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Green Line Extension Working Group Meeting Posted on Mar 24

Green Line Extension Working Group Meeting

The Green Line Extension Working Group has scheduled a meeting as follows:   Wednesday, March 30, 6:00-8:15pm, Somerville High School Auditorium, 81 Highland Avenue Following a brief presentation by Green Line Extension Interim Program Manager, Jack Wright, the working group will lead a detailed discussion   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Working Group Meeting

Framingham-Worcester Commuter Rail Line: Railroad Ties to be Replaced Posted on Mar 23

Framingham-Worcester Commuter Rail Line: Railroad Ties to be Replaced

Track work is set to start on the Framingham-Worcester Line this month, with a goal of replacing 25,000-30,000 railroad ties while work to end the line’s heat-related speed restrictions wraps up. Keolis Commuter Services, which operates and maintains MBTA Commuter Rail, will be performing and   …Continue Reading Framingham-Worcester Commuter Rail Line: Railroad Ties to be Replaced

MBTA Government Center Celebrates Grand Re-Opening Posted on Mar 21

MBTA Government Center Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

The MBTA celebrated the grand re-opening of the Government Center Station Monday at 11:45 a.m., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking two years spent reconstructing the station into a fully accessible, safer, modern, more comfortable facility. The ceremony featured remarks by Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor   …Continue Reading MBTA Government Center Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

MBTA: Progress in Cutting Expenses Posted on Feb 29

MBTA: Progress in Cutting Expenses

The MBTA expects to cut its projected fiscal 2017 operating deficit by 43 percent, the direct result of continued reductions in overtime spending and other costs, and increases in revenue such as real estate and advertising. T officials will detail the authority’s improving fiscal status   …Continue Reading MBTA: Progress in Cutting Expenses

South Boston Bypass Road Six-Month Pilot Program Ends Posted on Feb 18

South Boston Bypass Road Six-Month Pilot Program Ends

The South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Committee, made up of the leadership of MassDOT, the City of Boston, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, the Massachusetts Port Authority, and A Better City, today announced that Friday February 19th will be the final day of the six-month   …Continue Reading South Boston Bypass Road Six-Month Pilot Program Ends

Commuter Rail Status Update Posted on Feb 18

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation and MBTA would like to thank passengers for their patience and cooperation today as an Amtrak equipment issue at South Station meant most passengers had to disembark trains prior to arrival at South Station and transfer to mass transit. Free   …Continue Reading Commuter Rail Status Update

Longfellow Bridge: Next Stage Construction Begins February 11 Posted on Feb 1

Longfellow Bridge: Next Stage Construction Begins February 11

MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli (WSC), anticipates setting up the final configuration of Stage 3 construction for the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project by Thursday, February 11, 2016. The shift of the tracks to their temporary positions was completed over a series of MBTA Red Line Weekend Diversions.   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: Next Stage Construction Begins February 11

Everett Transit Action Plan: Community Meeting Set Posted on Feb 1

Everett Transit Action Plan: Community Meeting Set

MassDOT is hosting the second community meeting and open house on the Everett Transit Action Plan on Thursday, February 11 at the Connolly Center in Everett. Stop in for the Open House anytime between 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM to learn about the study, see   …Continue Reading Everett Transit Action Plan: Community Meeting Set

MBTA: New South Acton Commuter Rail Station Opening Event Posted on Jan 29

MBTA: New South Acton Commuter Rail Station Opening Event

MassDOT and the MBTA are excited to join the Baker Administration, Federal, State, and Local Public officials and our neighbors in South Acton to celebrate the recent opening of the New South Acton Commuter Rail Station. This event will include a speaking program at the   …Continue Reading MBTA: New South Acton Commuter Rail Station Opening Event

Boston MPO Selected for Training to Measure Transportation Spending Results Posted on Jan 26

Boston MPO Selected for Training to Measure Transportation Spending Results

MassDOT is pleased to announce that the Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization (Boston MPO) has been selected by the national nonprofit Transportation for America to participate in a first-of-its-kind yearlong training academy for ambitious metro regions beginning to use performance measurement to better assess the results   …Continue Reading Boston MPO Selected for Training to Measure Transportation Spending Results