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MBTA: Public Invited to Pick Exterior Designs for New Subway Cars Posted on Oct 20

MBTA: Public Invited to Pick Exterior Designs for New Subway Cars

The MBTA announced today that on-line voting is now open to allow the public to select the exterior designs for the new Green, Orange and Red Line cars. “The manufacture and delivery of new rail cars will go a long way to enhancing MBTA service   …Continue Reading MBTA: Public Invited to Pick Exterior Designs for New Subway Cars

MBTA Commuter Rail: Record On-Time Performance in September Posted on Oct 14

MBTA Commuter Rail: Record On-Time Performance in September

MBTA commuter rail system operator Keolis Commuter Services ended September with an unadjusted on-time weekday performance rate of 91.9 percent, the best September performance since 2006. When the figures are adjusted to take into account delays caused by issues beyond the company’s control, as specified   …Continue Reading MBTA Commuter Rail: Record On-Time Performance in September

2015 Moving Together Conference: Join Us! Posted on Oct 10

2015 Moving Together Conference: Join Us!

MassDOT as part of the GreenDOT sustainability policy is pleased to invite you to the 2015 Moving Together Conference! The conference is scheduled as follows: Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 7:45 AM – 4:30 PM, Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza at Arlington, Boston This   …Continue Reading 2015 Moving Together Conference: Join Us!

Haverhill: Bradford Rail Trail Groundbreaking Posted on Oct 9

Haverhill: Bradford Rail Trail Groundbreaking

MassDOT Rail & Transit Division Administrator Astrid Glynn joined elected officials and supporters today in Haverhill to celebrate the Bradford Rail Trail groundbreaking. When completed, the 3,300 foot long Rail Trail will be located between the Basilere Bridge, the Comeau Bridge near South Elm Street   …Continue Reading Haverhill: Bradford Rail Trail Groundbreaking

MassDOT Schedules Capital Conversations: Regional Meetings for Five-Year Capital Investment Plan Posted on Oct 8

MassDOT Schedules Capital Conversations: Regional Meetings for Five-Year Capital Investment Plan

MassDOT is scheduling Capital Conversations, a series of public community meetings to solicit input on potential transportation projects to be included in the agency’s upcoming five-year Capital Investment Plan (CIP) for Fiscal Years 2017-2021. The meetings will be held in various regions throughout the Commonwealth   …Continue Reading MassDOT Schedules Capital Conversations: Regional Meetings for Five-Year Capital Investment Plan

Kendall Square Mobility Task Force Meetings Set Posted on Oct 8

Kendall Square Mobility Task Force Meetings Set

The Kendall Square Mobility Task Force invites you to a Community Open House on Thursday, October 15, 5:30-7:30pm, Kennedy-Longfellow School, 158 Spring Street, Cambridge. You may view maps, meet our project team and share your ideas. There will be a short presentation at 6:15pm. The next   …Continue Reading Kendall Square Mobility Task Force Meetings Set

Baker-Polito Administration Announce Worcester/Framingham Commuter Rail Schedule Upgrades Posted on Oct 7

Baker-Polito Administration Announce Worcester/Framingham Commuter Rail Schedule Upgrades

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito today announced a series of comprehensive changes to the MBTA’s Commuter Rail schedule that include the addition of non-stop train service between Union Station in Worcester and Boston, beginning in May 2016. Upon implementation, one non-stop train will depart Union Station   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Announce Worcester/Framingham Commuter Rail Schedule Upgrades

MBTA Purchases Dozens of New, High Capacity Buses Posted on Oct 6

MBTA Purchases Dozens of New, High Capacity Buses

The MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board has approved the purchase of 44, sixty-foot long buses for the Silver Line and other high volume bus routes. The diesel hybrid buses will replace the existing CNG-powered buses that began serving the Silver Line in 2003. The   …Continue Reading MBTA Purchases Dozens of New, High Capacity Buses

MBTA Green Line to Activate Additional Countdown Signs Posted on Oct 6

MBTA Green Line to Activate Additional Countdown Signs

The MBTA announced today that the Green Line will activate additional countdown signs this week at Copley, Arlington, Boylston, Park, Haymarket and North Stations. “These signs provide important information that significantly enhances our customers’ commuting experience,” said MBTA General Manager Frank DePaola. “The oldest subway   …Continue Reading MBTA Green Line to Activate Additional Countdown Signs

Northern New England Intercity Rail Initiative Meetings Set Posted on Sep 11

Northern New England Intercity Rail Initiative Meetings Set

MassDOT and the Vermont Agency of Transportation will air findings on a study to expand regional intercity passenger rail service at three public meetings to be held in Massachusetts and Vermont in September. The study, known as the Northern New England Intercity Rail Initiative, examined   …Continue Reading Northern New England Intercity Rail Initiative Meetings Set