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MassDOT Encourages Presidents’ Day Travelers to Plan Ahead Posted on Feb 15

MassDOT Encourages Presidents' Day Travelers to Plan Ahead

MassDOT advises Presidents’ Day holiday travelers to plan ahead, review MassDOT travel “real time” tools and consider using public transportation if possible to travel between destinations. The public should note that on Monday, February 19, state offices are closed, Registry of Motor Vehicles service locations   …Continue Reading MassDOT Encourages Presidents’ Day Travelers to Plan Ahead

Longfellow Bridge: Kendall Square Main Street Realignment Posted on Feb 12

Longfellow Bridge: Kendall Square Main Street Realignment

As part of the Longfellow Bridge Project, MassDOT contractors have closed the left lane of Main Street westbound in Kendall Square in Cambridge to construct the final alignment of the roadway and a new median between the MBTA Red Line portal and Third Street. The   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: Kendall Square Main Street Realignment

MassDOT: South Coast Rail Project Proceeding Posted on Feb 6

MassDOT: South Coast Rail Project Proceeding

MassDOT has announced that the South Coast Rail project is proceeding with the filing of the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (DSEIR) with the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office. The DSEIR document analyzes only the new elements proposed as part of Phase I that   …Continue Reading MassDOT: South Coast Rail Project Proceeding

MBTA, Machinists Union Local 264 reach agreement on T bus maintenance Posted on Feb 6

MBTA, Machinists Union Local 264 reach agreement on T bus maintenance

After months of negotiations, the MBTA and Machinists Union Local 264 have agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement that will save the T more than $60 million over the next 10 years while introducing changes to MBTA work rules that will improve the productivity   …Continue Reading MBTA, Machinists Union Local 264 reach agreement on T bus maintenance

Baker-Polito Administration Attends Fenway Center Ground Breaking Posted on Jan 30

Baker-Polito Administration Attends Fenway Center Ground Breaking

Governor Charlie Baker today joined Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, local leaders and members of the joint venture of Meredith Management, Gerding Edlen, and TH Real Estate at a ground breaking ceremony for Phase I of the Fenway Center Development Project at 771 Beacon   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Attends Fenway Center Ground Breaking

Casey Arborway: Final Alignment Shift Posted on Jan 24

Casey Arborway: Final Alignment Shift

MassDOT has announced that beginning at 10 a.m., on Friday, January 26, 2018, crews will shift traffic in Jamaica Plain so that the westbound Arborway will be in its final alignment between South and Washington Street as part of the ongoing Casey Arborway Project. The   …Continue Reading Casey Arborway: Final Alignment Shift

Governor Baker Creates Commission on the Future of Transportation in the Commonwealth Posted on Jan 23

Governor Baker Creates Commission on the Future of Transportation in the Commonwealth

Governor Charlie Baker today signed Executive Order No. 579 establishing the Commission on the Future of Transportation in the Commonwealth to advise the Baker-Polito Administration on future transportation needs and challenges. The Governor named 18 appointees to the Commission, which will develop a range of   …Continue Reading Governor Baker Creates Commission on the Future of Transportation in the Commonwealth

MBTA: Preparing for Next Weather Events Posted on Jan 11

MBTA: Preparing for Next Weather Events

After last week’s winter storm, the MBTA is continuing snow-clearing efforts while preparing for an upcoming weather system predicted to drop heavy rainfall across the MBTA service area. In addition to heavy rain, the air temperature is expected to quickly drop below freezing during the   …Continue Reading MBTA: Preparing for Next Weather Events

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Weekend Travel Advisory Posted on Jan 10

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Weekend 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 rain and higher temperatures in the coming days and the   …Continue Reading Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Weekend Travel Advisory

MBTA Modernizes Procurement Process by Partnering with Boston Tech Startup FairMarkIT Posted on Jan 2

MBTA Modernizes Procurement Process by Partnering with Boston Tech Startup FairMarkIT

The MBTA has announced its partnership with FairMarkIT, a new public e-bidding forum, in order to modernize its procurement processes from a combination of electronic and paper systems to an easy-to-monitor, transparent, web-based operation. This partnership is projected to increase procurement efficiencies by 15 percent,   …Continue Reading MBTA Modernizes Procurement Process by Partnering with Boston Tech Startup FairMarkIT