At the direction of Governor Patrick, Transportation Secretary Aloisi asked MBTA Interim General Manager Bill Mitchell to suspend all future public workshops on any potential fare increase or service cuts.
Last week Secretary Aloisi said a fare increase will not be considered until a full top to bottom review of the MBTA by an outside panel of experts is complete.
Governor Deval Patrick and Secretary Aloisi believe this outside review is essential as we move to consolidate and streamline our transportation bureaucracy under the historic transportation reform signed into law in late June. As part of the top to bottom review we will be able to to fully understand the fiscal situation and operations at the MBTA before we even consider a fare increase. Our goal is to seek out every possible reform and efficiency, while at the same time renewing the T’s focus on customer service.
MBTA: Weekend Service on 3 Commuter Rail Lines Begins December 27 posted on Dec 19
The restoration of weekend Commuter Rail service on three lines will begin next Saturday, December 27. The Kingston/Plymouth and Greenbush lines will see the return of Saturday and Sunday service and the Needham Line will resume Saturday service after a two year absence. “MassDOT is …Continue Reading MBTA: Weekend Service on 3 Commuter Rail Lines Begins December 27
Fairhaven Bike Train Program Recognized posted on Dec 18
The Town of Fairhaven was recognized alongside the Massachusetts Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program by Cape Cod’s NPR station, WCAI, for their bike train program. A bike train is a fun way for elementary and middle school students to get to school while being …Continue Reading Fairhaven Bike Train Program Recognized
South Station Expansion: DEIR Comment Period Through December 24 posted on Dec 17
Posted by: Matthew Ciborowski, South Station Project Manager, MassDOT Office of Transportation Planning I was pleased to meet with more than 60 people who participated in an Open House and Hearing on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the South Station Expansion project on …Continue Reading South Station Expansion: DEIR Comment Period Through December 24