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MBTA Brings Real-Time Info to Eighteen High-Ridership Bus Stops Posted on Feb 24

MBTA Brings Real-Time Info to Eighteen High-Ridership Bus Stops

The MBTA launched a first-of-its-kind pilot that brings real-time bus information beyond major transit hubs, to individual bus stops. The solar-powered electronic ink (E Ink) signs are located at eighteen bus stops in several Boston neighborhoods as well as stops in Chelsea, Everett, Cambridge, Watertown,   …Continue Reading MBTA Brings Real-Time Info to Eighteen High-Ridership Bus Stops

MassDOT East-West Passenger Rail Study Advancing Posted on Feb 6

MassDOT East-West Passenger Rail Study Advancing

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Planning Department today released data on specific Preliminary Alternatives for passenger rail service between Pittsfield, Springfield, Worcester and Boston at a public meeting of the East-West Passenger Rail Study Advisory Committee.  The data is focused on six options made public   …Continue Reading MassDOT East-West Passenger Rail Study Advancing

Building A Better T: MBTA Launches Infrastructure Acceleration Plan for 2020 Posted on Feb 6

Building A Better T: MBTA Launches Infrastructure Acceleration Plan for 2020

The MBTA today announced its plans to accelerate infrastructure projects for several subway lines and the Commuter Rail during calendar year 2020 to improve service, safety, and reliability on a faster timeline. These projects will include additional diversions of weekend service on all rapid transit   …Continue Reading Building A Better T: MBTA Launches Infrastructure Acceleration Plan for 2020

Baker-Polito Administration, Federal & Local Officials Celebrate Improvements at Springfield’s Union Station Posted on Jan 24

Baker-Polito Administration, Federal & Local Officials Celebrate Improvements at Springfield’s Union Station

Governor Charlie Baker, Congressman Richard Neal, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, MassDOT officials, legislators and other local officials today celebrated recently-completed improvements at Springfield’s Historic Union Station to Platform C. The $10 million project built a fully ADA-accessible 328-foot long high-level platform accessing two tracks, and   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration, Federal & Local Officials Celebrate Improvements at Springfield’s Union Station

Holiday Weekend Travel, Services Advisory Posted on Jan 17

Holiday Weekend Travel, Services Advisory

During the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, MassDOT is reminding the public to be alert while traveling, aware of holiday work restrictions and mindful of roadway conditions. “Drivers traveling throughout this holiday weekend are reminded to focus on getting to their destinations safely,” said   …Continue Reading Holiday Weekend Travel, Services Advisory

MassDOT Announces $3.5 Million in Regional Transit Authority Grant Awards Posted on Jan 3

MassDOT Announces $3.5 Million in Regional Transit Authority Grant Awards

MassDOT today announced $3.5 million in grant awards for Regional Transit Authorities (RTAs) across the Commonwealth to implement best practices and innovative services to benefit customers. The RTA funding recipients have been selected based upon factors such as whether projects will increase ridership, demonstrate innovation,   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces $3.5 Million in Regional Transit Authority Grant Awards

Baker-Polito Administration Files Budget Bill to Address Transportation, Infrastructure & Education Needs Posted on Jan 3

Baker-Polito Administration Files Budget Bill to Address Transportation, Infrastructure & Education Needs

The Baker-Polito Administration today filed a $74.2 million supplemental budget bill to address ongoing critical funding needs, including $18 million to support MBTA infrastructure and safety investments, $10 million for school improvements and $4.2 million for investments in clean drinking water. These proposals were previously   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Files Budget Bill to Address Transportation, Infrastructure & Education Needs

MassDOT Announces IRAP Grants Posted on Dec 23

MassDOT Announces IRAP Grants

The Baker-Polito Administration’s Department of Transportation (MassDOT) today announced the awarding of nine grants totaling more than $2.7 million from the Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP) to enhance rail and freight access, economic opportunity, and job growth. IRAP is a competitive state-funded public/private partnership program   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces IRAP Grants

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $7.5 Million in Grants to Further Electrify Transportation Sector and Reduce Air Pollution Posted on Dec 20

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $7.5 Million in Grants to Further Electrify Transportation Sector and Reduce Air Pollution

The Baker-Polito Administration today awarded $7.5 million in grants for 98 projects that will help to electrify the transportation sector and reduce air pollution. The projects are part of the Massachusetts Volkswagen (VW) Open Solicitation initiative that seeks to address air pollution that resulted from   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Awards $7.5 Million in Grants to Further Electrify Transportation Sector and Reduce Air Pollution

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $9.5 Million for Communities in Transit Grant Program Awards Posted on Dec 12

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $9.5 Million for Communities in Transit Grant Program Awards

The Baker-Polito Administration announced today a total of $9.5 million for cities, towns and nonprofit organizations to use under the Community Transit Grant Program administered by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT).  The annual competitive grant program awards money to be used for transit operating   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Announces $9.5 Million for Communities in Transit Grant Program Awards