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Springfield: Governor Baker, Secretary Pollack Celebrate Rail Car Manufacturing Facility Posted on Sep 4

Springfield: Governor Baker, Secretary Pollack Celebrate Rail Car Manufacturing Facility

Governor Charlie Baker joined Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, CRRC Vice President Weiping Yu, and state and local officials to announce the groundbreaking for a $95 million railcar manufacturing facility for the purpose of fabricating the Orange and Red Line subway cars and to support future   …Continue Reading Springfield: Governor Baker, Secretary Pollack Celebrate Rail Car Manufacturing Facility

MBTA: South Boston Bus Stop Improvement Program Posted on Sep 3

MBTA: South Boston Bus Stop Improvement Program

In consultation with the South Boston local elected officials, the MBTA is pleased to announce preliminary planning for South Boston bus stop and service improvements. Goals for the effort include the following: • Enhance service reliability • Reduce overcrowding at bus stops • Optimize bus   …Continue Reading MBTA: South Boston Bus Stop Improvement Program

Knowledge Corridor: New Holyoke Train Station Celebrated Posted on Aug 27

Knowledge Corridor: New Holyoke Train Station Celebrated

Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack today joined Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse along with state and local officials to celebrate the opening of the new $4.3 million Holyoke Train Station on the Knowledge Corridor and restoration of Amtrak Vermonter Line   …Continue Reading Knowledge Corridor: New Holyoke Train Station Celebrated

MBTA Winter Resiliency Update: Red Line, Orange Line Posted on Aug 26

MBTA Winter Resiliency Update: Red Line, Orange Line

Beginning Saturday, August 29th, and continuing on selected weekends through the remainder of the summer, Red Line service between JFK/UMass and Quincy will be temporarily suspended to allow workers to make the subway more resilient to harsh winter weather conditions. On weekends when workers will   …Continue Reading MBTA Winter Resiliency Update: Red Line, Orange Line

Somerville: Community Path Extension Celebrated Posted on Aug 19

Somerville: Community Path Extension Celebrated

MassDOT Secretary & CEO Stephanie Pollack today joined Mayor Joseph Curtatone, Congressman Michael Capuano, and elected officials to celebrate the extension of the multi-use Community Path, a project that extends the existing Community Path an additional quarter-mile, between Cedar Street and Lowell Street in Somerville.   …Continue Reading Somerville: Community Path Extension Celebrated

MBTA, Keolis Announce Service Improvement Plan Posted on Aug 17

MBTA, Keolis Announce Service Improvement Plan

The Fiscal and Management Control Board announced it has endorsed the MBTA’s plan to improve service for tens of thousands of Commuter Rail passengers over the course of the next five months. Under an agreement between the MBTA and Keolis Commuter Services, the areas of   …Continue Reading MBTA, Keolis Announce Service Improvement Plan

Governor Baker Appoints Gittlen to MassDOT Board Posted on Aug 14

Governor Baker Appoints Gittlen to MassDOT Board

Governor Charlie Baker today announced the appointment of Russell Gittlen to the MassDOT Board of Directors. The MassDOT Board was expanded to 11 members by the Legislature this year based upon a recommendation by Governor Baker’s Special Panel of transportation leaders that was assembled to   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Appoints Gittlen to MassDOT Board

South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan Posted on Aug 12

South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan

The South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Committee, including the leadership of MassDOT, the City of Boston, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, the Massachusetts Port Authority, and A Better City, today announced the action steps that are currently underway, or about to be underway, that will   …Continue Reading South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan

MassDOT Draft 2016-2019 State Transportation Improvement Program Posted on Aug 6

MassDOT Draft 2016-2019 State Transportation Improvement Program

MassDOT announces the release of the draft State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2016-2019 and welcomes public comment until August 25, 2015. The STIP is a four-year investment program that prioritizes nearly $4.5 billion dollars of federal and non-federal funds for   …Continue Reading MassDOT Draft 2016-2019 State Transportation Improvement Program

MassDOT Data Boosts Regional Transit Trip Planning Posted on Aug 6

MassDOT Data Boosts Regional Transit Trip Planning

MassDOT is committed to providing accurate and convenient travel information for all Commonwealth residents and visitors. We continue to invest in the development and maintenance of route and schedule data for transit operators across the state. In partnership with ten Regional Transit Authorities (RTAs), and   …Continue Reading MassDOT Data Boosts Regional Transit Trip Planning