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MBTA Late Night: Next Steps Posted on Feb 5

MBTA Late Night: Next Steps

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack and MBTA General Manager and MassDOT Rail & Transit Administrator Dr. Beverly Scott announced that the MBTA Late Night Pilot Program will be extended through June 19, 2015 in order to allow time for public input before making a   …Continue Reading MBTA Late Night: Next Steps

Winter Storm Service Update: February 3 Posted on Feb 3

Winter Storm Service Update: February 3

MassDOT snow and ice crews continue to clear and treat state roadways on Tuesday, February 3. Travel with caution today. Roadways are wet to snow covered and may be icy in spots. Please allow extra time for travel. Here is an important service alert for   …Continue Reading Winter Storm Service Update: February 3

Winter Storm Update: Travel Ban Lifted, MBTA Open Posted on Jan 28

Winter Storm Update: Travel Ban Lifted, MBTA Open

The statewide travel ban has been lifted as of midnight.  Motorists, especially those in the City of Boston and Eastern counties, are asked to use caution as MassDOT crews continue to plow and clear state roadways and ramps. Parking bans are still in effect in   …Continue Reading Winter Storm Update: Travel Ban Lifted, MBTA Open

BusPlus Mobile Ticketing App Pilot Launched Posted on Jan 22

BusPlus Mobile Ticketing App Pilot Launched

MassDOT and Bytemark today announced a limited pilot launch of the State’s BusPlus mobile ticketing program. The BusPlus program is a partnership between MassDOT and private bus operators offering new regional transportation services to increase intercity and commuter transportation options available across the Commonwealth and   …Continue Reading BusPlus Mobile Ticketing App Pilot Launched

MassRIDES Green Transportation New Year Resolutions! Posted on Jan 14

MassRIDES Green Transportation New Year Resolutions!

MassDOT’s MassRIDES program says it’s never too late to incorporate green transportation options into your daily trips, whether to work or in your leisure time. Our “NuYear resolutions” can help you to save money, reduce your carbon footprint, improve air quality, add fitness into your   …Continue Reading MassRIDES Green Transportation New Year Resolutions!

South Station Expansion: Environmental Impact Report Certificate Issued Posted on Jan 9

South Station Expansion: Environmental Impact Report Certificate Issued

The South Station Expansion Project environmental impact review is moving forward in 2015. The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs on December 31 issued a Certificate on the project following last fall’s Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) process.  The Certificate is now available online   …Continue Reading South Station Expansion: Environmental Impact Report Certificate Issued

Green Line Extension: Major Federal Funding Commitment Posted on Jan 5

Green Line Extension: Major Federal Funding Commitment

Governor Deval Patrick was joined by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today as he announced a $996 million federal grant agreement to extend the MBTA Green Line light rail service from East Cambridge to Somerville and Medford. The Green Line Extension (GLX) will provide faster   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension: Major Federal Funding Commitment

Amtrak Inaugural Run on Knowledge Corridor Celebrated Posted on Dec 23

Amtrak Inaugural Run on Knowledge Corridor Celebrated

Governor Deval Patrick joined Congressmen Richard Neal and James McGovern, MassDOT Acting Secretary & CEO Frank DePaola, local elected officials and community members for the inaugural run of Amtrak’s Vermonter service on the Knowledge Corridor. The restored rail line, prioritized by Governor Patrick as part   …Continue Reading Amtrak Inaugural Run on Knowledge Corridor Celebrated

MBTA: Weekend Service on 3 Commuter Rail Lines Begins December 27 Posted on Dec 19

MBTA: Weekend Service on 3 Commuter Rail Lines Begins December 27

The restoration of weekend Commuter Rail service on three lines will begin next Saturday, December 27. The Kingston/Plymouth and Greenbush lines will see the return of Saturday and Sunday service and the Needham Line will resume Saturday service after a two year absence. “MassDOT is   …Continue Reading MBTA: Weekend Service on 3 Commuter Rail Lines Begins December 27

South Station Expansion: DEIR Comment Period Through December 24 Posted on Dec 17

South Station Expansion: DEIR Comment Period Through December 24

Posted by:  Matthew Ciborowski, South Station Project Manager, MassDOT Office of Transportation Planning I was pleased to meet with more than 60 people who participated in an Open House and Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the South Station Expansion project on   …Continue Reading South Station Expansion: DEIR Comment Period Through December 24