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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Green Line Extension Funding Approved Posted on Feb 10

Green Line Extension Funding Approved

Posted by Kate Fichter, Green Line Extension Project Manager MassDOT and the MBTA are pleased to report that the MBTA Board of Directors this week approved funding for the next phase of design for the Green Line Extension project. For this next phase, the MBTA   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Funding Approved

New Bedford Station Design Contest Winner Posted on Feb 10

New Bedford Station Design Contest Winner

MassDOT and the City of New Bedford announced the winners of a contest to provide design ideas for the proposed Whale’s Tooth Intermodal Station and opened a display of the entries at the New Bedford Whaling Museum.  Mayor Scott W. Lang and South Coast Rail   …Continue Reading New Bedford Station Design Contest Winner

MBTA: New Commuter Rail Locomotives Posted on Feb 7

MBTA: New Commuter Rail Locomotives

Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray today joined commuter rail riders and state officials aboard a new diesel-electric locomotive on its inaugural ride from Worcester to Boston. The state-of-the-art diesel-electric locomotive is one of two trains purchased from the Utah Transit Authority, and marks the first time   …Continue Reading MBTA: New Commuter Rail Locomotives

Planning Transportation’s Future: MPOs Posted on Feb 3

Planning Transportation’s Future: MPOs

Posted by Karl Quackenbush, Acting Director, Central Transportation Planning Staff Unlike the late-night-TV Ginsu knife salesman, transportation planners in the state can’t promise you a high-value transportation network at cut-rate prices. It’s expensive to maintain, operate, and expand a system and still keep it safe,   …Continue Reading Planning Transportation’s Future: MPOs

MBTA: Wednesday PM Commuter Rail Service Update Posted on Feb 2

MBTA has adjusted commuter rail service for the Wednesday evening commute.  Due to the weather, the following afternoon trains will not operate on February 2, 2011: Lowell LineBoston, North Station-Anderson Woburn Shuttle ServiceOutbound Trains 359 (departs North Station at 4:20 p.m.)Inbound Trains 360 (departs Anderson/Woburn   …Continue Reading MBTA: Wednesday PM Commuter Rail Service Update

MBTA Commuter Rail Cancellations Wednesday Posted on Feb 2

Due to the weather, the following morning trains will not operate this morning, February 2, 2011: Lowell LineBoston, North Station-Anderson Woburn Shuttle ServiceOutbound Trains 351 (departs at 6:25 a.m.)Customers should catch train 305 the 06:45a.m departure from North Station 355 (departs at 7:55 a.m.)Customers should   …Continue Reading MBTA Commuter Rail Cancellations Wednesday

Winter Storms: February 1-2 Posted on Feb 1

Winter Storms: February 1-2

With the first of two rounds of winter weather over the next two days now affecting Massachusetts, MassDOT snow and ice operations are ongoing.  Crews began pretreating roadways early this morning and as of mid-morning began plowing operations to clear state roadways in time for   …Continue Reading Winter Storms: February 1-2