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Plan Ahead for Holiday Weekend Travel Posted on Sep 1

Plan Ahead for Holiday Weekend Travel

MassDOT encourages motorists to plan ahead for safe travel during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend. Heaviest Labor Day traffic on I-90 is expected Thursday and Friday westbound and Monday afternoon-evening eastbound.  Based on the number of toll transactions on the Turnpike from Weston to   …Continue Reading Plan Ahead for Holiday Weekend Travel

Concord: New MBTA Commuter Rail Bridge to Roll into Place This Weekend Posted on Aug 28

Concord: New MBTA Commuter Rail Bridge to Roll into Place This Weekend

As part of the ongoing rehabilitation of the Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line, the MBTA is replacing the old railroad bridge over Route 62/Main Street in Concord with a new bridge to be rolled into place Saturday, August 29. The current bridge has low clearance and   …Continue Reading Concord: New MBTA Commuter Rail Bridge to Roll into Place This Weekend

MBTA Winter Resiliency Update: Red Line, Orange Line Posted on Aug 26

MBTA Winter Resiliency Update: Red Line, Orange Line

Beginning Saturday, August 29th, and continuing on selected weekends through the remainder of the summer, Red Line service between JFK/UMass and Quincy will be temporarily suspended to allow workers to make the subway more resilient to harsh winter weather conditions. On weekends when workers will   …Continue Reading MBTA Winter Resiliency Update: Red Line, Orange Line

MBTA, Keolis Announce Service Improvement Plan Posted on Aug 17

MBTA, Keolis Announce Service Improvement Plan

The Fiscal and Management Control Board announced it has endorsed the MBTA’s plan to improve service for tens of thousands of Commuter Rail passengers over the course of the next five months. Under an agreement between the MBTA and Keolis Commuter Services, the areas of   …Continue Reading MBTA, Keolis Announce Service Improvement Plan

Longfellow Bridge Public Meetings Set Posted on Aug 17

Longfellow Bridge Public Meetings Set

MassDOT has scheduled two Public Information Meetings for the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project to provide an update on upcoming work and schedule details. The meetings are as follows: Wednesday, September 2, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Multicultural Arts Center, 41 Second Street, Cambridge Thursday, September 17,   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Public Meetings Set

Governor Baker Appoints Gittlen to MassDOT Board Posted on Aug 14

Governor Baker Appoints Gittlen to MassDOT Board

Governor Charlie Baker today announced the appointment of Russell Gittlen to the MassDOT Board of Directors. The MassDOT Board was expanded to 11 members by the Legislature this year based upon a recommendation by Governor Baker’s Special Panel of transportation leaders that was assembled to   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Appoints Gittlen to MassDOT Board

South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan Posted on Aug 12

South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan

The South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Committee, including the leadership of MassDOT, the City of Boston, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, the Massachusetts Port Authority, and A Better City, today announced the action steps that are currently underway, or about to be underway, that will   …Continue Reading South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan

MassDOT Draft 2016-2019 State Transportation Improvement Program Posted on Aug 6

MassDOT Draft 2016-2019 State Transportation Improvement Program

MassDOT announces the release of the draft State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for Federal Fiscal Years (FFY) 2016-2019 and welcomes public comment until August 25, 2015. The STIP is a four-year investment program that prioritizes nearly $4.5 billion dollars of federal and non-federal funds for   …Continue Reading MassDOT Draft 2016-2019 State Transportation Improvement Program

Governor Baker Appoints Mayors Sullivan, Mazzarella to MassDOT Board Posted on Aug 4

Governor Baker Appoints Mayors Sullivan, Mazzarella to MassDOT Board

Governor Charlie Baker today announced the appointment of Braintree Mayor Joseph Sullivan and Leominster Mayor Dean Mazzarella to the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). The MassDOT Board was expanded to 11 members by the Legislature this year based upon a   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Appoints Mayors Sullivan, Mazzarella to MassDOT Board

MBTA Orange Line Service Alert: Suspension of Weekend Service August 1-2 Posted on Jul 29

MBTA Orange Line Service Alert: Suspension of Weekend Service August 1-2

The MBTA has scheduled necessary track maintenance activities on the Orange Line for this weekend, Saturday, August 1st and Sunday, August 2nd. Weekend service will be suspended between Forest Hills and Ruggles Stations. During the suspension of service, work crews will remove and replace rail   …Continue Reading MBTA Orange Line Service Alert: Suspension of Weekend Service August 1-2