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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Northern New England Intercity Rail Initiative Meetings Set Posted on Sep 11

Northern New England Intercity Rail Initiative Meetings Set

MassDOT and the Vermont Agency of Transportation will air findings on a study to expand regional intercity passenger rail service at three public meetings to be held in Massachusetts and Vermont in September. The study, known as the Northern New England Intercity Rail Initiative, examined   …Continue Reading Northern New England Intercity Rail Initiative Meetings Set

MBTA Red Line Winter Resiliency Update Posted on Sep 9

MBTA Red Line Winter Resiliency Update

On Saturday, September 12, and continuing on selected weekends through the fall, Red Line service between JFK/UMass and Quincy Center will be temporarily suspended to allow workers to make the subway more resilient to harsh winter weather conditions. On weekends when workers will be replacing   …Continue Reading MBTA Red Line Winter Resiliency Update

Springfield: Governor Baker, Secretary Pollack Celebrate Rail Car Manufacturing Facility Posted on Sep 4

Springfield: Governor Baker, Secretary Pollack Celebrate Rail Car Manufacturing Facility

Governor Charlie Baker joined Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, CRRC Vice President Weiping Yu, and state and local officials to announce the groundbreaking for a $95 million railcar manufacturing facility for the purpose of fabricating the Orange and Red Line subway cars and to support future   …Continue Reading Springfield: Governor Baker, Secretary Pollack Celebrate Rail Car Manufacturing Facility

MassDOT, Partners Awarded Federal Workforce Development Grant Posted on Sep 4

MassDOT, Partners Awarded Federal Workforce Development Grant

MassDOT has been awarded a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Workforce Development grant to support the Massachusetts Construction Career Development (MCCD) program preparing the next generation of skilled workers in construction trades. MassDOT is one of 19 grant recipients from 13 states, as announced this month   …Continue Reading MassDOT, Partners Awarded Federal Workforce Development Grant

MBTA: South Boston Bus Stop Improvement Program Posted on Sep 3

MBTA: South Boston Bus Stop Improvement Program

In consultation with the South Boston local elected officials, the MBTA is pleased to announce preliminary planning for South Boston bus stop and service improvements. Goals for the effort include the following: • Enhance service reliability • Reduce overcrowding at bus stops • Optimize bus   …Continue Reading MBTA: South Boston Bus Stop Improvement Program

RMV Introduces Free WiFI at Eight Busiest Branches Posted on Sep 2

RMV Introduces Free WiFI at Eight Busiest Branches

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles today announced the availability of free in-branch WiFi service for customers performing transactions at eight branch locations across the Commonwealth. The RMV is offering this amenity as part of its effort to enhance customer service and modernize branch operations.   …Continue Reading RMV Introduces Free WiFI at Eight Busiest Branches

Plan Ahead for Holiday Weekend Travel Posted on Sep 1

Plan Ahead for Holiday Weekend Travel

MassDOT encourages motorists to plan ahead for safe travel during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend. Heaviest Labor Day traffic on I-90 is expected Thursday and Friday westbound and Monday afternoon-evening eastbound.  Based on the number of toll transactions on the Turnpike from Weston to   …Continue Reading Plan Ahead for Holiday Weekend Travel