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MBTA Celebrates Salem Intermodal Facility Opening Posted on Nov 17

MBTA Celebrates Salem Intermodal Facility Opening

MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott joined Salem Mayor Kimberly Driscoll along with federal, state and local officials to officially open the new Salem Intermodal Facility including a 700-car parking garage at the Salem Commuter Rail Station. The facility also features bus, bike and Zipcar   …Continue Reading MBTA Celebrates Salem Intermodal Facility Opening

Governor Patrick Rededicates “Governor Michael S. Dukakis South Station Transportation Center” Posted on Nov 10

Governor Patrick Rededicates “Governor Michael S. Dukakis South Station Transportation Center”

Governor Deval Patrick today rededicated South Station as “Governor Michael S. Dukakis South Station Transportation Center” in recognition of the former Governor’s devotion to public transportation and advocacy. Today’s ceremony at the newly-named South Station included the unveiling of a plaque on the corner of   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Rededicates “Governor Michael S. Dukakis South Station Transportation Center”

South Station Project: Draft Environmental Report Filed Posted on Nov 5

South Station Project: Draft Environmental Report Filed

MassDOT announced today the submittal of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the South Station Expansion project to the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs. As part of the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA), the document is noticed in today’s Environmental Monitor, initiating an   …Continue Reading South Station Project: Draft Environmental Report Filed

MBTA Bus Operator Finds, Returns Wallet Posted on Oct 27

MBTA Bus Operator Finds, Returns Wallet

MBTA Bus Operator Richard Cooper, left, made quite a discovery while driving Bus #656 on Thursday, October 23. A passenger had left behind a wallet, containing $1,735. Cooper, 28-year T employee, immediately contacted MBTA Bus Dispatch about the discovery.  He delivered the wallet and money   …Continue Reading MBTA Bus Operator Finds, Returns Wallet

South Coast Rail: Project of the Year Candidate Posted on Oct 24

South Coast Rail: Project of the Year Candidate

The South Coast Rail project will be under consideration for the North American Project of the Year, specifically for job creation, at next week’s North American Strategic Infrastructure Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C.  The forum is hosted by the globally recognized firm CG/LA Infrastructure.  Aconex,   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Project of the Year Candidate

MBTA: Green Line Real-Time Tracking Posted on Oct 23

MBTA: Green Line Real-Time Tracking

Today, the MBTA will begin providing real-time information on the Green Line for the first time in the line’s 117 year history. Real-time data on the location of Green Line trains will be fed to the dozens of MBTA real-time apps. This will mark the   …Continue Reading MBTA: Green Line Real-Time Tracking

I-90 Allston Interchange Project Public Meeting November 5 Posted on Oct 23

I-90 Allston Interchange Project Public Meeting November 5

The MassDOT I-90 Allston Interchange Improvement Project task force has scheduled a public meeting to review the latest information about the project: Wednesday, November 5, 6pm, Fiorentino Community Center, 123 Antwerp Street, Allston The I-90 Allston viaduct is nearing the end of its useful lifespan   …Continue Reading I-90 Allston Interchange Project Public Meeting November 5

Governor Patrick Announces Fairmount Line Service Upgrades Posted on Oct 16

Governor Patrick Announces Fairmount Line Service Upgrades

Governor Deval Patrick today joined MassDOT Secretary & CEO Richard A. Davey, MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott and state and local officials to announce a package of service upgrades to the MBTA‘s Fairmount Commuter Rail Line to improve the Line’s reliability, frequency and to   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Announces Fairmount Line Service Upgrades

Governor Patrick Announces Departure of Secretary Davey Posted on Oct 10

Governor Patrick Announces Departure of Secretary Davey

Calling him a bold leader and a friend who will be missed in the Administration, Governor Deval Patrick today announced the resignation of MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey, effective November 1. Governor Patrick also announced his appointment of Highway Administrator Frank DePaola as   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Announces Departure of Secretary Davey

I-90 Allston Interchange Project Meeting: October 15 Posted on Oct 10

I-90 Allston Interchange Project Meeting: October 15

The MassDOT I-90 Allston Interchange Improvement Project task force has scheduled a public meeting to review the latest information about the project as follows: Wednesday, October 15, 6pm, Fiorentino Community Center, 123 Antwerp Street, Allston The I-90 Allston viaduct is nearing the end of its   …Continue Reading I-90 Allston Interchange Project Meeting: October 15