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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

Governor Baker, Congressman Neal, Mayor Sarno, Amtrak, community celebrate new Valley Flyer train Posted on Oct 5

Governor Baker, Congressman Neal, Mayor Sarno, Amtrak, community celebrate new Valley Flyer train

Governor Charlie Baker, Congressman Richard E. Neal, Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, Amtrak officials and community members gathered today to highlight the Valley Flyer rail pilot, which began service on August 30th and will run for two years. Amtrak, in conjunction with MassDOT, has been running   …Continue Reading Governor Baker, Congressman Neal, Mayor Sarno, Amtrak, community celebrate new Valley Flyer train

MBTA: Eighty New Commuter Rail Bi-Level Coaches Approved Posted on Sep 24

MBTA: Eighty New Commuter Rail Bi-Level Coaches Approved

The MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board awarded a $278.5 million contract to Hyundai-Rotem for the procurement of eighty (80) new Commuter Rail Bi-Level Coaches, which will increase capacity by over 14,000 seats daily. A $41 million contract for engineering and program management services for   …Continue Reading MBTA: Eighty New Commuter Rail Bi-Level Coaches Approved

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Beginning of Chelsea Commuter Rail Construction Posted on Sep 16

Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Beginning of Chelsea Commuter Rail Construction

Governor Charlie Baker, MassDOT Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack, and MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak joined municipal leaders, elected officials, and local stakeholder groups gathered to celebrate the beginning of construction of the brand new, relocated Chelsea Commuter Rail Station. “Relocating and upgrading the Chelsea   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Celebrates Beginning of Chelsea Commuter Rail Construction

2019 Moving Together Conference: October 24th Posted on Sep 10

2019 Moving Together Conference: October 24th

The 2019 Moving Together Conference has been scheduled as follows: Thursday, October 24, 7:45 AM-4:00 PM, Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza The conference will include workshops and panels that highlight current pedestrian, bicyclist and public transportation topics. Attendees will be able to network   …Continue Reading 2019 Moving Together Conference: October 24th

South Coast Rail: New Bedford Public Information Meeting Posted on Sep 3

South Coast Rail: New Bedford Public Information Meeting

A New Bedford Public Information Meeting on the South Coast Rail Project is scheduled as follows: Tuesday, September 17, 6:00pm, Keith Middle School Auditorium, 225 Hathaway Blvd., New Bedford MassDOT/MBTA and the City of New Bedford are hosting a Public Information Meeting on the South   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: New Bedford Public Information Meeting

Amtrak and MassDOT Announce Start of New Valley Flyer Train Service in Western and Northern Massachusetts Posted on Aug 28

Amtrak and MassDOT Announce Start of New Valley Flyer Train Service in Western and Northern Massachusetts

Amtrak, in conjunction with MassDOT, is launching a new state supported seven day a week passenger train on Friday, August 30, called the Valley Flyer. The train will travel along the Connecticut River, a region referred to as the Knowledge Corridor, with trains making station   …Continue Reading Amtrak and MassDOT Announce Start of New Valley Flyer Train Service in Western and Northern Massachusetts

MassDOT Awarded Federal Grant for South Station’s Tower 1 Interlocking Posted on Aug 27

MassDOT Awarded Federal Grant for South Station’s Tower 1 Interlocking

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has been awarded a $41 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to upgrade and improve South Station’s Tower 1 interlocking, a key element which distributes trains to and from the station that is used by almost 60,000 rail   …Continue Reading MassDOT Awarded Federal Grant for South Station’s Tower 1 Interlocking

Plan Ahead: Labor Day Travel Advisory Posted on Aug 27

Plan Ahead: Labor Day Travel Advisory

MassDOT is advising Labor Day travelers to make informed decisions, utilize all the available technology tools including www.mass511.com, and consider public transportation if possible to reach destinations. MassDOT is taking several steps to ensure reliable travel for members of the public who utilize transportation systems   …Continue Reading Plan Ahead: Labor Day Travel Advisory