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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

Somerville: Washington Street Bridge/Underpass to Remain Closed through Winter Posted on Oct 10

Somerville: Washington Street Bridge/Underpass to Remain Closed through Winter

The MBTA announced a schedule change for the Washington Street Bridge/Underpass that will extend the closure through the winter but will accelerate the permanent reopening of the underpass by five months. Original closure plans for the Washington Street Bridge/Underpass near McGrath Highway in East Somerville   …Continue Reading Somerville: Washington Street Bridge/Underpass to Remain Closed through Winter

MassDOT: Columbus Day Travel Advisory Posted on Oct 9

MassDOT: Columbus Day Travel Advisory

MassDOT is advising Columbus 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 MassDOT: Columbus Day Travel Advisory

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

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

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

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

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

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