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MBTA: Blue Hill Avenue Station Opens to Fairmount Line Customers Today, February 25 Posted on Feb 25

MBTA: Blue Hill Avenue Station Opens to Fairmount Line Customers Today, February 25

The MBTA has announced that the brand new Blue Hill Avenue Station will open to Fairmount Line customers today, Monday, February 25, 2019. Opening the Station was contingent upon a series of final inspections, which were completed Sunday. Construction of Blue Hill Avenue Station took   …Continue Reading MBTA: Blue Hill Avenue Station Opens to Fairmount Line Customers Today, February 25

Green Line Extension Next Steps: Somerville Bridges to Be Closed, Reconstructed, Widened Posted on Feb 22

Green Line Extension Next Steps: Somerville Bridges to Be Closed, Reconstructed, Widened

The MBTA has announced that the Green Line Extension (GLX) Project is on schedule with the next major project steps including the temporary closure of three bridges in Somerville in order to advance GLX construction, which includes infrastructure improvements as well as widening efforts to   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Next Steps: Somerville Bridges to Be Closed, Reconstructed, Widened

2019 State Employment Career Fair: April 5th Posted on Feb 13

2019 State Employment Career Fair: April 5th

Save the Date and register to attend the 2019 State Employment Career Fair for job seekers with disabilities, scheduled as follows: Friday, April 5, 10am-1pm, State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza, 2nd Floor, Boston. The Career Fair is hosted by MassDOT, Mass Office on Disability,   …Continue Reading 2019 State Employment Career Fair: April 5th

Public Invited To Help Shape the Future of MBTA Commuter Rail Posted on Feb 7

Public Invited To Help Shape the Future of MBTA Commuter Rail

MassDOT and the MBTA are announcing an informational open house and online survey to encourage members of the public to learn more about and comment on the MBTA’s Rail Vision, a two-year study intended to identify current and future Commuter Rail needs and improvements. The   …Continue Reading Public Invited To Help Shape the Future of MBTA Commuter Rail

MBTA Announces Proposed Route Changes for the Better Bus Project, Schedules Open Houses, and Announces Comment Period Posted on Jan 28

MBTA Announces Proposed Route Changes for the Better Bus Project, Schedules Open Houses, and Announces Comment Period

The MBTA has shared forty-seven cost-neutral proposals to update and modernize sixty-three existing bus routes. These proposals lay the foundation for a bus network with more frequent, reliable service that provides better connectivity in Greater Boston. The Better Bus Project marks the beginning of a   …Continue Reading MBTA Announces Proposed Route Changes for the Better Bus Project, Schedules Open Houses, and Announces Comment Period

Governor Baker Appoints Chrystal Kornegay to FMCB and MassDOT Boards Posted on Jan 28

Governor Baker Appoints Chrystal Kornegay to FMCB and MassDOT Boards

Governor Charlie Baker today appointed Chrystal Kornegay to the five-member Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) and to the eleven-member Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board. Ms. Kornegay, Executive Director of MassHousing, has held several senior management roles where she worked closely with members of the Massachusetts Legislature, designed   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Appoints Chrystal Kornegay to FMCB and MassDOT Boards

MBTA, Chelsea Form Partnership to Increase Access to CharlieCards Posted on Jan 25

MBTA, Chelsea Form Partnership to Increase Access to CharlieCards

The MBTA has launched an initiative with the City of Chelsea to increase availability of CharlieCards to residents who rely on public transportation. Under the initiative, CharlieCards pre-loaded with $5 will be available for purchase in the Treasury Office, room 313, at Chelsea City Hall,   …Continue Reading MBTA, Chelsea Form Partnership to Increase Access to CharlieCards

Somerville: Green Line Extension Public Meeting Scheduled for January 30 Posted on Jan 10

Somerville: Green Line Extension Public Meeting Scheduled for January 30

The Green Line Extension (GLX) Project will host a public meeting as follows: Wednesday, January 30, 6:00 to 8:00 PM, East Somerville Community School Cafeteria, 50 Cross Street, Somerville GLX project officials will make information available regarding: The design status of 7 new GLX stations   …Continue Reading Somerville: Green Line Extension Public Meeting Scheduled for January 30

MBTA: FRA Approves Positive Train Control Program Extension to 2020 Posted on Jan 7

MBTA: FRA Approves Positive Train Control Program Extension to 2020

The MBTA announced at today’s Fiscal and Management Control Board meeting that it received federal approval for its alternative schedule and sequence for implementation of its Positive Train Control (PTC) Program. The approval, which was granted by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on December 19, 2018,   …Continue Reading MBTA: FRA Approves Positive Train Control Program Extension to 2020

MBTA to Resume Special $10 Weekend Commuter Rail Fare Pilot Posted on Jan 2

MBTA to Resume Special $10 Weekend Commuter Rail Fare Pilot

The MBTA and its operating partner for Commuter Rail, Keolis Commuter Services, announced the special $10 Commuter Rail weekend fare pilot will resume on Saturday, January 5. This special weekend fare is available from the first train on Saturday to the last train on Sunday   …Continue Reading MBTA to Resume Special $10 Weekend Commuter Rail Fare Pilot