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Thanksgiving Travel: Plan Ahead Posted on Nov 21

Thanksgiving Travel: Plan Ahead

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is reminding members of the public to plan ahead for Thanksgiving holiday travel, use the appropriate technology resources to make informed decisions, and consider public transportation if traveling to locations such as Logan airport. “We know from previous years that   …Continue Reading Thanksgiving Travel: Plan Ahead

MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board Awards Contract for New Automatic Fare Collection System Posted on Nov 20

MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board Awards Contract for New Automatic Fare Collection System

Taking a major step toward a new system that will simplify fare collection and improve the delivery of transit services, the MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board today voted to award a multi-year contract to the consortium of Cubic-John Laing for the design, integration, and   …Continue Reading MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board Awards Contract for New Automatic Fare Collection System

Green Line Extension Project Design-Build Team Firm Selected Posted on Nov 17

Green Line Extension Project Design-Build Team Firm Selected

The MBTA Green Line Extension project team today held a “price opening” to select the design-build firm that will perform the design and construction for the Green Line Extension. The winning team is a Joint Venture of GLX Constructors, with a price offering of $954,618,600.    …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Project Design-Build Team Firm Selected

MassDOT, Massport, MBTA Ready for Thanksgiving Travel Posted on Nov 15

MassDOT, Massport, MBTA Ready for Thanksgiving Travel

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the MBTA spoke today at South Station about what to expect this holiday travel season and some travel tips to use during the nation’s busiest travel season. The roads and skies are expected   …Continue Reading MassDOT, Massport, MBTA Ready for Thanksgiving Travel

Green Line Extension: Public Meeting on Study of Possible Extension to Mystic Valley Parkway Posted on Nov 15

Green Line Extension: Public Meeting on Study of Possible Extension to Mystic Valley Parkway

MassDOT and the MBTA invite the public to participate in a public meeting on Monday, November 20, on a study of a possible extension of the Green Line to Mystic Valley Parkway. This possible future phase of the project would extend the Green Line from   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension: Public Meeting on Study of Possible Extension to Mystic Valley Parkway

I-90 Allston Interchange Improvement Project Update Posted on Nov 14

I-90 Allston Interchange Improvement Project Update

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Board of Directors and the MBTA Fiscal Management and Control Board received an update regarding the status of the project to replace the deteriorated I-90 Viaduct which carries several lanes of highway traffic over Boston’s Allston neighborhood into and out   …Continue Reading I-90 Allston Interchange Improvement Project Update

Veterans Day Holiday: RMV Open, MBTA Normal Schedules Posted on Nov 8

Veterans Day Holiday: RMV Open, MBTA Normal Schedules

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is reminding members of the public to plan ahead for the upcoming Veterans Day holiday weekend and utilize the appropriate technology tools to make informed decisions if traveling. The Registry of Motor Vehicles Service Centers will be open with normal   …Continue Reading Veterans Day Holiday: RMV Open, MBTA Normal Schedules

Commonwealth Supporting Freight Transportation System Posted on Nov 7

Commonwealth Supporting Freight Transportation System

MassDOT, in conjunction with Massport, is taking steps to increase investment in the freight system in Massachusetts and to engage stakeholders on how cargo moves through the state and what the Commonwealth should be doing to plan for the needs of freight in the future.   …Continue Reading Commonwealth Supporting Freight Transportation System

MBTA Ready for Winter: More Than $101 Million in Resiliency Investments Made Since 2015 Posted on Nov 1

MBTA Ready for Winter: More Than $101 Million in Resiliency Investments Made Since 2015

The MBTA has announced that more than $101 million dollars has been invested in capital improvement projects in an effort to continue steps taken to make the transit system more resilient in severe weather. The T is also encouraging customers now to prepare for their   …Continue Reading MBTA Ready for Winter: More Than $101 Million in Resiliency Investments Made Since 2015

MBTA: Wollaston Station Will Close for Approximately Twenty Months Beginning January 2, 2018 Posted on Oct 31

MBTA: Wollaston Station Will Close for Approximately Twenty Months Beginning January 2, 2018

With customers’ safety a top priority and to complete the project on time, the MBTA has announced that Wollaston Station will close to Red Line customers for approximately twenty months beginning Tuesday, January 2, 2018, as part of the Wollaston Station Improvements Project. During the   …Continue Reading MBTA: Wollaston Station Will Close for Approximately Twenty Months Beginning January 2, 2018