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Malden: MBTA Replaces Culvert under Orange Line in One Weekend Posted on Oct 26

MBTA and Keolis Commuter Services engineers and a team from LM Heavy Civil Construction completed a major repair project in a single weekend: replacing a failed culvert under MBTA Orange Line and commuter rail tracks in Malden. After a sinkhole had developed near the tracks   …Continue Reading Malden: MBTA Replaces Culvert under Orange Line in One Weekend

Kenneth Green Named MBTA Transit Police Chief Posted on Oct 21

Kenneth Green Named MBTA Transit Police Chief

MBTA General Manager Frank DePaola today announced that he has selected Acting MBTA Transit Police Chief Kenneth Green to serve in the position permanently. “I am very pleased to make this announcement today,” said DePaola. “Policing in a public transit environment poses unique challenges, and   …Continue Reading Kenneth Green Named MBTA Transit Police Chief

MBTA: Public Invited to Pick Exterior Designs for New Subway Cars Posted on Oct 20

MBTA: Public Invited to Pick Exterior Designs for New Subway Cars

The MBTA announced today that on-line voting is now open to allow the public to select the exterior designs for the new Green, Orange and Red Line cars. “The manufacture and delivery of new rail cars will go a long way to enhancing MBTA service   …Continue Reading MBTA: Public Invited to Pick Exterior Designs for New Subway Cars

Secretary Pollack: Join our Capital Conversations Posted on Oct 19

Secretary Pollack: Join our Capital Conversations

        Posted by: Stephanie Pollack, MassDOT Secretary & Chief Executive Officer At MassDOT, we are always working on plans for future investments in the Commonwealth’s transportation system. This year alone, MassDOT and the MBTA together will spend $3 billion on transportation capital   …Continue Reading Secretary Pollack: Join our Capital Conversations

MBTA Commuter Rail: Record On-Time Performance in September Posted on Oct 14

MBTA Commuter Rail: Record On-Time Performance in September

MBTA commuter rail system operator Keolis Commuter Services ended September with an unadjusted on-time weekday performance rate of 91.9 percent, the best September performance since 2006. When the figures are adjusted to take into account delays caused by issues beyond the company’s control, as specified   …Continue Reading MBTA Commuter Rail: Record On-Time Performance in September

MassDOT Schedules Capital Conversations: Regional Meetings for Five-Year Capital Investment Plan Posted on Oct 8

MassDOT Schedules Capital Conversations: Regional Meetings for Five-Year Capital Investment Plan

MassDOT is scheduling Capital Conversations, a series of public community meetings to solicit input on potential transportation projects to be included in the agency’s upcoming five-year Capital Investment Plan (CIP) for Fiscal Years 2017-2021. The meetings will be held in various regions throughout the Commonwealth   …Continue Reading MassDOT Schedules Capital Conversations: Regional Meetings for Five-Year Capital Investment Plan

Kendall Square Mobility Task Force Meetings Set Posted on Oct 8

Kendall Square Mobility Task Force Meetings Set

The Kendall Square Mobility Task Force invites you to a Community Open House on Thursday, October 15, 5:30-7:30pm, Kennedy-Longfellow School, 158 Spring Street, Cambridge. You may view maps, meet our project team and share your ideas. There will be a short presentation at 6:15pm. The next   …Continue Reading Kendall Square Mobility Task Force Meetings Set

Baker-Polito Administration Announce Worcester/Framingham Commuter Rail Schedule Upgrades Posted on Oct 7

Baker-Polito Administration Announce Worcester/Framingham Commuter Rail Schedule Upgrades

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito today announced a series of comprehensive changes to the MBTA’s Commuter Rail schedule that include the addition of non-stop train service between Union Station in Worcester and Boston, beginning in May 2016. Upon implementation, one non-stop train will depart Union Station   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Announce Worcester/Framingham Commuter Rail Schedule Upgrades

Plan Ahead! Columbus Day Holiday Posted on Oct 7

Plan Ahead! Columbus Day Holiday

MassDOT advises highway travelers to plan ahead for one of the busiest days of the year on state highways this Friday, October 9, ahead of the three-day Columbus Day weekend. The Friday before Columbus Day in a typical recent year has been the busiest or   …Continue Reading Plan Ahead! Columbus Day Holiday

MBTA Purchases Dozens of New, High Capacity Buses Posted on Oct 6

MBTA Purchases Dozens of New, High Capacity Buses

The MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board has approved the purchase of 44, sixty-foot long buses for the Silver Line and other high volume bus routes. The diesel hybrid buses will replace the existing CNG-powered buses that began serving the Silver Line in 2003. The   …Continue Reading MBTA Purchases Dozens of New, High Capacity Buses