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MassDOT Draft 2018-2022 State Transportation Improvement Program Posted on May 10

MassDOT Draft 2018-2022 State Transportation Improvement Program

MassDOT announces the release of the draft State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2018-2022 and welcomes public comment until May 30, 2017. The STIP is a five-year investment program that prioritizes federal funds for improvements to our roadways, bridges, transit systems,   …Continue Reading MassDOT Draft 2018-2022 State Transportation Improvement Program

MBTA: South Boston Bus Routes Service Improvements Posted on May 10

MBTA: South Boston Bus Routes Service Improvements

The MBTA, in partnership with Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry and State Representative Nick Collins are pleased to announce improvements that will strengthen reliability and capacity for bus routes in the South Boston neighborhood. As part of the MBTA’s newly approved   …Continue Reading MBTA: South Boston Bus Routes Service Improvements

MBTA, Keolis Commuter Services Release Spring Commuter Rail Schedule Effective May 22 Posted on May 9

MBTA, Keolis Commuter Services Release Spring Commuter Rail Schedule Effective May 22

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and Keolis Commuter Services, the operator of the Commuter Rail, announced today spring train schedules which will take effect May 22. Schedules are updated regularly to improve reliability and service for passengers, and this latest revision includes a new   …Continue Reading MBTA, Keolis Commuter Services Release Spring Commuter Rail Schedule Effective May 22

MBTA: Fairmount Commuter Rail Free of Charge May 8-21 Posted on May 6

MBTA: Fairmount Commuter Rail Free of Charge May 8-21

MassDOT, MBTA, and Keolis officials held an event at South Station to announce two-weeks of free rides to customers from all Fairmount Commuter Rail Line stations. Customers will be able to board at station stops between Fairmount and South Stations free of charge Monday, May   …Continue Reading MBTA: Fairmount Commuter Rail Free of Charge May 8-21

Governor Baker, Elected Officials Celebrate I-95/Dedham Street Corridor Groundbreaking Posted on May 4

Governor Baker, Elected Officials Celebrate I-95/Dedham Street Corridor Groundbreaking

Governor Charlie Baker, Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, members of the Massachusetts Legislature, and municipal officials today celebrated the groundbreaking of the $44 million project to construct a new off-ramp from Interstate 95 onto Dedham Street and make multi-modal improvements to the Dedham Street   …Continue Reading Governor Baker, Elected Officials Celebrate I-95/Dedham Street Corridor Groundbreaking

South Coast Rail “Notice of Project Change” Public Meeting Scheduled Posted on Apr 28

South Coast Rail "Notice of Project Change" Public Meeting Scheduled

MassDOT will hold a public meeting on the South Coast Rail “Notice of Project Change” as follows: Thursday, May 11, 6:30 p.m. Taunton High School auditorium, 50 Williams Street, Taunton. MassDOT filed an SCR Notice of Project Change (NPC) on March 15, 2017, to adopt   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail “Notice of Project Change” Public Meeting Scheduled

MBTA: Discover the Fairmount Commuter Rail Line May 8-21 Posted on Apr 27

MBTA: Discover the Fairmount Commuter Rail Line May 8-21

Customers of the Fairmont Commuter Rail Line will travel free of charge for a two-week period in May. Customers will be able to board at station stops from Readville to South Stations and not pay a fare between Monday, May 8, and Friday, May 21.   …Continue Reading MBTA: Discover the Fairmount Commuter Rail Line May 8-21

South Station Expansion Project Environmental Assessment Comment Period Announced Posted on Apr 26

South Station Expansion Project Environmental Assessment Comment Period Announced

MassDOT and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) invite the public to comment on the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and Section 4(f) Determination for the South Station Expansion (SSX) project. FRA and MassDOT released the draft document for public review on April 26, 2017. A copy   …Continue Reading South Station Expansion Project Environmental Assessment Comment Period Announced

MBTA: Strategic Plan Adopted Posted on Apr 24

MBTA: Strategic Plan Adopted

The MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) today approved an MBTA Strategic Plan, a document that fulfills the FMCB requirement in its enabling legislation that required development of such a plan. This plan serves as a blueprint for institutionalizing the objectives and strategies needed   …Continue Reading MBTA: Strategic Plan Adopted

MassDOT Announces Purchase of New Remote-Operated Rail Ballast Cars Posted on Apr 20

MassDOT Announces Purchase of New Remote-Operated Rail Ballast Cars

MassDOT today announced the purchase of 20 steel ballast cars – hopper cars with gates used to dispense ballast onto train tracks – that will be used by MassDOT for projects which maintain and repair crucial rail infrastructure. “MassDOT is pleased to now have its   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces Purchase of New Remote-Operated Rail Ballast Cars