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MBTA: Four-Year Extension of Commuter Rail Contract with Keolis Approved Posted on Jun 15

MBTA: Four-Year Extension of Commuter Rail Contract with Keolis Approved

With the goal of incentivizing better service now and providing cost certainty in a challenging market among other objectives, today the MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board approved of a four-year extension of the Commuter Rail Operating contract between the MBTA and Keolis Commuter Services,   …Continue Reading MBTA: Four-Year Extension of Commuter Rail Contract with Keolis Approved

Building a Better T: Fourteen-Day Red Line Diversion Begins June 18 Posted on Jun 12

Building a Better T: Fourteen-Day Red Line Diversion Begins June 18

The MBTA announced a fourteen-day full closure of the Red Line between Braintree and Quincy Center Stations beginning Thursday, June 18, to allow for accelerated infrastructure work to take place. During this accelerated work, shuttle buses will replace service between Braintree and Quincy Center for   …Continue Reading Building a Better T: Fourteen-Day Red Line Diversion Begins June 18

MBTA Services to Increase Significantly This Month Posted on Jun 9

MBTA Services to Increase Significantly This Month

Although ridership remains low, the MBTA is preparing to significantly ramp up service across all modes as part of Phase 2 of the Commonwealth’s reopening plan. Effective June 21, regular weekday service will operate on the Blue Line; increased weekday service will operate on the   …Continue Reading MBTA Services to Increase Significantly This Month

Green Line Extension to Reopen Two Major Bridges in Somerville Posted on May 28

Green Line Extension to Reopen Two Major Bridges in Somerville

The MBTA announced that the Green Line Extension (GLX) project will permanently reopen the Washington Street Bridge/Underpass near McGrath Highway in East Somerville on May 31. Following this major project milestone, the Broadway Bridge in Ball Square is scheduled to reopen the during the first   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension to Reopen Two Major Bridges in Somerville

Baker-Polito Administration Highlights Accelerated MBTA Blue Line Work Posted on May 27

Baker-Polito Administration Highlights Accelerated MBTA Blue Line Work

Governor Charlie Baker, Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, General Manager Steve Poftak, and other officials toured ongoing accelerated infrastructure work taking place on the Blue Line at Maverick Station. A full closure of the Blue Line between Bowdoin and Airport Stations began Monday, May   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Highlights Accelerated MBTA Blue Line Work

MassDOT: Memorial Day Advisory Posted on May 21

MassDOT: Memorial Day Advisory

MassDOT is urging the public to stay home Memorial Day Weekend to comply with the Reopening Advisory Board’s “Safer-at-Home-Advisory.”  The Advisory states, in part: all residents should leave home only for healthcare, worship and permitted work, shopping and outdoor activities; people over the age of   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Memorial Day Advisory

MBTA to Install Bus-Only Pavement Markings on Charles River Dam Road beginning Monday, May 18 Posted on May 15

MBTA to Install Bus-Only Pavement Markings on Charles River Dam Road beginning Monday, May 18

The MBTA announced today that work to install bus-only pavement markings for temporary dedicated bus lanes on Charles River Dam Road will begin on Monday, May 18. In effect for approximately one year beginning Sunday, May 24, the dedicated bus lanes will support bus replacement   …Continue Reading MBTA to Install Bus-Only Pavement Markings on Charles River Dam Road beginning Monday, May 18

MassDOT Board and MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board Approve Draft FY 2021 Capital Investment Plan Posted on May 11

MassDOT Board and MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board Approve Draft FY 2021 Capital Investment Plan

The MassDOT Board of Directors and the MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board today approved the draft one-year Capital Investment Plan (CIP). The draft Fiscal Year 2021 CIP continues investments already underway, moves forward those investments for Fiscal Year 2021 which were previously planned, and   …Continue Reading MassDOT Board and MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board Approve Draft FY 2021 Capital Investment Plan

South Coast Rail Main Line Construction Contract Approved Posted on May 11

South Coast Rail Main Line Construction Contract Approved

The MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board today approved a nearly $159 million contract with Skanska DW White JV to build the Fall River Secondary, the first major construction package of South Coast Rail Phase 1. When complete in fall 2023, Phase 1 will connect   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail Main Line Construction Contract Approved

MBTA: Executive Order for Face Coverings Takes Effect Wednesday, May 6 Posted on May 5

MBTA: Executive Order for Face Coverings Takes Effect Wednesday, May 6

Effective Wednesday, May 6, MBTA customers must wear face coverings when using the MBTA. This requirement is pursuant to the Executive Order issued on May 1, which takes effect tomorrow. The Executive Order applies to any person over the age of two who is in   …Continue Reading MBTA: Executive Order for Face Coverings Takes Effect Wednesday, May 6