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MBTA: Blue Hill Avenue Station Project Public Meeting Set Posted on Sep 22

MBTA: Blue Hill Avenue Station Project Public Meeting Set

The MBTA on Wednesday, October 5, will present design details, project benefits, bid date/process, construction phasing and construction schedule of its Blue Hill Avenue Station project. A public meeting has been scheduled as follows: Wednesday, October 5, 6:00 PM, Mattapan Branch Library, 1350 Blue Hill   …Continue Reading MBTA: Blue Hill Avenue Station Project Public Meeting Set

MBTA: New App Helps Blind, Low Vision Customers Find Bus Stops Posted on Sep 20

MBTA: New App Helps Blind, Low Vision Customers Find Bus Stops

The MBTA, MassDOT and Perkins School for the Blind today launched a new BlindWays app that makes it easier for customers who are blind or have low vision to find bus stops. “Public transportation provides a vital lifeline for people with disabilities to access employment,   …Continue Reading MBTA: New App Helps Blind, Low Vision Customers Find Bus Stops

Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito, Transit Officials Provide MBTA Reforms, Winter Resiliency Update Posted on Sep 9

Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito, Transit Officials Provide MBTA Reforms, Winter Resiliency Update

Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito and Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack today visited the MBTA’s Caddigan Yard near the Braintree MBTA stop as work commences this weekend on the second phase of Red Line winter resiliency upgrades and as the MBTA’s Fiscal and   …Continue Reading Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito, Transit Officials Provide MBTA Reforms, Winter Resiliency Update

MBTA Names Transit App Best Public App Winner Posted on Sep 6

MBTA Names Transit App Best Public App Winner

The MBTA is pleased to announce its endorsement of Transit App as the best app for transit riders in the Greater Boston Area. The selection committee’s unanimous vote for Transit App echoes the sentiment of the tens of thousands of Boston transit riders already using   …Continue Reading MBTA Names Transit App Best Public App Winner

Labor Day Travel: Plan Ahead Posted on Sep 1

Labor Day Travel: Plan Ahead

MassDOT encourages the public to travel safely during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend, drive during lower volume times on major roadways, and use public transportation where possible. MassDOT suspends all construction work on major arterial roadways from 12 p.m., Friday, September 2, through the   …Continue Reading Labor Day Travel: Plan Ahead

MassDOT Implements Plan to Consolidate Longfellow Bridge Construction Stages Posted on Sep 1

MassDOT Implements Plan to Consolidate Longfellow Bridge Construction Stages

MassDOT has announced the implementation of a plan to re-sequence construction as part of the Longfellow Bridge Project by combining Stage 4 and 6 construction, a measure which the contractor White-Skanska-Consigli (WSC) assures will result in faster completion of the project, and bring full beneficial   …Continue Reading MassDOT Implements Plan to Consolidate Longfellow Bridge Construction Stages

MBTA: Year-Round Student Pass Program About to Begin Posted on Aug 30

MBTA: Year-Round Student Pass Program About to Begin

Under an expansion of the Student Pass program approved by the MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board, effective September 1, students with a Student CharlieCard will pay half-price per trip on all modes of transit and may obtain a monthly bus and subway pass for   …Continue Reading MBTA: Year-Round Student Pass Program About to Begin

MBTA Hires Chan to Oversee Real Estate Assets Posted on Aug 30

MBTA Hires Chan to Oversee Real Estate Assets

The MBTA has hired Janelle Chan as the Authority’s new real estate manager.  Chan, who holds advanced degrees from both Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), will oversee management of the T’s real estate interests. In line with Governor Charlie Baker’s Open   …Continue Reading MBTA Hires Chan to Oversee Real Estate Assets

South Coast Rail Public Meetings Set Posted on Aug 23

South Coast Rail Public Meetings Set

MassDOT and the MBTA will host a series of public meetings beginning next month on the proposed restoration of passenger rail service between the South Coast and Boston. Designers are considering a new connection making use of the existing MBTA Stoughton Commuter Rail Line. The   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail Public Meetings Set

Longfellow Bridge: Construction Stages Combined to Save Time Posted on Aug 22

Longfellow Bridge: Construction Stages Combined to Save Time

MassDOT and its contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli (WSC), are combining Stages 4 and 6 of Longfellow Bridge Project construction in August 2016 to complete the project sooner. MassDOT began the multimodal shifts to accommodate the combined stages following relocation of the Red Line trains in mid-July. All   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: Construction Stages Combined to Save Time