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MBTA Silver Line to Chelsea Approved Posted on Sep 17

MBTA Silver Line to Chelsea Approved

The MassDOT Board of Directors today approved a construction contract to extend the MBTA’s increasingly popular Silver Line from East Boston to Chelsea. A project funded entirely by Governor Deval Patrick’s 2013 Transportation Finance Plan, the Silver Line will be extended past the Seaport to   …Continue Reading MBTA Silver Line to Chelsea Approved

MBTA: Commuter Ferry Evacuation Drill Posted on Sep 17

MassDOT and the MBTA in July conducted a commuter ferry evacuation drill in Hingham, designed by MassDOT Emergency Management with numerous state and local partners. Check out the video showing the multi-agency response to a simulated on board fire situation.

Governor Patrick Announces Ruggles Station Funding Posted on Sep 16

Governor Patrick Announces Ruggles Station Funding

Governor Deval Patrick joined US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx to announce a $20 million federal Transportation Improvement Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant to fund the Ruggles Station Commuter Rail Platform Project. Ruggles Station currently has only two platforms, limiting the number of trains that   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Announces Ruggles Station Funding

MBTA Bus Operator 2nd Time Roadeo Winner! Posted on Sep 15

MBTA Bus Operator 2nd Time Roadeo Winner!

MBTA bus operator Tyrell Sullivan has done it again! Tyrell won the MBTA’s annual bus roadeo Sunday in Charlestown. It’s the second roadeo title for Sullivan, a 29-year old South Boston resident who has been with the MBTA for almost nine years. Sullivan operates buses   …Continue Reading MBTA Bus Operator 2nd Time Roadeo Winner!

RMV: New Boston Branch Location Opens Monday, September 15 Posted on Sep 12

RMV: New Boston Branch Location Opens Monday, September 15

On Monday, September 15, the MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles Division will welcome customers to its new location in Boston’s Haymarket Center. The new branch is MassDOT owned and has been designed to improve efficiency and enhance customer privacy. The location also offers an E-ZPass   …Continue Reading RMV: New Boston Branch Location Opens Monday, September 15

Green Line Extension Public Meeting October 2 Posted on Sep 12

Green Line Extension Public Meeting October 2

The Green Line Extension (GLX) Working Group will meet in October as follows: Thursday, October 2, 4:00-6:00pm, Center for the Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Avenue, Somerville The focus of the meeting is intended to be an interactive session, discussing construction and upcoming community   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Public Meeting October 2

MassDOT, MBTA Seek Development Team for Turnpike Air Rights Parcel 13, Hynes Station Posted on Sep 3

MassDOT and the MBTA today issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking a development team to design and develop both Turnpike Air Rights Parcel 13 at the corner of Boylston Street and Massachusetts Avenue in Boston’s Back Bay and the adjacent MBTA Hynes Convention Center   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MBTA Seek Development Team for Turnpike Air Rights Parcel 13, Hynes Station

Governor Patrick Celebrates MBTA Assembly Station Opening Posted on Sep 2

Governor Patrick Celebrates MBTA Assembly Station Opening

Governor Deval Patrick today joined state and local officials and Somerville business owners at the opening ceremony of the new Assembly Orange Line MBTA station. Assembly is the first new MBTA station in 27 years and is a key element in the creation of a   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Celebrates MBTA Assembly Station Opening

Green Line Extension Public Meeting Set Posted on Sep 2

Green Line Extension Public Meeting Set

The MBTA will hold a public meeting to discuss early construction elements of the Green Line Extension project that will begin this fall. The meeting is scheduled as follows: Thursday, September 18, 6:00-8:00pm, Holiday Inn, 30 Washington Street, Somerville Green Line Extension construction will be   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Public Meeting Set

RMV: New Boston Branch Location, Low Number Lottery Drawing Posted on Aug 28

RMV: New Boston Branch Location, Low Number Lottery Drawing

MassDOT Registrar of Motor Vehicles Celia J. Blue announced the annual low number license plate lottery drawing will be held on September 10 at the RMV’s soon-to-open new Boston branch, Haymarket Center at 136 Blackstone Street. “As we move our operations to a new Boston   …Continue Reading RMV: New Boston Branch Location, Low Number Lottery Drawing