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New Transportation Impact Guidelines Posted on Apr 25

New Transportation Impact Guidelines

MassDOT and the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs recently published the revised Transportation Impact Assessment (TIA) Guidelines.  These guidelines are used for the preparation of transportation analysis components of environmental filings under the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA), specifically Environmental Notification Forms (ENFs)   …Continue Reading New Transportation Impact Guidelines

MBTA: New Customer Service Enhancements Posted on Apr 24

MBTA: New Customer Service Enhancements

The MBTA this week rolled out customer service enhancements that make public transit even easier to use: real-time arrival information for the Red, Orange & Blue Lines is now available at mbta.com, the Bus Countdown Clock system has been activated at Dudley station and the   …Continue Reading MBTA: New Customer Service Enhancements

Green Line Extension: Medford Detour Posted on Apr 21

Green Line Extension: Medford Detour

The Green Line Extension team would like to inform you of upcoming Phase 1 project work on Harvard Street in Medford. On the weekend of April 26th, it will be necessary for the GLX Phase 1 Contractor, Barletta Heavy Division, Inc., to close Harvard Street   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension: Medford Detour

MBTA: New Locomotive Now in Service Posted on Apr 16

MBTA: New Locomotive Now in Service

MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott today at Boston North Station welcomed the first of 40 new Commuter Rail locomotives as it was placed into service on the Haverhill Line.   To replace existing locomotives between 35 and 40 years old, the MBTA is procuring forty   …Continue Reading MBTA: New Locomotive Now in Service

Plan Ahead: Holiday Weekend Travel Posted on Apr 16

Plan Ahead: Holiday Weekend Travel

MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead, travel safely, and use public transportation where possible during the upcoming holiday weekend. Heavy traffic is expected due to Easter Sunday observances and Patriot’s Day/Marathon Monday, April 21. The heaviest traffic congestion on I-90 during busy holiday weekends is   …Continue Reading Plan Ahead: Holiday Weekend Travel

Freight Rail Grants Announced Posted on Apr 14

The Patrick Administration today announced the awarding of seven grants totaling $2.5 million for industrial rail projects as part of the 2014 Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP). The IRAP funding for the seven projects is being matched by more than $1.9 million in private sector   …Continue Reading Freight Rail Grants Announced

South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacement Public Hearings Posted on Apr 14

South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacement Public Hearings

MassDOT will host Design Public Hearings in Fall River and New Bedford on the 25% design of four bridge replacements along the future South Coast Rail route. The bridge replacements will provide fast and tangible benefits to help expanding freight service and will also be   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacement Public Hearings

Bus Plus: New Regional Services Posted on Apr 10

Bus Plus: New Regional Services

MassDOT in partnership with Plymouth & Brockton Street Railway Co., today announced new regional transportation services coming soon as part of the new BusPlus program to increase the intercity and commuter transportation options available across the Commonwealth and all of New England. BusPlus is a   …Continue Reading Bus Plus: New Regional Services

MassDOT Endorses Urban Street Design Guide Posted on Apr 3

MassDOT Endorses Urban Street Design Guide

MassDOT has officially endorsed the NACTO Urban Street Design Guide in keeping with our commitment to sustainable transportation and creating pedestrian, bicycle, and transit-friendly streets.  “Our goal is to foster transportation decisions that balance the needs of all transportation users, expand mobility, improve public health,   …Continue Reading MassDOT Endorses Urban Street Design Guide

MassDOT Community Transit Grants Announced Posted on Apr 2

MassDOT Community Transit Grants Announced

MassDOT’s Rail & Transit Division today announced the Fiscal Year 2015 award recipients in the MassDOT Community Transit Grant Program. 41 applicants were competitively selected for 56 individual grants totaling more than $13.1 million. This round of funding has been awarded to Councils on Aging,   …Continue Reading MassDOT Community Transit Grants Announced