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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

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

MassDOT Hosting Annual Moving Together Conference: Thursday, October 24 Posted on Oct 4

MassDOT Hosting Annual Moving Together Conference: Thursday, October 24

MassDOT is announcing that the 2019 Moving Together Conference is scheduled to be held on Thursday, October 24, from 7:45 a.m., to 4:30 p.m. at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel.  The purpose of the conference is to bring together professionals from the active transportation field   …Continue Reading MassDOT Hosting Annual Moving Together Conference: Thursday, October 24

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

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

MetroWest Regional Transit Authority Begins Pilot Shuttle Service on Route 20 to Riverside Posted on Jun 25

MetroWest Regional Transit Authority Begins Pilot Shuttle Service on Route 20 to Riverside

MassDOT is pleased to join the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA) in announcing a yearlong pilot shuttle service along a portion of Route 20 that began on Monday, June 10. On weekdays, the shuttle makes three round trips in the morning and three in the   …Continue Reading MetroWest Regional Transit Authority Begins Pilot Shuttle Service on Route 20 to Riverside

South Coast Rail Program Reaches Phase 1 Major Milestones Posted on Apr 22

South Coast Rail Program Reaches Phase 1 Major Milestones

MassDOT and the MBTA are announcing that the South Coast Rail Program has reached two critical Phase 1 milestones:  a finance plan is complete and will be fully funded in the Commonwealth’s Capital Investment Plan and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has approved   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail Program Reaches Phase 1 Major Milestones

Commonwealth’s Regional Transit Authority Task Force Releases Final Report Posted on Apr 8

Commonwealth’s Regional Transit Authority Task Force Releases Final Report

The Task Force on Regional Transit Authority (RTA) Performance and Funding, created in the fall of 2018 by Outside Section 72 of the FY 2019 Massachusetts State Budget, today released its final report, titled:  “A Vision for the Future of Massachusetts’ Regional Transit Authorities.” The   …Continue Reading Commonwealth’s Regional Transit Authority Task Force Releases Final Report

Regional Transit Authority Task Force Releases Draft Final Report Posted on Mar 16

Regional Transit Authority Task Force Releases Draft Final Report

The Task Force on Regional Transit Authority (RTA) Performance and Funding, created in the fall of 2018 by Outside Section 72 of the FY 2019 Massachusetts State Budget, today released its draft final report for public comment, titled:  “A Vision for the Future of Massachusetts’   …Continue Reading Regional Transit Authority Task Force Releases Draft Final Report

MassDOT Announces Regional Transit Authority Additional Funding Awards Posted on Mar 5

MassDOT Announces Regional Transit Authority Additional Funding Awards

MassDOT today announced $5.1 million in additional funding awards for Regional Transit Authorities (RTA) across the Commonwealth to implement best practices and innovative services to benefit customers. The RTA award winners have been selected based upon factors such as whether projects will increase ridership, demonstrate   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces Regional Transit Authority Additional Funding Awards