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MassDOT, Boston Harbor Now Present Proposed Ferry Site Short List to Seaport Economic Council Posted on Dec 11

MassDOT, Boston Harbor Now Present Proposed Ferry Site Short List to Seaport Economic Council

Members of the Seaport Economic Council convened today and were briefed on a dozen sites which have been identified by stakeholders as having the best potential for new or expanded ferry service.  As part of the ongoing Boston Harbor Water Transportation Study, routes between these   …Continue Reading MassDOT, Boston Harbor Now Present Proposed Ferry Site Short List to Seaport Economic Council

MassDOT Weekend Winter Weather Preparations Posted on Dec 8

MassDOT Weekend Winter Weather Preparations

MassDOT advises the public that with snowfall expected Saturday, motorists are advised to minimize travel where possible, consider public transportation, and make informed and safe decisions before heading out onto the roadways. “The weather forecast is calling for snow to begin on Saturday morning, mix   …Continue Reading MassDOT Weekend Winter Weather Preparations

MBTA: Wollaston Station Closure Begins January 8 Posted on Dec 8

MBTA: Wollaston Station Closure Begins January 8

The MBTA announced its final plans relative to the closure of Wollaston Station, which will begin on January 8. The closure is necessary to expedite the schedule to reconstruct the deteriorated station. Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, MBTA General Manager Luis Manuel Ramírez, Senator   …Continue Reading MBTA: Wollaston Station Closure Begins January 8

I-90 Allston Interchange Project: Public Meetings Set Posted on Dec 1

I-90 Allston Interchange Project: Public Meetings Set

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced that the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the I-90 Allston Interchange Improvement Project was filed yesterday with the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Information on how to obtain an electronic copy of the DEIR is   …Continue Reading I-90 Allston Interchange Project: Public Meetings Set

MBTA Making Green Line Track Improvements Posted on Nov 29

MBTA Making Green Line Track Improvements

The MBTA provided the Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) with an update on major short-term improvements with Green Line track areas along with a long-term strategic plan for continued track maintenance, which will improve service for customers and increase the reliability of the fleet.   …Continue Reading MBTA Making Green Line Track Improvements

Thanksgiving Travel: Plan Ahead Posted on Nov 21

Thanksgiving Travel: Plan Ahead

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is reminding members of the public to plan ahead for Thanksgiving holiday travel, use the appropriate technology resources to make informed decisions, and consider public transportation if traveling to locations such as Logan airport. “We know from previous years that   …Continue Reading Thanksgiving Travel: Plan Ahead

MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board Awards Contract for New Automatic Fare Collection System Posted on Nov 20

MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board Awards Contract for New Automatic Fare Collection System

Taking a major step toward a new system that will simplify fare collection and improve the delivery of transit services, the MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board today voted to award a multi-year contract to the consortium of Cubic-John Laing for the design, integration, and   …Continue Reading MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board Awards Contract for New Automatic Fare Collection System

Green Line Extension Project Design-Build Team Firm Selected Posted on Nov 17

Green Line Extension Project Design-Build Team Firm Selected

The MBTA Green Line Extension project team today held a “price opening” to select the design-build firm that will perform the design and construction for the Green Line Extension. The winning team is a Joint Venture of GLX Constructors, with a price offering of $954,618,600.    …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Project Design-Build Team Firm Selected

MassDOT, Massport, MBTA Ready for Thanksgiving Travel Posted on Nov 15

MassDOT, Massport, MBTA Ready for Thanksgiving Travel

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the MBTA spoke today at South Station about what to expect this holiday travel season and some travel tips to use during the nation’s busiest travel season. The roads and skies are expected   …Continue Reading MassDOT, Massport, MBTA Ready for Thanksgiving Travel

Green Line Extension: Public Meeting on Study of Possible Extension to Mystic Valley Parkway Posted on Nov 15

Green Line Extension: Public Meeting on Study of Possible Extension to Mystic Valley Parkway

MassDOT and the MBTA invite the public to participate in a public meeting on Monday, November 20, on a study of a possible extension of the Green Line to Mystic Valley Parkway. This possible future phase of the project would extend the Green Line from   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension: Public Meeting on Study of Possible Extension to Mystic Valley Parkway