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MBTA: Wareham CapeFLYER Station Opens Posted on Jun 27

MBTA: Wareham CapeFLYER Station Opens

MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott joined state and local officials to celebrate the opening of the Wareham Village Station on the CapeFLYER line. Service to the Wareham Village Station will start today June, 27th at the new stop, located off of Main Street in   …Continue Reading MBTA: Wareham CapeFLYER Station Opens

MBTA Team Aces APTA Customer Service Competition Posted on Jun 24

MBTA Team Aces APTA Customer Service Competition

An MBTA team won the Customer Service event in this month’s 2014 APTA International Rail Rodeo competition held in Montreal. The Operations Team of Green Line employees Jimmy Zhu and George Kilroy placed 1st in Customer Service and 5th overall competing with 15 transit agency   …Continue Reading MBTA Team Aces APTA Customer Service Competition

South Coast Rail Project Contract Approved Posted on Jun 18

South Coast Rail Project Contract Approved

The MassDOT Board of Directors today awarded a $210 million contract for the South Coast Rail Project, officially moving the much-anticipated project from planning into construction. “South Coast Rail will be a game changer for the region, providing a reliable public transit option for residents   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail Project Contract Approved

Governor Patrick: Holyoke Canal Walk Groundbreaking Posted on Jun 16

Governor Patrick: Holyoke Canal Walk Groundbreaking

Governor Deval Patrick today joined officials from MassDOT and the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs along with federal, state and local officials to break ground on improvements to the Holyoke Canal Walk. The $3.5 million investment in the Gateway City of Holyoke will   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick: Holyoke Canal Walk Groundbreaking

New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Corridor Public Meeting Posted on Jun 6

New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Corridor Public Meeting

MassDOT will hold a public informational meeting on the New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Corridor Study: Wednesday, June 11th, 6:00–8:00 p.m.,  3rd Floor Meeting Room, New Bedford Public Library, 613 Pleasant Street The study will address short-term and long-term transportation issues along Route 6 between County Street   …Continue Reading New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Corridor Public Meeting

MBTA: Fare Increases Begin July 1 Posted on Jun 5

MBTA: Fare Increases Begin July 1

The MassDOT Board of Directors in May approved changes in MBTA fares effective July 1st, 2014. Fares for MBTA fixed route services will increase an average of 5%. The fare increase is projected to raise MBTA fare revenue by approximately 4%, or $20-24 million, and   …Continue Reading MBTA: Fare Increases Begin July 1

Green Line Extension: Somerville, Medford Survey Work Posted on Jun 2

Green Line Extension: Somerville, Medford Survey Work

The Green Line Extension team has an important update about ongoing project work in June. Starting this month and continuing over the next several months, contractors for the project will be conducting survey work on properties along the Green Line Extension corridor from Washington Street   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension: Somerville, Medford Survey Work

Express Bus: Back Bay to Logan Airport Posted on May 30

Express Bus: Back Bay to Logan Airport

Massport’s new Logan Express bus adds a convenient connection between Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood and Logan Airport. The bus stops every 20 minutes daily from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Hynes Convention Center and Copley MBTA Station. The Logan Express bus ride to   …Continue Reading Express Bus: Back Bay to Logan Airport

South Coast Rail: Technical Assistance Grants Posted on May 27

South Coast Rail: Technical Assistance Grants

The Patrick Administration announced today that communities in the South Coast area can apply for technical assistance grants for projects that support the goals of the South Coast Rail Economic Development and Land Use Corridor Plan. In previous years, communities have used the grants to   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Technical Assistance Grants

Green Line Extension: Tour the Community Path Posted on May 27

The Green Line Extension team invites you to take a virtual tour of the Green Line Extension multi-modal Community Path. The 3-D model tour presented at a Community Path public meeting in May is now available for viewing on MassDOT YouTube online. The simulation will   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension: Tour the Community Path