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Columbus Day Weekend Travel Update Posted on Oct 2

Columbus Day Weekend Travel Update

MassDOT is advising the public to plan ahead for travel during the upcoming Columbus Day holiday weekend, one of the busiest weekends of the year on state highways, and to take note of holiday schedules for use of the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane between   …Continue Reading Columbus Day Weekend Travel Update

MBTA Awards Signal Upgrade Contract for Red and Orange Lines Posted on Oct 2

MBTA Awards Signal Upgrade Contract for Red and Orange Lines

The MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board voted to award a $217.7 million contract to upgrade and modernize the signal systems on the Red and Orange Lines. Once complete, the new signal systems on both lines are expected to substantially improve service reliability and improve   …Continue Reading MBTA Awards Signal Upgrade Contract for Red and Orange Lines

Baker-Polito Administration, State and Transportation Officials Celebrate the MBTA’s First Extended-range Hybrid Bus in the MBTA Silver Line Fleet Posted on Sep 26

Baker-Polito Administration, State and Transportation Officials Celebrate the MBTA’s First Extended-range Hybrid Bus in the MBTA Silver Line Fleet

Today in South Boston, Governor Charlie Baker, Massachusetts Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, MBTA General Manager Luis Ramírez, and more gathered to celebrate the introduction of the 45th Bus, the MBTA’s first extended-range hybrid bus, into the MBTA’s Silver Line fleet. “Testing new technology   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration, State and Transportation Officials Celebrate the MBTA’s First Extended-range Hybrid Bus in the MBTA Silver Line Fleet

MassDOT, MBTA, Keolis, and Transit Police Partner with Massachusetts Operation Lifesaver to Raise Awareness during Second Annual Rail Safety Week Posted on Sep 24

MassDOT, MBTA, Keolis, and Transit Police Partner with Massachusetts Operation Lifesaver to Raise Awareness during Second Annual Rail Safety Week

MassDOT, the MBTA, Keolis Commuter Services, MBTA Transit Police (TPD), and others in partnership with Massachusetts Operation Lifesaver will participate in a series of educational initiatives to take place during the nation’s second annual Rail Safety Week. Developed by Operation Lifesaver, Inc., a public safety   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MBTA, Keolis, and Transit Police Partner with Massachusetts Operation Lifesaver to Raise Awareness during Second Annual Rail Safety Week

MBTA: Special $10 Weekend Commuter Rail Fare Extended through December 9 Posted on Sep 6

MBTA: Special $10 Weekend Commuter Rail Fare Extended through December 9

The MBTA today announced the special $10 weekend fare on the Commuter Rail, which is valid for unlimited travel through all zones on Saturdays and Sundays, will be extended to Sunday, December 9. This pilot program began being offered every weekend on June 9, 2018.   …Continue Reading MBTA: Special $10 Weekend Commuter Rail Fare Extended through December 9

MassDOT: Labor Day Travel Advisory Posted on Aug 28

MassDOT: Labor Day Travel Advisory

MassDOT is encouraging Labor Day travelers to make informed decisions, utilize all the available technology tools including www.mass511.com, and consider public transportation if possible to reach destinations. “Everyone who will be traveling throughout the Labor Day weekend should make smart decisions and plan ahead in   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Labor Day Travel Advisory

Baker-Polito Administration, Transportation Officials Reveal Red Line Vehicle Mock-up Posted on Aug 14

Baker-Polito Administration, Transportation Officials Reveal Red Line Vehicle Mock-up

Governor Charlie Baker, Massachusetts Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, MBTA General Manager Luis Ramírez, CRRC leadership, and more viewed a mock-up of the new Red Line car today at City Hall Plaza. The public is also invited to view the Red Line mock-up staged   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration, Transportation Officials Reveal Red Line Vehicle Mock-up

Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project: MBTA Green Line Service Resumes Posted on Aug 10

Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project: MBTA Green Line Service Resumes

MassDOT is announcing that the work to replace the westbound side of the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge is progressing well and MBTA Green Line B trolley service is expected to be using tracks on the bridge this afternoon, and the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge and the Boston   …Continue Reading Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project: MBTA Green Line Service Resumes

MBTA: Needham, Fairmount Line Station Improvements Project Posted on Aug 7

MBTA: Needham, Fairmount Line Station Improvements Project

The MBTA has announced a new Station Improvements Project aimed at enhancing the customer experience in stations across the MBTA system. Improvements will be specific to each station, including in-depth lighting upgrades, station power washing, and overgrown vegetation clearing among other station improvements. The first   …Continue Reading MBTA: Needham, Fairmount Line Station Improvements Project

Sunday: I-90 at Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Restored to Four Full Lanes in Each Direction Posted on Aug 5

Sunday: I-90 at Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Restored to Four Full Lanes in Each Direction

MassDOT today announced that I-90 (the Massachusetts Turnpike) in Boston is now open to its full capacity of four lanes in each direction and all on and off-ramps are now open, a milestone for the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project that has been achieved approximately 24   …Continue Reading Sunday: I-90 at Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Restored to Four Full Lanes in Each Direction