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Demise of an American Railroad Empire Posted on Mar 21

Demise of an American Railroad Empire

South Coast Rail plans to restore commuter rail service between Boston and the cities and towns of southeastern Massachusetts. The rail line that once ran between Boston and Taunton, Fall River, and New Bedford operated for nearly a half century under the Old Colony Railroad.   …Continue Reading Demise of an American Railroad Empire

MBTA: Monthly Commuter Rail CharlieCards Available Beginning in April Posted on Mar 18

MBTA: Monthly Commuter Rail CharlieCards Available Beginning in April

MBTA interim General Manager Frank DePaola today announced that CharlieCards with monthly passes printed on them are available for Corporate Pass Program participants and customers who make monthly pass purchases on the MBTA website. The CharlieCard monthly passes replace paper tickets, which are not as   …Continue Reading MBTA: Monthly Commuter Rail CharlieCards Available Beginning in April

First MBTA Refurbished Green Line Trolleys Delivered Posted on Mar 18

First MBTA Refurbished Green Line Trolleys Delivered

Refurbished Green Line trolleys have started to make their way back to Boston, following significant work at the Alstom plant in New York. “This is a great first step toward improving service on the Green Line,” said interim MBTA General Manager Frank DePaola. “As these   …Continue Reading First MBTA Refurbished Green Line Trolleys Delivered

MBTA: St. Patrick’s Day Parade Bus Shuttles Posted on Mar 13

MBTA: St. Patrick’s Day Parade Bus Shuttles

The MBTA has announced its service plans for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 15, 2015. For the first time, shuttle bus service will operate to and from South Station, and along Summer Street and East 1st Street in South Boston from   …Continue Reading MBTA: St. Patrick’s Day Parade Bus Shuttles

MBTA: Commuter Rail Service Update for Monday, March 16 Posted on Mar 13

MBTA: Commuter Rail Service Update for Monday, March 16

Keolis Commuter Service announced that it will restore service on an additional 42 MBTA Commuter Rail trains on Monday, March 16, the latest milestone as it moves to restore full service by March 30. This marks the largest number of commuter trains restored to service   …Continue Reading MBTA: Commuter Rail Service Update for Monday, March 16

Community Transit Grant Applications Show Significant Increase Posted on Mar 5

Community Transit Grant Applications Show Significant Increase

The MassDOT Rail & Transit Division’s Community Transit Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2016 has received more than 90 applications, a 50% increase compared to last year. Applications were due on March 2. The Community Transit Grant Program provides financial assistance through the Federal Transit   …Continue Reading Community Transit Grant Applications Show Significant Increase

Remembering the Fall River Line Posted on Feb 28

Remembering the Fall River Line

South Coast Rail will transport passengers to Boston from Fall River and New Bedford. Both South Coast cities have rich histories, including Fall River’s stint as a gateway to the mid-Atlantic. Until about 80 years ago, the most direct route to New York City from   …Continue Reading Remembering the Fall River Line

Comprehensive New England Regional Transportation Maps Posted on Feb 27

Comprehensive New England Regional Transportation Maps

MassDOT today announced release of the first ever comprehensive New England Regional Transportation Maps. These maps show all privately operated rail, bus, and ferry service across New England and connecting services to New York State. MassDOT’s Rail & Transit Division developed the maps in coordination   …Continue Reading Comprehensive New England Regional Transportation Maps

MassDOT Board Names DePaola Interim MBTA General Manager Posted on Feb 25

MassDOT Board Names DePaola Interim MBTA General Manager

The MassDOT Board of Directors voted unanimously to make Frank DePaola, currently serving as Highway Administrator and MassDOT’s Chief Operating Officer, Interim General Manager of the MBTA. MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack also announced today that Thomas Tinlin, MassDOT’s Chief of Highway Operations and Maintenance, will   …Continue Reading MassDOT Board Names DePaola Interim MBTA General Manager

MBTA Late Night Service Future Public Meetings Set Posted on Feb 23

MBTA Late Night Service Future Public Meetings Set

The MBTA invites you to attend a public informational meeting to share your comments about the future of late-night service. The meetings are scheduled as follows:   Monday, March 2, 6 p.m.–8 p.m., District Hall, Assembly Space, 75 Northern Ave., Boston Wednesday, March 4, 5:30   …Continue Reading MBTA Late Night Service Future Public Meetings Set