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MBTA Safety Review Panel Recommendations to FMCB to improve safety for T riders, employees Posted on Dec 9

MBTA Safety Review Panel Recommendations to FMCB to improve safety for T riders, employees

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and its Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) today accepted a report from the MBTA Safety Review Panel that offers 34 recommendations with 61 corrective actions to improve safety for MBTA riders and staff. The panel, commissioned by the   …Continue Reading MBTA Safety Review Panel Recommendations to FMCB to improve safety for T riders, employees

Thanksgiving Week Travel Advisory Posted on Nov 22

Thanksgiving Week Travel Advisory

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is encouraging members of the public to plan ahead for the Thanksgiving holiday travel period by recognizing that traffic volumes and the number of travelers on public transportation will be higher than normal.  Drivers and transit customers should use the   …Continue Reading Thanksgiving Week Travel Advisory

MBTA: Winter Preparation Posted on Nov 19

MBTA: Winter Preparation

The MBTA announced infrastructure, vehicle, and management initiatives undertaken this year that continue the MBTA’s continually improving preparations in advance of the winter season. In advance of this winter season, a number of actions related to infrastructure have been taken to best prepare the MBTA   …Continue Reading MBTA: Winter Preparation

Veterans Day Weekend Advisory Posted on Nov 6

Veterans Day Weekend Advisory

MassDOT is advising the public to plan ahead for Veterans Day Weekend if driving or in need of vehicle inspections or other Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) transactions.   Due to a scheduled technology upgrade, no motor vehicle inspections will be possible on November 9, 10,   …Continue Reading Veterans Day Weekend Advisory

Natick: Boden Lane Bridge to Remain Closed Posted on Nov 5

Natick: Boden Lane Bridge to Remain Closed

MassDOT is announcing that the Boden Lane Bridge in Natick is permanently closed and will be torn down.  Following an incident last week, a detailed inspection of the bridge structure was conducted, and the MassDOT Highway Division has determined that the bridge is not safe   …Continue Reading Natick: Boden Lane Bridge to Remain Closed

MBTA: Major Improvements at Natick Center Station Approved Posted on Nov 5

MBTA: Major Improvements at Natick Center Station Approved

The MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board awarded a $36 million contract for station and accessibility improvements at Natick Center Station on the Framingham/Worcester Commuter Rail Line. Natick Center Station will be rebuilt with 2 elevators, 2 accessible ramps, and 3 new stairways. The ground level train   …Continue Reading MBTA: Major Improvements at Natick Center Station Approved

Allston Multimodal Project Next Step: “Notice of Intent” to initiate NEPA process Posted on Oct 18

Allston Multimodal Project Next Step: “Notice of Intent” to initiate NEPA process

MassDOT is announcing that the Federal Highway Administration today published in the Federal Register the “Notice of Intent” for the Allston Multimodal Project. This action initiates the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process via a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) under the One Federal Decision,   …Continue Reading Allston Multimodal Project Next Step: “Notice of Intent” to initiate NEPA process

MBTA Commuter Rail Weekday Service Pilot Between Boston and Foxborough Begins October 21 Posted on Oct 18

MBTA Commuter Rail Weekday Service Pilot Between Boston and Foxborough Begins October 21

On Monday, October 21, the weekday Commuter Rail service pilot between Boston and Foxboro Station and a reverse commute fare will begin. This one-year service pilot offers ten round-trip weekday trains between Foxborough and Boston via the Fairmount and Franklin Lines. The service and special   …Continue Reading MBTA Commuter Rail Weekday Service Pilot Between Boston and Foxborough Begins October 21

Somerville: Washington Street Bridge/Underpass to Remain Closed through Winter Posted on Oct 10

Somerville: Washington Street Bridge/Underpass to Remain Closed through Winter

The MBTA announced a schedule change for the Washington Street Bridge/Underpass that will extend the closure through the winter but will accelerate the permanent reopening of the underpass by five months. Original closure plans for the Washington Street Bridge/Underpass near McGrath Highway in East Somerville   …Continue Reading Somerville: Washington Street Bridge/Underpass to Remain Closed through Winter

MassDOT: Columbus Day Travel Advisory Posted on Oct 9

MassDOT: Columbus Day Travel Advisory

MassDOT is advising Columbus Day travelers to make informed decisions, utilize all the available technology tools including www.mass511.com, and consider public transportation if possible to reach destinations. MassDOT is taking several steps to ensure reliable travel for members of the public who utilize transportation systems   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Columbus Day Travel Advisory