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MBTA: New Locomotive Now in Service Posted on Apr 16

MBTA: New Locomotive Now in Service

MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott today at Boston North Station welcomed the first of 40 new Commuter Rail locomotives as it was placed into service on the Haverhill Line.   To replace existing locomotives between 35 and 40 years old, the MBTA is procuring forty   …Continue Reading MBTA: New Locomotive Now in Service

Plan Ahead: Holiday Weekend Travel Posted on Apr 16

Plan Ahead: Holiday Weekend Travel

MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead, travel safely, and use public transportation where possible during the upcoming holiday weekend. Heavy traffic is expected due to Easter Sunday observances and Patriot’s Day/Marathon Monday, April 21. The heaviest traffic congestion on I-90 during busy holiday weekends is   …Continue Reading Plan Ahead: Holiday Weekend Travel

Freight Rail Grants Announced Posted on Apr 14

The Patrick Administration today announced the awarding of seven grants totaling $2.5 million for industrial rail projects as part of the 2014 Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP). The IRAP funding for the seven projects is being matched by more than $1.9 million in private sector   …Continue Reading Freight Rail Grants Announced

South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacement Public Hearings Posted on Apr 14

South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacement Public Hearings

MassDOT will host Design Public Hearings in Fall River and New Bedford on the 25% design of four bridge replacements along the future South Coast Rail route. The bridge replacements will provide fast and tangible benefits to help expanding freight service and will also be   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacement Public Hearings

Bus Plus: New Regional Services Posted on Apr 10

Bus Plus: New Regional Services

MassDOT in partnership with Plymouth & Brockton Street Railway Co., today announced new regional transportation services coming soon as part of the new BusPlus program to increase the intercity and commuter transportation options available across the Commonwealth and all of New England. BusPlus is a   …Continue Reading Bus Plus: New Regional Services

MassDOT Endorses Urban Street Design Guide Posted on Apr 3

MassDOT Endorses Urban Street Design Guide

MassDOT has officially endorsed the NACTO Urban Street Design Guide in keeping with our commitment to sustainable transportation and creating pedestrian, bicycle, and transit-friendly streets.  “Our goal is to foster transportation decisions that balance the needs of all transportation users, expand mobility, improve public health,   …Continue Reading MassDOT Endorses Urban Street Design Guide

MassDOT Community Transit Grants Announced Posted on Apr 2

MassDOT Community Transit Grants Announced

MassDOT’s Rail & Transit Division today announced the Fiscal Year 2015 award recipients in the MassDOT Community Transit Grant Program. 41 applicants were competitively selected for 56 individual grants totaling more than $13.1 million. This round of funding has been awarded to Councils on Aging,   …Continue Reading MassDOT Community Transit Grants Announced

MBTA: Late Night Weekend Service Begins Tonight Posted on Mar 28

MBTA: Late Night Weekend Service Begins Tonight

Effective immediately, service on the MBTA subway and fifteen Key Bus Routes will operate 90 minutes longer on Friday and Saturday nights. This expanded service allows Boston to continue to compete among other world class cities that offer late night public transportation and make Boston   …Continue Reading MBTA: Late Night Weekend Service Begins Tonight

Worcester Regional Transit: Electric Transit Bus Fleet Posted on Mar 28

Worcester Regional Transit: Electric Transit Bus Fleet

Governor Deval Patrick celebrated the launch of a new fully electric transit bus fleet at the Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA). The Governor also announced new investments in two programs designed to support alternative fuel vehicles and related infrastructure across Massachusetts. “We are committed to   …Continue Reading Worcester Regional Transit: Electric Transit Bus Fleet

Employers Honored for Excellence in Commuter Options Posted on Mar 26

Employers Honored for Excellence in Commuter Options

The Patrick Administration today celebrated the efforts of more than 150 Massachusetts businesses to promote healthier, more environmentally-friendly commuting at the Massachusetts Excellence in Commuter Options (ECO) Awards ceremony at historic Fenway Park. The recognized employers have been successful in administering programs and resources to encourage   …Continue Reading Employers Honored for Excellence in Commuter Options