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MBTA: Wollaston Station Will Close for Approximately Twenty Months Beginning January 2, 2018 Posted on Oct 31

MBTA: Wollaston Station Will Close for Approximately Twenty Months Beginning January 2, 2018

With customers’ safety a top priority and to complete the project on time, the MBTA has announced that Wollaston Station will close to Red Line customers for approximately twenty months beginning Tuesday, January 2, 2018, as part of the Wollaston Station Improvements Project. During the   …Continue Reading MBTA: Wollaston Station Will Close for Approximately Twenty Months Beginning January 2, 2018

MBTA to Expand Transit Signal Prioritization in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge Posted on Oct 23

MBTA to Expand Transit Signal Prioritization in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge

The MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board today received an update on the expansion of its Transit Signal Priority (TSP) pilot to include broader corridors of Beacon Street in Brookline, Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, Huntington Avenue in Boston, and Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge. The TSP   …Continue Reading MBTA to Expand Transit Signal Prioritization in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge

Champion Officially Joins MBTA Ferry Fleet Posted on Oct 18

Champion Officially Joins MBTA Ferry Fleet

On October 18, the MBTA celebrated the upcoming addition of its brand new catamaran ferry, the Champion, with a boat christening ceremony of the new ferry by MBTA General Manager Luis Manuel Ramírez. Ramírez also met with the new vessel’s crew and MBTA ferry management   …Continue Reading Champion Officially Joins MBTA Ferry Fleet

MBTA: Needham Line Work to be Completed Ahead of Schedule Posted on Oct 17

MBTA: Needham Line Work to be Completed Ahead of Schedule

With construction crews making good progress, the MBTA announced today that the installation of federally mandated Positive Train Control (PTC) infrastructure along the Needham Commuter Rail Line will finish on Saturday, October 21, about one month earlier than scheduled. Regular Saturday Needham Line train schedules   …Continue Reading MBTA: Needham Line Work to be Completed Ahead of Schedule

State Officials Announce Transportation Sector Emissions Listening Sessions Posted on Oct 13

State Officials Announce Transportation Sector Emissions Listening Sessions

The Baker-Polito Administration today announced dates for a series of listening sessions across the Commonwealth to discuss solutions to the challenge of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector. The public forums, to be hosted by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs   …Continue Reading State Officials Announce Transportation Sector Emissions Listening Sessions

Plan Ahead: Columbus Day Holiday Travel Posted on Oct 4

Plan Ahead: Columbus Day Holiday Travel

MassDOT is reminding members of the public to plan ahead for the upcoming Columbus Day holiday weekend, utilize the appropriate technology tools to make informed decisions on route and timing of travel, and consider public transportation if possible. “We encourage all members of the public   …Continue Reading Plan Ahead: Columbus Day Holiday Travel

MassDOT Grants Awards Expand Industrial Rail and Freight Access Opportunities Posted on Oct 3

MassDOT Grants Awards Expand Industrial Rail and Freight Access Opportunities

The Baker-Polito Administration’s Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) today announced 8 industrial freight grants totaling just over $3 million as part of the 2017 Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP) awards. The program supports projects that expand or improve rail or freight access, economic opportunity and   …Continue Reading MassDOT Grants Awards Expand Industrial Rail and Freight Access Opportunities

MBTA: Buses to replace Red Line service between Park and Kendall/MIT Stations on Weekends beginning September 30 Posted on Sep 26

MBTA: Buses to replace Red Line service between Park and Kendall/MIT Stations on Weekends beginning September 30

To accommodate the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project, MBTA customers are reminded that shuttle buses will replace Red Line trains in both directions between Park Street and Kendall/MIT Stations with a stop at Charles/MGH Station on weekends beginning this Saturday, September 30, and continuing on most   …Continue Reading MBTA: Buses to replace Red Line service between Park and Kendall/MIT Stations on Weekends beginning September 30

Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority to Get “Greener” Buses Posted on Sep 26

Martha's Vineyard Transit Authority to Get "Greener" Buses

MassDOT and the Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) have been jointly awarded a $1.2 million grant for low or no-emission (“LoNo”) transit buses by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The grant award will be used to purchase two “LoNo” electric buses and an energy storage   …Continue Reading Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority to Get “Greener” Buses

MassDOT Community Transit Grants Awarded Posted on Sep 26

MassDOT Community Transit Grants Awarded

MassDOT is pleased to announce this year’s awards through the annual Community Transit Grant Program. This year MassDOT has awarded 153 vans and mini-buses to 37 organizations. In addition, $1,802,197 in funding was awarded to 18 organizations for 25 operating and mobility management projects. Award   …Continue Reading MassDOT Community Transit Grants Awarded