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MBTA to Select Best Public Transit App, Seeks Public Opinion Posted on Jul 6

MBTA to Select Best Public Transit App, Seeks Public Opinion

Which app most-effectively gives commuters the real-time MBTA information needed to navigate their way around the Boston region, whether they’re using the subway, commuter rail, bus or ferry? The MBTA will answer that question by hosting a contest to select and officially endorse an app   …Continue Reading MBTA to Select Best Public Transit App, Seeks Public Opinion

MassDOT, MassMobility Partner on Community Transportation Posted on Jul 3

MassDOT, MassMobility Partner on Community Transportation

MassMobility is funded by a federal grant through and works closely with MassDOT to increase mobility for seniors, people with disabilities, veterans, low-income commuters, and others who lack transportation access in Massachusetts. On May 3, MassMobility, in partnership with MassDOT’s Mobility Management Center, hosted the   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MassMobility Partner on Community Transportation

Longfellow Bridge Closure, MBTA Red Line Diversion July 8-11 Posted on Jun 28

Longfellow Bridge Closure, MBTA Red Line Diversion July 8-11

MassDOT’s contractor will close the Longfellow Bridge and implement an MBTA Red Line diversion during the weekend of July 8 through July 10. The Longfellow Bridge will be closed to all vehicular traffic, except MBTA buses, from 11:00 PM on Friday, July 8, to 5:00   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Closure, MBTA Red Line Diversion July 8-11

Milestone Nears: Longfellow Bridge “Salt and Pepper” Towers Restoration Posted on Jun 23

Milestone Nears: Longfellow Bridge “Salt and Pepper” Towers Restoration

MassDOT announced that the restoration of the iconic “salt and pepper” towers of the historic Longfellow Bridge will be complete in late July. The downstream towers have been replaced on the bridge, and barges are transporting the last stones for installation on them. The capstones   …Continue Reading Milestone Nears: Longfellow Bridge “Salt and Pepper” Towers Restoration

Community Transit Grants Announced Posted on Jun 22

Community Transit Grants Announced

MassDOT announced the awarding of more than $9 million in FY2017 Community Transit Program Grants to support transit programs for seniors and individuals with disabilities across the Commonwealth. The grants, which are state and federal dollars administrated through MassDOT’s Rail & Transit Division, are intended   …Continue Reading Community Transit Grants Announced

MassDOT Board Approves $14.8 Billion 5-Year Capital Investment Plan Posted on Jun 21

MassDOT Board Approves $14.8 Billion 5-Year Capital Investment Plan

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Board has approved its $14.8 billion 5-year Capital Investment Plan (CIP). The FY2017-FY2021 CIP funds capital improvements and infrastructure projects, including roads, bridges and MBTA projects across the Commonwealth as part of the agency’s efforts to restore reliability to the   …Continue Reading MassDOT Board Approves $14.8 Billion 5-Year Capital Investment Plan

Focus40: Seeking Ideas for the Future Posted on Jun 17

Focus40: Seeking Ideas for the Future

MassDOT Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack and Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash are planning for transportation and economic demands of the year 2040 – and they want your ideas. They launched the Focus40 project on May 24 to develop a 25-year strategic   …Continue Reading Focus40: Seeking Ideas for the Future

Enhancements Coming to MBTA’s Pioneering mTicketing System for Commuter Rail Posted on Jun 15

Enhancements Coming to MBTA’s Pioneering mTicketing System for Commuter Rail

The MBTA and Masabi, a leader in transit mobile ticketing and innovative fare collection, have agreed to a contract for Masabi to continue delivering mobile ticketing services across all MBTA Commuter Rail and Commuter Boat routes. The agreement will enhance the MBTA’s existing mobile-ticketing system,   …Continue Reading Enhancements Coming to MBTA’s Pioneering mTicketing System for Commuter Rail

MBTA Commuter Rail Fare Revenue Grows Nearly 6% Posted on Jun 15

MBTA Commuter Rail Fare Revenue Grows Nearly 6%

Fare revenue on the MBTA Commuter Rail system has grown 5.8 percent in Fiscal Year 2016 to date when compared to Fiscal Year 2015. Commuter Rail is on track for record revenue in Fiscal Year 2016, currently forecast at $215 million. The nation’s sixth busiest   …Continue Reading MBTA Commuter Rail Fare Revenue Grows Nearly 6%

Take the Focus40 Transit Priorities Survey! Posted on Jun 10

Take the Focus40 Transit Priorities Survey!

We invite you to take the Focus40 Transit Priorities Survey, which was launched at the Focus40 kickoff event on May 24. If you have not already done so, please take the survey and share your thoughts on how the MBTA should prioritize different types of   …Continue Reading Take the Focus40 Transit Priorities Survey!