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Baker-Polito Administration Announces Acceleration Plan for MBTA Infrastructure Improvements Posted on Jun 25

Baker-Polito Administration Announces Acceleration Plan for MBTA Infrastructure Improvements

Governor Charlie Baker today announced a plan to accelerate the pace of MBTA capital construction projects with the goal of expediting the transformation of the MBTA into a modern, safe, reliable transit system. Through a five-part strategy, the acceleration plan builds on the T’s existing   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Announces Acceleration Plan for MBTA Infrastructure Improvements

Plan Ahead for July 4th Holiday Travel Posted on Jun 22

Plan Ahead for July 4th Holiday Travel

MassDOT advises holiday travelers to plan ahead, utilize MassDOT’s “real time” travel tools and use public transportation where possible to reach their destinations during the upcoming July 4 holiday period. “We are encouraging anyone traveling for the Fourth to check public transportation schedules and use   …Continue Reading Plan Ahead for July 4th Holiday Travel

MassDOT, MBTA Five-Year $18.3 Billion Capital Investment Plan Approved Posted on Jun 17

MassDOT, MBTA Five-Year $18.3 Billion Capital Investment Plan Approved

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Board of Directors and MBTA Fiscal Management and Control Board today voted to approve the five-year $18.3 billion MassDOT and MBTA Capital Investment Plan (CIP) for Fiscal Years 2020-2024, an increase of approximately $1 billion over the last five-year CIP.   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MBTA Five-Year $18.3 Billion Capital Investment Plan Approved

South Coast Rail Early Action Construction Update Posted on May 29

South Coast Rail Early Action Construction Update

South Coast Rail Early Action construction projects are underway to prepare for Phase 1 main line rail construction.  The first visible active construction project is drainage culvert replacement along the right-of-way.    The work includes drainage culvert repair and replacement, a railroad grade crossing upgrade   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail Early Action Construction Update

MassDOT Encourages Memorial Day Travelers to Plan Ahead Posted on May 21

MassDOT Encourages Memorial Day Travelers to Plan Ahead

MassDOT advises Memorial Day holiday travelers to plan ahead, utilize MassDOT’s “real time” travel tools to plan trips, and use public transportation if possible to reach destinations. On Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, Registry of Motor Vehicle customer service locations and all other Commonwealth of   …Continue Reading MassDOT Encourages Memorial Day Travelers to Plan Ahead

MBTA: North Station Signal System Upgrade Project Approved Posted on May 21

MBTA: North Station Signal System Upgrade Project Approved

The MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board voted to award a $26.5 million contract to Fischbach and Moore Electric to rebuild the signal system that controls the movement of Commuter Rail and Amtrak trains in and out of North Station with a state-of-the-art system that   …Continue Reading MBTA: North Station Signal System Upgrade Project Approved

Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Set Posted on May 3

Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Set

MassDOT is preparing the next five-year capital plan, a spending plan that will guide investments in our transportation system between 2020 and 2024. The Capital Investment Plan (CIP) determines how we prioritize and fund our investments, covering all transportation projects – everything from highway and   …Continue Reading Capital Investment Plan Public Meetings Set

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $40 Million Energy Efficiency Partnership with MBTA, Eversource and National Grid Posted on Apr 30

Baker-Polito Administration Announces $40 Million Energy Efficiency Partnership with MBTA, Eversource and National Grid

The Baker-Polito Administration today announced a three-year, $40 million energy efficiency partnership with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), Eversource and National Grid. This partnership will reduce energy consumption across dozens of MBTA stations and facilities, reduce MBTA operating costs, enhance rider experience through improved   …Continue Reading Baker-Polito Administration Announces $40 Million Energy Efficiency Partnership with MBTA, Eversource and National Grid

MBTA: New Commuter Rail Station in Chelsea Posted on Apr 29

MBTA: New Commuter Rail Station in Chelsea

The MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board today approved a contract that will result in the relocation and construction of a new, fully accessible Chelsea Commuter Rail Station. When complete, the new Chelsea Station will be an intermodal facility that connects the Newburyport/Rockport Commuter Rail   …Continue Reading MBTA: New Commuter Rail Station in Chelsea

Green Line Extension: Medford Street Bridge to Close Friday, May 17, through Spring 2020 Posted on Apr 22

Green Line Extension: Medford Street Bridge to Close Friday, May 17, through Spring 2020

The City of Somerville will close Medford Street in the vicinity of Gilman Square behind Somerville High School in order to further advance construction of the Somerville High School (SHS) Project. This closure will also benefit the construction efforts already underway for the MBTA’s Green   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension: Medford Street Bridge to Close Friday, May 17, through Spring 2020