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Commission on the Future of Transportation Releases Recommendations Aimed to Move More People, Reduce Emissions in the Commonwealth Posted on Dec 14

Commission on the Future of Transportation Releases Recommendations Aimed to Move More People, Reduce Emissions in the Commonwealth

Today, the Commission on the Future of Transportation in the Commonwealth released its two-part report on transportation needs and challenges facing the Commonwealth between 2020 and 2040. The Commission was established by Executive Order No. 579, signed by Governor Charlie Baker in January 2018, to   …Continue Reading Commission on the Future of Transportation Releases Recommendations Aimed to Move More People, Reduce Emissions in the Commonwealth

New MBTA General Manager Appointed Posted on Dec 11

New MBTA General Manager Appointed

Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack announced today the appointment of MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board Vice Chair Steve Poftak as the new General Manager of the MBTA. Poftak, who will succeed Luis Ramirez, brings to the position deep knowledge of MBTA operations and   …Continue Reading New MBTA General Manager Appointed

Longfellow Bridge Winter Update: Bicycle Lane Flex Posts to be Removed Posted on Dec 10

Longfellow Bridge Winter Update: Bicycle Lane Flex Posts to be Removed

MassDOT has announced that in order to promote safe multimodal travel and ensure optimal snow clearing operations during the winter months, crews will be removing the vertical flex posts which separate the bicycle lanes and vehicular travel lanes on the Longfellow Bridge beginning the evening   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Winter Update: Bicycle Lane Flex Posts to be Removed

Plan Ahead for Thanksgiving Week Travel Posted on Nov 16

Plan Ahead for Thanksgiving Week Travel

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is encouraging members of the public to plan ahead for the Thanksgiving holiday travel period by recognizing that volumes may be higher at times on roadways throughout the Commonwealth, using the appropriate resources to make informed decisions on route and   …Continue Reading Plan Ahead for Thanksgiving Week Travel

Veteran’s Day Weekend Travel, Services Update Posted on Nov 8

Veteran’s Day Weekend Travel, Services Update

MassDOT is advising the public to plan ahead for travel during the upcoming Veteran’s Day weekend and to take note of adjusted schedules for use of the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane between Boston-Quincy and for visiting Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) customer service center   …Continue Reading Veteran’s Day Weekend Travel, Services Update

MassDOT Commits Funds to Help Amtrak Improve Longmeadow Railroad Crossing Posted on Oct 18

MassDOT Commits Funds to Help Amtrak Improve Longmeadow Railroad Crossing

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced it has committed approximately $700,000 to help Amtrak make safety improvements at the public railroad crossing at Birnie Road in Longmeadow. This funding is expected to cover approximately 90% of the cost of the improvements. Amtrak, which owns   …Continue Reading MassDOT Commits Funds to Help Amtrak Improve Longmeadow Railroad Crossing

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