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CapeFLYER Service Returns Memorial Day Weekend! Posted on May 13

CapeFLYER Service Returns Memorial Day Weekend!

Building on its successful two years of operations, the CapeFLYER is excited to announce that trains will again be running from Boston to Cape Cod starting on Memorial Day weekend. Service will begin on Friday, May 22nd and operate on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through   …Continue Reading CapeFLYER Service Returns Memorial Day Weekend!

Governor Baker Names MassDOT Board Chair, Final Appointment Posted on May 12

Governor Baker Names MassDOT Board Chair, Final Appointment

Governor Charlie Baker today announced the administration’s remaining appointment to the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and designated Ruth Bonsignore as the Chair of the MassDOT Board. Former Commissioner of Public Works and Parks for the City of Worcester, Robert   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Names MassDOT Board Chair, Final Appointment

Governor Baker Announces New Appointments to MassDOT Board Posted on May 8

Governor Baker Announces New Appointments to MassDOT Board

Today, Governor Charlie Baker announced five new appointments to the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. The board, which includes Secretary Stephanie Pollack, currently oversees all MassDOT operations including the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), Highway, Mass Transit, Aeronautics, the Registry of   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Announces New Appointments to MassDOT Board

Northampton Celebrates Vermonter Service May 9 Posted on May 6

Northampton Celebrates Vermonter Service May 9

MassDOT Rail & Transit supports the City of Northampton ceremony to celebrate the restoration of the “Knowledge Corridor” rail line and the return of Amtrak service. The ceremony will begin Saturday, May 9 at 3:45 p.m., coinciding with the scheduled arrival of the northbound “Vermonter”   …Continue Reading Northampton Celebrates Vermonter Service May 9

Massachusetts Community Transportation Conference Set Posted on May 4

MassDOT’s Rail & Transit Division in partnership with MassMobility is hosting the annual Massachusetts Community Transportation Coordination Conference on Tuesday, May 5 in Marlborough. MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack will deliver the keynote address outlining MassDOT’s vision for coordinated transportation. The annual statewide coordination   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Community Transportation Conference Set

South Coast Rail Partnership Celebrated Posted on May 4

South Coast Rail Partnership Celebrated

The South Coast Rail project is well into its first year of permitting and design. Surveyors are measuring the rights-of-way, geotechnical field work is underway, and designers are considering bridges, crossings and signals. Reestablishing transit connections between the South Coast and Boston is more than   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail Partnership Celebrated

MBTA Green Line First Countdown Signs Live in Newton Posted on Apr 25

MBTA Green Line First Countdown Signs Live in Newton

Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack announced that the MBTA Green Line’s first countdown signs have been activated at Newton Centre and Newton Highlands Stations on the D branch. “These signs provide customers with additional information that they haven’t had before, making customers’ commutes more predictable,” said Secretary   …Continue Reading MBTA Green Line First Countdown Signs Live in Newton

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