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MBTA: Fare Increases Begin July 1 Posted on Jun 5

MBTA: Fare Increases Begin July 1

The MassDOT Board of Directors in May approved changes in MBTA fares effective July 1st, 2014. Fares for MBTA fixed route services will increase an average of 5%. The fare increase is projected to raise MBTA fare revenue by approximately 4%, or $20-24 million, and   …Continue Reading MBTA: Fare Increases Begin July 1

Green Line Extension: Somerville, Medford Survey Work Posted on Jun 2

Green Line Extension: Somerville, Medford Survey Work

The Green Line Extension team has an important update about ongoing project work in June. Starting this month and continuing over the next several months, contractors for the project will be conducting survey work on properties along the Green Line Extension corridor from Washington Street   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension: Somerville, Medford Survey Work

Express Bus: Back Bay to Logan Airport Posted on May 30

Express Bus: Back Bay to Logan Airport

Massport’s new Logan Express bus adds a convenient connection between Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood and Logan Airport. The bus stops every 20 minutes daily from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Hynes Convention Center and Copley MBTA Station. The Logan Express bus ride to   …Continue Reading Express Bus: Back Bay to Logan Airport

South Coast Rail: Technical Assistance Grants Posted on May 27

South Coast Rail: Technical Assistance Grants

The Patrick Administration announced today that communities in the South Coast area can apply for technical assistance grants for projects that support the goals of the South Coast Rail Economic Development and Land Use Corridor Plan. In previous years, communities have used the grants to   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Technical Assistance Grants

Green Line Extension: Tour the Community Path Posted on May 27

The Green Line Extension team invites you to take a virtual tour of the Green Line Extension multi-modal Community Path. The 3-D model tour presented at a Community Path public meeting in May is now available for viewing on MassDOT YouTube online. The simulation will   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension: Tour the Community Path

Bay State Bike Week: Old is New Again Posted on May 13

Bay State Bike Week: Old is New Again

Thousands of people taking to the streets on bicycles. Companies setting up shop and making innovative two-wheelers. New transit facilities designed with cyclists in mind. Sound like Massachusetts today? It is . . . except that these events took place in the 1890s! While the   …Continue Reading Bay State Bike Week: Old is New Again

South Coast Rail Task Force Volunteer Honored Posted on May 13

South Coast Rail Task Force Volunteer Honored

The South Coast Rail Task Force depends on citizens to assist the Commonwealth in planning for smart growth and effective land use as part of the South Coast Rail project. Jim Oliver of Foxborough, an active member since 2008, is being honored for his service   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail Task Force Volunteer Honored

South Station: Surviving Rail’s Dark Times Posted on May 6

South Station: Surviving Rail’s Dark Times

Boston South Station opened amid great fanfare in 1899 midway through what many call the Golden Age of Railroads in the United States. From just after the Civil War to the 1920s, trains were the dominant form of transportation for both work and pleasure. Perhaps   …Continue Reading South Station: Surviving Rail’s Dark Times

Green Line Extension: Community Path Meeting Posted on May 1

Green Line Extension: Community Path Meeting

The Green Line Extension (GLX) Project Team in May will hold a public meeting to review the latest design plans for the Community Path. The public meeting on Wednesday, May 14 will be held at the Holiday Inn in Somerville, 30 Washington Street, from 6:00   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension: Community Path Meeting

CapeFLYER Weekend Rail Service Returns May 23 Posted on Apr 30

CapeFLYER Weekend Rail Service Returns May 23

MassDOT and the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA) today announced CapeFLYER weekend rail service to Cape Cod and the Islands will begin Friday, May 23 through Labor Day, with an improved schedule and new station stop at Wareham Village.   “CapeFLYER is a proven   …Continue Reading CapeFLYER Weekend Rail Service Returns May 23