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MBTA: Commuter Rail Service Update for Monday, March 16 Posted on Mar 13

MBTA: Commuter Rail Service Update for Monday, March 16

Keolis Commuter Service announced that it will restore service on an additional 42 MBTA Commuter Rail trains on Monday, March 16, the latest milestone as it moves to restore full service by March 30. This marks the largest number of commuter trains restored to service   …Continue Reading MBTA: Commuter Rail Service Update for Monday, March 16

Community Transit Grant Applications Show Significant Increase Posted on Mar 5

Community Transit Grant Applications Show Significant Increase

The MassDOT Rail & Transit Division’s Community Transit Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2016 has received more than 90 applications, a 50% increase compared to last year. Applications were due on March 2. The Community Transit Grant Program provides financial assistance through the Federal Transit   …Continue Reading Community Transit Grant Applications Show Significant Increase

Remembering the Fall River Line Posted on Feb 28

Remembering the Fall River Line

South Coast Rail will transport passengers to Boston from Fall River and New Bedford. Both South Coast cities have rich histories, including Fall River’s stint as a gateway to the mid-Atlantic. Until about 80 years ago, the most direct route to New York City from   …Continue Reading Remembering the Fall River Line

Comprehensive New England Regional Transportation Maps Posted on Feb 27

Comprehensive New England Regional Transportation Maps

MassDOT today announced release of the first ever comprehensive New England Regional Transportation Maps. These maps show all privately operated rail, bus, and ferry service across New England and connecting services to New York State. MassDOT’s Rail & Transit Division developed the maps in coordination   …Continue Reading Comprehensive New England Regional Transportation Maps

MassDOT Board Names DePaola Interim MBTA General Manager Posted on Feb 25

MassDOT Board Names DePaola Interim MBTA General Manager

The MassDOT Board of Directors voted unanimously to make Frank DePaola, currently serving as Highway Administrator and MassDOT’s Chief Operating Officer, Interim General Manager of the MBTA. MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack also announced today that Thomas Tinlin, MassDOT’s Chief of Highway Operations and Maintenance, will   …Continue Reading MassDOT Board Names DePaola Interim MBTA General Manager

MBTA Late Night Service Future Public Meetings Set Posted on Feb 23

MBTA Late Night Service Future Public Meetings Set

The MBTA invites you to attend a public informational meeting to share your comments about the future of late-night service. The meetings are scheduled as follows:   Monday, March 2, 6 p.m.–8 p.m., District Hall, Assembly Space, 75 Northern Ave., Boston Wednesday, March 4, 5:30   …Continue Reading MBTA Late Night Service Future Public Meetings Set

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