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MassRIDES to Commuters: Change Your View Posted on Sep 15

MassRIDES to Commuters: Change Your View

Change your view! Exhausted from a long, stressful, and congested commuter view each weekday? Change  your view. Join the thousands of Massachusetts commuters who are opting to switch from a single occupancy vehicle to a more sustainable mode of transportation on September 22nd as part   …Continue Reading MassRIDES to Commuters: Change Your View

Longfellow Bridge: Weekend Closures, MBTA Red Line Impacts Begin September 29 Posted on Sep 14

Longfellow Bridge: Weekend Closures, MBTA Red Line Impacts Begin September 29

Due to the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project, shuttle buses will replace Red Line trains in both directions between Park Street and Kendall/MIT Stations, with a stop at Charles/MGH Station, on weekends beginning on Saturday, September 30, through Sunday, December 17. The bus route and stops   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: Weekend Closures, MBTA Red Line Impacts Begin September 29

MBTA: Weekend Framingham/Worcester Trains Replaced by Buses September 16-17 & 23-24 Posted on Sep 5

MBTA: Weekend Framingham/Worcester Trains Replaced by Buses September 16-17 & 23-24

As the MBTA, with support from Keolis Commuter Services, makes infrastructure improvements to the Framingham/Worcester Commuter Rail Line, necessary construction work will mean that weekend train service between Wellesley Farms and South Station will be replaced with bus shuttles beginning Saturday, September 16, and continuing   …Continue Reading MBTA: Weekend Framingham/Worcester Trains Replaced by Buses September 16-17 & 23-24

Labor Day Travel Advisory Posted on Aug 30

Labor Day Travel Advisory

MassDOT encourages Labor Day travelers to make informed decisions, utilize all the available technology tools including www.mass511.com, and use public transportation if possible to reach destinations. “We advise everyone who will be traveling during the Labor Day weekend to plan ahead, check traffic conditions before   …Continue Reading Labor Day Travel Advisory

Moving Together 2017 Conference: September 28th Posted on Aug 29

Moving Together 2017 Conference: September 28th

MassDOT’s 2017 Moving Together Conference is scheduled as follows: Thursday, September 28, 7:45 AM – 4:30 PM, Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza at Arlington. This annual statewide healthy transportation conference offers attendees the opportunity to: Attend workshops and panels that highlight current pedestrian,   …Continue Reading Moving Together 2017 Conference: September 28th

Baker-Polito Administration, Federal and Local Officials Celebrate Ruggles Station Project Groundbreaking Posted on Aug 22

Baker-Polito Administration, Federal and Local Officials Celebrate Ruggles Station Project Groundbreaking

Governor Charlie Baker and Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack today joined state and local transit officials, federal and state elected leaders, and community partners to celebrate the groundbreaking of a $38.5 million improvement project to the MBTA’s Ruggles Orange Line and Commuter Rail Station.    …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration, Federal and Local Officials Celebrate Ruggles Station Project Groundbreaking

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Framingham Commuter Rail Lot Ribbon Cutting Posted on Aug 17

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Framingham Commuter Rail Lot Ribbon Cutting

The Baker-Polito Administration along with state and regional transit officials today celebrated the ribbon cutting of the Framingham Commuter Rail Station Parking Lot. Management of Framingham Commuter Rail Station, including the station’s parking areas, was transferred to the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA) in a   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Framingham Commuter Rail Lot Ribbon Cutting

MBTA: New General Manager/CEO Named Posted on Aug 15

MBTA: New General Manager/CEO Named

Luis Manuel Ramírez, whose three-decade business career has included successful turnarounds with divisions of some of the nation’s biggest corporations, will be the next General Manager/CEO of the MBTA, Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack announced today. Ramírez, 50, who most recently has run his own   …Continue Reading MBTA: New General Manager/CEO Named

Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Update, Monday, August 14th Posted on Aug 14

Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Update, Monday, August 14th

MassDOT is announcing that initial paving operations are underway at the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge area and the MBTA is continuing with track and catenary wiring work in anticipation of testing the Green Line power in the area of the bridge overnight tonight. Meanwhile, weather permitting,   …Continue Reading Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Update, Monday, August 14th

Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Update, Sunday, August 13th Posted on Aug 13

Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Update, Sunday, August 13th

MassDOT is continuing to remind members of the public that weather permitting, trolley service on the MBTA’s Green Line B Branch near the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge and access for private vehicles to the Commonwealth Avenue and Boston University Bridges is anticipated to resume by the   …Continue Reading Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Update, Sunday, August 13th