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2018 Draft State Rail Plan Public Comment Period Extended Posted on Feb 7

2018 Draft State Rail Plan Public Comment Period Extended

MassDOT is announcing a two week extension of the public comment period for the 2018 Draft State Rail Plan to March 2, 2018. MassDOT held a public meeting in Worcester on January 29th and in Springfield on February 2nd to discuss the draft of the   …Continue Reading 2018 Draft State Rail Plan Public Comment Period Extended

MassDOT: South Coast Rail Project Proceeding Posted on Feb 6

MassDOT: South Coast Rail Project Proceeding

MassDOT has announced that the South Coast Rail project is proceeding with the filing of the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (DSEIR) with the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office. The DSEIR document analyzes only the new elements proposed as part of Phase I that   …Continue Reading MassDOT: South Coast Rail Project Proceeding

Baker-Polito Administration Attends Fenway Center Ground Breaking Posted on Jan 30

Baker-Polito Administration Attends Fenway Center Ground Breaking

Governor Charlie Baker today joined Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, local leaders and members of the joint venture of Meredith Management, Gerding Edlen, and TH Real Estate at a ground breaking ceremony for Phase I of the Fenway Center Development Project at 771 Beacon   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Attends Fenway Center Ground Breaking

MassDOT Releases Draft State Rail Plan for Public Comment Posted on Jan 29

MassDOT Releases Draft State Rail Plan for Public Comment

MassDOT is seeking public comment on its newly released draft Massachusetts State Rail Plan, which articulates the Commonwealth’s priorities and proposed plans for passenger and freight rail investment over the next 20 years. Highlights from the draft plan include: A commitment to study east-west passenger   …Continue Reading MassDOT Releases Draft State Rail Plan for Public Comment

Casey Arborway: Final Alignment Shift Posted on Jan 24

Casey Arborway: Final Alignment Shift

MassDOT has announced that beginning at 10 a.m., on Friday, January 26, 2018, crews will shift traffic in Jamaica Plain so that the westbound Arborway will be in its final alignment between South and Washington Street as part of the ongoing Casey Arborway Project. The   …Continue Reading Casey Arborway: Final Alignment Shift

Governor Baker Creates Commission on the Future of Transportation in the Commonwealth Posted on Jan 23

Governor Baker Creates Commission on the Future of Transportation in the Commonwealth

Governor Charlie Baker today signed Executive Order No. 579 establishing the Commission on the Future of Transportation in the Commonwealth to advise the Baker-Polito Administration on future transportation needs and challenges. The Governor named 18 appointees to the Commission, which will develop a range of   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Creates Commission on the Future of Transportation in the Commonwealth

MassDOT Announces Summer Internships Posted on Jan 22

MassDOT Announces Summer Internships

Are you a college student interested in an opportunity to gain hands-on transportation experience? The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced a series of Summer Internship opportunities for incoming and current college students. The full-time, paid internships are available to incoming or current college undergraduate   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces Summer Internships

State Rail Plan Public Meeting Set Posted on Jan 16

State Rail Plan Public Meeting Set

MassDOT is working on the State Rail Plan which is an update to the 2010 State Rail Plan. The plan will document the state rail system and planned improvements, and outline the Commonwealth’s 20-year vision and four year plan for the statewide rail system. A   …Continue Reading State Rail Plan Public Meeting Set

MBTA: Preparing for Next Weather Events Posted on Jan 11

MBTA: Preparing for Next Weather Events

After last week’s winter storm, the MBTA is continuing snow-clearing efforts while preparing for an upcoming weather system predicted to drop heavy rainfall across the MBTA service area. In addition to heavy rain, the air temperature is expected to quickly drop below freezing during the   …Continue Reading MBTA: Preparing for Next Weather Events

MBTA Modernizes Procurement Process by Partnering with Boston Tech Startup FairMarkIT Posted on Jan 2

MBTA Modernizes Procurement Process by Partnering with Boston Tech Startup FairMarkIT

The MBTA has announced its partnership with FairMarkIT, a new public e-bidding forum, in order to modernize its procurement processes from a combination of electronic and paper systems to an easy-to-monitor, transparent, web-based operation. This partnership is projected to increase procurement efficiencies by 15 percent,   …Continue Reading MBTA Modernizes Procurement Process by Partnering with Boston Tech Startup FairMarkIT