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MassDOT Encourages Presidents’ Day Travelers to Plan Ahead Posted on Feb 14

MassDOT Encourages Presidents' Day Travelers to Plan Ahead

MassDOT is advising members of the public traveling during the next several days to plan ahead, take advantage of MassDOT’s many travel “real time” tools and consider using public transportation this coming weekend if possible. The public should note that Monday, February 18, is a   …Continue Reading MassDOT Encourages Presidents’ Day Travelers to Plan Ahead

Winter Weather Travel Advisory for Tuesday Posted on Feb 11

Winter Weather Travel Advisory for Tuesday

MassDOT is advising the public that weather forecasters are expecting a winter storm to impact travel across the Commonwealth throughout Tuesday, February 12. Snow is expected to begin falling during the Tuesday morning hours in Western Massachusetts and the storm will move eastward during the   …Continue Reading Winter Weather Travel Advisory for Tuesday

Public Invited To Help Shape the Future of MBTA Commuter Rail Posted on Feb 7

Public Invited To Help Shape the Future of MBTA Commuter Rail

MassDOT and the MBTA are announcing an informational open house and online survey to encourage members of the public to learn more about and comment on the MBTA’s Rail Vision, a two-year study intended to identify current and future Commuter Rail needs and improvements. The   …Continue Reading Public Invited To Help Shape the Future of MBTA Commuter Rail

MBTA Announces Proposed Route Changes for the Better Bus Project, Schedules Open Houses, and Announces Comment Period Posted on Jan 28

MBTA Announces Proposed Route Changes for the Better Bus Project, Schedules Open Houses, and Announces Comment Period

The MBTA has shared forty-seven cost-neutral proposals to update and modernize sixty-three existing bus routes. These proposals lay the foundation for a bus network with more frequent, reliable service that provides better connectivity in Greater Boston. The Better Bus Project marks the beginning of a   …Continue Reading MBTA Announces Proposed Route Changes for the Better Bus Project, Schedules Open Houses, and Announces Comment Period

Governor Baker Appoints Chrystal Kornegay to FMCB and MassDOT Boards Posted on Jan 28

Governor Baker Appoints Chrystal Kornegay to FMCB and MassDOT Boards

Governor Charlie Baker today appointed Chrystal Kornegay to the five-member Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) and to the eleven-member Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board. Ms. Kornegay, Executive Director of MassHousing, has held several senior management roles where she worked closely with members of the Massachusetts Legislature, designed   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Appoints Chrystal Kornegay to FMCB and MassDOT Boards

MBTA, Chelsea Form Partnership to Increase Access to CharlieCards Posted on Jan 25

MBTA, Chelsea Form Partnership to Increase Access to CharlieCards

The MBTA has launched an initiative with the City of Chelsea to increase availability of CharlieCards to residents who rely on public transportation. Under the initiative, CharlieCards pre-loaded with $5 will be available for purchase in the Treasury Office, room 313, at Chelsea City Hall,   …Continue Reading MBTA, Chelsea Form Partnership to Increase Access to CharlieCards

Winter Storm through Sunday: Plan Ahead, Minimize Travel Posted on Jan 19

Winter Storm through Sunday: Plan Ahead, Minimize Travel

MassDOT is advising the public that weather forecasters are expecting a winter storm to impact travel across the Commonwealth beginning Saturday evening and continuing throughout Sunday. Heavy wet snow is expected to begin falling on Saturday evening, transition to freezing rain and sleet in some   …Continue Reading Winter Storm through Sunday: Plan Ahead, Minimize Travel

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Travel Advisory Posted on Jan 16

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Travel Advisory

MassDOT is reminding the public to monitor roadway and weather conditions, plan ahead, and recognize impacts if traveling or using MassDOT and MBTA services during the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday period. “Forecasters are predicting winter weather at times throughout the holiday period, and the   …Continue Reading Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Travel Advisory

Somerville: Green Line Extension Public Meeting Scheduled for January 30 Posted on Jan 10

Somerville: Green Line Extension Public Meeting Scheduled for January 30

The Green Line Extension (GLX) Project will host a public meeting as follows: Wednesday, January 30, 6:00 to 8:00 PM, East Somerville Community School Cafeteria, 50 Cross Street, Somerville GLX project officials will make information available regarding: The design status of 7 new GLX stations   …Continue Reading Somerville: Green Line Extension Public Meeting Scheduled for January 30

MBTA: FRA Approves Positive Train Control Program Extension to 2020 Posted on Jan 7

MBTA: FRA Approves Positive Train Control Program Extension to 2020

The MBTA announced at today’s Fiscal and Management Control Board meeting that it received federal approval for its alternative schedule and sequence for implementation of its Positive Train Control (PTC) Program. The approval, which was granted by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on December 19, 2018,   …Continue Reading MBTA: FRA Approves Positive Train Control Program Extension to 2020