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MBTA: Patriots’ Day/Boston Marathon Special Commuter Rail Fare, Service Update Posted on Apr 6

MBTA: Patriots’ Day/Boston Marathon Special Commuter Rail Fare, Service Update

For Patriots’ Day, Monday, April 16, the MBTA is again this year offering a special $20 all-day pass for the Framingham/Worcester Commuter Rail Line, which runs parallel to the Boston Marathon route. Unlimited travel up and down the Marathon route for one flat rate is   …Continue Reading MBTA: Patriots’ Day/Boston Marathon Special Commuter Rail Fare, Service Update

MBTA: Wellington Yard, Orange Line Signal System Contract Approved Posted on Apr 3

MBTA: Wellington Yard, Orange Line Signal System Contract Approved

The MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board voted to award a $102.7 million contract for rebuilding the Wellington Rail Yard and upgrading its signal systems to Barletta Heavy Division. “At a total capital investment of $1.98 billion, we are not only purchasing a new fleet   …Continue Reading MBTA: Wellington Yard, Orange Line Signal System Contract Approved

MBTA: Additional Early Morning Bus Routes Begin April 1 Posted on Mar 30

Beginning Sunday, April 1, the MBTA will begin a one-year early morning bus service pilot on its busiest key bus routes serving neighborhoods within the immediate Boston core traveling to downtown Boston, the Seaport, and key stops in between beginning as early as 3:20 a.m.   …Continue Reading MBTA: Additional Early Morning Bus Routes Begin April 1

Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project Update Posted on Mar 29

Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project Update

MassDOT is reminding members of the public that throughout the spring and into the summer months, crews will be conducting work-related activities as part of the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Replacement project in Boston. These activities are in advance of the accelerated construction work that is   …Continue Reading Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project Update

MBTA: AFC 2.0 to Support Faster Trips on Buses and Green Line Trains Posted on Mar 21

MBTA: AFC 2.0 to Support Faster Trips on Buses and Green Line Trains

Taking a major step toward a new system that will simplify fare collection and improve the delivery of transit services, the MBTA reached commercial and financial close with the consortium of Cubic | John Laing, executing an agreement on a multi-year contract for the design,   …Continue Reading MBTA: AFC 2.0 to Support Faster Trips on Buses and Green Line Trains

MassDOT Winter Update for Wednesday-Thursday Posted on Mar 20

MassDOT Winter Update for Wednesday-Thursday

MassDOT is cautioning the public to be prepared and plan ahead for expected winter weather conditions Wednesday and continuing into Thursday morning. Snowfall could combine with strong winds to reduce visibility and create difficult traveling conditions. “We are hoping that travelers will look at where they   …Continue Reading MassDOT Winter Update for Wednesday-Thursday

MBTA: New Silver Line 3-Chelsea Service between Chelsea and South Station Posted on Mar 14

MBTA: New Silver Line 3-Chelsea Service between Chelsea and South Station

The MBTA is pleased to announce that the brand new Silver Line 3-Chelsea route will operate between South Station and the Chelsea and East Boston communities beginning Saturday, April 21, 2018. “Silver Line 3-Chelsea relates well to the Baker-Polito Administration’s economic development goals,” said Transportation   …Continue Reading MBTA: New Silver Line 3-Chelsea Service between Chelsea and South Station

MassDOT Winter Storm Update Posted on Mar 13

MassDOT Winter Storm Update

MassDOT is continuing ice and snow operations and at 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 13, had nearly 3,400 pieces of equipment deployed in Massachusetts in ice and snow operations.  Driving continues to be challenging with fallen utility wires and tree debris on roads, winds blowing snow   …Continue Reading MassDOT Winter Storm Update

Winter Storm through Tuesday, March 13th Posted on Mar 12

Winter Storm through Tuesday, March 13th

MassDOT is cautioning the public to plan ahead for a significant snowstorm expected from late Monday evening into Tuesday, which could cause widespread snow drifting and decreased visibility. “Our snow and ice crews are closely monitoring the forecast and we know this winter storm could   …Continue Reading Winter Storm through Tuesday, March 13th

South Coast Rail Public Meeting March 19th Posted on Mar 5

South Coast Rail Public Meeting March 19th

MassDOT and the MBTA invite you to attend a Public Meeting on the South Coast Rail Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (DSEIR) as follows: Monday, March 19, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Martin Middle School Auditorium, 131 Caswell St, Taunton On January 31, 2018, MassDOT   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail Public Meeting March 19th