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Longfellow Bridge: Next Stage Construction Begins February 11 Posted on Feb 1

Longfellow Bridge: Next Stage Construction Begins February 11

MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli (WSC), anticipates setting up the final configuration of Stage 3 construction for the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project by Thursday, February 11, 2016. The shift of the tracks to their temporary positions was completed over a series of MBTA Red Line Weekend Diversions.   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: Next Stage Construction Begins February 11

Everett Transit Action Plan: Community Meeting Set Posted on Feb 1

Everett Transit Action Plan: Community Meeting Set

MassDOT is hosting the second community meeting and open house on the Everett Transit Action Plan on Thursday, February 11 at the Connolly Center in Everett. Stop in for the Open House anytime between 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM to learn about the study, see   …Continue Reading Everett Transit Action Plan: Community Meeting Set

MBTA: New South Acton Commuter Rail Station Opening Event Posted on Jan 29

MBTA: New South Acton Commuter Rail Station Opening Event

MassDOT and the MBTA are excited to join the Baker Administration, Federal, State, and Local Public officials and our neighbors in South Acton to celebrate the recent opening of the New South Acton Commuter Rail Station. This event will include a speaking program at the   …Continue Reading MBTA: New South Acton Commuter Rail Station Opening Event

Boston MPO Selected for Training to Measure Transportation Spending Results Posted on Jan 26

Boston MPO Selected for Training to Measure Transportation Spending Results

MassDOT is pleased to announce that the Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization (Boston MPO) has been selected by the national nonprofit Transportation for America to participate in a first-of-its-kind yearlong training academy for ambitious metro regions beginning to use performance measurement to better assess the results   …Continue Reading Boston MPO Selected for Training to Measure Transportation Spending Results

MBTA: New Maintenance Machine Speeds Repairs Posted on Jan 26

MBTA: New Maintenance Machine Speeds Repairs

A modern, $1.2 million Simmons wheel-boring machine went into service this week at the MBTA Everett Maintenance Facility. Designed for use on wheels for all types of trains, the equipment replaces an old machine that was originally built in 1927. The new equipment cuts metal   …Continue Reading MBTA: New Maintenance Machine Speeds Repairs

MBTA: South Boston Bus Stop and Service Improvement Plan Posted on Jan 15

MBTA: South Boston Bus Stop and Service Improvement Plan

After hearing from the community and elected officials, the MBTA today announced its updated plan for South Boston bus stop and service improvements. The changes are designed to enhance service reliability, reduce overcrowding at bus stops, and to optimize bus stop locations and spacing. Effective   …Continue Reading MBTA: South Boston Bus Stop and Service Improvement Plan

Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project Public Meetings Set Posted on Jan 12

Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project Public Meetings Set

MassDOT has scheduled two Public Information Meetings for the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project as follows: Wednesday, January 20, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Multicultural Arts Center, 41 Second Street, Cambridge Thursday, January 21, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Shriners Hospitals for Children Auditorium, 51 Blossom   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project Public Meetings Set

MBTA Fare Proposals, Late-Night Service Public Meetings Scheduled Posted on Jan 8

MBTA Fare Proposals, Late-Night Service Public Meetings Scheduled

The MBTA will hold a series of public meetings on proposed fare changes and Late-Night service so that comments and suggestions can be shared with T officials. The January and February gatherings will be an opportunity to offer recorded comments, which will be considered by   …Continue Reading MBTA Fare Proposals, Late-Night Service Public Meetings Scheduled

MassDOT Regulatory Review Listening Sessions Set Posted on Jan 3

MassDOT Regulatory Review Listening Sessions Set

  Governor Baker’s Executive Order 562 commissions a thorough review of every Executive Branch regulation and its impact on the public. Public feedback is vital to the success of the project and if you or your business is affected by MassDOT regulations in any manner,   …Continue Reading MassDOT Regulatory Review Listening Sessions Set

Silver Line Gateway Project Updates Posted on Jan 2

Silver Line Gateway Project Updates

MassDOT’s Silver Line Gateway project team has launched an expanded project website. The website features the latest information: Background information and project history on the Project Overview page. Construction phasing information and new station renderings on the Design & Construction page. Project announcements and public   …Continue Reading Silver Line Gateway Project Updates