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MassDOT: Prioritizing Capital Projects Recommendations Posted on Jul 2

MassDOT: Prioritizing Capital Projects Recommendations

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack today announced the publication of new recommendations for the evaluation and prioritization of proposed capital projects. The recommendations have been submitted to MassDOT by an independent Project Selection Advisory Council, which has worked for 18 months to develop a   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Prioritizing Capital Projects Recommendations

MassDOT Board Approves Contract for 325 New MBTA Buses Posted on Jun 29

MassDOT Board Approves Contract for 325 New MBTA Buses

The MassDOT Board of Directors today approved a contract for the manufacture and delivery of 325 new state-of-the-art replacement buses for the MBTA fleet. “This is a major step in the process in modernizing the MBTA’s bus fleet and provides an important resource for millions   …Continue Reading MassDOT Board Approves Contract for 325 New MBTA Buses

Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Next Phase Moves Forward Posted on Jun 25

Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Next Phase Moves Forward

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack joined elected officials and supporters today to celebrate the groundbreaking for Phase 2A of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail. When completed, the Rail Trail will be located through the communities of Lowell, Chelmsford, Westford, Carlisle, Acton, Concord, Sudbury, and   …Continue Reading Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Next Phase Moves Forward

Baker-Polito Administration Pledges Funding for Springfield Union Station Full Redevelopment Posted on Jun 22

Baker-Polito Administration Pledges Funding for Springfield Union Station Full Redevelopment

Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito today committed the remaining funds necessary to reach the total goal required to complete the redevelopment of Union Station in Springfield. Lt. Governor Polito joined Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, Congressman Richard E. Neal and MassDOT officials for   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Pledges Funding for Springfield Union Station Full Redevelopment

MassDOT Completes Framingham Secondary Rail Line Acquisition Posted on Jun 17

MassDOT Completes Framingham Secondary Rail Line Acquisition

MassDOT today announced acquisition is complete of the Framingham Secondary Rail Line, a 21-mile segment of rail that connects Framingham and Mansfield. The line was purchased from CSX Corporation for $23 million. Purchase of the Framingham Secondary is a strategic investment that links the Framingham/Worcester,   …Continue Reading MassDOT Completes Framingham Secondary Rail Line Acquisition

MBTA: Late Night Service Changes Posted on Jun 12

MBTA: Late Night Service Changes

As first announced in April, changes are coming to MBTA Late Night Service on Friday and Saturday nights. After closely monitoring ridership levels for the year-long Late Night Service pilot program, the MBTA is implementing a schedule that continues to offer service when demand is   …Continue Reading MBTA: Late Night Service Changes

MassDOT, MBTA Capital Investment Plans Public Meetings Set Posted on Jun 10

MassDOT, MBTA Capital Investment Plans Public Meetings Set

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack announced the release of the draft Capital Investment Plans for MassDOT and the MBTA for fiscal year 2016, which begins July 1, 2015. Both plans continue funding for ongoing capital projects, including major undertakings such as the procurement for   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MBTA Capital Investment Plans Public Meetings Set

Governor Baker Announces MBTA Winter Resiliency Plan Posted on Jun 4

Governor Baker Announces MBTA Winter Resiliency Plan

Governor Charlie Baker, Secretary of Transportation Secretary Pollack and MBTA Interim General Manager Frank DePaola today announced an $82.7 million MBTA Winter Resiliency Plan for investments this summer and over the next five years in snow removal equipment, infrastructure upgrades and operations during harsh weather   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Announces MBTA Winter Resiliency Plan

Chelsea: Silver Line Gateway Project Bridge Closure Posted on May 22

Chelsea: Silver Line Gateway Project Bridge Closure

MassDOT will close the Washington Avenue Bridge in Chelsea on Tuesday, May 26 at 10:00 AM as part of the Silver Line Gateway Project.  Appropriate detour signs will be in place to redirect traffic and pedestrians, and identify relocated bus stops.  The bridge closure is   …Continue Reading Chelsea: Silver Line Gateway Project Bridge Closure

MBTA: Refurbished Green Line Trolleys Returning to Service Posted on May 22

MBTA: Refurbished Green Line Trolleys Returning to Service

The first MBTA Green Line refurbished trolley car was returned to service this week. T personnel are completing test runs on the next refurbished car to return to service in the coming days. These are the first of 86 that are being refurbished. All 86   …Continue Reading MBTA: Refurbished Green Line Trolleys Returning to Service