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Green Line Extension Public Meeting Set Posted on Jul 11

Green Line Extension Public Meeting Set

The Green Line Extension Project team has scheduled a public meeting as follows: Wednesday, July 18, 6:30 to 8:00PM, Medford City Hall Council Chambers, 85 George P. Hassett Drive, 2nd Floor, Medford The purpose of the meeting is to provide general updates on: Traffic detours   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Public Meeting Set

MassDOT Announces $1.8 Million in Awards to Expand Industrial Rail and Freight Opportunities Posted on Jul 9

MassDOT Announces $1.8 Million in Awards to Expand Industrial Rail and Freight Opportunities

The Baker-Polito Administration’s Department of Transportation (MassDOT) today announced the awarding of five grants totaling over $1.8 million as part of the Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP) which helps increase rail and freight access, economic opportunity, and job growth. IRAP is a competitive state-funded public/private   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces $1.8 Million in Awards to Expand Industrial Rail and Freight Opportunities

MassDOT: I-90 Allston Intermodal Project Update Posted on Jun 30

MassDOT: I-90 Allston Intermodal Project Update

On Wednesday, June 27, at a meeting of the Allston I-90 Intermodal Project Task Force, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) announced that it is reviewing two key aspects of the project: the design of the “throat” section of the highway along the Charles River   …Continue Reading MassDOT: I-90 Allston Intermodal Project Update

MassDOT July 4 Holiday Travel Advisory Posted on Jun 28

MassDOT July 4 Holiday Travel Advisory

MassDOT advises holiday travelers to plan ahead, utilize MassDOT’s many “real time” travel tools and use public transportation if possible to reach their destinations between now and the end of the July 4 holiday. “We are encouraging anyone traveling for the Fourth of July holiday   …Continue Reading MassDOT July 4 Holiday Travel Advisory

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Groundbreaking for GLX Project Posted on Jun 25

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Groundbreaking for GLX Project

Governor Charlie Baker, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao, Massachusetts Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, and MBTA General Manager Luis Manuel Ramírez today joined federal, state, and local elected leaders as well as community partners to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Green Line   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Groundbreaking for GLX Project

MBTA: Preview of Focus40 Plan Draft Posted on Jun 18

MBTA: Preview of Focus40 Plan Draft

The MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) today received a preview of the draft of Focus40, the MBTA’s long-range plan to meet the needs of the region in 2040. Focus40 envisions an MBTA that provides reliable, resilient, and robust service to support the region’s   …Continue Reading MBTA: Preview of Focus40 Plan Draft

FMCB Receives Preview of North South Rail Link Feasibility Reassessment Draft Posted on Jun 18

FMCB Receives Preview of North South Rail Link Feasibility Reassessment Draft

The MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) received a preview of the general findings of the North South Rail Link (NSRL) Feasibility Reassessment, which included findings in the areas of infrastructure, ridership, costs, and potential benefits. The draft NSRL Feasibility Reassessment report is still   …Continue Reading FMCB Receives Preview of North South Rail Link Feasibility Reassessment Draft

Littleton and Westford: New Commuter Rail Shuttle Service Posted on Jun 3

Littleton and Westford: New Commuter Rail Shuttle Service

The Montachusett Regional Transit Authority (MART) and local Transportation Management Association, CrossTown Connect, are pleased to announce MART’s newest transportation service, the Littleton-Westford Commuter Rail Shuttle. Beginning on June 4th, 2018, this shuttle will connect the Littleton Commuter Rail station with IBM/Littleton Common and businesses   …Continue Reading Littleton and Westford: New Commuter Rail Shuttle Service

Boston: I-90 Traffic “Dry Run” Lane Closures for Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project Completed Ahead of Schedule Posted on Jun 2

Boston: I-90 Traffic "Dry Run" Lane Closures for Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project Completed Ahead of Schedule

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced that the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project “dry run” of traffic equipment logistics on I-90 (the Massachusetts Turnpike) in Boston that reduced traffic to two lanes in each direction and required varying on and off-ramp closures was successfully completed   …Continue Reading Boston: I-90 Traffic “Dry Run” Lane Closures for Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project Completed Ahead of Schedule

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Longfellow Bridge Project Posted on Jun 1

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Longfellow Bridge Project

Governor Charlie Baker today joined Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver, Congressman Michael Capuano, members of the Massachusetts Legislature, and local leaders in Boston to celebrate MassDOT reaching the full beneficial use milestone on the ongoing Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project. The   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Longfellow Bridge Project