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MBTA: Red Line, Orange Line Infrastructure Upgrade Contract Posted on Nov 16

MBTA: Red Line, Orange Line Infrastructure Upgrade Contract

The MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board this week awarded a $17.9 million construction contract to J.F. White Contracting Co. to fund infrastructure improvements on the Red Line and Orange Line. The contract with J.F. White, who was the low bidder, will cover improved and   …Continue Reading MBTA: Red Line, Orange Line Infrastructure Upgrade Contract

Green Line Extension Public Meeting Set Posted on Nov 15

Green Line Extension Public Meeting Set

The Green Line Extension (GLX) Project Interim Program Management Team will host a public meeting as follows: Wednesday, December 7, 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Somerville High School Auditorium, 81 Highland Avenue The purpose of the meeting will be to present a general update: Status of   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Public Meeting Set

MBTA Survey to Measure Demand for Regional Overnight Bus Service Posted on Nov 14

MBTA Survey to Measure Demand for Regional Overnight Bus Service

The MBTA today began conducting a month-long survey designed to gather data on overnight travel needs for the public in Boston and surrounding communities. The survey, available at www.mbta.com/nightbus was issued today in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. The same survey will soon also be available   …Continue Reading MBTA Survey to Measure Demand for Regional Overnight Bus Service

State Rail Plan Public Meeting: November 21 Posted on Nov 14

State Rail Plan Public Meeting: November 21

MassDOT has scheduled a public meeting to review and receive public comment on the DRAFT 2016 State Rail Plan Update as follows: Monday, November 21, 6:30 pm, Attleboro Public Library, 74 No Main Street, Attleboro MassDOT will review the current state of the rail system,   …Continue Reading State Rail Plan Public Meeting: November 21

MWRTA to Oversee Framingham Commuter Rail Station Posted on Oct 6

MWRTA to Oversee Framingham Commuter Rail Station

Governor Charlie Baker, Massachusetts Department of Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack and other transportation leaders visited the Framingham Commuter Rail station on Wednesday, October 5th, to mark a new partnership agreement between the MBTA and the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA) that transfers management of   …Continue Reading MWRTA to Oversee Framingham Commuter Rail Station

Governor Baker Appoints Tim King to MassDOT Board of Directors Posted on Sep 27

Governor Baker Appoints Tim King to MassDOT Board of Directors

Governor Charlie Baker today announced the appointment of Timothy King of Waltham to the MassDOT Board of Directors.  King currently serves as a Detective Sergeant for the Waltham Police Department and President of the Massachusetts Police Association. “Detective Sergeant Tim King has devoted much of his career to   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Appoints Tim King to MassDOT Board of Directors

MassDOT Announces Freight Rail Infrastructure Grant Awards Posted on Sep 27

MassDOT Announces Freight Rail Infrastructure Grant Awards

MassDOT has announced the awarding of seven grants totaling more than $2.2 million as part of the 2016 Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP). IRAP is a competitive state-funded public/private partnership program that provides financial assistance to eligible applicants who are prepared to invest in industry-based   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces Freight Rail Infrastructure Grant Awards

MBTA: Blue Hill Avenue Station Project Public Meeting Set Posted on Sep 22

MBTA: Blue Hill Avenue Station Project Public Meeting Set

The MBTA on Wednesday, October 5, will present design details, project benefits, bid date/process, construction phasing and construction schedule of its Blue Hill Avenue Station project. A public meeting has been scheduled as follows: Wednesday, October 5, 6:00 PM, Mattapan Branch Library, 1350 Blue Hill   …Continue Reading MBTA: Blue Hill Avenue Station Project Public Meeting Set

Join MassDOT for Moving Together 2016: September 29th Posted on Sep 20

Join MassDOT for Moving Together 2016: September 29th

MassDOT is hosting the 2016 Moving Together Conference on Thursday, September 29, 2016, 7:45am – 4:00pm, Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street. Session topics include: Focus 40; Innovative Technology: Improving Bicycling, Walking and Transit; Hot Topics in Transit;  and Interactive Sessions   …Continue Reading Join MassDOT for Moving Together 2016: September 29th

Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito, Transit Officials Provide MBTA Reforms, Winter Resiliency Update Posted on Sep 9

Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito, Transit Officials Provide MBTA Reforms, Winter Resiliency Update

Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack today visited the MBTA’s Caddigan Yard near the Braintree MBTA stop as work commences this weekend on the second phase of Red Line winter resiliency upgrades and as the MBTA’s Fiscal and   …Continue Reading Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito, Transit Officials Provide MBTA Reforms, Winter Resiliency Update