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Somerville: Green Line Extension Public Meeting Scheduled for January 30 Posted on Jan 10

Somerville: Green Line Extension Public Meeting Scheduled for January 30

The Green Line Extension (GLX) Project will host a public meeting as follows: Wednesday, January 30, 6:00 to 8:00 PM, East Somerville Community School Cafeteria, 50 Cross Street, Somerville GLX project officials will make information available regarding: The design status of 7 new GLX stations   …Continue Reading Somerville: Green Line Extension Public Meeting Scheduled for January 30

MBTA: FRA Approves Positive Train Control Program Extension to 2020 Posted on Jan 7

MBTA: FRA Approves Positive Train Control Program Extension to 2020

The MBTA announced at today’s Fiscal and Management Control Board meeting that it received federal approval for its alternative schedule and sequence for implementation of its Positive Train Control (PTC) Program. The approval, which was granted by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on December 19, 2018,   …Continue Reading MBTA: FRA Approves Positive Train Control Program Extension to 2020

MBTA to Resume Special $10 Weekend Commuter Rail Fare Pilot Posted on Jan 2

MBTA to Resume Special $10 Weekend Commuter Rail Fare Pilot

The MBTA and its operating partner for Commuter Rail, Keolis Commuter Services, announced the special $10 Commuter Rail weekend fare pilot will resume on Saturday, January 5. This special weekend fare is available from the first train on Saturday to the last train on Sunday   …Continue Reading MBTA to Resume Special $10 Weekend Commuter Rail Fare Pilot

MBTA: New Green Line Car Goes Into Passenger Service Posted on Dec 21

MBTA: New Green Line Car Goes Into Passenger Service

Today, the MBTA launched the first of 24 new Green Line vehicles into regular service, the first new addition to the Green Line fleet in approximately 10 years.  Set into service at North Station, the new car is the first of a total of 24   …Continue Reading MBTA: New Green Line Car Goes Into Passenger Service

MBTA: First Pair of Orange Line Cars Complete Posted on Dec 18

MBTA: First Pair of Orange Line Cars Complete

Governor Charlie Baker and Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno were joined by MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack, MBTA Interim General Manager Jeffrey Gonneville, and CRRC MA Chairman & President Jia Bo, at CRRC MA’s manufacturing facility to mark the on-time completion of the first pair of Orange   …Continue Reading MBTA: First Pair of Orange Line Cars Complete

Commission on the Future of Transportation Releases Recommendations Aimed to Move More People, Reduce Emissions in the Commonwealth Posted on Dec 14

Commission on the Future of Transportation Releases Recommendations Aimed to Move More People, Reduce Emissions in the Commonwealth

Today, the Commission on the Future of Transportation in the Commonwealth released its two-part report on transportation needs and challenges facing the Commonwealth between 2020 and 2040. The Commission was established by Executive Order No. 579, signed by Governor Charlie Baker in January 2018, to   …Continue Reading Commission on the Future of Transportation Releases Recommendations Aimed to Move More People, Reduce Emissions in the Commonwealth

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Community Transit Grant Program Awards Posted on Dec 12

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Community Transit Grant Program Awards

The Baker-Polito Administration is pleased to announce a total of $10.2 million dollars for cities, towns and non-profits to use under the Community Transit Grant Program administered by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT).  The competitive grant program awards money to be used for transit   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Announces Community Transit Grant Program Awards

New MBTA General Manager Appointed Posted on Dec 11

New MBTA General Manager Appointed

Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack announced today the appointment of MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board Vice Chair Steve Poftak as the new General Manager of the MBTA. Poftak, who will succeed Luis Ramirez, brings to the position deep knowledge of MBTA operations and   …Continue Reading New MBTA General Manager Appointed

MassDOT Opens Application Period for Additional Regional Transit Authority Funding Posted on Nov 7

MassDOT Opens Application Period for Additional Regional Transit Authority Funding

MassDOT has announced it is now accepting applications from Regional Transit Authorities (RTA) for additional funding in Fiscal Year 2019, totaling $4 million, to implement best practices and innovative services to benefit customers. This selection process will consider factors such as whether RTA projects will   …Continue Reading MassDOT Opens Application Period for Additional Regional Transit Authority Funding

MassDOT Commits Funds to Help Amtrak Improve Longmeadow Railroad Crossing Posted on Oct 18

MassDOT Commits Funds to Help Amtrak Improve Longmeadow Railroad Crossing

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced it has committed approximately $700,000 to help Amtrak make safety improvements at the public railroad crossing at Birnie Road in Longmeadow. This funding is expected to cover approximately 90% of the cost of the improvements. Amtrak, which owns   …Continue Reading MassDOT Commits Funds to Help Amtrak Improve Longmeadow Railroad Crossing