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July 4th Holiday Services Update Posted on Jun 30

July 4th Holiday Services Update

MassDOT encourages safe travel during the upcoming July 4 holiday weekend.  Before you drive, check our live Traffic Cameras web page to view current conditions. Traffic is especially heavy at the I-84 interchange at Exit 9 in Sturbridge on the day before the holiday and   …Continue Reading July 4th Holiday Services Update

MassDOT Board Approves Contract for 325 New MBTA Buses Posted on Jun 29

MassDOT Board Approves Contract for 325 New MBTA Buses

The MassDOT Board of Directors today approved a contract for the manufacture and delivery of 325 new state-of-the-art replacement buses for the MBTA fleet. “This is a major step in the process in modernizing the MBTA’s bus fleet and provides an important resource for millions   …Continue Reading MassDOT Board Approves Contract for 325 New MBTA Buses

MBTA Service to “The Wall That Heals” Vietnam Memorial in Gloucester Posted on Jun 25

MBTA Service to “The Wall That Heals” Vietnam Memorial in Gloucester

The MBTA and Keolis Commuter Services are pleased to provide round-trip train service from Boston North Station to Gloucester during the July 9-July 12 visit of The Wall That Heals, the traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The round trip service   …Continue Reading MBTA Service to “The Wall That Heals” Vietnam Memorial in Gloucester

South Coast Rail: Vision around Train Stations Posted on Jun 20

South Coast Rail: Vision around Train Stations

Wide, smooth sidewalks with lush planting strips separating walking and driving areas. Inviting lamp posts and benches. Buzzing shops, restaurants and mixed-use developments. These are characteristics of walkable, smart growth neighborhoods. They are becoming more common throughout southeastern Massachusetts as municipalities implement seven years of   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Vision around Train Stations

MBTA Winter Resiliency Work: Nighttime Service between Wellington and Oak Grove to be Suspended Posted on Jun 18

MBTA Winter Resiliency Work: Nighttime Service between Wellington and Oak Grove  to be Suspended

The MBTA has announced that beginning on Monday, June 22nd, and continuing on selected nights through next month, Orange Line service between Oak Grove and Wellington Stations will be temporarily suspended to allow workers to make the subway more resilient to harsh winter weather conditions.   …Continue Reading MBTA Winter Resiliency Work: Nighttime Service between Wellington and Oak Grove to be Suspended

MBTA Parking Lots: ‘Honor Box’ Payments System to be Eliminated Posted on Jun 15

MBTA Parking Lots: ‘Honor Box’ Payments System to be Eliminated

The MBTA today said that effective Monday, July 6th, the so-called ‘honor box’ payment system will no longer exist at MBTA parking lots. The MBTA is eliminating the process of folding individual dollar bills and stuffing them into tiny slots. The easier, more convenient payment   …Continue Reading MBTA Parking Lots: ‘Honor Box’ Payments System to be Eliminated

MBTA: Late Night Service Changes Posted on Jun 12

MBTA: Late Night Service Changes

As first announced in April, changes are coming to MBTA Late Night Service on Friday and Saturday nights. After closely monitoring ridership levels for the year-long Late Night Service pilot program, the MBTA is implementing a schedule that continues to offer service when demand is   …Continue Reading MBTA: Late Night Service Changes

MassDOT, MBTA Capital Investment Plans Public Meetings Set Posted on Jun 10

MassDOT, MBTA Capital Investment Plans Public Meetings Set

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack announced the release of the draft Capital Investment Plans for MassDOT and the MBTA for fiscal year 2016, which begins July 1, 2015. Both plans continue funding for ongoing capital projects, including major undertakings such as the procurement for   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MBTA Capital Investment Plans Public Meetings Set

New MBTA Retirement Fund Board Members Appointed Posted on Jun 10

New MBTA Retirement Fund Board Members Appointed

The MassDOT Board of Directors have appointed three new members to the MBTA Retirement Fund Board of Trustees, the seven-member board that administers the MBTA’s retirement system. The new members are Steven Grossman, former state Treasurer; Michael J. Heffernan, who has a lengthy track record   …Continue Reading New MBTA Retirement Fund Board Members Appointed

Governor Baker Announces MBTA Winter Resiliency Plan Posted on Jun 4

Governor Baker Announces MBTA Winter Resiliency Plan

Governor Charlie Baker, Secretary of Transportation Secretary Pollack and MBTA Interim General Manager Frank DePaola today announced an $82.7 million MBTA Winter Resiliency Plan for investments this summer and over the next five years in snow removal equipment, infrastructure upgrades and operations during harsh weather   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Announces MBTA Winter Resiliency Plan