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Cambridge: Kendall Square Mobility Task Force Posted on Apr 17

Cambridge: Kendall Square Mobility Task Force

The first meeting of MassDOT’s Kendall Square Mobility Task Force is scheduled as follows: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at 600 Technology Square (corner of Main and Portland) – 3rd floor in Cambridge.  MassDOT’s Kendall Square Mobility Task Force process   …Continue Reading Cambridge: Kendall Square Mobility Task Force

MBTA, Keolis Commuter Rail Tie Replacement: Haverhill and Lowell Lines Posted on Apr 8

MBTA, Keolis Commuter Rail Tie Replacement: Haverhill and Lowell Lines

The MBTA and Keolis Commuter Services announced that work will begin next week on the first of several railroad tie replacement projects on the Lowell and Haverhill lines, part of a total $100 million investment in infrastructure improvements for both lines that will increase passenger   …Continue Reading MBTA, Keolis Commuter Rail Tie Replacement: Haverhill and Lowell Lines

Green Line Extension Community Path Meeting Posted on Apr 8

Green Line Extension Community Path Meeting

On Monday, May 4, 2015, the Green Line Extension (GLX) Project Team will hold a public meeting to review the latest design plans for the Community Path. The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn in Somerville, 30 Washington Street, Somerville, MA from 6:00 pm–8:00   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Community Path Meeting

MassDOT Community Transit Grant Recipients Announced Posted on Apr 7

MassDOT Community Transit Grant Recipients Announced

MassDOT’s Rail & Transit Division has announced the FY 2016 award recipients for the MassDOT Community Transit Grant Program. A total of 44 applicants, including Regional Transit Authorities, are receiving approximately $10 million from the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Transportation for Elderly Persons and Persons   …Continue Reading MassDOT Community Transit Grant Recipients Announced

MBTA Announces Youth Pass Pilot Posted on Apr 3

MBTA Announces Youth Pass Pilot

In a partnership with the Cities of Boston, Chelsea, Malden, and Somerville, the MBTA today announced a Youth Pass Pilot program. The Youth Pass is a LinkPass valid on local bus and subway and will be open to up to 1,500 eligible youth between the   …Continue Reading MBTA Announces Youth Pass Pilot

Commuter Options: Park & Ride Lots Posted on Apr 2

Commuter Options: Park & Ride Lots

Park & Ride Lots are available throughout the Commonwealth for people wishing to carpool or vanpool to work. Commuter bus service is also available from many of the park-and-ride lots. Please check the Park & Ride map on the web for locations and additional information.   …Continue Reading Commuter Options: Park & Ride Lots

MBTA: Fitchburg Line Weekend Service Suspension Posted on Mar 27

MBTA: Fitchburg Line Weekend Service Suspension

The MBTA has issued a Service Alert:  No Weekend Service on the commuter rail Fitchburg Main Line for the period from April 25th, 2015 through November 22nd, 2015. The suspension of weekend service will allow construction of major improvements on the Fitchburg Main Line to   …Continue Reading MBTA: Fitchburg Line Weekend Service Suspension

Beverly: Drawbridge Project Community Meeting April 1 Posted on Mar 24

Beverly: Drawbridge Project Community Meeting April 1

A Public Community Meeting for the Beverly Drawbridge Rehabilitation/Replacement Project has been scheduled as follows: Wednesday April 1, 6:00 PM, Beverly High School, Auditorium, 100 Sohier Rd MassDOT, MBTA and project contractor HNTB Corporation representatives will join area officials to discuss the rehabilitation and replacement   …Continue Reading Beverly: Drawbridge Project Community Meeting April 1

MBTA: Commuter Rail Service Update for March 23 Posted on Mar 22

MBTA: Commuter Rail Service Update for March 23

Keolis Commuter Service announced that it will restore service on an additional 63 MBTA Commuter Rail trains, including 17 rush hour train trips, on Monday, March 23, with full service scheduled to be restored on or before March 30. This marks the largest number of   …Continue Reading MBTA: Commuter Rail Service Update for March 23

Demise of an American Railroad Empire Posted on Mar 21

Demise of an American Railroad Empire

South Coast Rail plans to restore commuter rail service between Boston and the cities and towns of southeastern Massachusetts. The rail line that once ran between Boston and Taunton, Fall River, and New Bedford operated for nearly a half century under the Old Colony Railroad.   …Continue Reading Demise of an American Railroad Empire