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MBTA: Late Night Weekend Service Begins Tonight Posted on Mar 28

MBTA: Late Night Weekend Service Begins Tonight

Effective immediately, service on the MBTA subway and fifteen Key Bus Routes will operate 90 minutes longer on Friday and Saturday nights. This expanded service allows Boston to continue to compete among other world class cities that offer late night public transportation and make Boston   …Continue Reading MBTA: Late Night Weekend Service Begins Tonight

Worcester Regional Transit: Electric Transit Bus Fleet Posted on Mar 28

Worcester Regional Transit: Electric Transit Bus Fleet

Governor Deval Patrick celebrated the launch of a new fully electric transit bus fleet at the Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA). The Governor also announced new investments in two programs designed to support alternative fuel vehicles and related infrastructure across Massachusetts. “We are committed to   …Continue Reading Worcester Regional Transit: Electric Transit Bus Fleet

Employers Honored for Excellence in Commuter Options Posted on Mar 26

Employers Honored for Excellence in Commuter Options

The Patrick Administration today celebrated the efforts of more than 150 Massachusetts businesses to promote healthier, more environmentally-friendly commuting at the Massachusetts Excellence in Commuter Options (ECO) Awards ceremony at historic Fenway Park. The recognized employers have been successful in administering programs and resources to encourage   …Continue Reading Employers Honored for Excellence in Commuter Options

Silver Line Gateway Public Meeting: April 1 Posted on Mar 25

Silver Line Gateway Public Meeting: April 1

The MassDOT Silver Line Gateway project team has scheduled a public meeting to review the proposed design as follows: Tuesday, April 1, 6:30 PM – 8 PM, City Council Chambers at Chelsea City Hall, 500 Broadway. Preliminary project plans will be available to view prior to   …Continue Reading Silver Line Gateway Public Meeting: April 1

South Station Theatre Reeled Them In Posted on Mar 23

South Station Theatre Reeled Them In

For today’s South Station travelers, the latest news reports are as close as their smartphones – or at least the television monitors in the waiting area. But pre-television, not to mention pre-Internet, news reports with moving images could only be seen at the local theater.   …Continue Reading South Station Theatre Reeled Them In

Governor Patrick Announces MBTA Late Night Service Posted on Mar 13

Governor Patrick Announces MBTA Late Night Service

Governor Deval Patrick today joined Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, MassDOT Secretary & CEO Richard A. Davey and MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott, alongside business leaders and residents, to announce the start date for the MBTA Late Night Pilot Program. Beginning the night of Friday,   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Announces MBTA Late Night Service

Springfield Union Station Funding Boost Posted on Mar 13

Springfield Union Station Funding Boost

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s Board of Directors has voted to designate $16.5 million to the Springfield Redevelopment Authority to complete the funding package necessary to fully finance the first phase of the redevelopment of Springfield’s Union Station. With these additional funds pledged by MassDOT,   …Continue Reading Springfield Union Station Funding Boost

Governor Patrick Celebrates MBTA Yawkey Station Opening Posted on Mar 10

Governor Patrick Celebrates MBTA Yawkey Station Opening

Governor Deval Patrick today celebrated the grand opening of the new Yawkey Commuter Rail Station and the start of enhanced Commuter Rail service on the Framingham/ Worcester Line. The Yawkey Commuter Rail station, which serves Fenway Park and the Longwood Medical area, is now fully   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Celebrates MBTA Yawkey Station Opening

Green Line Extension Funds in Presidential Budget Posted on Mar 5

Green Line Extension Funds in Presidential Budget

President Obama in his budget released this week recommended federal funding to support the Green Line Extension, marking a significant milestone for a project that will bring thousands of new jobs to the region and create new economic opportunity. The President’s proposal includes $100 million   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Funds in Presidential Budget

MBTA Government Center Closing: Public Meetings Posted on Mar 4

MBTA Government Center Closing: Public Meetings

The MBTA Government Center Station will be closed beginning on Saturday, March 22, 2014, for two years while crews reconstruct the station into a fully accessible, safer, modern, more comfortable facility.  The station will reopen in spring 2016. Public presentations regarding the Government Center Project   …Continue Reading MBTA Government Center Closing: Public Meetings