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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

MBTA Projects 12.8% Reduction in Energy Costs Posted on May 4

MBTA Projects 12.8% Reduction in Energy Costs

The MBTA projects a 12.8 percent reduction in energy costs for the 2017 Fiscal Year, and expects to see additional savings during the next three years, according to a presentation made recently to the MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board. The cost savings are the   …Continue Reading MBTA Projects 12.8% Reduction in Energy Costs

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