FITCHBURG — The Twin Cities Rail Trail Association has been awarded $10,000 by Rollstone Bank & Trust to support the preservation and maintenance of the trail.
Once an abandoned rail line, the 4.7 mile trail connects downtown Fitchburg with downtown Leominster. Phase 1 opened in August 2022, allowing walkers, bikers, and commuters an opportunity to enjoy a safe and earth-friendly travel corridor between the Twin Cities. When the project is complete, the trail will run from the MBTA commuter rail station in Fitchburg to the Monoosnoc Brook Greenway in Leominster.
“The Twin Cities Rail Trail is a wonderful addition to our region. Since 1846, Rollstone Bank has been committed to making our community a great place to live, work, and play, and our support is an extension of that commitment,” said Martin Connors Jr., president and CEO of Rollstone Bank & Trust in a press release. “We applaud the TCRTA’s work to enhance our community and are proud to partner with them.”
TCRTA is a non-profit group of area residents recognized by the cities of Leominster and Fitchburg as the official stewards of The Twin Cities Rail Trail. They oversee ongoing maintenance and improvements, which are supported through fundraising.
“We are grateful for Rollstone’s generous donation to the Twin Cities Rail Trail, an asset to the communities of Fitchburg and Leominster,” said Larry Casassa, chairman of the TCRTA. “The Rail Trail Association has been working to make this project a reality since 2004, and it’s coming to fruition thanks to partners like Rollstone.”
For more information about the Twin Cities Rail Trail Association, visit twincitiestrail.com.