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Monthly Archives: May 2018

MBTA Launches the Better Bus Project, Schedules Regional Public Meetings Posted on May 23

MBTA Launches the Better Bus Project, Schedules Regional Public Meetings

The MBTA today announced the launch of the Better Bus Project, a program focused on making improvements to the existing bus network through operational changes, targeted capital investments, and stakeholder partnerships. Throughout 2018 and 2019, the Better Bus team will identify improvements in bus service   …Continue Reading MBTA Launches the Better Bus Project, Schedules Regional Public Meetings

MassDOT Encourages Memorial Day Travelers to Plan Ahead Posted on May 22

MassDOT Encourages Memorial Day Travelers to Plan Ahead

MassDOT advises Memorial Day holiday travelers to plan ahead, utilize MassDOT’s many travel “real time” tools to plan trips and use public transportation if possible to travel between destinations.  On Memorial Day, May 28, Registry of Motor Vehicle customer service locations will be closed, as   …Continue Reading MassDOT Encourages Memorial Day Travelers to Plan Ahead

MBTA: Special $10 Summer Weekend Commuter Rail Fare Begins Next Month Posted on May 21

MBTA: Special $10 Summer Weekend Commuter Rail Fare Begins Next Month

The MBTA today announced a special $10 summer weekend fare on the Commuter Rail, valid for unlimited travel through all zones on Saturdays and Sundays beginning June 9. This pilot program will be offered every weekend through September 2. “We look forward to testing this   …Continue Reading MBTA: Special $10 Summer Weekend Commuter Rail Fare Begins Next Month

Boston: I-90 Lane Reductions and Ramp Closures on the Weekend of June 1-3 Posted on May 18

Boston: I-90 Lane Reductions and Ramp Closures on the Weekend of June 1-3

Beginning at 9:00 PM on Friday, June 1, MassDOT will reduce I-90 between the Allston Interchange and the Beacon Street Overpass in Boston to two lanes in each direction. I-90 will reopen to four lanes in each direction by 5:00 AM on Sunday, June 3. This   …Continue Reading Boston: I-90 Lane Reductions and Ramp Closures on the Weekend of June 1-3

Water Transportation Advisory Council Update Posted on May 17

Water Transportation Advisory Council Update

Transportation Secretary and MassDOT CEO Stephanie Pollack convened the Water Transportation Advisory Council today and the Council heard an update on the Comprehensive Boston Harbor Water Transportation Study being managed by Boston Harbor Now. The study advances two new ferry routes into an additional analysis   …Continue Reading Water Transportation Advisory Council Update

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: May is Global Youth Traffic Safety Month Posted on May 17

MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: May is Global Youth Traffic Safety Month

May is Global Youth Traffic Safety Month, which was established in 2007 by the National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS) in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The designation serves as a great reminder to instill safe driving techniques into our day-to-day   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MAPFRE Insurance Reminder: May is Global Youth Traffic Safety Month

Draft 2019-2023 State Transportation Improvement Program Posted on May 15

Draft 2019-2023 State Transportation Improvement Program

MassDOT announces the release of the draft State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2019-2023 and welcomes public comment until June 4, 2018. The STIP is a five-year investment program that prioritizes federal funds for improvements to our roadways, bridges, transit systems,   …Continue Reading Draft 2019-2023 State Transportation Improvement Program

Governor’s Commission on the Future of Transportation Listening Sessions Posted on May 15

Governor’s Commission on the Future of Transportation Listening Sessions

The Governor’s Commission on the Future of Transportation is presenting a series of five listening sessions on the Future of Transportation in Massachusetts. These sessions are open to the public and will offer an opportunity to capture ideas and discuss policy, as well as receive   …Continue Reading Governor’s Commission on the Future of Transportation Listening Sessions

I-495 Bridge Design-Build Contract Approved Posted on May 14

I-495 Bridge Design-Build Contract Approved

The MassDOT Board of Directors today approved the awarding of a Design-Build contract to SPS New England, Inc. for approximately $90 million to replace the bridge that carries Interstate 495 over the Merrimack River. The work will take place on I-495 in Haverhill, between Exits   …Continue Reading I-495 Bridge Design-Build Contract Approved

Massachusetts Avenue Bridge at Commonwealth Avenue Is Now Open For Travel Posted on May 14

Massachusetts Avenue Bridge at Commonwealth Avenue Is Now Open For Travel

MassDOT is pleased to announce that replacement of the bridge carrying Massachusetts Avenue traffic over Commonwealth Avenue in the Back Bay is complete and that the bridge is now open for travel.  Crews yesterday finished several important tasks including the forming, rebar and concrete placement   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Avenue Bridge at Commonwealth Avenue Is Now Open For Travel