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CapeFLYER Weekend Rail Service Returns May 23 Posted on Apr 30

CapeFLYER Weekend Rail Service Returns May 23

MassDOT and the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA) today announced CapeFLYER weekend rail service to Cape Cod and the Islands will begin Friday, May 23 through Labor Day, with an improved schedule and new station stop at Wareham Village.   “CapeFLYER is a proven   …Continue Reading CapeFLYER Weekend Rail Service Returns May 23

Green Line Extension: Community Path Funding Posted on Apr 30

Green Line Extension: Community Path Funding

MassDOT Secretary & CEO Richard A. Davey today announced funding for a multi-modal Community Path to be built along the Green Line Extension (GLX) in Somerville and Cambridge. The 1.9 mile path will connect four GLX Stations: Lowell Street, Gilman Square, Washington Street and the   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension: Community Path Funding

Bay State Bike Week Reminder! Posted on Apr 29

Bay State Bike Week Reminder!

Bay State Bike Week is almost here! Massachusetts will honor bicycle transportation with a week long series of events from May 10th – 18th. PUMP UP your own event this week to show that bicycling can be a fun, healthy, safe, and sustainable travel choice. Host a   …Continue Reading Bay State Bike Week Reminder!

Bicycle, Pedestrian Safety Program Announced Posted on Apr 28

Bicycle, Pedestrian Safety Program Announced

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey today announced the beginning of a new Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Awareness and Enforcement Program to reduce the number of crashes involving bicycles and pedestrians and enhance safe travel. The program in the first year will provide a   …Continue Reading Bicycle, Pedestrian Safety Program Announced

New Transportation Impact Guidelines Posted on Apr 25

New Transportation Impact Guidelines

MassDOT and the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs recently published the revised Transportation Impact Assessment (TIA) Guidelines.  These guidelines are used for the preparation of transportation analysis components of environmental filings under the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA), specifically Environmental Notification Forms (ENFs)   …Continue Reading New Transportation Impact Guidelines

MBTA: New Locomotive Now in Service Posted on Apr 16

MBTA: New Locomotive Now in Service

MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott today at Boston North Station welcomed the first of 40 new Commuter Rail locomotives as it was placed into service on the Haverhill Line.   To replace existing locomotives between 35 and 40 years old, the MBTA is procuring forty   …Continue Reading MBTA: New Locomotive Now in Service

Governor Patrick Announces “Go Time” Real Time Traffic System Posted on Apr 11

Governor Patrick Announces “Go Time” Real Time Traffic System

Governor Deval Patrick today announced that the “GO Time” real time traffic information system is now operational along Route 6 on Cape Cod and will be expanded to highways statewide by 2015. The Governor made today’s announcement at the Intelligent Transportation Society of America’s transportation   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Announces “Go Time” Real Time Traffic System

Bus Plus: New Regional Services Posted on Apr 10

Bus Plus: New Regional Services

MassDOT in partnership with Plymouth & Brockton Street Railway Co., today announced new regional transportation services coming soon as part of the new BusPlus program to increase the intercity and commuter transportation options available across the Commonwealth and all of New England. BusPlus is a   …Continue Reading Bus Plus: New Regional Services

MassDOT Endorses Urban Street Design Guide Posted on Apr 3

MassDOT Endorses Urban Street Design Guide

MassDOT has officially endorsed the NACTO Urban Street Design Guide in keeping with our commitment to sustainable transportation and creating pedestrian, bicycle, and transit-friendly streets.  “Our goal is to foster transportation decisions that balance the needs of all transportation users, expand mobility, improve public health,   …Continue Reading MassDOT Endorses Urban Street Design Guide

Worcester Regional Transit: Electric Transit Bus Fleet Posted on Mar 28

Worcester Regional Transit: Electric Transit Bus Fleet

Governor Deval Patrick celebrated the launch of a new fully electric transit bus fleet at the Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA). The Governor also announced new investments in two programs designed to support alternative fuel vehicles and related infrastructure across Massachusetts. “We are committed to   …Continue Reading Worcester Regional Transit: Electric Transit Bus Fleet