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Monthly Archives: April 2016

MBTA: New Commuter Rail Schedules Begin May 23 Posted on Apr 19

MBTA: New Commuter Rail Schedules Begin May 23

Following a robust public comment period, the MBTA has released new commuter rail schedules that will take effect on May 23. The changes are designed to improve performance and allow for greater schedule reliability. The changes will improve passengers’ experience through consistent arrival and departure   …Continue Reading MBTA: New Commuter Rail Schedules Begin May 23

MBTA: Commuter Rail Resumes Regular Service Posted on Apr 17

MBTA: Commuter Rail Resumes Regular Service

The MBTA has announced that regular Sunday service schedules for commuter rail lines have resumed following an Amtrak signal failure this morning. All commuter rail trains are scheduled to run tomorrow on normal weekday schedules. In the wake of an Amtrak signal failure today which   …Continue Reading MBTA: Commuter Rail Resumes Regular Service

Celebrate Earth Month with Green Commuting Posted on Apr 17

Celebrate Earth Month with Green Commuting

One of the primary goals of MassRIDES is to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality throughout the state. Massachusetts ranked fourth in the ‘Bicycle Friendly’ rankings last year, and has a number of options for alternative travel including buses, trains, carpooling, vanpooling, and walking.   …Continue Reading Celebrate Earth Month with Green Commuting

Governor Baker Signs Chapter 90 Funding Bill Posted on Apr 14

Governor Baker Signs Chapter 90 Funding Bill

Governor Charlie Baker today signed House Bill 4133, An Act Financing Improvements to Certain Municipal Roads, authorizing $200 million in Chapter 90 transportation funds for municipalities this construction season. Chapter 90 funding supports the reimbursement of every municipality in the Commonwealth for road-related construction projects   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Signs Chapter 90 Funding Bill

Registry of Motor Vehicles: Updated Online Driver’s License Renewal Posted on Apr 14

Registry of Motor Vehicles: Updated Online Driver's License Renewal

The MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles today introduced a streamlined driver’s license renewal option for online eligible customers on MassRMV.com. The more convenient online transaction is intended to help customers avoid a trip to an RMV branch and help reduce wait times during peak demand   …Continue Reading Registry of Motor Vehicles: Updated Online Driver’s License Renewal

MassDOT Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Scheduled Posted on Apr 14

MassDOT Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Scheduled

MassDOT will hold a series of meetings throughout the state to solicit public input on its draft five-year, multi-billion dollar Capital Investment Plan (CIP) for long-term highway, aeronautics, rail and transit investments. The meetings will begin April 25, in Fitchburg, and run through the month   …Continue Reading MassDOT Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Scheduled

MBTA: Continuing Drop in Overtime Spending, Absenteeism Rates Posted on Apr 14

MBTA: Continuing Drop in Overtime Spending, Absenteeism Rates

For the first three months of 2016, MBTA overtime expenses, rates of absenteeism and dropped trips were all down sharply, according to MBTA Chief Administrator Brian Shortsleeve. Spending on operating overtime dropped by 50 percent compared to the same period last year, and 27 percent   …Continue Reading MBTA: Continuing Drop in Overtime Spending, Absenteeism Rates

Fall River: Central Street Closure Begins May 2 Posted on Apr 13

Fall River: Central Street Closure Begins May 2

MassDOT’s Route 79/Braga Bridge Improvements Project in Fall River moves forward in spring 2016. As part of the project, a portion of Central Street will close beginning on May 2 as crews reconfigure the roadway. Central Street, between Davol Street/Route 79 and Pond Street, will   …Continue Reading Fall River: Central Street Closure Begins May 2

MBTA: Patriots’ Day-Marathon Monday Information Posted on Apr 12

MBTA: Patriots' Day-Marathon Monday Information

The MBTA expects thousands of extra riders for the 2016 Boston Marathon on Patriots’ Day, Monday, April 18. Customers are urged to take public transportation to and from the Marathon and are advised to check T-Alerts for the most up-to-date service information on the day   …Continue Reading MBTA: Patriots’ Day-Marathon Monday Information

Work Zone Awareness Week: April 11-15 Posted on Apr 9

MassDOT supports the 2016 National Work Zone Awareness Week, April 11-15.  This year’s theme is: “Don’t Be That Driver!” The goal is to reinforce the message that driving in and around work zones requires motorists to constantly be alert and prepared for changes that a   …Continue Reading Work Zone Awareness Week: April 11-15