MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott today joined elected officials and community members in reopening the Wedgemere Commuter Rail Station in Winchester. Located along the Lowell Commuter Rail Line, the station improvements enhance accessibility for all customers with new ramps, platforms, and parking lot upgrades.
“In reopening Wedgemere Station, the MBTA is showing how we move forward in helping to provide better service for our customers. This project highlights the MBTA’s commitment to expanding access to our system for people throughout the Commonwealth,” said General Manager Beverly Scott. “Projects like these speak to the overarching MassDOT priorities of customer service and safety, as well as our goal of having accessibility system-wide.”
The $2.2 million Wedgemere Commuter Rail Station project has been funded through an American Recovery & Reinvestment Act federal stimulus grant. Federal funds allowed for the design and installation of two new mini-high platforms and two accessible ramps that lead to the platform from the public way. The funds also supported parking lot and lighting improvements.
The improvements at Wedgemere station were made possible in part thanks to Winchester resident Jean Batty, who worked closely with the MBTA, Federal Transit Administration and local officials to secure funding so that her entire family, including her son Theo, who uses a wheelchair, could have access to the MBTA system.
The Town of Winchester was a key partner with the MBTA throughout this project. The design of the accessible elements reflects the collaboration between the Town and the MBTA.
Safety remained a priority throughout construction, with no major reportable accidents. The station remained open throughout the project.
MBTA Debuts Performance Dashboard 2.0 posted on Jul 29
The MBTA has launched the next phase of the Performance Dashboard that tracks daily reliability levels of the four subway lines and all 170 bus routes. Responding to customer requests, the Performance Dashboard 2.0 now delivers performance trends over time. The updated dashboard also added …Continue Reading MBTA Debuts Performance Dashboard 2.0
RMV Unveils New Driver’s License and Security Features posted on Jul 26
The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles today unveiled a new Driver’s License and Mass ID design to be phased in over 5 years at no additional cost to customers. Last updated in 2010, the designs include new security features better protecting the identity of customers …Continue Reading RMV Unveils New Driver’s License and Security Features
Governor Baker Signs REAL ID Compliance Legislation posted on Jul 26
Governor Charlie Baker has signed bipartisan legislation to ensure Massachusetts’ compliance with the federal REAL ID Act, while adopting public safety standards so the Commonwealth’s citizens can continue to enter federal buildings and board domestic flights and ensuring that state credentials are issued to residents …Continue Reading Governor Baker Signs REAL ID Compliance Legislation