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Holiday Weekend Travel, Services Advisory Posted on Jan 17

Holiday Weekend Travel, Services Advisory

During the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, MassDOT is reminding the public to be alert while traveling, aware of holiday work restrictions and mindful of roadway conditions. “Drivers traveling throughout this holiday weekend are reminded to focus on getting to their destinations safely,” said   …Continue Reading Holiday Weekend Travel, Services Advisory

MassDOT Announces $3.5 Million in Regional Transit Authority Grant Awards Posted on Jan 3

MassDOT Announces $3.5 Million in Regional Transit Authority Grant Awards

MassDOT today announced $3.5 million in grant awards for Regional Transit Authorities (RTAs) across the Commonwealth to implement best practices and innovative services to benefit customers. The RTA funding recipients have been selected based upon factors such as whether projects will increase ridership, demonstrate innovation,   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces $3.5 Million in Regional Transit Authority Grant Awards

Baker-Polito Administration Files Budget Bill to Address Transportation, Infrastructure & Education Needs Posted on Jan 3

Baker-Polito Administration Files Budget Bill to Address Transportation, Infrastructure & Education Needs

The Baker-Polito Administration today filed a $74.2 million supplemental budget bill to address ongoing critical funding needs, including $18 million to support MBTA infrastructure and safety investments, $10 million for school improvements and $4.2 million for investments in clean drinking water. These proposals were previously   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Files Budget Bill to Address Transportation, Infrastructure & Education Needs

MassDOT Announces IRAP Grants Posted on Dec 23

MassDOT Announces IRAP Grants

The Baker-Polito Administration’s Department of Transportation (MassDOT) today announced the awarding of nine grants totaling more than $2.7 million from the Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP) to enhance rail and freight access, economic opportunity, and job growth. IRAP is a competitive state-funded public/private partnership program   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces IRAP Grants

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $7.5 Million in Grants to Further Electrify Transportation Sector and Reduce Air Pollution Posted on Dec 20

Baker-Polito Administration Awards $7.5 Million in Grants to Further Electrify Transportation Sector and Reduce Air Pollution

The Baker-Polito Administration today awarded $7.5 million in grants for 98 projects that will help to electrify the transportation sector and reduce air pollution. The projects are part of the Massachusetts Volkswagen (VW) Open Solicitation initiative that seeks to address air pollution that resulted from   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Awards $7.5 Million in Grants to Further Electrify Transportation Sector and Reduce Air Pollution

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $9.5 Million for Communities in Transit Grant Program Awards Posted on Dec 12

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $9.5 Million for Communities in Transit Grant Program Awards

The Baker-Polito Administration announced today a total of $9.5 million for cities, towns and nonprofit organizations to use under the Community Transit Grant Program administered by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT).  The annual competitive grant program awards money to be used for transit operating   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Announces $9.5 Million for Communities in Transit Grant Program Awards

MBTA: Winter Preparation Posted on Nov 19

MBTA: Winter Preparation

The MBTA announced infrastructure, vehicle, and management initiatives undertaken this year that continue the MBTA’s continually improving preparations in advance of the winter season. In advance of this winter season, a number of actions related to infrastructure have been taken to best prepare the MBTA   …Continue Reading MBTA: Winter Preparation

MBTA: Major Improvements at Natick Center Station Approved Posted on Nov 5

MBTA: Major Improvements at Natick Center Station Approved

The MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board awarded a $36 million contract for station and accessibility improvements at Natick Center Station on the Framingham/Worcester Commuter Rail Line. Natick Center Station will be rebuilt with 2 elevators, 2 accessible ramps, and 3 new stairways. The ground level train   …Continue Reading MBTA: Major Improvements at Natick Center Station Approved

Allston Multimodal Project Next Step: “Notice of Intent” to initiate NEPA process Posted on Oct 18

Allston Multimodal Project Next Step: “Notice of Intent” to initiate NEPA process

MassDOT is announcing that the Federal Highway Administration today published in the Federal Register the “Notice of Intent” for the Allston Multimodal Project. This action initiates the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process via a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) under the One Federal Decision,   …Continue Reading Allston Multimodal Project Next Step: “Notice of Intent” to initiate NEPA process

MBTA Commuter Rail Weekday Service Pilot Between Boston and Foxborough Begins October 21 Posted on Oct 18

MBTA Commuter Rail Weekday Service Pilot Between Boston and Foxborough Begins October 21

On Monday, October 21, the weekday Commuter Rail service pilot between Boston and Foxboro Station and a reverse commute fare will begin. This one-year service pilot offers ten round-trip weekday trains between Foxborough and Boston via the Fairmount and Franklin Lines. The service and special   …Continue Reading MBTA Commuter Rail Weekday Service Pilot Between Boston and Foxborough Begins October 21