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Veterans Day Holiday: RMV Open, MBTA Normal Schedules Posted on Nov 8

Veterans Day Holiday: RMV Open, MBTA Normal Schedules

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is reminding members of the public to plan ahead for the upcoming Veterans Day holiday weekend and utilize the appropriate technology tools to make informed decisions if traveling. The Registry of Motor Vehicles Service Centers will be open with normal   …Continue Reading Veterans Day Holiday: RMV Open, MBTA Normal Schedules

Commonwealth Supporting Freight Transportation System Posted on Nov 7

Commonwealth Supporting Freight Transportation System

MassDOT, in conjunction with Massport, is taking steps to increase investment in the freight system in Massachusetts and to engage stakeholders on how cargo moves through the state and what the Commonwealth should be doing to plan for the needs of freight in the future.   …Continue Reading Commonwealth Supporting Freight Transportation System

MBTA Ready for Winter: More Than $101 Million in Resiliency Investments Made Since 2015 Posted on Nov 1

MBTA Ready for Winter: More Than $101 Million in Resiliency Investments Made Since 2015

The MBTA has announced that more than $101 million dollars has been invested in capital improvement projects in an effort to continue steps taken to make the transit system more resilient in severe weather. The T is also encouraging customers now to prepare for their   …Continue Reading MBTA Ready for Winter: More Than $101 Million in Resiliency Investments Made Since 2015

MBTA: Wollaston Station Will Close for Approximately Twenty Months Beginning January 2, 2018 Posted on Oct 31

MBTA: Wollaston Station Will Close for Approximately Twenty Months Beginning January 2, 2018

With customers’ safety a top priority and to complete the project on time, the MBTA has announced that Wollaston Station will close to Red Line customers for approximately twenty months beginning Tuesday, January 2, 2018, as part of the Wollaston Station Improvements Project. During the   …Continue Reading MBTA: Wollaston Station Will Close for Approximately Twenty Months Beginning January 2, 2018

MBTA to Expand Transit Signal Prioritization in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge Posted on Oct 23

MBTA to Expand Transit Signal Prioritization in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge

The MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board today received an update on the expansion of its Transit Signal Priority (TSP) pilot to include broader corridors of Beacon Street in Brookline, Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, Huntington Avenue in Boston, and Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge. The TSP   …Continue Reading MBTA to Expand Transit Signal Prioritization in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge

Champion Officially Joins MBTA Ferry Fleet Posted on Oct 18

Champion Officially Joins MBTA Ferry Fleet

On October 18, the MBTA celebrated the upcoming addition of its brand new catamaran ferry, the Champion, with a boat christening ceremony of the new ferry by MBTA General Manager Luis Manuel Ramírez. Ramírez also met with the new vessel’s crew and MBTA ferry management   …Continue Reading Champion Officially Joins MBTA Ferry Fleet

MBTA: Needham Line Work to be Completed Ahead of Schedule Posted on Oct 17

MBTA: Needham Line Work to be Completed Ahead of Schedule

With construction crews making good progress, the MBTA announced today that the installation of federally mandated Positive Train Control (PTC) infrastructure along the Needham Commuter Rail Line will finish on Saturday, October 21, about one month earlier than scheduled. Regular Saturday Needham Line train schedules   …Continue Reading MBTA: Needham Line Work to be Completed Ahead of Schedule

State Officials Announce Transportation Sector Emissions Listening Sessions Posted on Oct 13

State Officials Announce Transportation Sector Emissions Listening Sessions

The Baker-Polito Administration today announced dates for a series of listening sessions across the Commonwealth to discuss solutions to the challenge of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector. The public forums, to be hosted by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs   …Continue Reading State Officials Announce Transportation Sector Emissions Listening Sessions

Plan Ahead: Columbus Day Holiday Travel Posted on Oct 4

Plan Ahead: Columbus Day Holiday Travel

MassDOT is reminding members of the public to plan ahead for the upcoming Columbus Day holiday weekend, utilize the appropriate technology tools to make informed decisions on route and timing of travel, and consider public transportation if possible. “We encourage all members of the public   …Continue Reading Plan Ahead: Columbus Day Holiday Travel

MassDOT Grants Awards Expand Industrial Rail and Freight Access Opportunities Posted on Oct 3

MassDOT Grants Awards Expand Industrial Rail and Freight Access Opportunities

The Baker-Polito Administration’s Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) today announced 8 industrial freight grants totaling just over $3 million as part of the 2017 Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP) awards. The program supports projects that expand or improve rail or freight access, economic opportunity and   …Continue Reading MassDOT Grants Awards Expand Industrial Rail and Freight Access Opportunities