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Focus 40 Event Set for March 15th Posted on Feb 8

Focus 40 Event Set for March 15th

The next MBTA Focus40 event has been scheduled as follows:   March 15, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, MIT Media Lab, Building E14, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge Since the previous event in October, the Focus40 Team has collected more than 3,000 ideas about how the   …Continue Reading Focus 40 Event Set for March 15th

Baker-Polito Administration Announces 2nd Round, Complete Streets Funding Awards Posted on Jan 26

Baker-Polito Administration Announces 2nd Round, Complete Streets Funding Awards

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, Highway Administrator Thomas Tinlin, and members of the Massachusetts Legislature today announced the second round of awards from the Complete Streets Program. A ceremony was held at the Massachusetts State House to distribute a total   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Announces 2nd Round, Complete Streets Funding Awards

MassDOT Announces Online Comment Tool for Capital Investment Plan Posted on Jan 23

MassDOT Announces Online Comment Tool for Capital Investment Plan

MassDOT today announced the opening of its online comment tool that enables members of the public to easily provide input and suggestions on potential transportation projects to be included in the agency’s upcoming five-year Capital Investment Plan (CIP). Following last year’s successful public input process   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces Online Comment Tool for Capital Investment Plan

Freight Plan Public Open House Set Posted on Jan 10

Freight Plan Public Open House Set

MassDOT’s Freight Plan is a strategic planning document that will define a short and long-term vision for the freight system in Massachusetts and identify solutions to current and future challenges to the freight system. The first Open House for the Massachusetts Freight Plan has been   …Continue Reading Freight Plan Public Open House Set

South Coast Rail Update: Frequently Asked Questions Posted on Dec 19

South Coast Rail Update: Frequently Asked Questions

The proposed South Coast Rail project team invites you to review new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) now available on the project website. The FAQs address current project status and issues discussed during recent public meetings. The project team is evaluating the proposal to provide earlier   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail Update: Frequently Asked Questions

MBTA: Red Line, Orange Line Infrastructure Upgrade Contract Posted on Nov 16

MBTA: Red Line, Orange Line Infrastructure Upgrade Contract

The MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board this week awarded a $17.9 million construction contract to J.F. White Contracting Co. to fund infrastructure improvements on the Red Line and Orange Line. The contract with J.F. White, who was the low bidder, will cover improved and   …Continue Reading MBTA: Red Line, Orange Line Infrastructure Upgrade Contract

Green Line Extension Public Meeting Set Posted on Nov 15

Green Line Extension Public Meeting Set

The Green Line Extension (GLX) Project Interim Program Management Team will host a public meeting as follows: Wednesday, December 7, 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Somerville High School Auditorium, 81 Highland Avenue The purpose of the meeting will be to present a general update: Status of   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Public Meeting Set

MBTA Survey to Measure Demand for Regional Overnight Bus Service Posted on Nov 14

MBTA Survey to Measure Demand for Regional Overnight Bus Service

The MBTA today began conducting a month-long survey designed to gather data on overnight travel needs for the public in Boston and surrounding communities. The survey, available at www.mbta.com/nightbus was issued today in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. The same survey will soon also be available   …Continue Reading MBTA Survey to Measure Demand for Regional Overnight Bus Service

State Rail Plan Public Meeting: November 21 Posted on Nov 14

State Rail Plan Public Meeting: November 21

MassDOT has scheduled a public meeting to review and receive public comment on the DRAFT 2016 State Rail Plan Update as follows: Monday, November 21, 6:30 pm, Attleboro Public Library, 74 No Main Street, Attleboro MassDOT will review the current state of the rail system,   …Continue Reading State Rail Plan Public Meeting: November 21

MWRTA to Oversee Framingham Commuter Rail Station Posted on Oct 6

MWRTA to Oversee Framingham Commuter Rail Station

Governor Charlie Baker, Massachusetts Department of Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack and other transportation leaders visited the Framingham Commuter Rail station on Wednesday, October 5th, to mark a new partnership agreement between the MBTA and the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA) that transfers management of   …Continue Reading MWRTA to Oversee Framingham Commuter Rail Station