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Monthly Archives: January 2015

MassRIDES Green Transportation New Year Resolutions! Posted on Jan 14

MassRIDES Green Transportation New Year Resolutions!

MassDOT’s MassRIDES program says it’s never too late to incorporate green transportation options into your daily trips, whether to work or in your leisure time. Our “NuYear resolutions” can help you to save money, reduce your carbon footprint, improve air quality, add fitness into your   …Continue Reading MassRIDES Green Transportation New Year Resolutions!

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: MBTA, Commuter Rail Schedule Posted on Jan 12

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: MBTA, Commuter Rail Schedule

Due to popular demand, the MBTA and Keolis Commuter Services announced the Commuter Rail will operate on a Regular Weekday Schedule on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 19.   Commuter Rail customers should visit mbta.com and check train schedules. The MBTA subway schedule   …Continue Reading Martin Luther King Jr. Day: MBTA, Commuter Rail Schedule

South Station Expansion: Environmental Impact Report Certificate Issued Posted on Jan 9

South Station Expansion: Environmental Impact Report Certificate Issued

The South Station Expansion Project environmental impact review is moving forward in 2015. The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs on December 31 issued a Certificate on the project following last fall’s Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) process.  The Certificate is now available online   …Continue Reading South Station Expansion: Environmental Impact Report Certificate Issued

Safe Travel in Cold Weather: Plan Ahead Posted on Jan 7

Safe Travel in Cold Weather: Plan Ahead

MassDOT and the MBTA encourage commuters to plan ahead and take necessary steps to ensure safe travel during this week’s cold weather. If you are driving, be sure to Prepare Your Vehicle and bring Winter Car Supplies. Follow Safe Driving Tips and know what to   …Continue Reading Safe Travel in Cold Weather: Plan Ahead

RMV, AAA Public Private Partnership Expands Posted on Jan 6

RMV, AAA Public Private Partnership Expands

MassDOT Acting Secretary & CEO Frank DePaola, Registrar of Motor Vehicles Celia J. Blue and executives from AAA Southern New England (AAA SNE) gathered in Rockland today to announce the latest AAA Registry Services location to begin providing RMV license and registration renewal services to   …Continue Reading RMV, AAA Public Private Partnership Expands

Turnpike Air Rights Parcel 13, Hynes Station Developer Selected Posted on Jan 6

Turnpike Air Rights Parcel 13, Hynes Station Developer Selected

MassDOT and the MBTA have selected The Peebles Corporation as the developer for Turnpike Air Rights Parcel 13 at the corner of Boylston Street and Massachusetts Avenue in the Back Bay and the adjacent Hynes Convention Center Station on the Green Line. The Peebles proposal   …Continue Reading Turnpike Air Rights Parcel 13, Hynes Station Developer Selected

Cape Cod Canal Transportation Study Meeting Set Posted on Jan 6

Cape Cod Canal Transportation Study Meeting Set

MassDOT has scheduled a Public Information Meeting for the Cape Cod Canal Area Transportation Study as follows: Thursday, January 15th, 7:00 PM,  Admirals Hall, Massachusetts Maritime Academy Campus, 101 Academy Drive, Bourne The purpose of the meeting, the first in a series, will be to   …Continue Reading Cape Cod Canal Transportation Study Meeting Set

Green Line Extension: Major Federal Funding Commitment Posted on Jan 5

Green Line Extension: Major Federal Funding Commitment

Governor Deval Patrick was joined by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today as he announced a $996 million federal grant agreement to extend the MBTA Green Line light rail service from East Cambridge to Somerville and Medford. The Green Line Extension (GLX) will provide faster   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension: Major Federal Funding Commitment

Winter Safe Driving: MassDOT Snow and Ice Removal Posted on Jan 5

Winter Safe Driving: MassDOT Snow and Ice Removal

Winter presents challenges even for the most experienced drivers. Motorists are encouraged to drive with caution and plan ahead based upon weather conditions as up to 4,000 MassDOT Highway Division Snow and Ice Removal crews respond as needed across the 15,975 lane miles of state   …Continue Reading Winter Safe Driving: MassDOT Snow and Ice Removal