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Monthly Archives: May 2016

MBTA Acts to Reduce Environmental Impact, Prepare for Climate Change Posted on May 17

MBTA Acts to Reduce Environmental Impact, Prepare for Climate Change

The MBTA’s environmental planning effort has reduced energy and water usage, and made the T a leader in the use of alternative energy and efforts to reduce environmental impacts and increase operating efficiency. An update on the policy was presented before the MBTA Fiscal &   …Continue Reading MBTA Acts to Reduce Environmental Impact, Prepare for Climate Change

Somerville: Beacon Street Reconstruction Groundbreaking Posted on May 16

Somerville: Beacon Street Reconstruction Groundbreaking

MassDOT Highway Administrator Thomas J. Tinlin today joined Somerville Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone, state and local officials to celebrate the groundbreaking for the Beacon Street Reconstruction Project. The $11 million project includes Beacon Street from Oxford Street/Somerville Avenue south to the Cambridge city line near   …Continue Reading Somerville: Beacon Street Reconstruction Groundbreaking

MBTA: Overtime, Absenteeism Rates Continue Decline Posted on May 16

MBTA: Overtime, Absenteeism Rates Continue Decline

The MBTA continues to drive down overtime costs. Daily operating overtime expense for the first four months of 2016 was down nearly 45 percent compared to the same period last year, and rates of absenteeism and dropped trips have also seen significant declines, according to   …Continue Reading MBTA: Overtime, Absenteeism Rates Continue Decline

Longfellow Bridge Project Public Meetings Set for May 24-25 Posted on May 13

Longfellow Bridge Project Public Meetings Set for May 24-25

MassDOT has scheduled two Public Information Meetings for the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project as follows: Tuesday, May 24, 6:00-8:00pm, Multicultural Arts Center, 41 Second Street, Cambridge Wednesday, May 25, 6:00-8:00pm,  Shriners Hospitals for Children, Auditorium, 51 Blossom Street, Boston The purpose of the meetings is   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Project Public Meetings Set for May 24-25

Focus40 Kickoff: A Night to Focus on the T’s Future Posted on May 13

Focus40 Kickoff: A Night to Focus on the T’s Future

What will Greater Boston look like in the year 2040? How will climate change, new technologies, demographic trends and new mobility choices shape our transportation system? Join Secretary Of Transportation Stephanie Pollack, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Jay Ash and an interactive panel on   …Continue Reading Focus40 Kickoff: A Night to Focus on the T’s Future

Join Us! Bay State Bike Week: May 14-22 Posted on May 12

Join Us! Bay State Bike Week: May 14-22

Bay State Bike Week is just a few days away! Every May, Massachusetts residents and bike commuters come together to celebrate human-powered, two-wheeled transportation during Bay State Bike Week. This year, the week-long celebration is taking place from May 14th- 22nd. Throughout the Commonwealth, participants   …Continue Reading Join Us! Bay State Bike Week: May 14-22

“Like New” Commuter Rail Engine With MassDOT Logo Joins Fleet Posted on May 11

"Like New" Commuter Rail Engine With MassDOT Logo Joins Fleet

Say hello to this “like new” addition to the MBTA Commuter Rail fleet, the first locomotive in MassDOT colors and logo! The 29 year old locomotive has been overhauled with a brand new engine, its major components rebuilt following engine failure in 2014. While a   …Continue Reading “Like New” Commuter Rail Engine With MassDOT Logo Joins Fleet

Lexington: Route 2 I-95 Bridges Milestone: Traffic Shift Posted on May 11

Lexington: Route 2 I-95 Bridges Milestone: Traffic Shift

In another major project milestone for the Route 2 I-95 Bridges Project in Lexington, MassDOT will shift Route 2 westbound traffic to the new Route 2 West bridge for the final phase of construction. The shift will take place in phases over the weekend beginning   …Continue Reading Lexington: Route 2 I-95 Bridges Milestone: Traffic Shift

MassDOT, MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Boards Advance Green Line Extension Project Posted on May 10

MassDOT, MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Boards Advance Green Line Extension Project

The MassDOT Board and MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board have approved a motion which advances the Green Line Extension Project and seeks FTA review and approval. Please check the Board Agendas and Reports online and review the full Green Line Extension Redesign Report which   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Boards Advance Green Line Extension Project

MassDOT & MBTA Boards Vote to Terminate Legacy Swaps, Debt Strategy Forecast to Save $235 Million Posted on May 9

MassDOT & MBTA Boards Vote to Terminate Legacy Swaps, Debt Strategy Forecast to Save $235 Million

In the first step of executing a comprehensive debt restructuring strategy, the MassDOT Board and MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) voted unanimously today to terminate five legacy floating-to-fixed rate interest swaps which were forecast to cost the MBTA more than $100 million in   …Continue Reading MassDOT & MBTA Boards Vote to Terminate Legacy Swaps, Debt Strategy Forecast to Save $235 Million