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Plan Ahead for Memorial Day Weekend Travel Posted on May 24

Plan Ahead for Memorial Day Weekend Travel

MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead and travel safely during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  The heaviest traffic is observed during Thursday, Friday, and Monday afternoons and early evenings.  Drivers are encouraged to make travel plans accordingly and if possible avoid peak traffic volumes between   …Continue Reading Plan Ahead for Memorial Day Weekend Travel

MBTA: Hoverboards Not Allowed Posted on May 24

MBTA: Hoverboards Not Allowed

Effective immediately, hoverboards are prohibited on all MBTA property, including stations, buses, subways, trains, and commuter boats. MBTA subway and bus personnel, along with Keolis Commuter Rail staff have been informed that customers with hoverboards shall not be permitted to bring such devices into MBTA   …Continue Reading MBTA: Hoverboards Not Allowed

MassDOT, MBTA Launch Focus40 Posted on May 23

MassDOT, MBTA Launch Focus40

MassDOT and the MBTA will kick off development of a long-term investment plan for the MBTA at Northeastern University’s Curry Student Center at 5 p.m., on Tuesday, May 24. Known as Focus40, the effort looks ahead at how the MBTA can serve the people of   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MBTA Launch Focus40

MBTA Acts to Reduce Environmental Impact, Prepare for Climate Change Posted on May 17

MBTA Acts to Reduce Environmental Impact, Prepare for Climate Change

The MBTA’s environmental planning effort has reduced energy and water usage, and made the T a leader in the use of alternative energy and efforts to reduce environmental impacts and increase operating efficiency. An update on the policy was presented before the MBTA Fiscal &   …Continue Reading MBTA Acts to Reduce Environmental Impact, Prepare for Climate Change

MBTA: Overtime, Absenteeism Rates Continue Decline Posted on May 16

MBTA: Overtime, Absenteeism Rates Continue Decline

The MBTA continues to drive down overtime costs. Daily operating overtime expense for the first four months of 2016 was down nearly 45 percent compared to the same period last year, and rates of absenteeism and dropped trips have also seen significant declines, according to   …Continue Reading MBTA: Overtime, Absenteeism Rates Continue Decline

Longfellow Bridge Project Public Meetings Set for May 24-25 Posted on May 13

Longfellow Bridge Project Public Meetings Set for May 24-25

MassDOT has scheduled two Public Information Meetings for the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project as follows: Tuesday, May 24, 6:00-8:00pm, Multicultural Arts Center, 41 Second Street, Cambridge Wednesday, May 25, 6:00-8:00pm,  Shriners Hospitals for Children, Auditorium, 51 Blossom Street, Boston The purpose of the meetings is   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Project Public Meetings Set for May 24-25

Focus40 Kickoff: A Night to Focus on the T’s Future Posted on May 13

Focus40 Kickoff: A Night to Focus on the T’s Future

What will Greater Boston look like in the year 2040? How will climate change, new technologies, demographic trends and new mobility choices shape our transportation system? Join Secretary Of Transportation Stephanie Pollack, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Jay Ash and an interactive panel on   …Continue Reading Focus40 Kickoff: A Night to Focus on the T’s Future

“Like New” Commuter Rail Engine With MassDOT Logo Joins Fleet Posted on May 11

“Like New” Commuter Rail Engine With MassDOT Logo Joins Fleet

Say hello to this “like new” addition to the MBTA Commuter Rail fleet, the first locomotive in MassDOT colors and logo! The 29 year old locomotive has been overhauled with a brand new engine, its major components rebuilt following engine failure in 2014. While a   …Continue Reading “Like New” Commuter Rail Engine With MassDOT Logo Joins Fleet

MassDOT, MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Boards Advance Green Line Extension Project Posted on May 10

MassDOT, MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Boards Advance Green Line Extension Project

The MassDOT Board and MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board have approved a motion which advances the Green Line Extension Project and seeks FTA review and approval. Please check the Board Agendas and Reports online and review the full Green Line Extension Redesign Report which   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Boards Advance Green Line Extension Project

MassDOT & MBTA Boards Vote to Terminate Legacy Swaps, Debt Strategy Forecast to Save $235 Million Posted on May 9

MassDOT & MBTA Boards Vote to Terminate Legacy Swaps, Debt Strategy Forecast to Save $235 Million

In the first step of executing a comprehensive debt restructuring strategy, the MassDOT Board and MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) voted unanimously today to terminate five legacy floating-to-fixed rate interest swaps which were forecast to cost the MBTA more than $100 million in   …Continue Reading MassDOT & MBTA Boards Vote to Terminate Legacy Swaps, Debt Strategy Forecast to Save $235 Million