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Ashland: Governor Baker Reviews MBTA Infrastructure Investments Progress Posted on Apr 28

Ashland: Governor Baker Reviews MBTA Infrastructure Investments Progress

Governor Charlie Baker today visited a Keolis work site in Ashland to review the progress on infrastructure upgrades the MBTA is making as part of a larger effort the MBTA, its Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) and leadership are making to improve service, access,   …Continue Reading Ashland: Governor Baker Reviews MBTA Infrastructure Investments Progress

MBTA: Worcester-Boston Nonstop Service Begins May 23 Posted on Apr 27

MBTA: Worcester-Boston Nonstop Service Begins May 23

For the first time ever, the MBTA will offer nonstop service between Worcester and Boston in less than an hour. The HeartToHub will operate twice daily—morning and evening—every weekday starting May 23, 2016. The added service to the Framingham/Worcester Line will depart Union Station at   …Continue Reading MBTA: Worcester-Boston Nonstop Service Begins May 23

MBTA Commuter Rail: Keolis Proposes New Fare Collection System to Reduce Fare Evasion Posted on Apr 27

MBTA Commuter Rail: Keolis Proposes New Fare Collection System to Reduce Fare Evasion

During this week’s MBTA Fiscal Management and Control Board, Keolis presented a new proposal for fare collection that would dramatically reduce fare evasion on the MBTA Commuter Rail system while increasing revenue by up to $24 million annually. Under the Keolis proposal, the MBTA fare   …Continue Reading MBTA Commuter Rail: Keolis Proposes New Fare Collection System to Reduce Fare Evasion

MassDOT Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Begin Monday Posted on Apr 22

MassDOT Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Begin Monday

MassDOT public meetings throughout the state to solicit input on the draft five-year, multi-billion dollar Capital Investment Plan (CIP) for long-term highway, aeronautics, rail and transit investments begin Monday, April 25, in Fitchburg. The meetings are scheduled through the month of May. This program makes   …Continue Reading MassDOT Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Begin Monday

Arsenal Street Corridor Study Posted on Apr 20

Arsenal Street Corridor Study

MassDOT is working with Watertown officials, residents and business owners to study ways to improve travel through the Arsenal Street Corridor. Arsenal Street directly connects Watertown with neighboring communities, including Waltham, Cambridge, Newton and Boston. Recent developments have converted vacant and industrial parcels on Arsenal   …Continue Reading Arsenal Street Corridor Study

MBTA: New Commuter Rail Schedules Begin May 23 Posted on Apr 19

MBTA: New Commuter Rail Schedules Begin May 23

Following a robust public comment period, the MBTA has released new commuter rail schedules that will take effect on May 23. The changes are designed to improve performance and allow for greater schedule reliability. The changes will improve passengers’ experience through consistent arrival and departure   …Continue Reading MBTA: New Commuter Rail Schedules Begin May 23

Celebrate Earth Month with Green Commuting Posted on Apr 17

Celebrate Earth Month with Green Commuting

One of the primary goals of MassRIDES is to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality throughout the state. Massachusetts ranked fourth in the ‘Bicycle Friendly’ rankings last year, and has a number of options for alternative travel including buses, trains, carpooling, vanpooling, and walking.   …Continue Reading Celebrate Earth Month with Green Commuting

MassDOT Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Scheduled Posted on Apr 14

MassDOT Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Scheduled

MassDOT will hold a series of meetings throughout the state to solicit public input on its draft five-year, multi-billion dollar Capital Investment Plan (CIP) for long-term highway, aeronautics, rail and transit investments. The meetings will begin April 25, in Fitchburg, and run through the month   …Continue Reading MassDOT Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Scheduled

Green Line Extension Public Meetings Continue Posted on Apr 7

Green Line Extension Public Meetings Continue

MassDOT and the MBTA next week will continue the series of Green Line Extension public meetings. As part of a current re-evaluation of the extension, the public is invited to share their ideas about the project. The GLX project is proposed to extend the MBTA   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Public Meetings Continue

MBTA: Developer Selected for North Quincy Parking Lot Project Posted on Apr 4

MBTA: Developer Selected for North Quincy Parking Lot Project

The MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board voted unanimously Monday to approve lease rights to the firms Bozzuto Development and Atlantic Development so the firms may design and build a mixed use project on MBTA land at the North Quincy Red Line Station. The winning   …Continue Reading MBTA: Developer Selected for North Quincy Parking Lot Project