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Winter Storm Update: Travel Ban Lifted, MBTA Open Posted on Jan 28

Winter Storm Update: Travel Ban Lifted, MBTA Open

The statewide travel ban has been lifted as of midnight.  Motorists, especially those in the City of Boston and Eastern counties, are asked to use caution as MassDOT crews continue to plow and clear state roadways and ramps. Parking bans are still in effect in   …Continue Reading Winter Storm Update: Travel Ban Lifted, MBTA Open

BusPlus Mobile Ticketing App Pilot Launched Posted on Jan 22

BusPlus Mobile Ticketing App Pilot Launched

MassDOT and Bytemark today announced a limited pilot launch of the State’s BusPlus mobile ticketing program. The BusPlus program is a partnership between MassDOT and private bus operators offering new regional transportation services to increase intercity and commuter transportation options available across the Commonwealth and   …Continue Reading BusPlus Mobile Ticketing App Pilot Launched

MassRIDES Green Transportation New Year Resolutions! Posted on Jan 14

MassRIDES Green Transportation New Year Resolutions!

MassDOT’s MassRIDES program says it’s never too late to incorporate green transportation options into your daily trips, whether to work or in your leisure time. Our “NuYear resolutions” can help you to save money, reduce your carbon footprint, improve air quality, add fitness into your   …Continue Reading MassRIDES Green Transportation New Year Resolutions!

South Station Expansion: Environmental Impact Report Certificate Issued Posted on Jan 9

South Station Expansion: Environmental Impact Report Certificate Issued

The South Station Expansion Project environmental impact review is moving forward in 2015. The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs on December 31 issued a Certificate on the project following last fall’s Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) process.  The Certificate is now available online   …Continue Reading South Station Expansion: Environmental Impact Report Certificate Issued

Green Line Extension: Major Federal Funding Commitment Posted on Jan 5

Green Line Extension: Major Federal Funding Commitment

Governor Deval Patrick was joined by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today as he announced a $996 million federal grant agreement to extend the MBTA Green Line light rail service from East Cambridge to Somerville and Medford. The Green Line Extension (GLX) will provide faster   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension: Major Federal Funding Commitment

Amtrak Inaugural Run on Knowledge Corridor Celebrated Posted on Dec 23

Amtrak Inaugural Run on Knowledge Corridor Celebrated

Governor Deval Patrick joined Congressmen Richard Neal and James McGovern, MassDOT Acting Secretary & CEO Frank DePaola, local elected officials and community members for the inaugural run of Amtrak’s Vermonter service on the Knowledge Corridor. The restored rail line, prioritized by Governor Patrick as part   …Continue Reading Amtrak Inaugural Run on Knowledge Corridor Celebrated

MBTA: Weekend Service on 3 Commuter Rail Lines Begins December 27 Posted on Dec 19

MBTA: Weekend Service on 3 Commuter Rail Lines Begins December 27

The restoration of weekend Commuter Rail service on three lines will begin next Saturday, December 27. The Kingston/Plymouth and Greenbush lines will see the return of Saturday and Sunday service and the Needham Line will resume Saturday service after a two year absence. “MassDOT is   …Continue Reading MBTA: Weekend Service on 3 Commuter Rail Lines Begins December 27

South Station Expansion: DEIR Comment Period Through December 24 Posted on Dec 17

South Station Expansion: DEIR Comment Period Through December 24

Posted by:  Matthew Ciborowski, South Station Project Manager, MassDOT Office of Transportation Planning I was pleased to meet with more than 60 people who participated in an Open House and Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the South Station Expansion project on   …Continue Reading South Station Expansion: DEIR Comment Period Through December 24

NuRide Ridematch, Rewards Program Reaches 25,000 Commuters Posted on Dec 15

NuRide Ridematch, Rewards Program Reaches 25,000 Commuters

NuRide, the Commonwealth’s ridematching and rewards program has reached a milestone by exceeding more than 25,000 commuters participating in Massachusetts. For four years, individuals living or working in the Commonwealth have had the opportunity to join NuRide, in an effort to save money, reduce vehicle   …Continue Reading NuRide Ridematch, Rewards Program Reaches 25,000 Commuters

MassDOT Community Transit Grant Program Training Set Posted on Dec 5

MassDOT Community Transit Grant Program Training Set

The MassDOT Rail & Transit Division has scheduled training sessions for the MassDOT Community Transit Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2016. Organizations that wish to apply for the following Federal funds (Title 49 USC Sections 5310, 5311 (f), and 5339) and State funds (Mobility Assistance   …Continue Reading MassDOT Community Transit Grant Program Training Set