As part of the ongoing rehabilitation of the Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line, the MBTA is replacing the old railroad bridge over Route 62/Main Street in Concord with a new bridge to be rolled into place Saturday, August 29. The current bridge has low clearance and …Continue Reading Concord: New MBTA Commuter Rail Bridge to Roll into Place This Weekend
Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack today joined Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse along with state and local officials to celebrate the opening of the new $4.3 million Holyoke Train Station on the Knowledge Corridor and restoration of Amtrak Vermonter Line …Continue Reading Knowledge Corridor: New Holyoke Train Station Celebrated
Beginning Saturday, August 29th, and continuing on selected weekends through the remainder of the summer, Red Line service between JFK/UMass and Quincy will be temporarily suspended to allow workers to make the subway more resilient to harsh winter weather conditions. On weekends when workers will …Continue Reading MBTA Winter Resiliency Update: Red Line, Orange Line
The Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project is a prime example of just how much progress can be made in a summer construction season. From steel arches to freshly paved roadways, improvements are visible along the entire project corridor. Drivers passing over the existing Whittier Bridge on …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge Project: Summer Milestones
The rebuilding of the upstream “Salt and Pepper” towers on the Longfellow Bridge is underway as part of the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project. In March 2014, MassDOT’s contractor dismantled two of the iconic towers to launch the restoration process. Beginning this week, the towers are …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge “Salt and Pepper” Towers Take Shape- Again!
MassDOT’s project team will implement ramp changes as part of the Needham-Wellesley I-95 Add-A-Lane Project. The changes at the Route 9/I-95 interchange are scheduled to begin on Friday, September 11, 8pm. The change would be delayed one day in case of inclement weather. New pavement …Continue Reading Needham-Wellesley I-95 Add-A-Lane Project: Ramp Changes
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MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack announced changes to the fine structure to the all-electronic, Pay-By-Plate, toll collection system on the Tobin Bridge. Additionally, Secretary Pollack also announced a 30-day amnesty program that starts Monday, June 1, where drivers can simply pay the amount of …Continue Reading Tobin Bridge Pay-By-Plate Fines Reduced
MassDOT announces the release of the draft State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2016-2019 and welcomes public comment until August 25, 2015. The STIP is a four-year investment program that prioritizes nearly $4.5 billion dollars of federal and non-federal funds for …Continue Reading MassDOT Draft 2016-2019 State Transportation Improvement Program
As first announced in April, changes are coming to MBTA Late Night Service on Friday and Saturday nights. After closely monitoring ridership levels for the year-long Late Night Service pilot program, the MBTA is implementing a schedule that continues to offer service when demand is …Continue Reading MBTA: Late Night Service Changes