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MBTA: Preparing for Next Weather Events Posted on Jan 11

MBTA: Preparing for Next Weather Events

After last week’s winter storm, the MBTA is continuing snow-clearing efforts while preparing for an upcoming weather system predicted to drop heavy rainfall across the MBTA service area. In addition to heavy rain, the air temperature is expected to quickly drop below freezing during the   …Continue Reading MBTA: Preparing for Next Weather Events

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Weekend Travel Advisory Posted on Jan 10

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Weekend Travel Advisory

MassDOT is reminding the public to monitor roadway and weather conditions, plan ahead, and recognize impacts if traveling or using MassDOT and MBTA services during the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday period. “Forecasters are predicting rain and higher temperatures in the coming days and the   …Continue Reading Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Weekend Travel Advisory

MBTA Modernizes Procurement Process by Partnering with Boston Tech Startup FairMarkIT Posted on Jan 2

MBTA Modernizes Procurement Process by Partnering with Boston Tech Startup FairMarkIT

The MBTA has announced its partnership with FairMarkIT, a new public e-bidding forum, in order to modernize its procurement processes from a combination of electronic and paper systems to an easy-to-monitor, transparent, web-based operation. This partnership is projected to increase procurement efficiencies by 15 percent,   …Continue Reading MBTA Modernizes Procurement Process by Partnering with Boston Tech Startup FairMarkIT

New Year’s Holiday Travel Advisory Posted on Dec 28

New Year's Holiday Travel Advisory

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation, MBTA, and Massachusetts State Police remind travelers to plan ahead for the New Year’s holiday, take public transportation if possible, and drive sober and limit distractions if behind the wheel of a vehicle. “We encourage everyone who is traveling or   …Continue Reading New Year’s Holiday Travel Advisory

Plan Ahead! Holiday Travel Advisory Posted on Dec 21

Plan Ahead! Holiday Travel Advisory

MassDOT is reminding the public to plan ahead if traveling this holiday season, make informed decisions before heading out onto the roadways or using mass transit, utilize MassDOT’s many travel tools and resources, and to drive sober and limit distractions if behind the wheel of   …Continue Reading Plan Ahead! Holiday Travel Advisory

Federal Funds Issued for MBTA Green Line Extension Project Posted on Dec 21

Federal Funds Issued for MBTA Green Line Extension Project

The Federal Transit Administration today informed the MBTA Green Line Extension (GLX) Project Team that it has released the first $100 million installment of the total approved $1 billion in federal funding for the 4.7-mile light rail line from Cambridge to Medford, marking another milestone   …Continue Reading Federal Funds Issued for MBTA Green Line Extension Project

I-90 Allston Interchange Improvement Project: Public Comment Period Extended Posted on Dec 20

I-90 Allston Interchange Improvement Project: Public Comment Period Extended

MassDOT has announced that in response to community input, it has further extended the public comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the I-90 Allston Interchange Improvement Project to February 9, 2018. This extension will ensure all interested parties have ample time to   …Continue Reading I-90 Allston Interchange Improvement Project: Public Comment Period Extended

MassDOT, MBTA, Massport: Baker-Polito Administration Prepared for Winter Weather Posted on Dec 15

MassDOT, MBTA, Massport: Baker-Polito Administration Prepared for Winter Weather

With the winter weather season beginning, Governor Charlie Baker today joined Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver, MBTA General Manager Luis Manuel Ramírez, Keolis CEO and General Manager David Scorey, and Massport CEO Thomas P. Glynn at a news conference in Somerville to highlight resiliency and preparedness   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MBTA, Massport: Baker-Polito Administration Prepared for Winter Weather

MBTA: FMCB Third Annual Report: T transformation “is gaining speed” Posted on Dec 15

MBTA: FMCB Third Annual Report: T transformation “is gaining speed”

Less than three years after its near physical and organizational collapse, the MBTA’s transformation into a safe, reliable, and well-managed transit system “is gaining speed,” according to the Third Annual Report of the Fiscal and Management Control Board. The FMCB was created to govern the   …Continue Reading MBTA: FMCB Third Annual Report: T transformation “is gaining speed”

MassDOT Weekend Winter Weather Preparations Posted on Dec 8

MassDOT Weekend Winter Weather Preparations

MassDOT advises the public that with snowfall expected Saturday, motorists are advised to minimize travel where possible, consider public transportation, and make informed and safe decisions before heading out onto the roadways. “The weather forecast is calling for snow to begin on Saturday morning, mix   …Continue Reading MassDOT Weekend Winter Weather Preparations