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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Ashuwillticook Rail Trail Extension Moves Forward Posted on Mar 30

Ashuwillticook Rail Trail Extension Moves Forward

MassDOT announced today that construction has begun for the 1.2 mile extension of the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail from Hoosac Street to Lime Street in the town of Adams. The project has been uniquely designed to share the rail corridor with the town’s newly-restored Berkshire Scenic   …Continue Reading Ashuwillticook Rail Trail Extension Moves Forward

Somerville: McGrath Highway Ramp, Access Updates Posted on Mar 29

Somerville: McGrath Highway Ramp, Access Updates

MassDOT will permanently close the off-ramp from Route 28 (McGrath Highway) Southbound to Somerville Avenue and will open a new at grade, signalized connection from Somerville Avenue/Medford Street to Route 28 (McGrath Highway) Northbound. The existing tunnel from Somerville Avenue to Washington Street will be   …Continue Reading Somerville: McGrath Highway Ramp, Access Updates

MBTA Performance Reports Now Available Daily Posted on Mar 28

MBTA Performance Reports Now Available Daily

Massachusetts Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack today announced a new level of transparency at the MBTA, with the launching of the MBTA’s Performance Dashboard. For the first time, the public can track the daily reliability levels of the four subway lines and all 170   …Continue Reading MBTA Performance Reports Now Available Daily

MBTA Seeks Public Comment: Critical Bus Routes Posted on Mar 25

MBTA Seeks Public Comment: Critical Bus Routes

The MBTA is inviting public comment through April 4th on options to improve service on critical bus routes after the recent termination of Late Night Service. All interested customers and stakeholders are encouraged to reach out to the MBTA with their input on service options.   …Continue Reading MBTA Seeks Public Comment: Critical Bus Routes

MassDOT Regulatory Review Listening Session: April 20 Posted on Mar 25

MassDOT Regulatory Review Listening Session: April 20

Pursuant to M.G.L. chapter 30A, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Aeronautics Division, will hold a public hearing relative to proposed amendments to the regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation 702 CMR 1.00-7.00. The hearing date follows: Wednesday, April 20, 9:30-11:30AM, Board Room, 10 Park   …Continue Reading MassDOT Regulatory Review Listening Session: April 20

Everett Transit Action Plan Meeting: April 13 Posted on Mar 25

Everett Transit Action Plan Meeting: April 13

MassDOT is hosting an Everett Transit Action Plan Community Meeting on Wednesday, April 13, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM, Edward G. Connolly Center, 90 Chelsea Street. Project planning staff will present: A complete list of potential transit improvements Initial evaluations of improvements, based on project   …Continue Reading Everett Transit Action Plan Meeting: April 13

Green Line Extension Working Group Meeting Posted on Mar 24

Green Line Extension Working Group Meeting

The Green Line Extension Working Group has scheduled a meeting as follows:   Wednesday, March 30, 6:00-8:15pm, Somerville High School Auditorium, 81 Highland Avenue Following a brief presentation by Green Line Extension Interim Program Manager, Jack Wright, the working group will lead a detailed discussion   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Working Group Meeting

MassDOT Stormwater Management Along the Charles River Posted on Mar 24

MassDOT Stormwater Management Along the Charles River

MassDOT’s mission is to provide a safe and reliable transportation system, while protecting and enhancing the environment wherever possible. One important way MassDOT works to enhance the environment is to improve the water quality of rivers and streams across the Commonwealth, including the Charles River,   …Continue Reading MassDOT Stormwater Management Along the Charles River

Framingham-Worcester Commuter Rail Line: Railroad Ties to be Replaced Posted on Mar 23

Framingham-Worcester Commuter Rail Line: Railroad Ties to be Replaced

Track work is set to start on the Framingham-Worcester Line this month, with a goal of replacing 25,000-30,000 railroad ties while work to end the line’s heat-related speed restrictions wraps up. Keolis Commuter Services, which operates and maintains MBTA Commuter Rail, will be performing and   …Continue Reading Framingham-Worcester Commuter Rail Line: Railroad Ties to be Replaced

Massachusetts Employers Recognized for Excellence in Commuter Options Posted on Mar 22

Massachusetts Employers Recognized for Excellence in Commuter Options

Today, the Baker Administration celebrated more than 220 Massachusetts businesses, colleges, and universities at the sixth annual Massachusetts Excellence in Commuter Options (ECO) Awards ceremony. Attendees were recognized for their efforts in promoting active, healthy, and sustainable travel options. The event, held at historic Fenway   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Employers Recognized for Excellence in Commuter Options