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MBTA: Preparing for Next Weather Events Posted on Jan 11

MBTA: Preparing for Next Weather Events

After last week’s winter storm, the MBTA is continuing snow-clearing efforts while preparing for an upcoming weather system predicted to drop heavy rainfall across the MBTA service area. In addition to heavy rain, the air temperature is expected to quickly drop below freezing during the   …Continue Reading MBTA: Preparing for Next Weather Events

MBTA Modernizes Procurement Process by Partnering with Boston Tech Startup FairMarkIT Posted on Jan 2

MBTA Modernizes Procurement Process by Partnering with Boston Tech Startup FairMarkIT

The MBTA has announced its partnership with FairMarkIT, a new public e-bidding forum, in order to modernize its procurement processes from a combination of electronic and paper systems to an easy-to-monitor, transparent, web-based operation. This partnership is projected to increase procurement efficiencies by 15 percent,   …Continue Reading MBTA Modernizes Procurement Process by Partnering with Boston Tech Startup FairMarkIT

Federal Funds Issued for MBTA Green Line Extension Project Posted on Dec 21

Federal Funds Issued for MBTA Green Line Extension Project

The Federal Transit Administration today informed the MBTA Green Line Extension (GLX) Project Team that it has released the first $100 million installment of the total approved $1 billion in federal funding for the 4.7-mile light rail line from Cambridge to Medford, marking another milestone   …Continue Reading Federal Funds Issued for MBTA Green Line Extension Project

I-90 Allston Interchange Improvement Project: Public Comment Period Extended Posted on Dec 20

I-90 Allston Interchange Improvement Project: Public Comment Period Extended

MassDOT has announced that in response to community input, it has further extended the public comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the I-90 Allston Interchange Improvement Project to February 9, 2018. This extension will ensure all interested parties have ample time to   …Continue Reading I-90 Allston Interchange Improvement Project: Public Comment Period Extended

MassDOT, MBTA, Massport: Baker-Polito Administration Prepared for Winter Weather Posted on Dec 15

MassDOT, MBTA, Massport: Baker-Polito Administration Prepared for Winter Weather

With the winter weather season beginning, Governor Charlie Baker today joined Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver, MBTA General Manager Luis Manuel Ramírez, Keolis CEO and General Manager David Scorey, and Massport CEO Thomas P. Glynn at a news conference in Somerville to highlight resiliency and preparedness   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MBTA, Massport: Baker-Polito Administration Prepared for Winter Weather

MassDOT, Boston Harbor Now Present Proposed Ferry Site Short List to Seaport Economic Council Posted on Dec 11

MassDOT, Boston Harbor Now Present Proposed Ferry Site Short List to Seaport Economic Council

Members of the Seaport Economic Council convened today and were briefed on a dozen sites which have been identified by stakeholders as having the best potential for new or expanded ferry service.  As part of the ongoing Boston Harbor Water Transportation Study, routes between these   …Continue Reading MassDOT, Boston Harbor Now Present Proposed Ferry Site Short List to Seaport Economic Council

MassDOT Weekend Winter Weather Preparations Posted on Dec 8

MassDOT Weekend Winter Weather Preparations

MassDOT advises the public that with snowfall expected Saturday, motorists are advised to minimize travel where possible, consider public transportation, and make informed and safe decisions before heading out onto the roadways. “The weather forecast is calling for snow to begin on Saturday morning, mix   …Continue Reading MassDOT Weekend Winter Weather Preparations

MBTA: Wollaston Station Closure Begins January 8 Posted on Dec 8

MBTA: Wollaston Station Closure Begins January 8

The MBTA announced its final plans relative to the closure of Wollaston Station, which will begin on January 8. The closure is necessary to expedite the schedule to reconstruct the deteriorated station. Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, MBTA General Manager Luis Manuel Ramírez, Senator   …Continue Reading MBTA: Wollaston Station Closure Begins January 8

I-90 Allston Interchange Project: Public Meetings Set Posted on Dec 1

I-90 Allston Interchange Project: Public Meetings Set

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced that the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the I-90 Allston Interchange Improvement Project was filed yesterday with the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. Information on how to obtain an electronic copy of the DEIR is   …Continue Reading I-90 Allston Interchange Project: Public Meetings Set

MBTA Making Green Line Track Improvements Posted on Nov 29

MBTA Making Green Line Track Improvements

The MBTA provided the Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) with an update on major short-term improvements with Green Line track areas along with a long-term strategic plan for continued track maintenance, which will improve service for customers and increase the reliability of the fleet.   …Continue Reading MBTA Making Green Line Track Improvements