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Travel Safely During the Holidays! Posted on Dec 21

Travel Safely During the Holidays!

MassDOT advises residents and visitors to travel safely during the upcoming holiday season, check our online resources, and use public transportation where possible. As always, I-90 Exit 9 connecting I-84 to Connecticut and New York experiences heavy traffic on peak holiday travel days. Drivers are   …Continue Reading Travel Safely During the Holidays!

MBTA: North Station Headhouse to Close for Upgrade Posted on Dec 18

MBTA: North Station Headhouse to Close for Upgrade

Due to construction about to begin on the site of the former Boston Garden, the existing MBTA head house will be closed on Saturday, January 2, 2016. Commuters should be aware that covered ADA accessible walkways will be put in place for MBTA customers until   …Continue Reading MBTA: North Station Headhouse to Close for Upgrade

MBTA Commuter Rail Winter Schedules Effective December 14 Posted on Dec 8

MBTA Commuter Rail Winter Schedules Effective December 14

The MBTA and commuter rail operator Keolis Commuter Services say new Commuter Rail Winter Schedules will go into effect next week. Effective Monday, December 14, 2015, all lines will have designated Severe Weather trains which will not operate when reduced service for severe winter weather   …Continue Reading MBTA Commuter Rail Winter Schedules Effective December 14

North Side Commuter Rail Schedule Implementation Postponed Posted on Nov 25

North Side Commuter Rail Schedule Implementation Postponed

  MassDOT and the MBTA announced the recently revised North Side Commuter Rail schedules will not be implemented until spring 2016. The revision of Commuter Rail schedules is a critical element of MassDOT and the MBTA’s efforts to deliver safe, reliable, on-time service to Commuter   …Continue Reading North Side Commuter Rail Schedule Implementation Postponed

MBTA Survey: Choose Your Favorite App! Posted on Nov 5

MBTA Survey: Choose Your Favorite App!

The MBTA has launched an online survey that will allow customers to choose their favorite mass transit apps. The survey consists of 11 apps that participants can rate as their favorite. The 11 apps included in the survey were selected from more than 60 apps   …Continue Reading MBTA Survey: Choose Your Favorite App!

MassDOT, MBTA Approve Parcel 13 & Hynes Station Deal Posted on Nov 4

MassDOT, MBTA Approve Parcel 13 & Hynes Station Deal

MassDOT and the MBTA have approved a real estate deal that will leverage more than $30 million in private development funding for the delivery of a state-of-the-art, fully accessible Hynes Convention Center Station on the Green Line in Boston’s Back Bay. The MassDOT Board of   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MBTA Approve Parcel 13 & Hynes Station Deal

Everett Transit Plan: Open House, Online Survey Posted on Nov 3

Everett Transit Plan: Open House, Online Survey

MassDOT is proud to introduce the Everett Transit Action Plan, an initiative to develop solutions for improving public transportation for the residents and workers of Everett. Everett is one of the only cities near Boston without direct access to rapid transit or commuter rail. There   …Continue Reading Everett Transit Plan: Open House, Online Survey

MBTA: Weekend Red Line Service Suspensions for Winter Resiliency Work Posted on Oct 28

MBTA: Weekend Red Line Service Suspensions for Winter Resiliency Work

Over the next four weekends, train service will be suspended on certain segments of the Red Line, as workers continue to ready the subway system for upcoming winter weather. The MBTA will suspend Red Line service this weekend, October 31 and November 1, between JFK/UMass   …Continue Reading MBTA: Weekend Red Line Service Suspensions for Winter Resiliency Work

Malden: MBTA Replaces Culvert under Orange Line in One Weekend Posted on Oct 26

MBTA and Keolis Commuter Services engineers and a team from LM Heavy Civil Construction completed a major repair project in a single weekend: replacing a failed culvert under MBTA Orange Line and commuter rail tracks in Malden. After a sinkhole had developed near the tracks   …Continue Reading Malden: MBTA Replaces Culvert under Orange Line in One Weekend

Kenneth Green Named MBTA Transit Police Chief Posted on Oct 21

Kenneth Green Named MBTA Transit Police Chief

MBTA General Manager Frank DePaola today announced that he has selected Acting MBTA Transit Police Chief Kenneth Green to serve in the position permanently. “I am very pleased to make this announcement today,” said DePaola. “Policing in a public transit environment poses unique challenges, and   …Continue Reading Kenneth Green Named MBTA Transit Police Chief