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Newly Renovated Brookline Hills Station Is Open Posted on Jan 11

Newly Renovated Brookline Hills Station Is Open

Newly Renovated Brookline Hills Station Is Open The Green Line station is fully accessible.  BOSTON – The MBTA is pleased to announce that the Green Line’s Brookline Hills Station, closed since April 2021, has reopened. While the station was closed to accommodate Brookline High School’s   …Continue Reading Newly Renovated Brookline Hills Station Is Open

MassDOT Announces New Funding Round for Shared Streets and Spaces Program Posted on Jan 10

MassDOT Announces New Funding Round for Shared Streets and Spaces Program Applications for quick-build improvements to sidewalks, curbs, streets, and parking areas in support of safe walking, biking, and community activities will be accepted through March 1, 2022  Program’s continued partnership with the Barr Foundation   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces New Funding Round for Shared Streets and Spaces Program

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Almost $9 Million for Community Transit Grant Program Posted on Dec 21

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Almost $9 Million for Community Transit Grant Program   BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration announced today a total of $8.9 million for municipalities, Councils on Aging, nonprofit organizations and other entities to use under the Community Transit Grant Program administered by the   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Announces Almost $9 Million for Community Transit Grant Program

Two-Year Bus-on-Shoulder Travel Pilot Begins Monday, December 20th Posted on Dec 17

Two-Year Bus-on-Shoulder Travel Pilot Begins Monday, December 20th   Pilot on I-93 Northbound and Southbound between I-95 in Woburn and the HOV lane entrance in Somerville      MBTA, Regional Transit Authority, and Logan Express buses allowed to use shoulder from 6 a.m. to 10   …Continue Reading Two-Year Bus-on-Shoulder Travel Pilot Begins Monday, December 20th

Two-Year Bus-on-Shoulder Travel Pilot Beginning Week of December 20th Posted on Dec 9

Two-Year Bus-on-Shoulder Travel Pilot Beginning Week of December 20th

For immediate release: December 9, 2021     Two-Year Bus-on-Shoulder Travel Pilot Beginning Week of December 20th   Pilot on I-93 Northbound and Southbound between I-95 in Woburn and the HOV lane entrance in Somerville      MBTA, Regional Transit Authority, and Logan Express buses   …Continue Reading Two-Year Bus-on-Shoulder Travel Pilot Beginning Week of December 20th

MassDOT Announces Eighth Annual Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest Winners Posted on Dec 9

For immediate release: December 9, 2021   MassDOT Announces Eighth Annual Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest Winners  Students created videos to give advice to friends, family, and local community members on being bike-friendly drivers   BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT)   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces Eighth Annual Safe Streets Smart Trips High School Video Contest Winners

MassDOT Advisory: Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Posted on Nov 18

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is reminding members of the public to plan ahead for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday week, use available technology tools and resources to make informed decisions, and pack essential items such as face coverings that may be required for certain travel. During this holiday season, individuals should be aware that there may be a higher number of travelers on Commonwealth roadways and on public transportation as post-pandemic travel increases.

MassDOT Announces almost $3 Million in Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP) Grants Posted on Sep 17

MassDOT Announces almost $3 Million in Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP) Grants

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) today announced seven grants totaling almost $3 million in awards from the Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP) to enhance rail and freight access, economic opportunity, and job growth.

Amtrak and MassDOT Announce Re-Start of Second Valley Flyer Roundtrip Train Service in Western and Northern Massachusetts Posted on Jun 23

Amtrak, in conjunction with MassDOT, is re-launching the second round trip of the Valley Flyer on July 26, 2021, a state supported seven day a week passenger train. The train service was reduced on March 30, 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic as members of the public were quarantining and traveling less frequently.

MassDOT Opens Next Round of Industrial Rail Access Program Grant Applications Posted on May 20

MassDOT Opens Next Round of Industrial Rail Access Program Grant Applications

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing that it will begin to accept applications on Thursday, May 20, for the FY2022 Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP). The program supports projects that increase access to freight rail service and preserve or stimulate economic development through the generation of new or expanded rail service which will reduce truck traffic on our roadways, thereby reducing congestion and greenhouse gas emissions.