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South Coast Rail Public Meetings Set Posted on Aug 23

South Coast Rail Public Meetings Set

MassDOT and the MBTA will host a series of public meetings beginning next month on the proposed restoration of passenger rail service between the South Coast and Boston. Designers are considering a new connection making use of the existing MBTA Stoughton Commuter Rail Line. The   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail Public Meetings Set

MBTA Invites Public to View Best Public Transit App Finalist Presentations Posted on Aug 9

MBTA Invites Public to View Best Public Transit App Finalist Presentations

The MBTA is inviting the public to view presentations from finalists in the T’s contest to select and officially endorse the best app for accessing real-time MBTA information. The event will be held Friday, August 12, at the State Transportation building, 2nd floor Conference Room   …Continue Reading MBTA Invites Public to View Best Public Transit App Finalist Presentations

MBTA Debuts Performance Dashboard 2.0 Posted on Jul 29

MBTA Debuts Performance Dashboard 2.0

The MBTA has launched the next phase of the Performance Dashboard that tracks daily reliability levels of the four subway lines and all 170 bus routes. Responding to customer requests, the Performance Dashboard 2.0 now delivers performance trends over time. The updated dashboard also added   …Continue Reading MBTA Debuts Performance Dashboard 2.0

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