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Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates South Coast Rail Groundbreaking Posted on Jul 2

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates South Coast Rail Groundbreaking

Today Governor Charlie Baker, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack and MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak joined municipal leaders, elected officials and local stakeholder groups to celebrate the beginning of Phase 1 South Coast Rail work and tour action taking place   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates South Coast Rail Groundbreaking

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $5 Million in MassTrails Grants for 71 Projects Posted on Jun 26

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $5 Million in MassTrails Grants for 71 Projects

Continuing efforts to support the state’s vast network of trails, the Baker-Polito Administration today announced $5 million in MassTrails Grants to 71 projects throughout the Commonwealth. The grants will provide assistance for the construction, maintenance, and improvements for a variety of public trails throughout the   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Announces $5 Million in MassTrails Grants for 71 Projects

MetroWest Regional Transit Authority Begins Pilot Shuttle Service on Route 20 to Riverside Posted on Jun 25

MetroWest Regional Transit Authority Begins Pilot Shuttle Service on Route 20 to Riverside

MassDOT is pleased to join the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA) in announcing a yearlong pilot shuttle service along a portion of Route 20 that began on Monday, June 10. On weekdays, the shuttle makes three round trips in the morning and three in the   …Continue Reading MetroWest Regional Transit Authority Begins Pilot Shuttle Service on Route 20 to Riverside

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Acceleration Plan for MBTA Infrastructure Improvements Posted on Jun 25

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Acceleration Plan for MBTA Infrastructure Improvements

Governor Charlie Baker today announced a plan to accelerate the pace of MBTA capital construction projects with the goal of expediting the transformation of the MBTA into a modern, safe, reliable transit system. Through a five-part strategy, the acceleration plan builds on the T’s existing   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Announces Acceleration Plan for MBTA Infrastructure Improvements

Plan Ahead for July 4th Holiday Travel Posted on Jun 22

Plan Ahead for July 4th Holiday Travel

MassDOT advises holiday travelers to plan ahead, utilize MassDOT’s “real time” travel tools and use public transportation where possible to reach their destinations during the upcoming July 4 holiday period. “We are encouraging anyone traveling for the Fourth to check public transportation schedules and use   …Continue Reading Plan Ahead for July 4th Holiday Travel

MassDOT Encourages Memorial Day Travelers to Plan Ahead Posted on May 21

MassDOT Encourages Memorial Day Travelers to Plan Ahead

MassDOT advises Memorial Day holiday travelers to plan ahead, utilize MassDOT’s “real time” travel tools to plan trips, and use public transportation if possible to reach destinations. On Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, Registry of Motor Vehicle customer service locations and all other Commonwealth of   …Continue Reading MassDOT Encourages Memorial Day Travelers to Plan Ahead

MBTA: North Station Signal System Upgrade Project Approved Posted on May 21

MBTA: North Station Signal System Upgrade Project Approved

The MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board voted to award a $26.5 million contract to Fischbach and Moore Electric to rebuild the signal system that controls the movement of Commuter Rail and Amtrak trains in and out of North Station with a state-of-the-art system that   …Continue Reading MBTA: North Station Signal System Upgrade Project Approved

Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Set Posted on May 3

Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Set

MassDOT is preparing the next five-year capital plan, a spending plan that will guide investments in our transportation system between 2020 and 2024. The Capital Investment Plan (CIP) determines how we prioritize and fund our investments, covering all transportation projects – everything from highway and   …Continue Reading Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Set

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $40 Million Energy Efficiency Partnership with MBTA, Eversource and National Grid Posted on Apr 30

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $40 Million Energy Efficiency Partnership with MBTA, Eversource and National Grid

The Baker-Polito Administration today announced a three-year, $40 million energy efficiency partnership with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), Eversource and National Grid. This partnership will reduce energy consumption across dozens of MBTA stations and facilities, reduce MBTA operating costs, enhance rider experience through improved   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Announces $40 Million Energy Efficiency Partnership with MBTA, Eversource and National Grid

MBTA: New Commuter Rail Station in Chelsea Posted on Apr 29

MBTA: New Commuter Rail Station in Chelsea

The MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board today approved a contract that will result in the relocation and construction of a new, fully accessible Chelsea Commuter Rail Station. When complete, the new Chelsea Station will be an intermodal facility that connects the Newburyport/Rockport Commuter Rail   …Continue Reading MBTA: New Commuter Rail Station in Chelsea