
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October 2008 The Chelmsford Independent, October 30, 2008, Connecting with the Freeman Rail Trail
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September 2008 The Chelmsford Independent, September 18, 2008, Work on Freeman Rail Trail rolls along
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August 2008 ConstructionEquipmentGuide.com, August 6, 2008, Group Breaks Ground on Bruce Freeman Rail Trail
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August 2008 The Boston Globe, August 2, 2008, Enhancing the Backyard
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July 2008 The Boston Globe, July 15, 2008, Editorial – Fencing out fields of dreams
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July 2008 The Boston Globe, July 5, 2008, Suburban peace vs pedal power
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April 2008 The Chelmsford Independent, April 24, 2008, Where will the trail run?
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March 2008 The Chelmsford Independent, March 6, 2008 – A real count of potential trail users
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January 2008 The Chelmsford Independent, January 17, 2008 – Clearing of the rail trail completed
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December 2007 The Chelmsford Independent, December 12, 2007 – Many components to rail trail
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November 2007 The Chelmsford Independent, November 20, 2007 – Work on the bike trail has started
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October 2007 The Concord Journal, October 25, 2007, Rail concerns spark warrant articles
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October 2007 The Chelmsford Independent, October 10, 2007, Freeman Rail Trail finally a reality
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October 2007 The Boston Globe, October 4, 2007, Blazing a new bike trail Construction to begin on recreational pathway
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September 2007 The Chelmford Independent, September 26, 2007 Bike trail groundbreaking set
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September 2007 The Chelmsford Independent – September 20, 2007 – New Column
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August 2007 The Lowell Sun, August 25, 2007, Hitting the trail, finally
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July 2007 The Beacon, July 26, 2007, Trail funding cut, delayed
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July 2007 Metrowest Daily News, July 15, 2007, Parks for the 21st Century
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June 2007 The Boston Globe, Editorial, Sunday, June 22, 2007, The joy of rail trails
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June 2007 The Beacon, Trail plans move ahead
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April 2007 Sudbury Town Crier, Support the rail trail
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April 2007 Sudbury Town Crier, Rail Trail will be positive step for town
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April 2007 Sudbury Town Crier, A great opportunity for Sudbury
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March 2007 Concord Journal, Tailoring the Trail to your Community
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March 2007 Sudbury Town Crier, Rail Trail Letter to the Editor
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March 2007 Sudbury Town Crier, Trail enjoys popular support
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June 2006 Sudbury Town Crier, Town discusses rail trail at hearing
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June 2006 The Boston Globe, White Pond lovers alarmed by plan to create a rail trail
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June 2006 The Chelmsford Independent, After 20 years, bike trail still not done
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April 2006 The Boston Globe, Critical juncture for rail trail plan
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View maps for the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail
Download a Phase 1 Trail Map with Parking Information here (PDF)
Download a Phase 2C Trail Map (PDF) Note: Phase 2C is not complete. For safety purposes, using the trail is prohibited until construction is completed.