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Arsenal Street Corridor Study Posted on Apr 20

Arsenal Street Corridor Study

MassDOT is working with Watertown officials, residents and business owners to study ways to improve travel through the Arsenal Street Corridor. Arsenal Street directly connects Watertown with neighboring communities, including Waltham, Cambridge, Newton and Boston. Recent developments have converted vacant and industrial parcels on Arsenal   …Continue Reading Arsenal Street Corridor Study

MBTA: New Commuter Rail Schedules Begin May 23 Posted on Apr 19

MBTA: New Commuter Rail Schedules Begin May 23

Following a robust public comment period, the MBTA has released new commuter rail schedules that will take effect on May 23. The changes are designed to improve performance and allow for greater schedule reliability. The changes will improve passengers’ experience through consistent arrival and departure   …Continue Reading MBTA: New Commuter Rail Schedules Begin May 23

Celebrate Earth Month with Green Commuting Posted on Apr 17

Celebrate Earth Month with Green Commuting

One of the primary goals of MassRIDES is to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality throughout the state. Massachusetts ranked fourth in the ‘Bicycle Friendly’ rankings last year, and has a number of options for alternative travel including buses, trains, carpooling, vanpooling, and walking.   …Continue Reading Celebrate Earth Month with Green Commuting

MassDOT Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Scheduled Posted on Apr 14

MassDOT Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Scheduled

MassDOT will hold a series of meetings throughout the state to solicit public input on its draft five-year, multi-billion dollar Capital Investment Plan (CIP) for long-term highway, aeronautics, rail and transit investments. The meetings will begin April 25, in Fitchburg, and run through the month   …Continue Reading MassDOT Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Scheduled

Green Line Extension Public Meetings Continue Posted on Apr 7

Green Line Extension Public Meetings Continue

MassDOT and the MBTA next week will continue the series of Green Line Extension public meetings. As part of a current re-evaluation of the extension, the public is invited to share their ideas about the project. The GLX project is proposed to extend the MBTA   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Public Meetings Continue

MBTA: Developer Selected for North Quincy Parking Lot Project Posted on Apr 4

MBTA: Developer Selected for North Quincy Parking Lot Project

The MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board voted unanimously Monday to approve lease rights to the firms Bozzuto Development and Atlantic Development so the firms may design and build a mixed use project on MBTA land at the North Quincy Red Line Station. The winning   …Continue Reading MBTA: Developer Selected for North Quincy Parking Lot Project

MBTA Dashboard Performance Reports Draw Public Response Posted on Apr 4

MBTA Dashboard Performance Reports Draw Public Response

In its first week the MBTA’s online Dashboard has been accessed by at least 11,000 individuals, drawing several thousand unique page views and positive responses on social media. Dashboard helps the public track the daily reliability levels of the T’s four subway lines and all   …Continue Reading MBTA Dashboard Performance Reports Draw Public Response

MBTA Performance Reports Now Available Daily Posted on Mar 28

MBTA Performance Reports Now Available Daily

Massachusetts Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack today announced a new level of transparency at the MBTA, with the launching of the MBTA’s Performance Dashboard. For the first time, the public can track the daily reliability levels of the four subway lines and all 170   …Continue Reading MBTA Performance Reports Now Available Daily

MBTA Seeks Public Comment: Critical Bus Routes Posted on Mar 25

MBTA Seeks Public Comment: Critical Bus Routes

The MBTA is inviting public comment through April 4th on options to improve service on critical bus routes after the recent termination of Late Night Service. All interested customers and stakeholders are encouraged to reach out to the MBTA with their input on service options.   …Continue Reading MBTA Seeks Public Comment: Critical Bus Routes

Everett Transit Action Plan Meeting: April 13 Posted on Mar 25

Everett Transit Action Plan Meeting: April 13

MassDOT is hosting an Everett Transit Action Plan Community Meeting on Wednesday, April 13, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM, Edward G. Connolly Center, 90 Chelsea Street. Project planning staff will present: A complete list of potential transit improvements Initial evaluations of improvements, based on project   …Continue Reading Everett Transit Action Plan Meeting: April 13