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MBTA: Year-Long Green Line Closure between Lechmere and North Stations Begins Sunday Posted on May 20

MBTA: Year-Long Green Line Closure between Lechmere and North Stations Begins Sunday

The MBTA today reminded customers that Green Line service between Lechmere and North Stations is replaced with shuttle buses every day beginning at the start of service on Sunday, May 24, for approximately one year to accomplish work as part of the Green Line Extension   …Continue Reading MBTA: Year-Long Green Line Closure between Lechmere and North Stations Begins Sunday

South Coast Rail Main Line Construction Contract Approved Posted on May 11

South Coast Rail Main Line Construction Contract Approved

The MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board today approved a nearly $159 million contract with Skanska DW White JV to build the Fall River Secondary, the first major construction package of South Coast Rail Phase 1. When complete in fall 2023, Phase 1 will connect   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail Main Line Construction Contract Approved

MBTA: Executive Order for Face Coverings Takes Effect Wednesday, May 6 Posted on May 5

MBTA: Executive Order for Face Coverings Takes Effect Wednesday, May 6

Effective Wednesday, May 6, MBTA customers must wear face coverings when using the MBTA. This requirement is pursuant to the Executive Order issued on May 1, which takes effect tomorrow. The Executive Order applies to any person over the age of two who is in   …Continue Reading MBTA: Executive Order for Face Coverings Takes Effect Wednesday, May 6

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Reopening Advisory Board, Stay at Home Advisory Remains in Effect Posted on Apr 28

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Reopening Advisory Board, Stay at Home Advisory Remains in Effect

Today, the Baker-Polito Administration extended the essential services emergency order to May 18th and launched a Reopening Advisory Board that will produce a plan to the Governor by May 18th. The Administration also announced that the Department of Public Health’s Stay At Home Advisory remains   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Announces Reopening Advisory Board, Stay at Home Advisory Remains in Effect

MBTA Brings Real-Time Info to Eighteen High-Ridership Bus Stops Posted on Feb 24

MBTA Brings Real-Time Info to Eighteen High-Ridership Bus Stops

The MBTA launched a first-of-its-kind pilot that brings real-time bus information beyond major transit hubs, to individual bus stops. The solar-powered electronic ink (E Ink) signs are located at eighteen bus stops in several Boston neighborhoods as well as stops in Chelsea, Everett, Cambridge, Watertown,   …Continue Reading MBTA Brings Real-Time Info to Eighteen High-Ridership Bus Stops

MassDOT East-West Passenger Rail Study Advancing Posted on Feb 6

MassDOT East-West Passenger Rail Study Advancing

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Planning Department today released data on specific Preliminary Alternatives for passenger rail service between Pittsfield, Springfield, Worcester and Boston at a public meeting of the East-West Passenger Rail Study Advisory Committee.  The data is focused on six options made public   …Continue Reading MassDOT East-West Passenger Rail Study Advancing

Building A Better T: MBTA Launches Infrastructure Acceleration Plan for 2020 Posted on Feb 6

Building A Better T: MBTA Launches Infrastructure Acceleration Plan for 2020

The MBTA today announced its plans to accelerate infrastructure projects for several subway lines and the Commuter Rail during calendar year 2020 to improve service, safety, and reliability on a faster timeline. These projects will include additional diversions of weekend service on all rapid transit   …Continue Reading Building A Better T: MBTA Launches Infrastructure Acceleration Plan for 2020

Baker-Polito Administration, Federal & Local Officials Celebrate Improvements at Springfield’s Union Station Posted on Jan 24

Baker-Polito Administration, Federal & Local Officials Celebrate Improvements at Springfield’s Union Station

Governor Charlie Baker, Congressman Richard Neal, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, MassDOT officials, legislators and other local officials today celebrated recently-completed improvements at Springfield’s Historic Union Station to Platform C. The $10 million project built a fully ADA-accessible 328-foot long high-level platform accessing two tracks, and   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration, Federal & Local Officials Celebrate Improvements at Springfield’s Union Station

Holiday Weekend Travel, Services Advisory Posted on Jan 17

Holiday Weekend Travel, Services Advisory

During the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, MassDOT is reminding the public to be alert while traveling, aware of holiday work restrictions and mindful of roadway conditions. “Drivers traveling throughout this holiday weekend are reminded to focus on getting to their destinations safely,” said   …Continue Reading Holiday Weekend Travel, Services Advisory

MassDOT Announces $3.5 Million in Regional Transit Authority Grant Awards Posted on Jan 3

MassDOT Announces $3.5 Million in Regional Transit Authority Grant Awards

MassDOT today announced $3.5 million in grant awards for Regional Transit Authorities (RTAs) across the Commonwealth to implement best practices and innovative services to benefit customers. The RTA funding recipients have been selected based upon factors such as whether projects will increase ridership, demonstrate innovation,   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces $3.5 Million in Regional Transit Authority Grant Awards