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MBTA: Fitchburg Line Weekend Service Suspension

MBTA: Fitchburg Line Weekend Service Suspension posted on Mar 27

The MBTA has issued a Service Alert:  No Weekend Service on the commuter rail Fitchburg Main Line for the period from April 25th, 2015 through November 22nd, 2015. The suspension of weekend service will allow construction of major improvements on the Fitchburg Main Line to   …Continue Reading MBTA: Fitchburg Line Weekend Service Suspension

Employers Honored for Excellence in Commuter Options

Employers Honored for Excellence in Commuter Options posted on Mar 26

The efforts of more than 170 Massachusetts businesses, colleges, and universities, who promote active, healthy, and sustainable commute options, were celebrated today for helping Massachusetts to reduce traffic congestion, to promote healthy lifestyles, and benefit the environment. The Massachusetts Excellence in Commuter Options (ECO) Awards   …Continue Reading Employers Honored for Excellence in Commuter Options

Longfellow Bridge: “Salt and Pepper” Towers Work

Longfellow Bridge: “Salt and Pepper” Towers Work posted on Mar 26

MassDOT on Saturday, March 28 will begin preparing to dismantle the downstream “salt and pepper” towers as part of the Longfellow Bridge Restoration Project. MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli JV (WSC), coordinated with the cities of Cambridge and Boston as well as the MBTA to begin dismantling   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: “Salt and Pepper” Towers Work

Work Zone Safety Awareness: “Expect the Unexpected”

Work Zone Safety Awareness: “Expect the Unexpected” posted on Mar 25

MassDOT joins local, state and federal transportation officials in observing the 2015 National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week, Monday-Friday, March 23-27, and Massachusetts will be focusing on the month of April as Work Zone Safety Awareness Month. With the start of highway construction season, this   …Continue Reading Work Zone Safety Awareness: “Expect the Unexpected”

Beverly: Drawbridge Project Community Meeting April 1

Beverly: Drawbridge Project Community Meeting April 1 posted on Mar 24

A Public Community Meeting for the Beverly Drawbridge Rehabilitation/Replacement Project has been scheduled as follows: Wednesday April 1, 6:00 PM, Beverly High School, Auditorium, 100 Sohier Rd MassDOT, MBTA and project contractor HNTB Corporation representatives will join area officials to discuss the rehabilitation and replacement   …Continue Reading Beverly: Drawbridge Project Community Meeting April 1

MBTA: Commuter Rail Service Update for March 23

MBTA: Commuter Rail Service Update for March 23 posted on Mar 22

Keolis Commuter Service announced that it will restore service on an additional 63 MBTA Commuter Rail trains, including 17 rush hour train trips, on Monday, March 23, with full service scheduled to be restored on or before March 30. This marks the largest number of   …Continue Reading MBTA: Commuter Rail Service Update for March 23

Demise of an American Railroad Empire

Demise of an American Railroad Empire posted on Mar 21

South Coast Rail plans to restore commuter rail service between Boston and the cities and towns of southeastern Massachusetts. The rail line that once ran between Boston and Taunton, Fall River, and New Bedford operated for nearly a half century under the Old Colony Railroad.   …Continue Reading Demise of an American Railroad Empire

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Winter Recovery Assistance Program

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Winter Recovery Assistance Program posted on Mar 19

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration launched the Winter Recovery Assistance Program, a $30 million targeted effort to assist cities and towns with repairs to roads and bridges under municipal jurisdiction. “Since day one, we promised to partner with our cities and towns to provide them with   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Announces Winter Recovery Assistance Program

MBTA: Monthly Commuter Rail CharlieCards Available Beginning in April

MBTA: Monthly Commuter Rail CharlieCards Available Beginning in April posted on Mar 18

MBTA interim General Manager Frank DePaola today announced that CharlieCards with monthly passes printed on them are available for Corporate Pass Program participants and customers who make monthly pass purchases on the MBTA website. The CharlieCard monthly passes replace paper tickets, which are not as   …Continue Reading MBTA: Monthly Commuter Rail CharlieCards Available Beginning in April

First MBTA Refurbished Green Line Trolleys Delivered

First MBTA Refurbished Green Line Trolleys Delivered posted on Mar 18

Refurbished Green Line trolleys have started to make their way back to Boston, following significant work at the Alstom plant in New York. “This is a great first step toward improving service on the Green Line,” said interim MBTA General Manager Frank DePaola. “As these   …Continue Reading First MBTA Refurbished Green Line Trolleys Delivered