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Chelsea: Silver Line Gateway Project Bridge Closure Posted on May 22

Chelsea: Silver Line Gateway Project Bridge Closure

MassDOT will close the Washington Avenue Bridge in Chelsea on Tuesday, May 26 at 10:00 AM as part of the Silver Line Gateway Project.  Appropriate detour signs will be in place to redirect traffic and pedestrians, and identify relocated bus stops.  The bridge closure is   …Continue Reading Chelsea: Silver Line Gateway Project Bridge Closure

MBTA: Refurbished Green Line Trolleys Returning to Service Posted on May 22

MBTA: Refurbished Green Line Trolleys Returning to Service

The first MBTA Green Line refurbished trolley car was returned to service this week. T personnel are completing test runs on the next refurbished car to return to service in the coming days. These are the first of 86 that are being refurbished. All 86   …Continue Reading MBTA: Refurbished Green Line Trolleys Returning to Service

CapeFLYER Free Sunday, Monday for Veterans, Active Service Members Posted on May 18

CapeFLYER Free Sunday, Monday for Veterans, Active Service Members

CapeFLYER is pleased to announce that for the second year, veterans and active service members may ride the train to Cape Cod for free on the Sunday and Monday of Memorial Day weekend. The CapeFLYER has coordinated with Cape Cod Cares for the Troops, which   …Continue Reading CapeFLYER Free Sunday, Monday for Veterans, Active Service Members

CapeFLYER Service Returns Memorial Day Weekend! Posted on May 13

CapeFLYER Service Returns Memorial Day Weekend!

Building on its successful two years of operations, the CapeFLYER is excited to announce that trains will again be running from Boston to Cape Cod starting on Memorial Day weekend. Service will begin on Friday, May 22nd and operate on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through   …Continue Reading CapeFLYER Service Returns Memorial Day Weekend!

Governor Baker Names MassDOT Board Chair, Final Appointment Posted on May 12

Governor Baker Names MassDOT Board Chair, Final Appointment

Governor Charlie Baker today announced the administration’s remaining appointment to the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and designated Ruth Bonsignore as the Chair of the MassDOT Board. Former Commissioner of Public Works and Parks for the City of Worcester, Robert   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Names MassDOT Board Chair, Final Appointment

Governor Baker Announces New Appointments to MassDOT Board Posted on May 8

Governor Baker Announces New Appointments to MassDOT Board

Today, Governor Charlie Baker announced five new appointments to the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. The board, which includes Secretary Stephanie Pollack, currently oversees all MassDOT operations including the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), Highway, Mass Transit, Aeronautics, the Registry of   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Announces New Appointments to MassDOT Board

Northampton Celebrates Vermonter Service May 9 Posted on May 6

Northampton Celebrates Vermonter Service May 9

MassDOT Rail & Transit supports the City of Northampton ceremony to celebrate the restoration of the “Knowledge Corridor” rail line and the return of Amtrak service. The ceremony will begin Saturday, May 9 at 3:45 p.m., coinciding with the scheduled arrival of the northbound “Vermonter”   …Continue Reading Northampton Celebrates Vermonter Service May 9

Massachusetts Community Transportation Conference Set Posted on May 4

MassDOT’s Rail & Transit Division in partnership with MassMobility is hosting the annual Massachusetts Community Transportation Coordination Conference on Tuesday, May 5 in Marlborough. MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack will deliver the keynote address outlining MassDOT’s vision for coordinated transportation. The annual statewide coordination   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Community Transportation Conference Set

South Coast Rail Partnership Celebrated Posted on May 4

South Coast Rail Partnership Celebrated

The South Coast Rail project is well into its first year of permitting and design. Surveyors are measuring the rights-of-way, geotechnical field work is underway, and designers are considering bridges, crossings and signals. Reestablishing transit connections between the South Coast and Boston is more than   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail Partnership Celebrated

MBTA Green Line First Countdown Signs Live in Newton Posted on Apr 25

MBTA Green Line First Countdown Signs Live in Newton

Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack announced that the MBTA Green Line’s first countdown signs have been activated at Newton Centre and Newton Highlands Stations on the D branch. “These signs provide customers with additional information that they haven’t had before, making customers’ commutes more predictable,” said Secretary   …Continue Reading MBTA Green Line First Countdown Signs Live in Newton