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Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Beginning of Chelsea Commuter Rail Construction Posted on Sep 16

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Beginning of Chelsea Commuter Rail Construction

Governor Charlie Baker, MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, and MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak joined municipal leaders, elected officials, and local stakeholder groups gathered to celebrate the beginning of construction of the brand new, relocated Chelsea Commuter Rail Station. “Relocating and upgrading the Chelsea   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Beginning of Chelsea Commuter Rail Construction

2019 Moving Together Conference: October 24th Posted on Sep 10

2019 Moving Together Conference: October 24th

The 2019 Moving Together Conference has been scheduled as follows: Thursday, October 24, 7:45 AM-4:00 PM, Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza The conference will include workshops and panels that highlight current pedestrian, bicyclist and public transportation topics. Attendees will be able to network   …Continue Reading 2019 Moving Together Conference: October 24th

South Coast Rail: New Bedford Public Information Meeting Posted on Sep 3

South Coast Rail: New Bedford Public Information Meeting

A New Bedford Public Information Meeting on the South Coast Rail Project is scheduled as follows: Tuesday, September 17, 6:00pm, Keith Middle School Auditorium, 225 Hathaway Blvd., New Bedford MassDOT/MBTA and the City of New Bedford are hosting a Public Information Meeting on the South   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: New Bedford Public Information Meeting

Amtrak and MassDOT Announce Start of New Valley Flyer Train Service in Western and Northern Massachusetts Posted on Aug 28

Amtrak and MassDOT Announce Start of New Valley Flyer Train Service in Western and Northern Massachusetts

Amtrak, in conjunction with MassDOT, is launching a new state supported seven day a week passenger train on Friday, August 30, called the Valley Flyer. The train will travel along the Connecticut River, a region referred to as the Knowledge Corridor, with trains making station   …Continue Reading Amtrak and MassDOT Announce Start of New Valley Flyer Train Service in Western and Northern Massachusetts

MassDOT Awarded Federal Grant for South Station’s Tower 1 Interlocking Posted on Aug 27

MassDOT Awarded Federal Grant for South Station’s Tower 1 Interlocking

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has been awarded a $41 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to upgrade and improve South Station’s Tower 1 interlocking, a key element which distributes trains to and from the station that is used by almost 60,000 rail   …Continue Reading MassDOT Awarded Federal Grant for South Station’s Tower 1 Interlocking

Plan Ahead: Labor Day Travel Advisory Posted on Aug 27

Plan Ahead: Labor Day Travel Advisory

MassDOT is advising Labor Day travelers to make informed decisions, utilize all the available technology tools including www.mass511.com, and consider public transportation if possible to reach destinations. MassDOT is taking several steps to ensure reliable travel for members of the public who utilize transportation systems   …Continue Reading Plan Ahead: Labor Day Travel Advisory

MBTA Silver Line vehicles will test ramp from South Boston to I-90 East Posted on Aug 23

MBTA Silver Line vehicles will test ramp from South Boston to I-90 East

MassDOT and the MBTA today announced that there will be a limited test of MBTA Silver Line buses using a ramp from MassPort’s Haul Road in South Boston’s Seaport District to I-90 eastbound. The three-day test will take place during afternoon peak travel periods to   …Continue Reading MBTA Silver Line vehicles will test ramp from South Boston to I-90 East

First New MBTA Orange Line Cars Enter Passenger Service Posted on Aug 14

First New MBTA Orange Line Cars Enter Passenger Service

Governor Charlie Baker, MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, and MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak today introduced the first new Orange Line train comprised of six brand new cars into regular service from Wellington Station. These six new cars entering passenger service today are the   …Continue Reading First New MBTA Orange Line Cars Enter Passenger Service

MBTA Announces Accelerated Schedule for System Upgrades, Cuts Project Timelines Posted on Aug 12

MBTA Announces Accelerated Schedule for System Upgrades, Cuts Project Timelines

The MBTA today announced several planned system upgrade construction projects will be accelerated, shortening some timelines by as much as eleven months for certain projects. System upgrade work to improve reliability for riders on the Green, Red, and Orange Lines that was previously scheduled to   …Continue Reading MBTA Announces Accelerated Schedule for System Upgrades, Cuts Project Timelines

MassDOT Releases Study Detailing Congestion Impacts and Trends, Recommends Series of Next Steps Posted on Aug 8

MassDOT Releases Study Detailing Congestion Impacts and Trends, Recommends Series of Next Steps

A data-driven report on congestion was released today by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) with recommendations for state and municipal government, the private sector and other stakeholders to make commutes by road and transit more reliable, accessible and predictable while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.   …Continue Reading MassDOT Releases Study Detailing Congestion Impacts and Trends, Recommends Series of Next Steps