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Massachusetts Community Transportation Conference Set Posted on May 4

MassDOT’s Rail & Transit Division in partnership with MassMobility is hosting the annual Massachusetts Community Transportation Coordination Conference on Tuesday, May 5 in Marlborough. MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack will deliver the keynote address outlining MassDOT’s vision for coordinated transportation. The annual statewide coordination   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Community Transportation Conference Set

South Coast Rail Partnership Celebrated Posted on May 4

South Coast Rail Partnership Celebrated

The South Coast Rail project is well into its first year of permitting and design. Surveyors are measuring the rights-of-way, geotechnical field work is underway, and designers are considering bridges, crossings and signals. Reestablishing transit connections between the South Coast and Boston is more than   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail Partnership Celebrated

MBTA Green Line First Countdown Signs Live in Newton Posted on Apr 25

MBTA Green Line First Countdown Signs Live in Newton

Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack announced that the MBTA Green Line’s first countdown signs have been activated at Newton Centre and Newton Highlands Stations on the D branch. “These signs provide customers with additional information that they haven’t had before, making customers’ commutes more predictable,” said Secretary   …Continue Reading MBTA Green Line First Countdown Signs Live in Newton

Cambridge: Kendall Square Mobility Task Force Posted on Apr 17

Cambridge: Kendall Square Mobility Task Force

The first meeting of MassDOT’s Kendall Square Mobility Task Force is scheduled as follows: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at 600 Technology Square (corner of Main and Portland) – 3rd floor in Cambridge.  MassDOT’s Kendall Square Mobility Task Force process   …Continue Reading Cambridge: Kendall Square Mobility Task Force

MBTA, Keolis Commuter Rail Tie Replacement: Haverhill and Lowell Lines Posted on Apr 8

MBTA, Keolis Commuter Rail Tie Replacement: Haverhill and Lowell Lines

The MBTA and Keolis Commuter Services announced that work will begin next week on the first of several railroad tie replacement projects on the Lowell and Haverhill lines, part of a total $100 million investment in infrastructure improvements for both lines that will increase passenger   …Continue Reading MBTA, Keolis Commuter Rail Tie Replacement: Haverhill and Lowell Lines

Green Line Extension Community Path Meeting Posted on Apr 8

Green Line Extension Community Path Meeting

On Monday, May 4, 2015, the Green Line Extension (GLX) Project Team will hold a public meeting to review the latest design plans for the Community Path. The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn in Somerville, 30 Washington Street, Somerville, MA from 6:00 pm–8:00   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Community Path Meeting

MassDOT Community Transit Grant Recipients Announced Posted on Apr 7

MassDOT Community Transit Grant Recipients Announced

MassDOT’s Rail & Transit Division has announced the FY 2016 award recipients for the MassDOT Community Transit Grant Program. A total of 44 applicants, including Regional Transit Authorities, are receiving approximately $10 million from the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Transportation for Elderly Persons and Persons   …Continue Reading MassDOT Community Transit Grant Recipients Announced

MBTA Announces Youth Pass Pilot Posted on Apr 3

MBTA Announces Youth Pass Pilot

In a partnership with the Cities of Boston, Chelsea, Malden, and Somerville, the MBTA today announced a Youth Pass Pilot program. The Youth Pass is a LinkPass valid on local bus and subway and will be open to up to 1,500 eligible youth between the   …Continue Reading MBTA Announces Youth Pass Pilot

Commuter Options: Park & Ride Lots Posted on Apr 2

Commuter Options: Park & Ride Lots

Park & Ride Lots are available throughout the Commonwealth for people wishing to carpool or vanpool to work. Commuter bus service is also available from many of the park-and-ride lots. Please check the Park & Ride map on the web for locations and additional information.   …Continue Reading Commuter Options: Park & Ride Lots

MBTA: Fitchburg Line Weekend Service Suspension Posted on Mar 27

MBTA: Fitchburg Line Weekend Service Suspension

The MBTA has issued a Service Alert:  No Weekend Service on the commuter rail Fitchburg Main Line for the period from April 25th, 2015 through November 22nd, 2015. The suspension of weekend service will allow construction of major improvements on the Fitchburg Main Line to   …Continue Reading MBTA: Fitchburg Line Weekend Service Suspension