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Governor Patrick Announces Ruggles Station Funding Posted on Sep 16

Governor Patrick Announces Ruggles Station Funding

Governor Deval Patrick joined US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx to announce a $20 million federal Transportation Improvement Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant to fund the Ruggles Station Commuter Rail Platform Project. Ruggles Station currently has only two platforms, limiting the number of trains that   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Announces Ruggles Station Funding

Green Line Extension Public Meeting October 2 Posted on Sep 12

Green Line Extension Public Meeting October 2

The Green Line Extension (GLX) Working Group will meet in October as follows: Thursday, October 2, 4:00-6:00pm, Center for the Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville The focus of the meeting is intended to be an interactive session, discussing construction and upcoming community   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Public Meeting October 2

Bus Plus: New Regional Commuter Service Posted on Sep 11

Bus Plus: New Regional Commuter Service

MassDOT in partnership with Peter Pan Bus Lines today announced new regional transportation services coming soon as part of the new BusPlus program to increase the intercity and commuter transportation options available across the Commonwealth and all of New England. BusPlus is a public/private partnership   …Continue Reading Bus Plus: New Regional Commuter Service

BusPlus Mobile Ticketing System Announced Posted on Sep 5

BusPlus Mobile Ticketing System Announced

MassDOT and Bytemark, a leader in mobile ticketing solutions, announced plans to partner to offer mobile and web based ticketing for the state’s BusPlus program. The BusPlus program is a partnership between MassDOT and private bus operators offering new regional transportation services to increase intercity   …Continue Reading BusPlus Mobile Ticketing System Announced

MassDOT, MBTA Seek Development Team for Turnpike Air Rights Parcel 13, Hynes Station Posted on Sep 3

MassDOT and the MBTA today issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking a development team to design and develop both Turnpike Air Rights Parcel 13 at the corner of Boylston Street and Massachusetts Avenue in Boston’s Back Bay and the adjacent MBTA Hynes Convention Center   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MBTA Seek Development Team for Turnpike Air Rights Parcel 13, Hynes Station

Governor Patrick Celebrates MBTA Assembly Station Opening Posted on Sep 2

Governor Patrick Celebrates MBTA Assembly Station Opening

Governor Deval Patrick today joined state and local officials and Somerville business owners at the opening ceremony of the new Assembly Orange Line MBTA station. Assembly is the first new MBTA station in 27 years and is a key element in the creation of a   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Celebrates MBTA Assembly Station Opening

Green Line Extension Public Meeting Set Posted on Sep 2

Green Line Extension Public Meeting Set

The MBTA will hold a public meeting to discuss early construction elements of the Green Line Extension project that will begin this fall. The meeting is scheduled as follows: Thursday, September 18, 6:00-8:00pm, Holiday Inn, 30 Washington Street, Somerville Green Line Extension construction will be   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Public Meeting Set

Labor Day Weekend Travel: Plan Ahead! Posted on Aug 27

Labor Day Weekend Travel: Plan Ahead!

MassDOT encourages motorists to plan ahead for safe travel during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend. Heaviest Labor Day traffic on I-90 is expected Thursday and Friday westbound and Monday afternoon-evening eastbound.  The number of toll transactions on the Turnpike from Weston to the New   …Continue Reading Labor Day Weekend Travel: Plan Ahead!

MBTA Student Training Promotes Safety Awareness Posted on Aug 25

MBTA Student Training Promotes Safety Awareness

The MBTA emphasis on public outreach and safety is in good hands with the MBTA Operations Training Department and MBTA Transit Police as Subway Instructor Tony Whitley, left, presented on Thursday, August 21 to 180 students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades at Boston’s UP   …Continue Reading MBTA Student Training Promotes Safety Awareness

Governor Patrick Announces Knowledge Corridor Line Purchase Posted on Aug 20

Governor Patrick Announces Knowledge Corridor Line Purchase

Governor Deval Patrick today announced an agreement in principle allowing the Commonwealth to purchase the Knowledge Corridor rail line between East Northfield and Springfield from Pan Am Southern, a joint venture of Pan Am and Norfolk Southern. The 49-mile segment of rail is currently undergoing   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Announces Knowledge Corridor Line Purchase