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MBTA: New Maintenance Machine Speeds Repairs Posted on Jan 26

MBTA: New Maintenance Machine Speeds Repairs

A modern, $1.2 million Simmons wheel-boring machine went into service this week at the MBTA Everett Maintenance Facility. Designed for use on wheels for all types of trains, the equipment replaces an old machine that was originally built in 1927. The new equipment cuts metal   …Continue Reading MBTA: New Maintenance Machine Speeds Repairs

MBTA: South Boston Bus Stop and Service Improvement Plan Posted on Jan 15

MBTA: South Boston Bus Stop and Service Improvement Plan

After hearing from the community and elected officials, the MBTA today announced its updated plan for South Boston bus stop and service improvements. The changes are designed to enhance service reliability, reduce overcrowding at bus stops, and to optimize bus stop locations and spacing. Effective   …Continue Reading MBTA: South Boston Bus Stop and Service Improvement Plan

Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project Public Meetings Set Posted on Jan 12

Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project Public Meetings Set

MassDOT has scheduled two Public Information Meetings for the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project as follows: Wednesday, January 20, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Multicultural Arts Center, 41 Second Street, Cambridge Thursday, January 21, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Shriners Hospitals for Children Auditorium, 51 Blossom   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project Public Meetings Set

MBTA Fare Proposals, Late-Night Service Public Meetings Scheduled Posted on Jan 8

MBTA Fare Proposals, Late-Night Service Public Meetings Scheduled

The MBTA will hold a series of public meetings on proposed fare changes and Late-Night service so that comments and suggestions can be shared with T officials. The January and February gatherings will be an opportunity to offer recorded comments, which will be considered by   …Continue Reading MBTA Fare Proposals, Late-Night Service Public Meetings Scheduled

MassDOT Regulatory Review Listening Sessions Set Posted on Jan 3

MassDOT Regulatory Review Listening Sessions Set

  Governor Baker’s Executive Order 562 commissions a thorough review of every Executive Branch regulation and its impact on the public. Public feedback is vital to the success of the project and if you or your business is affected by MassDOT regulations in any manner,   …Continue Reading MassDOT Regulatory Review Listening Sessions Set

Silver Line Gateway Project Updates Posted on Jan 2

Silver Line Gateway Project Updates

MassDOT’s Silver Line Gateway project team has launched an expanded project website. The website features the latest information: Background information and project history on the Project Overview page. Construction phasing information and new station renderings on the Design & Construction page. Project announcements and public   …Continue Reading Silver Line Gateway Project Updates

Travel Safely During the Holidays! Posted on Dec 21

Travel Safely During the Holidays!

MassDOT advises residents and visitors to travel safely during the upcoming holiday season, check our online resources, and use public transportation where possible. As always, I-90 Exit 9 connecting I-84 to Connecticut and New York experiences heavy traffic on peak holiday travel days. Drivers are   …Continue Reading Travel Safely During the Holidays!

MBTA: North Station Headhouse to Close for Upgrade Posted on Dec 18

MBTA: North Station Headhouse to Close for Upgrade

Due to construction about to begin on the site of the former Boston Garden, the existing MBTA head house will be closed on Saturday, January 2, 2016. Commuters should be aware that covered ADA accessible walkways will be put in place for MBTA customers until   …Continue Reading MBTA: North Station Headhouse to Close for Upgrade

MBTA Commuter Rail Winter Schedules Effective December 14 Posted on Dec 8

MBTA Commuter Rail Winter Schedules Effective December 14

The MBTA and commuter rail operator Keolis Commuter Services say new Commuter Rail Winter Schedules will go into effect next week. Effective Monday, December 14, 2015, all lines will have designated Severe Weather trains which will not operate when reduced service for severe winter weather   …Continue Reading MBTA Commuter Rail Winter Schedules Effective December 14

North Side Commuter Rail Schedule Implementation Postponed Posted on Nov 25

North Side Commuter Rail Schedule Implementation Postponed

  MassDOT and the MBTA announced the recently revised North Side Commuter Rail schedules will not be implemented until spring 2016. The revision of Commuter Rail schedules is a critical element of MassDOT and the MBTA’s efforts to deliver safe, reliable, on-time service to Commuter   …Continue Reading North Side Commuter Rail Schedule Implementation Postponed