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MBTA: New Locomotive Now in Service Posted on Apr 16

MBTA: New Locomotive Now in Service

MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott today at Boston North Station welcomed the first of 40 new Commuter Rail locomotives as it was placed into service on the Haverhill Line.   To replace existing locomotives between 35 and 40 years old, the MBTA is procuring forty   …Continue Reading MBTA: New Locomotive Now in Service

Plan Ahead: Holiday Weekend Travel Posted on Apr 16

Plan Ahead: Holiday Weekend Travel

MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead, travel safely, and use public transportation where possible during the upcoming holiday weekend. Heavy traffic is expected due to Easter Sunday observances and Patriot’s Day/Marathon Monday, April 21. The heaviest traffic congestion on I-90 during busy holiday weekends is   …Continue Reading Plan Ahead: Holiday Weekend Travel

Traffic Alert: I-90 Pru Tunnel Restrictions This Weekend Posted on Apr 4

Traffic Alert: I-90 Pru Tunnel Restrictions This Weekend

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) and MassDOT remind motorists to expect traffic impacts from this weekend’s lane restrictions on I-90 in Boston supporting the MCCA’s project to remove the ceiling of the Prudential Tunnel. The restrictions will reduce traffic to one lane in each   …Continue Reading Traffic Alert: I-90 Pru Tunnel Restrictions This Weekend

MBTA: Late Night Weekend Service Begins Tonight Posted on Mar 28

MBTA: Late Night Weekend Service Begins Tonight

Effective immediately, service on the MBTA subway and fifteen Key Bus Routes will operate 90 minutes longer on Friday and Saturday nights. This expanded service allows Boston to continue to compete among other world class cities that offer late night public transportation and make Boston   …Continue Reading MBTA: Late Night Weekend Service Begins Tonight

Silver Line Gateway Public Meeting: April 1 Posted on Mar 25

Silver Line Gateway Public Meeting: April 1

The MassDOT Silver Line Gateway project team has scheduled a public meeting to review the proposed design as follows: Tuesday, April 1, 6:30 PM – 8 PM, City Council Chambers at Chelsea City Hall, 500 Broadway. Preliminary project plans will be available to view prior to   …Continue Reading Silver Line Gateway Public Meeting: April 1

Governor Patrick Announces MBTA Late Night Service Posted on Mar 13

Governor Patrick Announces MBTA Late Night Service

Governor Deval Patrick today joined Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, MassDOT Secretary & CEO Richard A. Davey and MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott, alongside business leaders and residents, to announce the start date for the MBTA Late Night Pilot Program. Beginning the night of Friday,   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Announces MBTA Late Night Service

Governor Patrick Celebrates MBTA Yawkey Station Opening Posted on Mar 10

Governor Patrick Celebrates MBTA Yawkey Station Opening

Governor Deval Patrick today celebrated the grand opening of the new Yawkey Commuter Rail Station and the start of enhanced Commuter Rail service on the Framingham/ Worcester Line. The Yawkey Commuter Rail station, which serves Fenway Park and the Longwood Medical area, is now fully   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Celebrates MBTA Yawkey Station Opening

Longfellow Bridge: Preserving “Salt and Pepper” Towers Posted on Mar 10

Longfellow Bridge: Preserving “Salt and Pepper” Towers

After careful historical and engineering review during preliminary and final design of the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project, MassDOT developed a plan to dismantle, clean, restore and re-set the granite stones of the iconic “salt and pepper” towers of the Longfellow Bridge. The plan will safely   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: Preserving “Salt and Pepper” Towers

Longfellow Bridge: “Salt and Pepper” Towers Work Posted on Mar 5

Longfellow Bridge: “Salt and Pepper” Towers Work

More than 100 years after the last stone was set on the “salt and pepper” towers of the Longfellow Bridge, MassDOT will begin dismantling the towers for storage, cleaning, and repair as part of the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project.  The work is anticipated to begin   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: “Salt and Pepper” Towers Work

Green Line Extension Funds in Presidential Budget Posted on Mar 5

Green Line Extension Funds in Presidential Budget

President Obama in his budget released this week recommended federal funding to support the Green Line Extension, marking a significant milestone for a project that will bring thousands of new jobs to the region and create new economic opportunity. The President’s proposal includes $100 million   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Funds in Presidential Budget