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Green Line Extension Community Outreach Event Posted on Jul 29

Green Line Extension Community Outreach Event

The Green Line Extension Project team including contractor Barletta Heavy Division this week participated in a touch-a-truck event with the Power Kids summer enrichment program in Medford. Approximately 60 youth from the Power Kids program grades K-11 had an up close view of the construction   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Community Outreach Event

Freight Rail Infrastructure Grants Support Economic Growth Posted on Jul 20

Freight Rail Infrastructure Grants Support Economic Growth

MassDOT today announced the awarding of five grants totaling just over $2 million for industrial rail projects as part of the 2015 Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP). Among the grants awarded: $383,913 to Borden & Remington Corp. for Mass Coastal RR rail siding rehab and   …Continue Reading Freight Rail Infrastructure Grants Support Economic Growth

Governor Baker Appoints 5-Member MBTA Fiscal Management & Control Board Posted on Jul 17

Governor Baker Appoints 5-Member MBTA Fiscal Management & Control Board

Governor Charlie Baker today appointed the five-member Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) Fiscal Management and Control Board (FMCB) and designated Joe Aiello as Chair immediately after signing into law the Fiscal Year 2016 budget. A key reform recommended by the Governor’s MBTA Special Panel following   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Appoints 5-Member MBTA Fiscal Management & Control Board

MBTA Red Line Winter Resiliency Work Posted on Jul 15

MBTA Red Line Winter Resiliency Work

Beginning on Saturday, July 25, and continuing on selected weekends through the month of August, Red Line service between JFK/Umass and North Quincy stations will be temporarily suspended to allow workers to make the subway more resilient to harsh winter weather conditions. The work is   …Continue Reading MBTA Red Line Winter Resiliency Work

MassDOT: Prioritizing Capital Projects Recommendations Posted on Jul 2

MassDOT: Prioritizing Capital Projects Recommendations

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack today announced the publication of new recommendations for the evaluation and prioritization of proposed capital projects. The recommendations have been submitted to MassDOT by an independent Project Selection Advisory Council, which has worked for 18 months to develop a   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Prioritizing Capital Projects Recommendations

MassDOT Board Approves Contract for 325 New MBTA Buses Posted on Jun 29

MassDOT Board Approves Contract for 325 New MBTA Buses

The MassDOT Board of Directors today approved a contract for the manufacture and delivery of 325 new state-of-the-art replacement buses for the MBTA fleet. “This is a major step in the process in modernizing the MBTA’s bus fleet and provides an important resource for millions   …Continue Reading MassDOT Board Approves Contract for 325 New MBTA Buses

Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Next Phase Moves Forward Posted on Jun 25

Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Next Phase Moves Forward

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack joined elected officials and supporters today to celebrate the groundbreaking for Phase 2A of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail. When completed, the Rail Trail will be located through the communities of Lowell, Chelmsford, Westford, Carlisle, Acton, Concord, Sudbury, and   …Continue Reading Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Next Phase Moves Forward

Baker-Polito Administration Pledges Funding for Springfield Union Station Full Redevelopment Posted on Jun 22

Baker-Polito Administration Pledges Funding for Springfield Union Station Full Redevelopment

Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito today committed the remaining funds necessary to reach the total goal required to complete the redevelopment of Union Station in Springfield. Lt. Governor Polito joined Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, Congressman Richard E. Neal and MassDOT officials for   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Pledges Funding for Springfield Union Station Full Redevelopment

MassDOT Completes Framingham Secondary Rail Line Acquisition Posted on Jun 17

MassDOT Completes Framingham Secondary Rail Line Acquisition

MassDOT today announced acquisition is complete of the Framingham Secondary Rail Line, a 21-mile segment of rail that connects Framingham and Mansfield. The line was purchased from CSX Corporation for $23 million. Purchase of the Framingham Secondary is a strategic investment that links the Framingham/Worcester,   …Continue Reading MassDOT Completes Framingham Secondary Rail Line Acquisition

MBTA: Late Night Service Changes Posted on Jun 12

MBTA: Late Night Service Changes

As first announced in April, changes are coming to MBTA Late Night Service on Friday and Saturday nights. After closely monitoring ridership levels for the year-long Late Night Service pilot program, the MBTA is implementing a schedule that continues to offer service when demand is   …Continue Reading MBTA: Late Night Service Changes