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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

MBTA: CapeFLYER Returns Memorial Day Weekend Posted on Apr 19

MBTA: CapeFLYER Returns Memorial Day Weekend

Entering its fifth year of service, the CapeFLYER is excited to announce that trains will once again run from Boston to Cape Cod starting on Memorial Day weekend. Service will begin on Friday, May 26th and operate on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout until Labor   …Continue Reading MBTA: CapeFLYER Returns Memorial Day Weekend

Massachusetts Freight Plan Third Open House Set Posted on Apr 5

Massachusetts Freight Plan Third Open House Set

MassDOT is hosting the third Open House for the Massachusetts Freight Plan as follows: Monday, April 24, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, Large Conference Room (2nd Floor), 60 Congress Street, Springfield MassDOT’s Freight Plan is a strategic planning document that will   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Freight Plan Third Open House Set

South Coast Rail Project Change Public Meeting Set Posted on Apr 3

South Coast Rail Project Change Public Meeting Set

MassDOT and the MBTA invite you to a Public Meeting on the South Coast Rail Notice of Project Change as follows: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 6:30 PM, University of Massachusetts School of Law, Francis J. Larkin Moot Courtroom, 333 Faunce Corner Road, Dartmouth MassDOT filed an   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail Project Change Public Meeting Set