MassDOT advises residents and visitors to travel safely during the upcoming holiday season, check our online resources, and use public transportation where possible. As always, I-90 Exit 9 connecting I-84 to Connecticut and New York experiences heavy traffic on peak holiday travel days. Drivers are …Continue Reading Plan Ahead for Safe Holiday Travel!
The restoration of weekend Commuter Rail service on three lines will begin next Saturday, December 27. The Kingston/Plymouth and Greenbush lines will see the return of Saturday and Sunday service and the Needham Line will resume Saturday service after a two year absence. “MassDOT is …Continue Reading MBTA: Weekend Service on 3 Commuter Rail Lines Begins December 27
MassDOT and the MBTA are pleased to present the 14th Annual Fill-A-Bus With Gifts program to help children in need. Please visit the “Fill-A-Bus” next week and donate a new, unwrapped gift for this holiday season. The donation will benefit the Massachusetts Society for the …Continue Reading MassDOT, MBTA: Fill-A-Bus With Gifts!
MassDOT encourages Thanksgiving holiday travelers to check the latest winter weather forecast and plan ahead with the high volume of traffic on our highways and at Boston Logan International Airport expected this year. Highways are typically busiest on the Tuesday and Wednesday before and on …Continue Reading Thanksgiving: Travel Safely!
Governor Deval Patrick today joined Acting MassDOT Secretary and CEO Frank DePaola and local officials to announce a contract award for the replacement of four bridges in New Bedford and Fall River along the future South Coast Rail Line. The improvements will advance South Coast …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Bridge Replacements Move Forward
Governor Deval Patrick today appointed Robin Chase to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board of Directors. Chase is the founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest car-sharing company in the world, Buzzcar, a car-sharing marketplace in France and GoLoco, an online ridesharing community. …Continue Reading Robin Chase Appointed to MassDOT Board
MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott joined Salem Mayor Kimberly Driscoll along with federal, state and local officials to officially open the new Salem Intermodal Facility including a 700-car parking garage at the Salem Commuter Rail Station. The facility also features bus, bike and Zipcar …Continue Reading MBTA Celebrates Salem Intermodal Facility Opening
Governor Deval Patrick today rededicated South Station as “Governor Michael S. Dukakis South Station Transportation Center” in recognition of the former Governor’s devotion to public transportation and advocacy. Today’s ceremony at the newly-named South Station included the unveiling of a plaque on the corner of …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Rededicates “Governor Michael S. Dukakis South Station Transportation Center”
The MBTA announced that construction work at the Washington Street railroad bridge will impact traffic for approximately two weeks beginning today, Monday, November 3 through November 17th. MBTA’s contractors will be removing a surplus railroad spur over Washington Street as part of a major project …Continue Reading Haverhill: MBTA Bridges Traffic Update
MBTA Bus Operator Richard Cooper, left, made quite a discovery while driving Bus #656 on Thursday, October 23. A passenger had left behind a wallet, containing $1,735. Cooper, 28-year T employee, immediately contacted MBTA Bus Dispatch about the discovery. He delivered the wallet and money …Continue Reading MBTA Bus Operator Finds, Returns Wallet