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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

Bay State Bike Week: Old is New Again Posted on May 13

Bay State Bike Week: Old is New Again

Thousands of people taking to the streets on bicycles. Companies setting up shop and making innovative two-wheelers. New transit facilities designed with cyclists in mind. Sound like Massachusetts today? It is . . . except that these events took place in the 1890s! While the   …Continue Reading Bay State Bike Week: Old is New Again

South Coast Rail Task Force Volunteer Honored Posted on May 13

South Coast Rail Task Force Volunteer Honored

The South Coast Rail Task Force depends on citizens to assist the Commonwealth in planning for smart growth and effective land use as part of the South Coast Rail project. Jim Oliver of Foxborough, an active member since 2008, is being honored for his service   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail Task Force Volunteer Honored

South Station: Surviving Rail’s Dark Times Posted on May 6

South Station: Surviving Rail’s Dark Times

Boston South Station opened amid great fanfare in 1899 midway through what many call the Golden Age of Railroads in the United States. From just after the Civil War to the 1920s, trains were the dominant form of transportation for both work and pleasure. Perhaps   …Continue Reading South Station: Surviving Rail’s Dark Times

Green Line Extension: Community Path Meeting Posted on May 1

Green Line Extension: Community Path Meeting

The Green Line Extension (GLX) Project Team in May will hold a public meeting to review the latest design plans for the Community Path. The public meeting on Wednesday, May 14 will be held at the Holiday Inn in Somerville, 30 Washington Street, from 6:00   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension: Community Path Meeting

CapeFLYER Weekend Rail Service Returns May 23 Posted on Apr 30

CapeFLYER Weekend Rail Service Returns May 23

MassDOT and the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA) today announced CapeFLYER weekend rail service to Cape Cod and the Islands will begin Friday, May 23 through Labor Day, with an improved schedule and new station stop at Wareham Village.   “CapeFLYER is a proven   …Continue Reading CapeFLYER Weekend Rail Service Returns May 23

Green Line Extension: Community Path Funding Posted on Apr 30

Green Line Extension: Community Path Funding

MassDOT Secretary & CEO Richard A. Davey today announced funding for a multi-modal Community Path to be built along the Green Line Extension (GLX) in Somerville and Cambridge. The 1.9 mile path will connect four GLX Stations: Lowell Street, Gilman Square, Washington Street and the   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension: Community Path Funding

New Transportation Impact Guidelines Posted on Apr 25

New Transportation Impact Guidelines

MassDOT and the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs recently published the revised Transportation Impact Assessment (TIA) Guidelines.  These guidelines are used for the preparation of transportation analysis components of environmental filings under the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA), specifically Environmental Notification Forms (ENFs)   …Continue Reading New Transportation Impact Guidelines

MBTA: New Customer Service Enhancements Posted on Apr 24

MBTA: New Customer Service Enhancements

The MBTA this week rolled out customer service enhancements that make public transit even easier to use: real-time arrival information for the Red, Orange & Blue Lines is now available at mbta.com, the Bus Countdown Clock system has been activated at Dudley station and the   …Continue Reading MBTA: New Customer Service Enhancements

Green Line Extension: Medford Detour Posted on Apr 21

Green Line Extension: Medford Detour

The Green Line Extension team would like to inform you of upcoming Phase 1 project work on Harvard Street in Medford. On the weekend of April 26th, it will be necessary for the GLX Phase 1 Contractor, Barletta Heavy Division, Inc., to close Harvard Street   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension: Medford Detour