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Commuter Rail Status Update Posted on Feb 18

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation and MBTA would like to thank passengers for their patience and cooperation today as an Amtrak equipment issue at South Station meant most passengers had to disembark trains prior to arrival at South Station and transfer to mass transit. Free   …Continue Reading Commuter Rail Status Update

Presidents’ Day Holiday Services Update Posted on Feb 11

Presidents’ Day Holiday Services Update

MassDOT encourages motorists to travel safely during the upcoming Presidents’ Day weekend and be aware of service changes caused by the Monday holiday. The Boston-Quincy I-93 HOV lane Northbound and Southbound will not be open on Monday, February 15. Travelers should be aware of possible   …Continue Reading Presidents’ Day Holiday Services Update

Governor Baker, Mayor Walsh Announce Joint Community Redevelopment Venture in Downtown Boston Posted on Feb 9

Governor Baker, Mayor Walsh Announce Joint Community Redevelopment Venture in Downtown Boston

Today as part of the Baker-Polito Administration’s “Open for Business” Real Estate Asset Leveraging (REAL) Strategy, Governor Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced a joint state and city venture with Veolia North America to explore the strategic redevelopment of the Massachusetts Department   …Continue Reading Governor Baker, Mayor Walsh Announce Joint Community Redevelopment Venture in Downtown Boston

MBTA: Green Line Service Temporary Suspension between Park and Haymarket Posted on Feb 9

MBTA: Green Line Service Temporary Suspension between Park and Haymarket

On selected weekends and nights, MBTA Green Line service will be suspended in both directions between Park and Haymarket stations to allow for platform work as part of the Government Center Station project. The diversion will allow personnel access to the Government Center Green Line   …Continue Reading MBTA: Green Line Service Temporary Suspension between Park and Haymarket

Longfellow Bridge: Next Stage Construction Begins February 11 Posted on Feb 1

Longfellow Bridge: Next Stage Construction Begins February 11

MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli (WSC), anticipates setting up the final configuration of Stage 3 construction for the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project by Thursday, February 11, 2016. The shift of the tracks to their temporary positions was completed over a series of MBTA Red Line Weekend Diversions.   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: Next Stage Construction Begins February 11

MBTA: New South Acton Commuter Rail Station Opening Event Posted on Jan 29

MBTA: New South Acton Commuter Rail Station Opening Event

MassDOT and the MBTA are excited to join the Baker Administration, Federal, State, and Local Public officials and our neighbors in South Acton to celebrate the recent opening of the New South Acton Commuter Rail Station. This event will include a speaking program at the   …Continue Reading MBTA: New South Acton Commuter Rail Station Opening Event

Longfellow Bridge: Weekend Closure, MBTA Red Line Diversion Cancelled Posted on Jan 27

Longfellow Bridge: Weekend Closure, MBTA Red Line Diversion Cancelled

MassDOT has cancelled the MBTA Red Line diversion and Longfellow Bridge closure scheduled for Friday, January 29 through Sunday, January 31. The remaining work will be completed during a series of night shifts instead of during a weekend diversion. The Longfellow Bridge will remain open   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: Weekend Closure, MBTA Red Line Diversion Cancelled

Boston MPO Selected for Training to Measure Transportation Spending Results Posted on Jan 26

Boston MPO Selected for Training to Measure Transportation Spending Results

MassDOT is pleased to announce that the Boston Metropolitan Planning Organization (Boston MPO) has been selected by the national nonprofit Transportation for America to participate in a first-of-its-kind yearlong training academy for ambitious metro regions beginning to use performance measurement to better assess the results   …Continue Reading Boston MPO Selected for Training to Measure Transportation Spending Results

MBTA: New Maintenance Machine Speeds Repairs Posted on Jan 26

MBTA: New Maintenance Machine Speeds Repairs

A modern, $1.2 million Simmons wheel-boring machine went into service this week at the MBTA Everett Maintenance Facility. Designed for use on wheels for all types of trains, the equipment replaces an old machine that was originally built in 1927. The new equipment cuts metal   …Continue Reading MBTA: New Maintenance Machine Speeds Repairs

MBTA: South Boston Bus Stop and Service Improvement Plan Posted on Jan 15

MBTA: South Boston Bus Stop and Service Improvement Plan

After hearing from the community and elected officials, the MBTA today announced its updated plan for South Boston bus stop and service improvements. The changes are designed to enhance service reliability, reduce overcrowding at bus stops, and to optimize bus stop locations and spacing. Effective   …Continue Reading MBTA: South Boston Bus Stop and Service Improvement Plan