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Focus40: Seeking Ideas for the Future Posted on Jun 17

Focus40: Seeking Ideas for the Future

MassDOT Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack and Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash are planning for transportation and economic demands of the year 2040 – and they want your ideas. They launched the Focus40 project on May 24 to develop a 25-year strategic   …Continue Reading Focus40: Seeking Ideas for the Future

Enhancements Coming to MBTA’s Pioneering mTicketing System for Commuter Rail Posted on Jun 15

Enhancements Coming to MBTA’s Pioneering mTicketing System for Commuter Rail

The MBTA and Masabi, a leader in transit mobile ticketing and innovative fare collection, have agreed to a contract for Masabi to continue delivering mobile ticketing services across all MBTA Commuter Rail and Commuter Boat routes. The agreement will enhance the MBTA’s existing mobile-ticketing system,   …Continue Reading Enhancements Coming to MBTA’s Pioneering mTicketing System for Commuter Rail

MBTA Commuter Rail Fare Revenue Grows Nearly 6% Posted on Jun 15

MBTA Commuter Rail Fare Revenue Grows Nearly 6%

Fare revenue on the MBTA Commuter Rail system has grown 5.8 percent in Fiscal Year 2016 to date when compared to Fiscal Year 2015. Commuter Rail is on track for record revenue in Fiscal Year 2016, currently forecast at $215 million. The nation’s sixth busiest   …Continue Reading MBTA Commuter Rail Fare Revenue Grows Nearly 6%

MBTA Bus Operators Honored for Perfect Attendance in 2015 Posted on Jun 14

MBTA Bus Operators Honored for Perfect Attendance in 2015

MBTA Chief Administrator Brian Shortsleeve today was pleased to honor 17 bus operators who had perfect attendance in 2015. Among the group of 17 is operator Stephen Dolan, who has not missed a scheduled day of work in 13 years! Dolan typically operates buses on   …Continue Reading MBTA Bus Operators Honored for Perfect Attendance in 2015

Take the Focus40 Transit Priorities Survey! Posted on Jun 10

Take the Focus40 Transit Priorities Survey!

We invite you to take the Focus40 Transit Priorities Survey, which was launched at the Focus40 kickoff event on May 24. If you have not already done so, please take the survey and share your thoughts on how the MBTA should prioritize different types of   …Continue Reading Take the Focus40 Transit Priorities Survey!

South Station Expansion Community Meetings Posted on Jun 6

South Station Expansion Community Meetings

MassDOT’s South Station Expansion Project team will submit a Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the project early this summer.  As part of the process, two community meetings are scheduled in neighborhoods near proposed midday layover facilities as follows: Tuesday, June 7, 6pm, Boston Police   …Continue Reading South Station Expansion Community Meetings

Longfellow Bridge Spring 2016 Progress Posted on Jun 1

Longfellow Bridge Spring 2016 Progress

MassDOT’s Longfellow Bridge Project continues to show progress in Spring 2016.  Structural steel beams are now set to support the future concrete decking and inbound MBTA Red Line tracks at Span 1 on the Boston end of the bridge. In late July 2016, contractors expect   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Spring 2016 Progress

MBTA: Weekend Commuter Boat Service Returns May 28 Posted on May 26

MBTA: Weekend Commuter Boat Service Returns May 28

MassDOT weekend commuter boat service will be provided for the third year between Hingham, Hull, Georges Island, Grape Island and Boston. The service begins Memorial Day weekend and will continue through the Labor Day weekend. “Commuter ferry service on the weekends during the two previous   …Continue Reading MBTA: Weekend Commuter Boat Service Returns May 28

Plan Ahead for Memorial Day Weekend Travel Posted on May 24

Plan Ahead for Memorial Day Weekend Travel

MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead and travel safely during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  The heaviest traffic is observed during Thursday, Friday, and Monday afternoons and early evenings.  Drivers are encouraged to make travel plans accordingly and if possible avoid peak traffic volumes between   …Continue Reading Plan Ahead for Memorial Day Weekend Travel

MBTA: Hoverboards Not Allowed Posted on May 24

MBTA: Hoverboards Not Allowed

Effective immediately, hoverboards are prohibited on all MBTA property, including stations, buses, subways, trains, and commuter boats. MBTA subway and bus personnel, along with Keolis Commuter Rail staff have been informed that customers with hoverboards shall not be permitted to bring such devices into MBTA   …Continue Reading MBTA: Hoverboards Not Allowed