March 2016: The MBTA is planning to install three monopoles in the Town along the MBTA commuter train to comply with the federal mandate to have emergency train stop controls in place.
The Planning Board has invited the MBTA to their planning board meeting on Tuesday April 26th, 2016 at 7:30pm for a discussion and to learn more about the project.
Mass DOT will give a brief power point presentation and overview of the proposed monopole project. They will have representatives there to answer questions.
Update July 2017: The April 26, 2016 Planning Board meeting was cancelled by Mass DOT. Rick Colon from Mass DOT indicated that the WiFi project was still going through the permitting process established by the FCC. Mr. Colon indicated that initially the project was described as a PTC / WiFi project. The projected changed and PTC was removed from the project and Mass DOT had to refile applications with the FCC. Mr. Colon from Mass DOT indicated that once the process concludes the company working on permitting (Ramaker) will address any environmental and historic district requirements and will be in touch with the town of Lincoln. The Town conducted legal research and obtained the legal opinion by Town Counsel. Once a formal application is filed with the Town we will communicate with the public and update this webpage with the process. Click here to view correspondence, plans and other documents.