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MBTA: Discover the Fairmount Commuter Rail Line May 8-21 Posted on Apr 27

MBTA: Discover the Fairmount Commuter Rail Line May 8-21

Customers of the Fairmont Commuter Rail Line will travel free of charge for a two-week period in May. Customers will be able to board at station stops from Readville to South Stations and not pay a fare between Monday, May 8, and Friday, May 21.   …Continue Reading MBTA: Discover the Fairmount Commuter Rail Line May 8-21

MassDOT Proposed Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Set Posted on Apr 27

MassDOT Proposed Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Set

MassDOT has announced a schedule of 12 public meetings in locations across the state to present and discuss the draft MassDOT Five-Year Capital Investment Plan (CIP) Update.  Public input received at the meetings from May 15 to May 24 will be considered before the CIP   …Continue Reading MassDOT Proposed Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Set

South Station Expansion Project Environmental Assessment Comment Period Announced Posted on Apr 26

South Station Expansion Project Environmental Assessment Comment Period Announced

MassDOT and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) invite the public to comment on the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and Section 4(f) Determination for the South Station Expansion (SSX) project. FRA and MassDOT released the draft document for public review on April 26, 2017. A copy   …Continue Reading South Station Expansion Project Environmental Assessment Comment Period Announced

MassDOT Moving Forward with Sale of Medford Property Posted on Apr 26

MassDOT Moving Forward with Sale of Medford Property

The Baker-Polito Administration’s Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is moving forward with the sale of a parcel located at 300 Mystic Avenue in Medford, distributing an Invitation to Bid for the property last week with bids scheduled due by June 9, 2017. “Our administration is   …Continue Reading MassDOT Moving Forward with Sale of Medford Property

MBTA: Strategic Plan Adopted Posted on Apr 24

MBTA: Strategic Plan Adopted

The MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) today approved an MBTA Strategic Plan, a document that fulfills the FMCB requirement in its enabling legislation that required development of such a plan. This plan serves as a blueprint for institutionalizing the objectives and strategies needed   …Continue Reading MBTA: Strategic Plan Adopted

MassDOT Announces Purchase of New Remote-Operated Rail Ballast Cars Posted on Apr 20

MassDOT Announces Purchase of New Remote-Operated Rail Ballast Cars

MassDOT today announced the purchase of 20 steel ballast cars – hopper cars with gates used to dispense ballast onto train tracks – that will be used by MassDOT for projects which maintain and repair crucial rail infrastructure. “MassDOT is pleased to now have its   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces Purchase of New Remote-Operated Rail Ballast Cars

MBTA: CapeFLYER Returns Memorial Day Weekend Posted on Apr 19

MBTA: CapeFLYER Returns Memorial Day Weekend

Entering its fifth year of service, the CapeFLYER is excited to announce that trains will once again run from Boston to Cape Cod starting on Memorial Day weekend. Service will begin on Friday, May 26th and operate on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout until Labor   …Continue Reading MBTA: CapeFLYER Returns Memorial Day Weekend

Holiday Weekend: Plan Ahead Posted on Apr 14

Holiday Weekend: Plan Ahead

MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead, travel safely, and use public transportation where possible during the upcoming holiday weekend. Increased traffic volumes throughout the weekend and into Monday are possible due to Easter Sunday observances and Patriot’s Day/Marathon on Monday, April 17. Drivers are advised   …Continue Reading Holiday Weekend: Plan Ahead

MBTA: FMCB Approves FY18 Operating Budget Posted on Apr 13

MBTA: FMCB Approves FY18 Operating Budget

The MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) today adopted an FY18 MBTA operating budget that continues the progress made by the FMCB and MBTA management over the last two years to sharply reduce the MBTA’s operating deficit. The $1.989 billion FY18 operating budget, which   …Continue Reading MBTA: FMCB Approves FY18 Operating Budget

MBTA: Marathon Day, Weekend Service Updates Posted on Apr 11

MBTA: Marathon Day, Weekend Service Updates

The MBTA is proud to host thousands of Marathon Day spectators and runners every year as they travel throughout Boston. To make traveling around the city easier on race day, there is a special Marathon viewing map with distances to the race course from transit stations and the   …Continue Reading MBTA: Marathon Day, Weekend Service Updates