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MBTA Survey Results: Most Useful Real-Time Apps Posted on Nov 18

MBTA Survey Results: Most Useful Real-Time Apps

As part of the MBTA’s comprehensive plan to prepare for winter, the T is releasing the findings of an online survey in which customers indicated which apps they find most useful in their daily commutes. The recent survey collected 1,925 responses online. It asked people   …Continue Reading MBTA Survey Results: Most Useful Real-Time Apps

MBTA Video: Watch Concord Bridge Roll into Place! Posted on Oct 6

As part of the ongoing rehabilitation of the Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line, the MBTA replaced the railroad bridge over Route 62/Main Street in Concord with a new bridge rolled into place during one weekend at the end of August. Crews prepared foundations for the new   …Continue Reading MBTA Video: Watch Concord Bridge Roll into Place!

Lexington: Route 2/I-95 Project Update Posted on Sep 25

Lexington: Route 2/I-95 Project Update

MassDOT’s Route 2/I-95 Bridge Replacement Project moves forward in fall 2015 with upcoming work-related ramp closures. The Exit 52A ramp from Route 2 East to I-95 South and Exit 29A from I-95 South to Route 2 East will be closed from 8:00 PM on Friday,   …Continue Reading Lexington: Route 2/I-95 Project Update

South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan Posted on Aug 12

South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan

The South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Committee, including the leadership of MassDOT, the City of Boston, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, the Massachusetts Port Authority, and A Better City, today announced the action steps that are currently underway, or about to be underway, that will   …Continue Reading South Boston Waterfront Sustainable Transportation Plan

MassDOT GreenDOT: Eco-Driving Training Posted on Aug 9

MassDOT GreenDOT: Eco-Driving Training

MassDOT’s efforts to reduce our carbon footprint and save energy costs have taken another step forward. In late July, 65 MassDOT employees took an eco-driving training course through four small-group sessions in Boston, Northampton and Taunton. David Kestenbaum, Director of Certification for Sustainable Transportation at   …Continue Reading MassDOT GreenDOT: Eco-Driving Training

MassDOT Secretary Announces MBTA Leadership Team Posted on Jul 30

MassDOT Secretary Announces MBTA Leadership Team

Today, MassDOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack announced Brian Shortsleeve will serve as the Chief Administrator for the MBTA, working alongside the newly appointed Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB), interim General Manager Frank DePaola, who will continue in his current role focusing solely on operations and   …Continue Reading MassDOT Secretary Announces MBTA Leadership Team

MassDOT, MBTA Capital Investment Plans Public Meetings Set Posted on Jun 10

MassDOT, MBTA Capital Investment Plans Public Meetings Set

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack announced the release of the draft Capital Investment Plans for MassDOT and the MBTA for fiscal year 2016, which begins July 1, 2015. Both plans continue funding for ongoing capital projects, including major undertakings such as the procurement for   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MBTA Capital Investment Plans Public Meetings Set

Longfellow Bridge Closures: June 12-26 Posted on Jun 3

Longfellow Bridge Closures: June 12-26

MassDOT contractors will periodically close the Longfellow Bridge to all vehicular traffic during overnight hours and weekends from Friday, June 12 to Friday, June 26. The closures are necessary to safely demolish the existing tower deck slabs. Boston-bound vehicles will use the inbound detour via   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Closures: June 12-26

Bay State Bike Week Begins Tomorrow! Posted on May 8

Bay State Bike Week Begins Tomorrow!

Governor Charlie Baker encourages residents to join their neighbors and colleagues to bicycle during Bay State Bike Week, May 9th -17th. Massachusetts bicycling organizations, neighborhood groups, and local governments are encouraged to host a local event or participate in an existing activity in order to   …Continue Reading Bay State Bike Week Begins Tomorrow!

New Motor Vehicle Light Law Starts April 7 Posted on Apr 6

New Motor Vehicle Light Law Starts April 7

Today, the MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles and Highway Divisions, along with the Massachusetts State Police, advised motorists of a new law taking effect on Tuesday, April 7 requiring the use of headlights and taillights on motor vehicles during inclement weather and when windshield wipers   …Continue Reading New Motor Vehicle Light Law Starts April 7