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MBTA Sustainability Achievements Earn “Gold” Posted on Aug 4

MBTA Sustainability Achievements Earn “Gold”

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) recognized the MBTA and other organizations today for their outstanding sustainability achievements which have met specific criteria through the APTA Sustainability Commitment program. Public transit agencies and businesses that voluntarily participate in the APTA Sustainability Commitment program commit to   …Continue Reading MBTA Sustainability Achievements Earn “Gold”

Chelsea: Silver Line Gateway Project Meeting Set Posted on Aug 4

Chelsea: Silver Line Gateway Project Meeting Set

The Silver Line Gateway project will extend Bus Rapid Transit service into Chelsea and East Boston from Boston’s Seaport District. The new service will make stops at Airport Station on the Blue Line and four new stations in Chelsea before terminating at Mystic Mall.  A   …Continue Reading Chelsea: Silver Line Gateway Project Meeting Set

Governor Patrick Celebrates Beverly Commuter Rail Parking Posted on Aug 1

Governor Patrick Celebrates Beverly Commuter Rail Parking

Governor Deval Patrick today joined state and local officials, residents and business owners to celebrate the opening of the new Beverly Commuter Rail parking garage. The garage will be open for customers beginning at the start of commuter rail service tomorrow, Saturday, August 2. “When   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Celebrates Beverly Commuter Rail Parking

MassDOT Berkshire Rail Line Purchase Posted on Jul 17

MassDOT Berkshire Rail Line Purchase

The MassDOT Board of Directors has authorized MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey to execute an agreement to purchase the Berkshire Line from the Housatonic Railroad Company, a major step toward delivering passenger rail service between New York City and the Berkshires. The agreement   …Continue Reading MassDOT Berkshire Rail Line Purchase

Green Line Extension Art Program Seeks Artists Posted on Jul 15

Green Line Extension Art Program Seeks Artists

The Green Line Extension (GLX) project is pleased to announce the second phase of the GLX Integrated Art Program and release of another Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the purpose of commissioning multiple artists to design an integral art program for the GLX stations. In   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Art Program Seeks Artists

MassDOT Assistance Encourages Vanpool Trips Posted on Jul 8

MassDOT Assistance Encourages Vanpool Trips

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey today announced the Massachusetts Commuter Vanpool Program. The Program is designed to increase vanpool use throughout the Commonwealth by subsidizing vanpool fares for participants. A monthly subsidy of up to $600 per month will be available to participating   …Continue Reading MassDOT Assistance Encourages Vanpool Trips

Green Line Extension Public Hearing Set Posted on Jun 30

Green Line Extension Public Hearing Set

The MBTA in July will hold a public hearing to review an Equivalent Facilitation Request by the Green Line Extension (GLX) Project. The hearing will be held as follows: Thursday, July 10, 6:00-8:00 pm, Somerville, Argenziano School at Lincoln Park, 290 Washington Street. The Equivalent   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Public Hearing Set

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