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Ashland: Governor Baker Reviews MBTA Infrastructure Investments Progress Posted on Apr 28

Ashland: Governor Baker Reviews MBTA Infrastructure Investments Progress

Governor Charlie Baker today visited a Keolis work site in Ashland to review the progress on infrastructure upgrades the MBTA is making as part of a larger effort the MBTA, its Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) and leadership are making to improve service, access,   …Continue Reading Ashland: Governor Baker Reviews MBTA Infrastructure Investments Progress

MBTA: Worcester-Boston Nonstop Service Begins May 23 Posted on Apr 27

MBTA: Worcester-Boston Nonstop Service Begins May 23

For the first time ever, the MBTA will offer nonstop service between Worcester and Boston in less than an hour. The HeartToHub will operate twice daily—morning and evening—every weekday starting May 23, 2016. The added service to the Framingham/Worcester Line will depart Union Station at   …Continue Reading MBTA: Worcester-Boston Nonstop Service Begins May 23

MBTA Commuter Rail: Keolis Proposes New Fare Collection System to Reduce Fare Evasion Posted on Apr 27

MBTA Commuter Rail: Keolis Proposes New Fare Collection System to Reduce Fare Evasion

During this week’s MBTA Fiscal Management and Control Board, Keolis presented a new proposal for fare collection that would dramatically reduce fare evasion on the MBTA Commuter Rail system while increasing revenue by up to $24 million annually. Under the Keolis proposal, the MBTA fare   …Continue Reading MBTA Commuter Rail: Keolis Proposes New Fare Collection System to Reduce Fare Evasion

MassDOT Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Begin Monday Posted on Apr 22

MassDOT Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Begin Monday

MassDOT public meetings throughout the state to solicit input on the draft five-year, multi-billion dollar Capital Investment Plan (CIP) for long-term highway, aeronautics, rail and transit investments begin Monday, April 25, in Fitchburg. The meetings are scheduled through the month of May. This program makes   …Continue Reading MassDOT Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Begin Monday

Arsenal Street Corridor Study Posted on Apr 20

Arsenal Street Corridor Study

MassDOT is working with Watertown officials, residents and business owners to study ways to improve travel through the Arsenal Street Corridor. Arsenal Street directly connects Watertown with neighboring communities, including Waltham, Cambridge, Newton and Boston. Recent developments have converted vacant and industrial parcels on Arsenal   …Continue Reading Arsenal Street Corridor Study

MBTA: New Commuter Rail Schedules Begin May 23 Posted on Apr 19

MBTA: New Commuter Rail Schedules Begin May 23

Following a robust public comment period, the MBTA has released new commuter rail schedules that will take effect on May 23. The changes are designed to improve performance and allow for greater schedule reliability. The changes will improve passengers’ experience through consistent arrival and departure   …Continue Reading MBTA: New Commuter Rail Schedules Begin May 23

Celebrate Earth Month with Green Commuting Posted on Apr 17

Celebrate Earth Month with Green Commuting

One of the primary goals of MassRIDES is to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality throughout the state. Massachusetts ranked fourth in the ‘Bicycle Friendly’ rankings last year, and has a number of options for alternative travel including buses, trains, carpooling, vanpooling, and walking.   …Continue Reading Celebrate Earth Month with Green Commuting

MassDOT Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Scheduled Posted on Apr 14

MassDOT Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Scheduled

MassDOT will hold a series of meetings throughout the state to solicit public input on its draft five-year, multi-billion dollar Capital Investment Plan (CIP) for long-term highway, aeronautics, rail and transit investments. The meetings will begin April 25, in Fitchburg, and run through the month   …Continue Reading MassDOT Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Scheduled

MBTA: Continuing Drop in Overtime Spending, Absenteeism Rates Posted on Apr 14

MBTA: Continuing Drop in Overtime Spending, Absenteeism Rates

For the first three months of 2016, MBTA overtime expenses, rates of absenteeism and dropped trips were all down sharply, according to MBTA Chief Administrator Brian Shortsleeve. Spending on operating overtime dropped by 50 percent compared to the same period last year, and 27 percent   …Continue Reading MBTA: Continuing Drop in Overtime Spending, Absenteeism Rates

MBTA: Patriots’ Day-Marathon Monday Information Posted on Apr 12

MBTA: Patriots’ Day-Marathon Monday Information

The MBTA expects thousands of extra riders for the 2016 Boston Marathon on Patriots’ Day, Monday, April 18. Customers are urged to take public transportation to and from the Marathon and are advised to check T-Alerts for the most up-to-date service information on the day   …Continue Reading MBTA: Patriots’ Day-Marathon Monday Information