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Monthly Archives: October 2012

CSX Agreement, Increased Commuter Rail Service Posted on Oct 4

CSX Agreement, Increased Commuter Rail Service

Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray today announced the completion of the agreement with CSX Corporation that paves the way for increased commuter rail service expected to begin October 29, 2012 and strengthens the state’s rail freight network to support the region’s economy. After years of negotiations   …Continue Reading CSX Agreement, Increased Commuter Rail Service

Electric Buses Coming to Worcester Posted on Oct 4

Electric Buses Coming to Worcester

Posted by:  Steve O’Neil, Worcester Regional Transit Authority Administrator The Worcester Regional Transit Authority received a $4.4 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration’s Clean Fuel Program for the purchase of three new electric buses. The new buses are EcoRide Zero Emission Battery Electric Transit   …Continue Reading Electric Buses Coming to Worcester

MassDOT Safe Routes to School Walk: Boston Common Posted on Oct 3

MassDOT Safe Routes to School Walk: Boston Common

MassDOT Registrar of Motor Vehicles Rachel Kaprielian today joined local officials, students, teachers and parents for a walk on Boston Common to celebrate MassDOT’s Safe Routes to School program on International Walk to School Day. “The Safe Routes to School program focuses on promoting healthy   …Continue Reading MassDOT Safe Routes to School Walk: Boston Common

Federal Funds Boost 10 Regional Transit Authorities Posted on Oct 2

Federal Funds Boost 10 Regional Transit Authorities

Governor Deval Patrick and MassDOT announced today that MassDOT will award $13.2 million to 10 Massachusetts Regional Transit Authorities (RTAs) to make needed capital investments including new bus purchases and facility repairs. The funds are available as part of the Obama Administration’s “We Can’t Wait”   …Continue Reading Federal Funds Boost 10 Regional Transit Authorities

Register Now: Moving Together Conference Posted on Oct 2

Register Now: Moving Together Conference

MassDOT invites you to register now for the Moving Together 2012 Conference, to be held Wednesday, October 17, 7:45 AM – 4:00 PM, at the Boston Sheraton Hotel, 39 Dalton Street, Boston. The Commonwealth’s annual statewide walking and bicycling conference this year will focus on   …Continue Reading Register Now: Moving Together Conference

MBTA August Ridership Increases Posted on Oct 1

MBTA August Ridership Increases

MBTA ridership in August 2012 increased again compared to the same month in the previous year.  Weekday ridership in August increased by 1.2% compared to August 2011, with an average of 1.256 million passenger trips per weekday.   Ridership has increased year-to-year in 18 of the   …Continue Reading MBTA August Ridership Increases

MassDOT “Your Vision Our Future” Meetings Continue Posted on Oct 1

MassDOT “Your Vision Our Future” Meetings Continue

MassDOT this week will continue a series of statewide public meetings in Worcester and Pittsfield.  The series of meetings, which began last week in Springfield, left, are engaging residents, community leaders and business owners to discuss the future of transportation in the Commonwealth. The meetings   …Continue Reading MassDOT “Your Vision Our Future” Meetings Continue