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MBTA: $150 Million Savings Expected After Competitive Bond Sale Posted on Jul 20

MBTA: $150 Million Savings Expected After Competitive Bond Sale

Acting MBTA General Manager Brian Shortsleeve on Tuesday announced that the agency successfully held its first competitive bond sale in 21 years, issuing $337.3 million in bonds. By locking into the lowest interest rates in the transit agency’s history, the MBTA will experience more than   …Continue Reading MBTA: $150 Million Savings Expected After Competitive Bond Sale

MBTA: Automated Fare Collection System RFQ Issued Posted on Jul 19

MBTA: Automated Fare Collection System RFQ Issued

The MBTA issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for systems integrators interested in development of a new Automated Fare Collection (AFC) system under a performance-based contracting arrangement with private financing and integrated delivery. The RFQ calls for firms or teams capable of designing, installing, financing   …Continue Reading MBTA: Automated Fare Collection System RFQ Issued

MassDOT Draft 2017-2021 State Transportation Improvement Program Posted on Jul 12

MassDOT Draft 2017-2021 State Transportation Improvement Program

MassDOT announces the release of the draft State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2017-2021 and welcomes public comment until August 9, 2016. The STIP is a five-year investment program that prioritizes federal and non-federal funds for improvements to our roadways, bridges,   …Continue Reading MassDOT Draft 2017-2021 State Transportation Improvement Program

South Station Expansion: Final Environmental Impact Report Posted on Jul 11

South Station Expansion: Final Environmental Impact Report

The South Station Expansion Project Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) is now available for public review and comment. MassDOT filed the FEIR with the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) office on June 30, 2016. The document is available for public review and can be found   …Continue Reading South Station Expansion: Final Environmental Impact Report

MBTA to Select Best Public Transit App, Seeks Public Opinion Posted on Jul 6

MBTA to Select Best Public Transit App, Seeks Public Opinion

Which app most-effectively gives commuters the real-time MBTA information needed to navigate their way around the Boston region, whether they’re using the subway, commuter rail, bus or ferry? The MBTA will answer that question by hosting a contest to select and officially endorse an app   …Continue Reading MBTA to Select Best Public Transit App, Seeks Public Opinion

MassDOT, MassMobility Partner on Community Transportation Posted on Jul 3

MassDOT, MassMobility Partner on Community Transportation

MassMobility is funded by a federal grant through and works closely with MassDOT to increase mobility for seniors, people with disabilities, veterans, low-income commuters, and others who lack transportation access in Massachusetts. On May 3, MassMobility, in partnership with MassDOT’s Mobility Management Center, hosted the   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MassMobility Partner on Community Transportation

Longfellow Bridge Closure, MBTA Red Line Diversion July 8-11 Posted on Jun 28

Longfellow Bridge Closure, MBTA Red Line Diversion July 8-11

MassDOT’s contractor will close the Longfellow Bridge and implement an MBTA Red Line diversion during the weekend of July 8 through July 10. The Longfellow Bridge will be closed to all vehicular traffic, except MBTA buses, from 11:00 PM on Friday, July 8, to 5:00   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Closure, MBTA Red Line Diversion July 8-11

Milestone Nears: Longfellow Bridge “Salt and Pepper” Towers Restoration Posted on Jun 23

Milestone Nears: Longfellow Bridge “Salt and Pepper” Towers Restoration

MassDOT announced that the restoration of the iconic “salt and pepper” towers of the historic Longfellow Bridge will be complete in late July. The downstream towers have been replaced on the bridge, and barges are transporting the last stones for installation on them. The capstones   …Continue Reading Milestone Nears: Longfellow Bridge “Salt and Pepper” Towers Restoration

Community Transit Grants Announced Posted on Jun 22

Community Transit Grants Announced

MassDOT announced the awarding of more than $9 million in FY2017 Community Transit Program Grants to support transit programs for seniors and individuals with disabilities across the Commonwealth. The grants, which are state and federal dollars administrated through MassDOT’s Rail & Transit Division, are intended   …Continue Reading Community Transit Grants Announced

MassDOT Board Approves $14.8 Billion 5-Year Capital Investment Plan Posted on Jun 21

MassDOT Board Approves $14.8 Billion 5-Year Capital Investment Plan

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Board has approved its $14.8 billion 5-year Capital Investment Plan (CIP). The FY2017-FY2021 CIP funds capital improvements and infrastructure projects, including roads, bridges and MBTA projects across the Commonwealth as part of the agency’s efforts to restore reliability to the   …Continue Reading MassDOT Board Approves $14.8 Billion 5-Year Capital Investment Plan