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MBTA: Transit-Oriented Projects in Beverly & Mattapan Posted on Jul 26

MBTA: Transit-Oriented Projects in Beverly & Mattapan

The MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board designated Barnat Development as the successful bidder for a parcel of MBTA land located adjacent to the Beverly Depot Commuter Rail Station and Garage and designated POAH/Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation as the successful bidder for a project on   …Continue Reading MBTA: Transit-Oriented Projects in Beverly & Mattapan

MBTA: Next Phase of Red Line Winter Resiliency Improvements Approved Posted on Jul 25

MBTA: Next Phase of Red Line Winter Resiliency Improvements Approved

The MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) today unanimously approved the awarding of a $18.5 million construction contract for the next phase of Red Line Winter Resiliency improvements announced by the Baker-Polito Administration last year, amounting to $30.4 million total for infrastructure upgrades in   …Continue Reading MBTA: Next Phase of Red Line Winter Resiliency Improvements Approved

Longfellow Bridge: Next Stage of Construction to Begin in August Posted on Jul 22

Longfellow Bridge: Next Stage of Construction to Begin in August

MassDOT’s contractor is scheduled to begin the next stage of construction on the Longfellow Bridge in August 2016 now that the MBTA Red Line trains have been moved to their new locations. In this stage, bridge rehabilitation work will occur under the MBTA outbound track.   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: Next Stage of Construction to Begin in August

MBTA: $150 Million Savings Expected After Competitive Bond Sale Posted on Jul 20

MBTA: $150 Million Savings Expected After Competitive Bond Sale

Acting MBTA General Manager Brian Shortsleeve on Tuesday announced that the agency successfully held its first competitive bond sale in 21 years, issuing $337.3 million in bonds. By locking into the lowest interest rates in the transit agency’s history, the MBTA will experience more than   …Continue Reading MBTA: $150 Million Savings Expected After Competitive Bond Sale

MBTA: Automated Fare Collection System RFQ Issued Posted on Jul 19

MBTA: Automated Fare Collection System RFQ Issued

The MBTA issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for systems integrators interested in development of a new Automated Fare Collection (AFC) system under a performance-based contracting arrangement with private financing and integrated delivery. The RFQ calls for firms or teams capable of designing, installing, financing   …Continue Reading MBTA: Automated Fare Collection System RFQ Issued

MassDOT Draft 2017-2021 State Transportation Improvement Program Posted on Jul 12

MassDOT Draft 2017-2021 State Transportation Improvement Program

MassDOT announces the release of the draft State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2017-2021 and welcomes public comment until August 9, 2016. The STIP is a five-year investment program that prioritizes federal and non-federal funds for improvements to our roadways, bridges,   …Continue Reading MassDOT Draft 2017-2021 State Transportation Improvement Program

South Station Expansion: Final Environmental Impact Report Posted on Jul 11

South Station Expansion: Final Environmental Impact Report

The South Station Expansion Project Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) is now available for public review and comment. MassDOT filed the FEIR with the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) office on June 30, 2016. The document is available for public review and can be found   …Continue Reading South Station Expansion: Final Environmental Impact Report

MBTA to Select Best Public Transit App, Seeks Public Opinion Posted on Jul 6

MBTA to Select Best Public Transit App, Seeks Public Opinion

Which app most-effectively gives commuters the real-time MBTA information needed to navigate their way around the Boston region, whether they’re using the subway, commuter rail, bus or ferry? The MBTA will answer that question by hosting a contest to select and officially endorse an app   …Continue Reading MBTA to Select Best Public Transit App, Seeks Public Opinion

MassDOT, MassMobility Partner on Community Transportation Posted on Jul 3

MassDOT, MassMobility Partner on Community Transportation

MassMobility is funded by a federal grant through and works closely with MassDOT to increase mobility for seniors, people with disabilities, veterans, low-income commuters, and others who lack transportation access in Massachusetts. On May 3, MassMobility, in partnership with MassDOT’s Mobility Management Center, hosted the   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MassMobility Partner on Community Transportation

Longfellow Bridge Closure, MBTA Red Line Diversion July 8-11 Posted on Jun 28

Longfellow Bridge Closure, MBTA Red Line Diversion July 8-11

MassDOT’s contractor will close the Longfellow Bridge and implement an MBTA Red Line diversion during the weekend of July 8 through July 10. The Longfellow Bridge will be closed to all vehicular traffic, except MBTA buses, from 11:00 PM on Friday, July 8, to 5:00   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Closure, MBTA Red Line Diversion July 8-11