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Green Line Extension Art Program Seeks Artists Posted on Jul 15

Green Line Extension Art Program Seeks Artists

The Green Line Extension (GLX) project is pleased to announce the second phase of the GLX Integrated Art Program and release of another Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the purpose of commissioning multiple artists to design an integral art program for the GLX stations. In   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Art Program Seeks Artists

MBTA Weekend Boat Service Attracts Customers Posted on Jul 8

MBTA Weekend Boat Service Attracts Customers

MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott has announced that the weekend of July 5th & 6th was the busiest yet for the seven-week old weekend Commuter Boat service between Hingham, Hull, Georges Island, and Boston. A total of 3,662 people used the Commuter Boats over the   …Continue Reading MBTA Weekend Boat Service Attracts Customers

Travel Safely July 4! Posted on Jul 1

Travel Safely July 4!

MassDOT encourages safe travel during the upcoming July 4 holiday.  Before you drive, check our live Traffic Cameras web page for a look at current traffic. Traffic is especially heavy at the I-84 interchange at Exit 9 in Sturbridge on the day before the holiday   …Continue Reading Travel Safely July 4!

Green Line Extension Public Hearing Set Posted on Jun 30

Green Line Extension Public Hearing Set

The MBTA in July will hold a public hearing to review an Equivalent Facilitation Request by the Green Line Extension (GLX) Project. The hearing will be held as follows: Thursday, July 10, 6:00-8:00 pm, Somerville, Argenziano School at Lincoln Park, 290 Washington Street. The Equivalent   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Public Hearing Set

MBTA: Wareham CapeFLYER Station Opens Posted on Jun 27

MBTA: Wareham CapeFLYER Station Opens

MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott joined state and local officials to celebrate the opening of the Wareham Village Station on the CapeFLYER line. Service to the Wareham Village Station will start today June, 27th at the new stop, located off of Main Street in   …Continue Reading MBTA: Wareham CapeFLYER Station Opens

MBTA Team Aces APTA Customer Service Competition Posted on Jun 24

MBTA Team Aces APTA Customer Service Competition

An MBTA team won the Customer Service event in this month’s 2014 APTA International Rail Rodeo competition held in Montreal. The Operations Team of Green Line employees Jimmy Zhu and George Kilroy placed 1st in Customer Service and 5th overall competing with 15 transit agency   …Continue Reading MBTA Team Aces APTA Customer Service Competition

South Coast Rail Project Contract Approved Posted on Jun 18

South Coast Rail Project Contract Approved

The MassDOT Board of Directors today awarded a $210 million contract for the South Coast Rail Project, officially moving the much-anticipated project from planning into construction. “South Coast Rail will be a game changer for the region, providing a reliable public transit option for residents   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail Project Contract Approved

Green Line Extension Workforce Development Posted on Jun 18

Green Line Extension Workforce Development

MassDOT and the MBTA have launched the Massachusetts Workforce Initiative Now (MassWIN) Green Line Extension Workforce Development program to identify, assess, train, and place community members into transportation related careers. MassWIN is a pilot project with the mission of building a sustainable workforce from local   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Workforce Development

Boston Idea Week: Thinking “Outside the Bus” Posted on Jun 12

Boston Idea Week: Thinking “Outside the Bus”

MassDOT and the MBTA today unveiled the IdeaBus, a repurposed 40 foot MBTA bus outfitted with furniture and décor from Wayfair.com, on display outside of South Station as part of Boston Idea Week (BIW), running from June 11th through the 19th. MassDOT and the MBTA   …Continue Reading Boston Idea Week: Thinking “Outside the Bus”

MBTA: Fare Increases Begin July 1 Posted on Jun 5

MBTA: Fare Increases Begin July 1

The MassDOT Board of Directors in May approved changes in MBTA fares effective July 1st, 2014. Fares for MBTA fixed route services will increase an average of 5%. The fare increase is projected to raise MBTA fare revenue by approximately 4%, or $20-24 million, and   …Continue Reading MBTA: Fare Increases Begin July 1