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Labor Day Weekend Travel: Plan Ahead! Posted on Aug 27

Labor Day Weekend Travel: Plan Ahead!

MassDOT encourages motorists to plan ahead for safe travel during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend. Heaviest Labor Day traffic on I-90 is expected Thursday and Friday westbound and Monday afternoon-evening eastbound.  The number of toll transactions on the Turnpike from Weston to the New   …Continue Reading Labor Day Weekend Travel: Plan Ahead!

MBTA Student Training Promotes Safety Awareness Posted on Aug 25

MBTA Student Training Promotes Safety Awareness

The MBTA emphasis on public outreach and safety is in good hands with the MBTA Operations Training Department and MBTA Transit Police as Subway Instructor Tony Whitley, left, presented on Thursday, August 21 to 180 students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades at Boston’s UP   …Continue Reading MBTA Student Training Promotes Safety Awareness

Governor Patrick Announces Knowledge Corridor Line Purchase Posted on Aug 20

Governor Patrick Announces Knowledge Corridor Line Purchase

Governor Deval Patrick today announced an agreement in principle allowing the Commonwealth to purchase the Knowledge Corridor rail line between East Northfield and Springfield from Pan Am Southern, a joint venture of Pan Am and Norfolk Southern. The 49-mile segment of rail is currently undergoing   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Announces Knowledge Corridor Line Purchase

MassDOT: Investing in Sustainable Communities Posted on Aug 8

MassDOT: Investing in Sustainable Communities

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey and MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott opened this week’s 10th Annual Sustainability and Public Transportation Workshop sponsored by the American Public Transit Association (APTA) in Boston. Secretary Davey listed the imperatives for focusing on sustainable transportation in   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Investing in Sustainable Communities

MBTA Joins Family’s Joy: A Son’s Life Saved, His Brother Now Ready to Serve Posted on Aug 7

MBTA Joins Family’s Joy: A Son’s Life Saved, His Brother Now Ready to Serve

A year that began in near tragedy for the Bossart family turned to celebration this week, with MBTA employees and the MBTA Transit Police Academy honored to have played a role in a story with a very happy ending. In late January, 24-year old Kevin   …Continue Reading MBTA Joins Family’s Joy: A Son’s Life Saved, His Brother Now Ready to Serve

MBTA Sustainability Achievements Earn “Gold” Posted on Aug 4

MBTA Sustainability Achievements Earn “Gold”

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) recognized the MBTA and other organizations today for their outstanding sustainability achievements which have met specific criteria through the APTA Sustainability Commitment program. Public transit agencies and businesses that voluntarily participate in the APTA Sustainability Commitment program commit to   …Continue Reading MBTA Sustainability Achievements Earn “Gold”

Chelsea: Silver Line Gateway Project Meeting Set Posted on Aug 4

Chelsea: Silver Line Gateway Project Meeting Set

The Silver Line Gateway project will extend Bus Rapid Transit service into Chelsea and East Boston from Boston’s Seaport District. The new service will make stops at Airport Station on the Blue Line and four new stations in Chelsea before terminating at Mystic Mall.  A   …Continue Reading Chelsea: Silver Line Gateway Project Meeting Set

Governor Patrick Celebrates Beverly Commuter Rail Parking Posted on Aug 1

Governor Patrick Celebrates Beverly Commuter Rail Parking

Governor Deval Patrick today joined state and local officials, residents and business owners to celebrate the opening of the new Beverly Commuter Rail parking garage. The garage will be open for customers beginning at the start of commuter rail service tomorrow, Saturday, August 2. “When   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Celebrates Beverly Commuter Rail Parking

MassDOT Berkshire Rail Line Purchase Posted on Jul 17

MassDOT Berkshire Rail Line Purchase

The MassDOT Board of Directors has authorized MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey to execute an agreement to purchase the Berkshire Line from the Housatonic Railroad Company, a major step toward delivering passenger rail service between New York City and the Berkshires. The agreement   …Continue Reading MassDOT Berkshire Rail Line Purchase

Green Line Extension Art Program Seeks Artists Posted on Jul 15

Green Line Extension Art Program Seeks Artists

The Green Line Extension (GLX) project is pleased to announce the second phase of the GLX Integrated Art Program and release of another Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the purpose of commissioning multiple artists to design an integral art program for the GLX stations. In   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Art Program Seeks Artists