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MassDOT Encourages Memorial Day Travelers to Plan Ahead Posted on May 21

MassDOT Encourages Memorial Day Travelers to Plan Ahead

MassDOT advises Memorial Day holiday travelers to plan ahead, utilize MassDOT’s “real time” travel tools to plan trips, and use public transportation if possible to reach destinations. On Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, Registry of Motor Vehicle customer service locations and all other Commonwealth of   …Continue Reading MassDOT Encourages Memorial Day Travelers to Plan Ahead

MBTA: North Station Signal System Upgrade Project Approved Posted on May 21

MBTA: North Station Signal System Upgrade Project Approved

The MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board voted to award a $26.5 million contract to Fischbach and Moore Electric to rebuild the signal system that controls the movement of Commuter Rail and Amtrak trains in and out of North Station with a state-of-the-art system that   …Continue Reading MBTA: North Station Signal System Upgrade Project Approved

Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Set Posted on May 3

Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Set

MassDOT is preparing the next five-year capital plan, a spending plan that will guide investments in our transportation system between 2020 and 2024. The Capital Investment Plan (CIP) determines how we prioritize and fund our investments, covering all transportation projects – everything from highway and   …Continue Reading Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Set

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $40 Million Energy Efficiency Partnership with MBTA, Eversource and National Grid Posted on Apr 30

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $40 Million Energy Efficiency Partnership with MBTA, Eversource and National Grid

The Baker-Polito Administration today announced a three-year, $40 million energy efficiency partnership with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), Eversource and National Grid. This partnership will reduce energy consumption across dozens of MBTA stations and facilities, reduce MBTA operating costs, enhance rider experience through improved   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Announces $40 Million Energy Efficiency Partnership with MBTA, Eversource and National Grid

MBTA: New Commuter Rail Station in Chelsea Posted on Apr 29

MBTA: New Commuter Rail Station in Chelsea

The MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board today approved a contract that will result in the relocation and construction of a new, fully accessible Chelsea Commuter Rail Station. When complete, the new Chelsea Station will be an intermodal facility that connects the Newburyport/Rockport Commuter Rail   …Continue Reading MBTA: New Commuter Rail Station in Chelsea

Green Line Extension: Medford Street Bridge to Close Friday, May 17, through Spring 2020 Posted on Apr 22

Green Line Extension: Medford Street Bridge to Close Friday, May 17, through Spring 2020

The City of Somerville will close Medford Street in the vicinity of Gilman Square behind Somerville High School in order to further advance construction of the Somerville High School (SHS) Project. This closure will also benefit the construction efforts already underway for the MBTA’s Green   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension: Medford Street Bridge to Close Friday, May 17, through Spring 2020

South Coast Rail Program Reaches Phase 1 Major Milestones Posted on Apr 22

South Coast Rail Program Reaches Phase 1 Major Milestones

MassDOT and the MBTA are announcing that the South Coast Rail Program has reached two critical Phase 1 milestones:  a finance plan is complete and will be fully funded in the Commonwealth’s Capital Investment Plan and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has approved   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail Program Reaches Phase 1 Major Milestones

MassDOT Encourages Patriots’ Day and Marathon Monday Travelers to Plan Ahead Posted on Apr 9

MassDOT Encourages Patriots’ Day and Marathon Monday Travelers to Plan Ahead

MassDOT is advising members of the public traveling during the next several days to plan ahead, take advantage of MassDOT’s many travel “real time” tools and consider using public transportation this coming weekend if possible.  The public should note that Monday, April 15, is a   …Continue Reading MassDOT Encourages Patriots’ Day and Marathon Monday Travelers to Plan Ahead

MassDOT, MBTA to Partner with Transportation Network Companies to Support More Wheelchair-Accessible Vehicles Posted on Apr 1

MassDOT, MBTA to Partner with Transportation Network Companies to Support More Wheelchair-Accessible Vehicles

MassDOT and the MBTA are announcing a one-year pilot program that will begin today, Monday, April 1, 2019, that provides financial incentives to transportation network companies (TNCs) in an effort to increase availability of wheelchair-accessible vehicles (WAVs). During the pilot program, Uber and Lyft will   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MBTA to Partner with Transportation Network Companies to Support More Wheelchair-Accessible Vehicles

Tobin Bridge Route 1 Chelsea Curves: Lane Closures Begin Evening of April 1 Posted on Mar 29

Tobin Bridge Route 1 Chelsea Curves: Lane Closures Begin Evening of April 1

MassDOT is reminding members of the public that the Department will be rehabilitating the surface of the Tobin Bridge and performing maintenance on the viaduct in Chelsea which carries traffic on Route 1 northbound and southbound. Lane closures for this work begin on the evening   …Continue Reading Tobin Bridge Route 1 Chelsea Curves: Lane Closures Begin Evening of April 1