Proposed MBTA WiFi Monopole Towers

MBTA to conduct 30-day assessment of the WiFi project

As a result of public input to the project, the MBTA announced on June 30, 2017 that it is conducting a 30-day assessment of the project approved by the MBTA in 2014 to install equipment along MBTA commuter rail line corridors to provide customers with improved Wi-Fi and cellular service.  There will be no construction of poles or other infrastructure during this review, which will include comments and other feedback from customers, elected and appointed officials, and residents.  A presentation on the status of this project will be given to the MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board at an upcoming meeting.

The Town received notices by email on May 8, 2017 from Ramaker & Associates, Inc. (RAMAKER), the consultant retained by inMOTION Wireless Inc. (inMOTION) to complete a National Environmental Policy Act and Section 106 review for the installation of an antenna and equipment on a proposed 70-foot inMOTION monopole tower (overall height with appurtenances of 74 feet) in three locations in Concord. The proposed monopoles are part of an MBTA project to provide WiFi on commuter trains. The activities will occur within the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) existing and active railroad right-of-way (ROW).

The Section 106 review is pursuant to the National Historic Preservation Act and Ramaker has requested comments from the Town and the public regarding any cultural or historic properties that may be impacted by the proposed monopoles.

 Links for additional details about each proposed site is below.