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Governor Patrick Announces New Commuter Rail Station in Allston Posted on Sep 30

Governor Patrick Announces New Commuter Rail Station in Allston

Governor Deval Patrick today joined MassDOT Secretary Richard Davey, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and state and local officials to announce that the I-90/Massachusetts Turnpike Allston Interchange Improvements project will include a new Commuter Rail stop, with pedestrian and bike access, that will allow for increased   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Announces New Commuter Rail Station in Allston

MBTA Ridership: 7th Consecutive Monthly Increase Posted on Sep 29

MBTA Ridership: 7th Consecutive Monthly Increase

MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott says the modest fare increase that took effect July 1st has done nothing to interrupt the streak of consecutive months in which MBTA ridership has increased. “August marked the seventh straight month of growth in ridership,” said GM Scott. Weekday   …Continue Reading MBTA Ridership: 7th Consecutive Monthly Increase

Longfellow Bridge Update: October 11-12 Impacts Posted on Sep 29

Longfellow Bridge Update: October 11-12 Impacts

Major rehabilitation work is progressing at the Longfellow Bridge connecting Boston and Cambridge over the Charles River. The iconic “salt and pepper” bridge is being rehabilitated as part of a three and a half year, $255.5 million project funded through the Patrick Administration’s historic Accelerated   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Update: October 11-12 Impacts

MBTA: Take the T to Late Night Films! Posted on Sep 24

MBTA: Take the T to Late Night Films!

Building on the new MBTA Extended Late Night Service on Friday and Saturday nights, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and MBTA today joined the City of Boston and local theaters in announcing Late Night Arts film screenings scheduled for this upcoming Friday and Saturday   …Continue Reading MBTA: Take the T to Late Night Films!

Coalition Supports South Coast Rail Posted on Sep 22

Coalition Supports South Coast Rail

The Rail to Boston Coalition pitched their support for South Coast Rail at an event held at South Station this month. Approximately 75 people – including state and local elected officials, residents, business owners, and Rail to Boston members– came together to represent one unified   …Continue Reading Coalition Supports South Coast Rail

MBTA Silver Line to Chelsea Approved Posted on Sep 17

MBTA Silver Line to Chelsea Approved

The MassDOT Board of Directors today approved a construction contract to extend the MBTA’s increasingly popular Silver Line from East Boston to Chelsea. A project funded entirely by Governor Deval Patrick’s 2013 Transportation Finance Plan, the Silver Line will be extended past the Seaport to   …Continue Reading MBTA Silver Line to Chelsea Approved

Governor Patrick Announces Ruggles Station Funding Posted on Sep 16

Governor Patrick Announces Ruggles Station Funding

Governor Deval Patrick joined US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx to announce a $20 million federal Transportation Improvement Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant to fund the Ruggles Station Commuter Rail Platform Project. Ruggles Station currently has only two platforms, limiting the number of trains that   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Announces Ruggles Station Funding

Green Line Extension Public Meeting October 2 Posted on Sep 12

Green Line Extension Public Meeting October 2

The Green Line Extension (GLX) Working Group will meet in October as follows: Thursday, October 2, 4:00-6:00pm, Center for the Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville The focus of the meeting is intended to be an interactive session, discussing construction and upcoming community   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Public Meeting October 2

Bus Plus: New Regional Commuter Service Posted on Sep 11

Bus Plus: New Regional Commuter Service

MassDOT in partnership with Peter Pan Bus Lines today announced new regional transportation services coming soon as part of the new BusPlus program to increase the intercity and commuter transportation options available across the Commonwealth and all of New England. BusPlus is a public/private partnership   …Continue Reading Bus Plus: New Regional Commuter Service

BusPlus Mobile Ticketing System Announced Posted on Sep 5

BusPlus Mobile Ticketing System Announced

MassDOT and Bytemark, a leader in mobile ticketing solutions, announced plans to partner to offer mobile and web based ticketing for the state’s BusPlus program. The BusPlus program is a partnership between MassDOT and private bus operators offering new regional transportation services to increase intercity   …Continue Reading BusPlus Mobile Ticketing System Announced