Transportation Nightmares 2014

Following a successful nomination process in 2004, which identified the 495/MetroWest region's top transportation priorities and resulted in several studies and plans, new transit options, construction projects, and infrastructure improvements in the region, the 495/MetroWest Partnership again partnered with the MetroWest Daily News to identify the top ten Transportation Nightmares.

The 495/MetroWest Partnership, in collaboration with MetroWest Daily News, has solicied nomination(s) for the region's 'transportation nightmares'. These nominations have been considered by public and private sector representatives serving on the Partnership's Transportation Committee. The 495/MetroWest region's top transportation needs were announced at our Annual Conference on June 20, 2014. 




1. Route 9 Corridor: Main Street MetroWest or Thruway to Boston?
2. The Turnpike: Why Do We Need to Pay for this Nightmare?
3. Suburban Mobility Challenges: First Mile, Last Mile & a Few in Between
4. Commuter Rail
5. I-495/I-290 Interchange
6. I-495/I-90 Interchange
7. I-495/Route 9 Interchange
8. I-495 and Routes 1/1A in Foxborough, Plainville and Wrentham
9. Route 16 in Milford and Wellesley
10. Routes 126 and 135 in Framingham
View the Nightmares Presentation or better yet - check out the new interactive site, hosted and created by VHB!
Download the Nightmares One Pager or read the more detailed Narrative!

Follow the MetroWest Daily News coverage:

State gears up to go all-electronic on tolls - published April 28, 2014


Leaders Push for 495/9/90 Improvements - published March 24, 2014


MassDOT Outlines Road Projects for MetroWest - published February 28, 2014 


Counting our Transportation Nightmares - Guest column by the Partnership's Executive Director Paul F.Matthews - published February 9, 2014


We Need Your Input for 'Transportation Nightmares' - published February 9, 2014


Still More to be Done for Public Transportation - published February 2, 2014


Progress Made on Traffic Nightmares  - published January 19, 2014


Don't remember the 2004 Transportation Nightmares?  Click here for an overview.