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Monthly Archives: June 2016

MassDOT Board Approves $14.8 Billion 5-Year Capital Investment Plan Posted on Jun 21

MassDOT Board Approves $14.8 Billion 5-Year Capital Investment Plan

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Board has approved its $14.8 billion 5-year Capital Investment Plan (CIP). The FY2017-FY2021 CIP funds capital improvements and infrastructure projects, including roads, bridges and MBTA projects across the Commonwealth as part of the agency’s efforts to restore reliability to the   …Continue Reading MassDOT Board Approves $14.8 Billion 5-Year Capital Investment Plan

MassDOT Board Approves Reconstruction of Commonwealth Avenue in Boston Posted on Jun 20

MassDOT Board Approves Reconstruction of Commonwealth Avenue in Boston

The MassDOT Board today approved $20.4 million for the next phase of the reconstruction of Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. The project will include reconstruction of the road from Alcorn Street in Boston to the Boston University Bridge to improve traffic flow. A designated bicycle track   …Continue Reading MassDOT Board Approves Reconstruction of Commonwealth Avenue in Boston

MassDOT: Boston I-90 Westbound Lane Opens Posted on Jun 18

MassDOT: Boston I-90 Westbound Lane Opens

MassDOT announced the reopening of a fourth lane on I-90 Westbound from the Commonwealth Avenue bridge to the Prudential Tunnel in Boston. The restoration of four travel lanes comes after MassDOT completed safety upgrades by replacing the median system with a new jersey barrier system   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Boston I-90 Westbound Lane Opens

Focus40: Seeking Ideas for the Future Posted on Jun 17

Focus40: Seeking Ideas for the Future

MassDOT Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack and Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash are planning for transportation and economic demands of the year 2040 – and they want your ideas. They launched the Focus40 project on May 24 to develop a 25-year strategic   …Continue Reading Focus40: Seeking Ideas for the Future

MassDOT Joins Waze Connected Citizens Program Posted on Jun 16

MassDOT Joins Waze Connected Citizens Program

MassDOT today announced a data-sharing partnership with Waze, the real-time traffic navigation app, to provide motorists with real-time traffic conditions across Massachusetts. Designed as a free, two-way data share of publicly available, crowd-sourced traffic information, the Connected Citizens Program promotes greater efficiency, deeper insights and safer   …Continue Reading MassDOT Joins Waze Connected Citizens Program

All Electronic Tolling Installation Continues Posted on Jun 16

All Electronic Tolling Installation Continues

MassDOT is currently in the process of transitioning to All Electronic Tolling (AET) for I-90, both directions at all of the Boston tunnels and both directions of travel for the Tobin Memorial Bridge. AET gantries, placed over the road and equipped with sensors, will electronically   …Continue Reading All Electronic Tolling Installation Continues

Enhancements Coming to MBTA’s Pioneering mTicketing System for Commuter Rail Posted on Jun 15

Enhancements Coming to MBTA's Pioneering mTicketing System for Commuter Rail

The MBTA and Masabi, a leader in transit mobile ticketing and innovative fare collection, have agreed to a contract for Masabi to continue delivering mobile ticketing services across all MBTA Commuter Rail and Commuter Boat routes. The agreement will enhance the MBTA’s existing mobile-ticketing system,   …Continue Reading Enhancements Coming to MBTA’s Pioneering mTicketing System for Commuter Rail

MBTA Commuter Rail Fare Revenue Grows Nearly 6% Posted on Jun 15

MBTA Commuter Rail Fare Revenue Grows Nearly 6%

Fare revenue on the MBTA Commuter Rail system has grown 5.8 percent in Fiscal Year 2016 to date when compared to Fiscal Year 2015. Commuter Rail is on track for record revenue in Fiscal Year 2016, currently forecast at $215 million. The nation’s sixth busiest   …Continue Reading MBTA Commuter Rail Fare Revenue Grows Nearly 6%

MBTA Bus Operators Honored for Perfect Attendance in 2015 Posted on Jun 14

MBTA Bus Operators Honored for Perfect Attendance in 2015

MBTA Chief Administrator Brian Shortsleeve today was pleased to honor 17 bus operators who had perfect attendance in 2015. Among the group of 17 is operator Stephen Dolan, who has not missed a scheduled day of work in 13 years! Dolan typically operates buses on   …Continue Reading MBTA Bus Operators Honored for Perfect Attendance in 2015

MassDOT Complete Streets Funding Program Update Posted on Jun 14

MassDOT Complete Streets Funding Program Update

MassDOT has approved its 60th municipal Complete Streets Policy. A Complete Street is one that provides safe and accessible options for all travel modes – walking, biking, transit and vehicles – for people of all ages and abilities.  Unveiled by MassDOT on February 1st, the   …Continue Reading MassDOT Complete Streets Funding Program Update