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MassDOT Opens Application Period for Additional Regional Transit Authority Funding Posted on Nov 7

MassDOT Opens Application Period for Additional Regional Transit Authority Funding

MassDOT has announced it is now accepting applications from Regional Transit Authorities (RTA) for additional funding in Fiscal Year 2019, totaling $4 million, to implement best practices and innovative services to benefit customers. This selection process will consider factors such as whether RTA projects will   …Continue Reading MassDOT Opens Application Period for Additional Regional Transit Authority Funding

MassDOT Commits Funds to Help Amtrak Improve Longmeadow Railroad Crossing Posted on Oct 18

MassDOT Commits Funds to Help Amtrak Improve Longmeadow Railroad Crossing

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced it has committed approximately $700,000 to help Amtrak make safety improvements at the public railroad crossing at Birnie Road in Longmeadow. This funding is expected to cover approximately 90% of the cost of the improvements. Amtrak, which owns   …Continue Reading MassDOT Commits Funds to Help Amtrak Improve Longmeadow Railroad Crossing

Nantucket Regional Transit Authority Provides Winter Service Posted on Oct 10

Nantucket Regional Transit Authority Provides Winter Service

MassDOT Rail & Transit Deputy Administrator Thomas Schiavone joined ceremonies in late September to celebrate the beginning of winter service for the Nantucket Regional Transit Authority (NRTA). Since beginning service in 1995, NRTA buses stopped operating after the end of the “summer” season, in recent   …Continue Reading Nantucket Regional Transit Authority Provides Winter Service

Columbus Day Weekend Travel Update Posted on Oct 2

Columbus Day Weekend Travel Update

MassDOT is advising the public to plan ahead for travel during the upcoming Columbus Day holiday weekend, one of the busiest weekends of the year on state highways, and to take note of holiday schedules for use of the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane between   …Continue Reading Columbus Day Weekend Travel Update

MBTA Awards Signal Upgrade Contract for Red and Orange Lines Posted on Oct 2

MBTA Awards Signal Upgrade Contract for Red and Orange Lines

The MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board voted to award a $217.7 million contract to upgrade and modernize the signal systems on the Red and Orange Lines. Once complete, the new signal systems on both lines are expected to substantially improve service reliability and improve   …Continue Reading MBTA Awards Signal Upgrade Contract for Red and Orange Lines

MassDOT, MBTA, Keolis, and Transit Police Partner with Massachusetts Operation Lifesaver to Raise Awareness during Second Annual Rail Safety Week Posted on Sep 24

MassDOT, MBTA, Keolis, and Transit Police Partner with Massachusetts Operation Lifesaver to Raise Awareness during Second Annual Rail Safety Week

MassDOT, the MBTA, Keolis Commuter Services, MBTA Transit Police (TPD), and others in partnership with Massachusetts Operation Lifesaver will participate in a series of educational initiatives to take place during the nation’s second annual Rail Safety Week. Developed by Operation Lifesaver, Inc., a public safety   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MBTA, Keolis, and Transit Police Partner with Massachusetts Operation Lifesaver to Raise Awareness during Second Annual Rail Safety Week

2018 Moving Together Conference Set for November 1st Posted on Sep 19

2018 Moving Together Conference Set for November 1st

Don’t miss the 2018 Moving Together Conference! This years’ conference is scheduled as follows: Thursday, November 1, 7:45 AM – 4:00 PM,  Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza at Arlington Sessions topics this year include: • Creating Mass Trails • Transforming the Waterfront •   …Continue Reading 2018 Moving Together Conference Set for November 1st

MBTA: Special $10 Weekend Commuter Rail Fare Extended through December 9 Posted on Sep 6

MBTA: Special $10 Weekend Commuter Rail Fare Extended through December 9

The MBTA today announced the special $10 weekend fare on the Commuter Rail, which is valid for unlimited travel through all zones on Saturdays and Sundays, will be extended to Sunday, December 9. This pilot program began being offered every weekend on June 9, 2018.   …Continue Reading MBTA: Special $10 Weekend Commuter Rail Fare Extended through December 9

MassDOT: Labor Day Travel Advisory Posted on Aug 28

MassDOT: Labor Day Travel Advisory

MassDOT is encouraging Labor Day travelers to make informed decisions, utilize all the available technology tools including www.mass511.com, and consider public transportation if possible to reach destinations. “Everyone who will be traveling throughout the Labor Day weekend should make smart decisions and plan ahead in   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Labor Day Travel Advisory

Baker-Polito Administration, Transportation Officials Reveal Red Line Vehicle Mock-up Posted on Aug 14

Baker-Polito Administration, Transportation Officials Reveal Red Line Vehicle Mock-up

Governor Charlie Baker, Massachusetts Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, MBTA General Manager Luis Ramírez, CRRC leadership, and more viewed a mock-up of the new Red Line car today at City Hall Plaza. The public is also invited to view the Red Line mock-up staged   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration, Transportation Officials Reveal Red Line Vehicle Mock-up