Transportation Secretary and CEO Jeff Mullan announced the following actions:
- A MassDOT Director of Facilities Safety will be accountable directly to the Secretary to ensure that safety is the top priority in allocation of capital funds for maintenance.
- A safety consultant, TRA, a nationally-recognized safety and security engineering firm will immediately audit MBTA safety practices.
- The MBTA has already convened senior operating and construction staff to review safety projects identified in the D'Alessandro report as critical and unfunded to ensure accuracy.
- The MBTA Board approved a contract to begin work immediately on leaks reported in the Red Line at the Alewife extension.
Secretary Mullan said the T inspectors check the Red Line area twice each week. There is no current evidence that leakage has caused the track to move and the Red Line is safe.
MBTA projects past, present, and planned can be found here.
New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Public Meeting Set posted on Jan 29
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Winter Storm Update: Travel Ban Lifted, MBTA Open posted on Jan 28
The statewide travel ban has been lifted as of midnight. Motorists, especially those in the City of Boston and Eastern counties, are asked to use caution as MassDOT crews continue to plow and clear state roadways and ramps. Parking bans are still in effect in …Continue Reading Winter Storm Update: Travel Ban Lifted, MBTA Open
Winter Storm Update: Statewide Travel Ban, MBTA Closed Tuesday, January 27 posted on Jan 26
Governor Charlie Baker has signed an Executive Order allowing for the enforcement of a statewide travel ban effective at midnight, Monday, January 26. The following exceptions shall exist for the ban and all drivers are encouraged to remain safe and use their best judgment: …Continue Reading Winter Storm Update: Statewide Travel Ban, MBTA Closed Tuesday, January 27