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Baker-Polito Administration Issues New Travel Order Effective Aug. 1 Posted on Jul 24

Baker-Polito Administration Issues New Travel Order Effective Aug. 1

Today, Governor Charlie Baker announced that effective August 1st,  all travelers entering the Commonwealth, including both out of state residents and Massachusetts residents returning home, will be required to comply with a new travel order. The travel order and other information is available at www.mass.gov/MAtraveler.   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Issues New Travel Order Effective Aug. 1

July Fourth Holiday Weekend Posted on Jul 2

July Fourth Holiday Weekend

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is advising the public for this Fourth of July to consider staying a home due to the pandemic, but if making travel arrangements, to check destinations for the health protocols which are in place and, if driving, plan for trips   …Continue Reading July Fourth Holiday Weekend

MassDOT Opens Next Round of New Industrial Rail Access Program Grant Applications Posted on Jun 19

MassDOT Opens Next Round of New Industrial Rail Access Program Grant Applications

MassDOT is announcing that it is now accepting applications for the FY2021 Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP).  The program supports projects that expand or improve rail or freight access, economic opportunity and job growth. IRAP is a competitive state-funded public/private partnership program that provides financial   …Continue Reading MassDOT Opens Next Round of New Industrial Rail Access Program Grant Applications

Baker-Polito Administration Highlights Accelerated MBTA Blue Line Work Posted on May 27

Baker-Polito Administration Highlights Accelerated MBTA Blue Line Work

Governor Charlie Baker, Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, General Manager Steve Poftak, and other officials toured ongoing accelerated infrastructure work taking place on the Blue Line at Maverick Station. A full closure of the Blue Line between Bowdoin and Airport Stations began Monday, May   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Highlights Accelerated MBTA Blue Line Work

MBTA: Year-Long Green Line Closure between Lechmere and North Stations Begins Sunday Posted on May 20

MBTA: Year-Long Green Line Closure between Lechmere and North Stations Begins Sunday

The MBTA today reminded customers that Green Line service between Lechmere and North Stations is replaced with shuttle buses every day beginning at the start of service on Sunday, May 24, for approximately one year to accomplish work as part of the Green Line Extension   …Continue Reading MBTA: Year-Long Green Line Closure between Lechmere and North Stations Begins Sunday

South Coast Rail Main Line Construction Contract Approved Posted on May 11

South Coast Rail Main Line Construction Contract Approved

The MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board today approved a nearly $159 million contract with Skanska DW White JV to build the Fall River Secondary, the first major construction package of South Coast Rail Phase 1. When complete in fall 2023, Phase 1 will connect   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail Main Line Construction Contract Approved

MBTA: Executive Order for Face Coverings Takes Effect Wednesday, May 6 Posted on May 5

MBTA: Executive Order for Face Coverings Takes Effect Wednesday, May 6

Effective Wednesday, May 6, MBTA customers must wear face coverings when using the MBTA. This requirement is pursuant to the Executive Order issued on May 1, which takes effect tomorrow. The Executive Order applies to any person over the age of two who is in   …Continue Reading MBTA: Executive Order for Face Coverings Takes Effect Wednesday, May 6

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Reopening Advisory Board, Stay at Home Advisory Remains in Effect Posted on Apr 28

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Reopening Advisory Board, Stay at Home Advisory Remains in Effect

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration extended the essential services emergency order to May 18th and launched a Reopening Advisory Board that will produce a plan to the Governor by May 18th. The Administration also announced that the Department of Public Health’s Stay At Home Advisory remains   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Announces Reopening Advisory Board, Stay at Home Advisory Remains in Effect

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