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MassDOT Announces Quaboag Connector Van Service Pilot Posted on Mar 28

MassDOT Announces Quaboag Connector Van Service Pilot

MassDOT announced today that a new “Quaboag Connector” van transportation service is available for residents in the Quaboag Valley region which includes the towns of Belchertown, Brookfield, Hardwick, Monson, Palmer, Ware, Warren and West Brookfield. The curb-to-curb service has begun as a 12-month pilot that   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces Quaboag Connector Van Service Pilot

South Coast Rail: Notice of Project Change Posted on Mar 22

South Coast Rail: Notice of Project Change

The Baker-Polito Administration’s Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has filed a Notice of Project Change (NPC) for the South Coast Rail (SCR) Project with the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office on March 15, 2017. The Notice advances South Coast Rail as a phased project that   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Notice of Project Change

MBTA: Positive Train Control Technology Update Posted on Mar 8

MBTA: Positive Train Control Technology Update

The MBTA’s Positive Train Control Program staff this week presented updates about the Program to the Fiscal and Management Control Board. The Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 defines a Positive Train Control System as a safety system designed to prevent train-to-train collisions, over-speed derailments,   …Continue Reading MBTA: Positive Train Control Technology Update

MBTA: Ruggles Station Platform Project Public Meeting Set Posted on Mar 2

MBTA: Ruggles Station Platform Project Public Meeting Set

The MBTA has scheduled a Public Information Meeting for the Ruggles Station Commuter Rail Platform Project as follows: Monday, March 6, 5:00 PM – Open House, 6:00 PM – Presentation, BCYF Tobin Community Center, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 1481 Tremont Street, Boston The MBTA, MassDOT,   …Continue Reading MBTA: Ruggles Station Platform Project Public Meeting Set

Governor Baker, MBTA Celebrate Expansion of The Ride’s On-Demand Paratransit Service Posted on Mar 1

Governor Baker, MBTA Celebrate Expansion of The Ride's On-Demand Paratransit Service

Governor Charlie Baker and MBTA Acting General Manager Brian Shortsleeve celebrated 10,000 rides in the MBTA’s The RIDE On-Demand Paratransit Pilot Program with ride-share companies Uber and Lyft, and announced that effective March 1st, the program will be open to all eligible users of The   …Continue Reading Governor Baker, MBTA Celebrate Expansion of The Ride’s On-Demand Paratransit Service

MBTA: $7.9 Million Investment to Upgrade Mattapan Fleet Posted on Feb 28

MBTA: $7.9 Million Investment to Upgrade Mattapan Fleet

The MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board was briefed Monday on a plan to invest $7.9 million to fully overhaul its existing Presidential Conference Committee (PCC) streetcars with new propulsion, brakes, and power supply systems. The plan would extend the life of the Mattapan-Ashmont Station   …Continue Reading MBTA: $7.9 Million Investment to Upgrade Mattapan Fleet

Worcester: Blackstone Gateway Visitor Center Project Advances Posted on Feb 25

Worcester: Blackstone Gateway Visitor Center Project Advances

MassDOT has announced that it is continuing to move forward with the project to construct the Worcester Blackstone Gateway Visitor Center and the adjacent multi-use path in the City of Worcester. A Notice to Proceed (NTP) was recently awarded for Phase II of this project   …Continue Reading Worcester: Blackstone Gateway Visitor Center Project Advances

MassDOT Freight Plan Second Open House Set Posted on Feb 22

MassDOT Freight Plan Second Open House Set

MassDOT is hosting the second Open House for the Massachusetts Freight Plan as follows: Thursday, March 9, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM, The Conference Center at Bentley University, Room 325ABC (Third Floor), 175 Forest Street, LaCava Campus Center #300, Waltham The second Freight Advisory Committee   …Continue Reading MassDOT Freight Plan Second Open House Set

MBTA Names Design-Build Firms Interested in Green Line Extension Project Posted on Feb 21

MBTA Names Design-Build Firms Interested in Green Line Extension Project

The MBTA has announced that an important step has been achieved for the Green Line Extension Project. The evaluation of the Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) for the project has been completed and three highly-qualified teams have been selected for the short list of firms that   …Continue Reading MBTA Names Design-Build Firms Interested in Green Line Extension Project

Governor Baker Announces Launch of Search for Permanent MBTA General Manager Posted on Feb 16

Governor Baker Announces Launch of Search for Permanent MBTA General Manager

Governor Charlie Baker today announced that MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack is launching the search for a permanent CEO and General Manager for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). Governor Baker also recommended in his address before the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, that the MBTA’s   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Announces Launch of Search for Permanent MBTA General Manager