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Governor Baker, MBTA Celebrate Expansion of The Ride’s On-Demand Paratransit Service Posted on Mar 1

Governor Baker, MBTA Celebrate Expansion of The Ride's On-Demand Paratransit Service

Governor Charlie Baker and MBTA Acting General Manager Brian Shortsleeve celebrated 10,000 rides in the MBTA’s The RIDE On-Demand Paratransit Pilot Program with ride-share companies Uber and Lyft, and announced that effective March 1st, the program will be open to all eligible users of The   …Continue Reading Governor Baker, MBTA Celebrate Expansion of The Ride’s On-Demand Paratransit Service

MBTA: $7.9 Million Investment to Upgrade Mattapan Fleet Posted on Feb 28

MBTA: $7.9 Million Investment to Upgrade Mattapan Fleet

The MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board was briefed Monday on a plan to invest $7.9 million to fully overhaul its existing Presidential Conference Committee (PCC) streetcars with new propulsion, brakes, and power supply systems. The plan would extend the life of the Mattapan-Ashmont Station   …Continue Reading MBTA: $7.9 Million Investment to Upgrade Mattapan Fleet

Worcester: Blackstone Gateway Visitor Center Project Advances Posted on Feb 25

Worcester: Blackstone Gateway Visitor Center Project Advances

MassDOT has announced that it is continuing to move forward with the project to construct the Worcester Blackstone Gateway Visitor Center and the adjacent multi-use path in the City of Worcester. A Notice to Proceed (NTP) was recently awarded for Phase II of this project   …Continue Reading Worcester: Blackstone Gateway Visitor Center Project Advances

MassDOT Freight Plan Second Open House Set Posted on Feb 22

MassDOT Freight Plan Second Open House Set

MassDOT is hosting the second Open House for the Massachusetts Freight Plan as follows: Thursday, March 9, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM, The Conference Center at Bentley University, Room 325ABC (Third Floor), 175 Forest Street, LaCava Campus Center #300, Waltham The second Freight Advisory Committee   …Continue Reading MassDOT Freight Plan Second Open House Set

MBTA Names Design-Build Firms Interested in Green Line Extension Project Posted on Feb 21

MBTA Names Design-Build Firms Interested in Green Line Extension Project

The MBTA has announced that an important step has been achieved for the Green Line Extension Project. The evaluation of the Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) for the project has been completed and three highly-qualified teams have been selected for the short list of firms that   …Continue Reading MBTA Names Design-Build Firms Interested in Green Line Extension Project

Governor Baker Announces Launch of Search for Permanent MBTA General Manager Posted on Feb 16

Governor Baker Announces Launch of Search for Permanent MBTA General Manager

Governor Charlie Baker today announced that MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack is launching the search for a permanent CEO and General Manager for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). Governor Baker also recommended in his address before the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, that the MBTA’s   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Announces Launch of Search for Permanent MBTA General Manager

Focus 40 Event Set for March 15th Posted on Feb 8

Focus 40 Event Set for March 15th

The next MBTA Focus40 event has been scheduled as follows:   March 15, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, MIT Media Lab, Building E14, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge Since the previous event in October, the Focus40 Team has collected more than 3,000 ideas about how the   …Continue Reading Focus 40 Event Set for March 15th

Baker-Polito Administration Announces 2nd Round, Complete Streets Funding Awards Posted on Jan 26

Baker-Polito Administration Announces 2nd Round, Complete Streets Funding Awards

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, Highway Administrator Thomas Tinlin, and members of the Massachusetts Legislature today announced the second round of awards from the Complete Streets Program. A ceremony was held at the Massachusetts State House to distribute a total   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Announces 2nd Round, Complete Streets Funding Awards

MassDOT Announces Online Comment Tool for Capital Investment Plan Posted on Jan 23

MassDOT Announces Online Comment Tool for Capital Investment Plan

MassDOT today announced the opening of its online comment tool that enables members of the public to easily provide input and suggestions on potential transportation projects to be included in the agency’s upcoming five-year Capital Investment Plan (CIP). Following last year’s successful public input process   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces Online Comment Tool for Capital Investment Plan

Freight Plan Public Open House Set Posted on Jan 10

Freight Plan Public Open House Set

MassDOT’s Freight Plan is a strategic planning document that will define a short and long-term vision for the freight system in Massachusetts and identify solutions to current and future challenges to the freight system. The first Open House for the Massachusetts Freight Plan has been   …Continue Reading Freight Plan Public Open House Set