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MBTA Update: Car Counts Increase, Customer Service Enhancements Posted on Feb 21

MBTA Update: Car Counts Increase, Customer Service Enhancements

The MBTA announced that through the tireless efforts of the MBTA’s machinists and repair personnel, 400 rail cars are now in service for the morning and evening commute periods, marking the first time since Feb. 9 that cars in service has reached this number. Also,   …Continue Reading MBTA Update: Car Counts Increase, Customer Service Enhancements

MBTA: Mid-Day Wednesday, February 18 Update: Green, Orange Line Progress, 150 National Guard on Red Line Posted on Feb 18

MBTA: Mid-Day Wednesday, February 18 Update: Green, Orange Line Progress, 150 National Guard on Red Line

Today, through coordination with the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency(MEMA), MassDOT and Governor Charlie Baker’s office, the MBTA announced service returned to the C line of the Green Line and significant portions of the Orange Line. Additionally, 150 soldiers and airmen form the Massachusetts National Guard   …Continue Reading MBTA: Mid-Day Wednesday, February 18 Update: Green, Orange Line Progress, 150 National Guard on Red Line

MBTA Service Update: Wednesday, February 18 Posted on Feb 18

MBTA Service Update: Wednesday, February 18

The MBTA says Beacon Street Trolley Service has been restored today, Wednesday, February 18, as the MBTA continues to make progress in its ongoing storm recovery efforts, with more sections of the Red and Green Line re-opening. Red Line Train service is available from Ashmont to   …Continue Reading MBTA Service Update: Wednesday, February 18

MBTA Service Update, February 17 Posted on Feb 17

MBTA Service Update, February 17

The MBTA is providing the following service update for Tuesday, February 17. Effective this morning: Red Line service was extended from Alewife to JFK/UMass. More than 70 buses, including 40 from Peter Pan requested by the Governor, were used to shuttle customers between Braintree and   …Continue Reading MBTA Service Update, February 17

MBTA: Snow Removal Across a Massive System Posted on Feb 13

MBTA: Snow Removal Across a Massive System

The MBTA continues to respond to the impact of severe winter weather on one of the largest transit systems in the U.S. The T system includes 124 heavy rail and light rail stations, 8,800 bus stops, and 137 commuter rail stations to be cleared—platforms, staircases,   …Continue Reading MBTA: Snow Removal Across a Massive System

Winter Storm: RMV, MBTA Impact Tuesday, February 10 Posted on Feb 9

RMV facilities located in Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex and Middlesex counties will be closed Tuesday, February 10. The closures include the RMV Call Center and the following branches: Boston’s Haymarket Center, Braintree, Danvers, Haverhill, Lawrence, Lowell, Natick, Revere, Roslindale, Watertown and Wilmington. Class D road tests   …Continue Reading Winter Storm: RMV, MBTA Impact Tuesday, February 10

South Coast Rail: Coming Full Circle Posted on Feb 7

South Coast Rail: Coming Full Circle

A great deal of work is taking place over the course of this winter to advance the South Coast Rail project. Members of the team are hard at work developing designs for the ten new proposed stations, looking at overall project design, and meeting with   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Coming Full Circle

MBTA Late Night: Next Steps Posted on Feb 5

MBTA Late Night: Next Steps

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack and MBTA General Manager and MassDOT Rail & Transit Administrator Dr. Beverly Scott announced that the MBTA Late Night Pilot Program will be extended through June 19, 2015 in order to allow time for public input before making a   …Continue Reading MBTA Late Night: Next Steps

Winter Storm Service Update: February 3 Posted on Feb 3

Winter Storm Service Update: February 3

MassDOT snow and ice crews continue to clear and treat state roadways on Tuesday, February 3. Travel with caution today. Roadways are wet to snow covered and may be icy in spots. Please allow extra time for travel. Here is an important service alert for   …Continue Reading Winter Storm Service Update: February 3

Winter Storm Update: Travel Ban Lifted, MBTA Open Posted on Jan 28

Winter Storm Update: Travel Ban Lifted, MBTA Open

The statewide travel ban has been lifted as of midnight.  Motorists, especially those in the City of Boston and Eastern counties, are asked to use caution as MassDOT crews continue to plow and clear state roadways and ramps. Parking bans are still in effect in   …Continue Reading Winter Storm Update: Travel Ban Lifted, MBTA Open