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MassDOT Advisory: Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Posted on Nov 18

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is reminding members of the public to plan ahead for the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday week, use available technology tools and resources to make informed decisions, and pack essential items such as face coverings that may be required for certain travel. During this holiday season, individuals should be aware that there may be a higher number of travelers on Commonwealth roadways and on public transportation as post-pandemic travel increases.

MBTA and City of Boston Cut Ribbon on New England’s First Center-Running Bus Lane on Columbus Avenue Posted on Nov 4

MBTA and City of Boston Cut Ribbon on New England’s First Center-Running Bus Lane on Columbus Avenue

MBTA and City of Boston Cut Ribbon on New England’s First Center-Running Bus Lane on Columbus Avenue

MassDOT Urges Public to Plan Ahead for Busy Memorial Day Weekend Travel Posted on May 20

MassDOT Urges Public to Plan Ahead for Busy Memorial Day Weekend Travel

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is urging the public to plan ahead if traveling Memorial Day Weekend, and to expect an increased volume of travelers this year. In addition, travelers should note that Massachusetts COVID-19 prevention health protocols remain in place during the weekend holiday, with most restrictions lifting as of Monday, May 29.

Commuter Rail will continue operating reduced service schedule through Jan. 8 Posted on Dec 23

BOSTON – The MBTA and Keolis Commuter Services announced today that Commuter Rail Reduced Service Schedules will continue to operate through Friday, January 8. Reduced Service Schedules took effect on December 14 due to low employee availability because of COVID-19 absences. The MBTA and Keolis,   …Continue Reading Commuter Rail will continue operating reduced service schedule through Jan. 8

MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board Approves $403.5 Million Contract for South Coast Rail Main Line Construction Posted on Aug 24

MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board Approves $403.5 Million Contract for South Coast Rail Main Line Construction

BOSTON – Today the MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board approved a $403.5 million contract with SCR Constructors, a joint venture of The Middlesex Corporation and Tutor Perini, to build the New Bedford Main Line, upgrade the Middleborough Secondary Line, and build the Phase 1   …Continue Reading MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board Approves $403.5 Million Contract for South Coast Rail Main Line Construction

July Fourth Holiday Weekend Posted on Jul 2

July Fourth Holiday Weekend

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is advising the public for this Fourth of July to consider staying a home due to the pandemic, but if making travel arrangements, to check destinations for the health protocols which are in place and, if driving, plan for trips   …Continue Reading July Fourth Holiday Weekend

MBTA: Four-Year Extension of Commuter Rail Contract with Keolis Approved Posted on Jun 15

MBTA: Four-Year Extension of Commuter Rail Contract with Keolis Approved

With the goal of incentivizing better service now and providing cost certainty in a challenging market among other objectives, today the MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board approved of a four-year extension of the Commuter Rail Operating contract between the MBTA and Keolis Commuter Services,   …Continue Reading MBTA: Four-Year Extension of Commuter Rail Contract with Keolis Approved

Building a Better T: Fourteen-Day Red Line Diversion Begins June 18 Posted on Jun 12

Building a Better T: Fourteen-Day Red Line Diversion Begins June 18

The MBTA announced a fourteen-day full closure of the Red Line between Braintree and Quincy Center Stations beginning Thursday, June 18, to allow for accelerated infrastructure work to take place. During this accelerated work, shuttle buses will replace service between Braintree and Quincy Center for   …Continue Reading Building a Better T: Fourteen-Day Red Line Diversion Begins June 18

MBTA Services to Increase Significantly This Month Posted on Jun 9

MBTA Services to Increase Significantly This Month

Although ridership remains low, the MBTA is preparing to significantly ramp up service across all modes as part of Phase 2 of the Commonwealth’s reopening plan. Effective June 21, regular weekday service will operate on the Blue Line; increased weekday service will operate on the   …Continue Reading MBTA Services to Increase Significantly This Month