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MBTA Silver Line vehicles will test ramp from South Boston to I-90 East

MBTA Silver Line vehicles will test ramp from South Boston to I-90 East posted on Aug 23

MassDOT and the MBTA today announced that there will be a limited test of MBTA Silver Line buses using a ramp from MassPort’s Haul Road in South Boston’s Seaport District to I-90 eastbound. The three-day test will take place during afternoon peak travel periods to   …Continue Reading MBTA Silver Line vehicles will test ramp from South Boston to I-90 East

Tobin Bridge/Chelsea Curves Rehabilitation Project Update

Tobin Bridge/Chelsea Curves Rehabilitation Project Update posted on Aug 15

MassDOT has announced that the lane closures and roadway configuration on Route 1 northbound in Chelsea will shift on Monday, August 19 so that the center lane on this section of highway will be closed 24/7. Both the right and left travel lanes will be   …Continue Reading Tobin Bridge/Chelsea Curves Rehabilitation Project Update

First New MBTA Orange Line Cars Enter Passenger Service

First New MBTA Orange Line Cars Enter Passenger Service posted on Aug 14

Governor Charlie Baker, MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, and MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak today introduced the first new Orange Line train comprised of six brand new cars into regular service from Wellington Station. These six new cars entering passenger service today are the   …Continue Reading First New MBTA Orange Line Cars Enter Passenger Service

MBTA Announces Accelerated Schedule for System Upgrades, Cuts Project Timelines

MBTA Announces Accelerated Schedule for System Upgrades, Cuts Project Timelines posted on Aug 12

The MBTA today announced several planned system upgrade construction projects will be accelerated, shortening some timelines by as much as eleven months for certain projects. System upgrade work to improve reliability for riders on the Green, Red, and Orange Lines that was previously scheduled to   …Continue Reading MBTA Announces Accelerated Schedule for System Upgrades, Cuts Project Timelines

MassDOT Releases Study Detailing Congestion Impacts and Trends, Recommends Series of Next Steps

MassDOT Releases Study Detailing Congestion Impacts and Trends, Recommends Series of Next Steps posted on Aug 8

A data-driven report on congestion was released today by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) with recommendations for state and municipal government, the private sector and other stakeholders to make commutes by road and transit more reliable, accessible and predictable while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.   …Continue Reading MassDOT Releases Study Detailing Congestion Impacts and Trends, Recommends Series of Next Steps

Boston: I-90 Westbound Clarendon Street on-ramp Closing Permanently

Boston: I-90 Westbound Clarendon Street on-ramp Closing Permanently posted on Aug 6

MassDOT has announced that the on-ramp which carries vehicles from Clarendon Street onto I-90 westbound in Boston will be permanently closed effective September 3, 2019. There will be no impacts to the I-90 mainline as a result of this on-ramp closure. This closure is being   …Continue Reading Boston: I-90 Westbound Clarendon Street on-ramp Closing Permanently

First Zero-emission, Battery-electric Buses Join the MBTA Silver Line Fleet

First Zero-emission, Battery-electric Buses Join the MBTA Silver Line Fleet posted on Aug 1

Governor Charlie Baker, MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, and MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak gathered at the Southampton Bus Garage and Maintenance Facility to celebrate the introduction of the MBTA’s first brand new, zero-emission, battery-electric bus (BEB) prototypes into the MBTA’s Silver Line fleet.   …Continue Reading First Zero-emission, Battery-electric Buses Join the MBTA Silver Line Fleet

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Charlton Municipal Small Bridge Program Project

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Charlton Municipal Small Bridge Program Project posted on Jul 31

Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito joined Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver and local officials today to highlight the recently completed project to rehabilitate the bridge that carries Potter Village Road over Stearns Brook in Charlton which received $500,000 in funding through the Administration’s Municipal Small Bridge Program. To   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Charlton Municipal Small Bridge Program Project

MassDOT Accepting Industrial Rail Access Program Grant Applications

MassDOT Accepting Industrial Rail Access Program Grant Applications posted on Jul 31

MassDOT has announced that it is now accepting applications for grants under the Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP) which helps increase rail and freight access, economic opportunity, and job growth. IRAP provides grants to railroads, rail shippers and municipalities for projects that will create public   …Continue Reading MassDOT Accepting Industrial Rail Access Program Grant Applications

Baker-Polito Administration Files $18 Billion Transportation Bond Bill

Baker-Polito Administration Files $18 Billion Transportation Bond Bill posted on Jul 25

The Baker-Polito Administration today filed a transportation bond bill seeking $18 billion in additional capital authorization to invest in building and modernizing a transportation system that meets the needs of residents, businesses and cities and towns statewide. The authorization would be used to fund existing   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Files $18 Billion Transportation Bond Bill