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MassDOT and MBTA Will Host Public Meetings for the Mattapan Trolley Line Study Results Posted on Mar 18

MassDOT and MBTA Will Host Public Meetings for the Mattapan Trolley Line Study Results

MassDOT and the MBTA will hold three public meetings to discuss the results of the Mattapan Trolley Line Study. The times and locations for the public meetings are as follows:   Wednesday, March 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the ABCD, 550 River   …Continue Reading MassDOT and MBTA Will Host Public Meetings for the Mattapan Trolley Line Study Results

Regional Transit Authority Task Force Releases Draft Final Report Posted on Mar 16

Regional Transit Authority Task Force Releases Draft Final Report

The Task Force on Regional Transit Authority (RTA) Performance and Funding, created in the fall of 2018 by Outside Section 72 of the FY 2019 Massachusetts State Budget, today released its draft final report for public comment, titled:  “A Vision for the Future of Massachusetts’   …Continue Reading Regional Transit Authority Task Force Releases Draft Final Report

Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito, MBTA Celebrate Blue Hill Avenue Station Opening Posted on Mar 6

Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito, MBTA Celebrate Blue Hill Avenue Station Opening

Governor Charlie Baker, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak, and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh were today joined by elected officials, local stakeholder groups, and members of the Mattapan and Fairmount Line communities to mark the ceremonial opening of the new Blue   …Continue Reading Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito, MBTA Celebrate Blue Hill Avenue Station Opening

MassDOT Announces Regional Transit Authority Additional Funding Awards Posted on Mar 5

MassDOT Announces Regional Transit Authority Additional Funding Awards

MassDOT today announced $5.1 million in additional funding awards for Regional Transit Authorities (RTA) across the Commonwealth to implement best practices and innovative services to benefit customers. The RTA award winners have been selected based upon factors such as whether projects will increase ridership, demonstrate   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces Regional Transit Authority Additional Funding Awards

East-West Passenger Rail Study Public Meeting March 12th Posted on Mar 1

East-West Passenger Rail Study Public Meeting March 12th

MassDOT is pleased to introduce the East-West Passenger Rail Study. The study will examine the costs, benefits, and investments necessary to implement a range of passenger rail service alternatives from Boston to Springfield and Pittsfield, up to and including high speed rail. Please join MassDOT   …Continue Reading East-West Passenger Rail Study Public Meeting March 12th

MBTA: Blue Hill Avenue Station Opens to Fairmount Line Customers Today, February 25 Posted on Feb 25

MBTA: Blue Hill Avenue Station Opens to Fairmount Line Customers Today, February 25

The MBTA has announced that the brand new Blue Hill Avenue Station will open to Fairmount Line customers today, Monday, February 25, 2019. Opening the Station was contingent upon a series of final inspections, which were completed Sunday. Construction of Blue Hill Avenue Station took   …Continue Reading MBTA: Blue Hill Avenue Station Opens to Fairmount Line Customers Today, February 25

Green Line Extension Next Steps: Somerville Bridges to Be Closed, Reconstructed, Widened Posted on Feb 22

Green Line Extension Next Steps: Somerville Bridges to Be Closed, Reconstructed, Widened

The MBTA has announced that the Green Line Extension (GLX) Project is on schedule with the next major project steps including the temporary closure of three bridges in Somerville in order to advance GLX construction, which includes infrastructure improvements as well as widening efforts to   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Next Steps: Somerville Bridges to Be Closed, Reconstructed, Widened

2019 State Employment Career Fair: April 5th Posted on Feb 13

2019 State Employment Career Fair: April 5th

Save the Date and register to attend the 2019 State Employment Career Fair for job seekers with disabilities, scheduled as follows: Friday, April 5, 10am-1pm, State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza, 2nd Floor, Boston. The Career Fair is hosted by MassDOT, Mass Office on Disability,   …Continue Reading 2019 State Employment Career Fair: April 5th

Public Invited To Help Shape the Future of MBTA Commuter Rail Posted on Feb 7

Public Invited To Help Shape the Future of MBTA Commuter Rail

MassDOT and the MBTA are announcing an informational open house and online survey to encourage members of the public to learn more about and comment on the MBTA’s Rail Vision, a two-year study intended to identify current and future Commuter Rail needs and improvements. The   …Continue Reading Public Invited To Help Shape the Future of MBTA Commuter Rail

MBTA Announces Proposed Route Changes for the Better Bus Project, Schedules Open Houses, and Announces Comment Period Posted on Jan 28

MBTA Announces Proposed Route Changes for the Better Bus Project, Schedules Open Houses, and Announces Comment Period

The MBTA has shared forty-seven cost-neutral proposals to update and modernize sixty-three existing bus routes. These proposals lay the foundation for a bus network with more frequent, reliable service that provides better connectivity in Greater Boston. The Better Bus Project marks the beginning of a   …Continue Reading MBTA Announces Proposed Route Changes for the Better Bus Project, Schedules Open Houses, and Announces Comment Period