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Monthly Archives: March 2016

MBTA Government Center Celebrates Grand Re-Opening Posted on Mar 21

MBTA Government Center Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

The MBTA celebrated the grand re-opening of the Government Center Station Monday at 11:45 a.m., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking two years spent reconstructing the station into a fully accessible, safer, modern, more comfortable facility. The ceremony featured remarks by Governor Charlie Baker, Lt. Governor   …Continue Reading MBTA Government Center Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

MBTA Fare Changes Provide Opportunities for Students Posted on Mar 16

MBTA Fare Changes Provide Opportunities for Students

The MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board’s recent fare change vote means expanded opportunities for students to take advantage of the region’s transit system for commutes to school, summer jobs and internships. The fare changes take effect July 1. During a series of public hearings   …Continue Reading MBTA Fare Changes Provide Opportunities for Students

MBTA FY2017 Preliminary Budget Presented to FMCB Posted on Mar 16

MBTA FY2017 Preliminary Budget Presented to FMCB

Through a series of cost containment measures and increases in ‘own source’ revenue, the MBTA’s structural deficit has been reduced from an original forecast of $242 million to $80 million. The savings outlined in the agency’s $2.02 billion FY17 operating budget will be spent to   …Continue Reading MBTA FY2017 Preliminary Budget Presented to FMCB

Registry of Motor Vehicles Streamlines Renewal Reminders by Mail Posted on Mar 15

Registry of Motor Vehicles Streamlines Renewal Reminders by Mail

The MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles today announced a new customer communication is now arriving in mailboxes across the Commonwealth to help drivers manage their license renewal process. “The greatest birthday present that the RMV can give to our customers is the gift of time,”   …Continue Reading Registry of Motor Vehicles Streamlines Renewal Reminders by Mail

Tinlin: Electronic Tolling to Make Travel Safer, Faster, Cleaner Posted on Mar 15

Tinlin: Electronic Tolling to Make Travel Safer, Faster, Cleaner

By MassDOT Highway Administrator Thomas J. Tinlin Massachusetts is a leader in the nation in utilizing new technology to improve the lives of residents, visitors and members of the business community, and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is proud to be part of this   …Continue Reading Tinlin: Electronic Tolling to Make Travel Safer, Faster, Cleaner

MBTA: Overtime, Absenteeism, Dropped Trip Rates Decrease Posted on Mar 15

MBTA: Overtime, Absenteeism, Dropped Trip Rates Decrease

MBTA overtime rates, absenteeism and dropped trips all showed declines in the first two months of 2016 as compared to the previous year. The new data will be presented Wednesday before the MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board. The report shows overtime expenses down 54   …Continue Reading MBTA: Overtime, Absenteeism, Dropped Trip Rates Decrease

CapeFLYER Train Service to Cape Cod Begins Memorial Day Weekend Posted on Mar 14

CapeFLYER Train Service to Cape Cod Begins Memorial Day Weekend

Building on its successful three years of operations, the CapeFLYER is excited to announce that trains will run again from Boston to Cape Cod starting on Memorial Day weekend. Service will begin on Friday, May 27th and operate on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the   …Continue Reading CapeFLYER Train Service to Cape Cod Begins Memorial Day Weekend

Longfellow Bridge Closure, MBTA Red Line Diversion Saturday Posted on Mar 10

Longfellow Bridge Closure, MBTA Red Line Diversion Saturday

MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli JV (WSC), will close the Longfellow Bridge to all vehicular traffic except MBTA buses and implement an MBTA Red Line diversion from 3:00 AM on Saturday, March 12, to 6:00 AM on Sunday, March 13. The closure is necessary to implement an   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Closure, MBTA Red Line Diversion Saturday

Green Line Extension Public Meetings Update Posted on Mar 9

Green Line Extension Public Meetings Update

MassDOT and the MBTA  have updated the Green Line Extension public meetings’ locations and times for meetings scheduled in Cambridge, Somerville and Medford over the next two months. As part of a current re-evaluation of the extension, the public is invited to share their ideas   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Public Meetings Update

FMCB Approves MBTA Fare Changes Posted on Mar 7

FMCB Approves MBTA Fare Changes

The MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board today approved several fare changes that will take effect July 1, including decreasing by ten cents the price paid by those who pay with cash for a single bus ride, expanding the free transfer program so that the   …Continue Reading FMCB Approves MBTA Fare Changes