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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

Thanksgiving: Travel Safely! Posted on Nov 24

Thanksgiving: Travel Safely!

MassDOT encourages Thanksgiving holiday travelers to check the latest winter weather forecast and plan ahead with the high volume of traffic on our highways and at Boston Logan International Airport expected this year. Highways are typically busiest on the Tuesday and Wednesday before and on   …Continue Reading Thanksgiving: Travel Safely!

South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacements Move Forward Posted on Nov 24

South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacements Move Forward

Governor Deval Patrick today joined Acting MassDOT Secretary and CEO Frank DePaola and local officials to announce a contract award for the replacement of four bridges in New Bedford and Fall River along the future South Coast Rail Line. The improvements will advance South Coast   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacements Move Forward

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