Signs that Massachusetts' South Coast Rail project continues was evident on New Bedford's Church Street as the demolition of the old Julius Koch industrial site nears completion.
Once home to the nation's largest supplier of cord and invisible tape for custom window coverings, the building was torn down and its four-acre parcel will become the site of the new Church Street train station, according to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT).
The Green Line extension is among the most significant expansions undertaken by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) in decades.
Work is on schedule to open for revenue service by December 2021 and at this point on the more than $2 billion project, approximately 20 percent of it is completed.
The MBTA has announced that the Green Line Extension (GLX) Project is on schedule with the next major project steps, including the temporary closure of three bridges in Somerville in order to advance GLX construction, which includes infrastructure improvements as well as widening efforts to accommodate the addition of new Green Line light rail tracks and rights of way.
An eight-page report issued in mid-February indicates Massachusetts faces an estimated $8.4 billion transportation funding gap over the next 10 years to keep the state's bridges, roads and public transit infrastructure in a state of good repair.
That report — issued by the business advocacy group A Better City and prepared in consultation with the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute's Economic & Public Policy Research Group — added that a vehicle miles traveled fee of 1.31 cents per mile could raise $8.8 billion alone, with an increased surcharge on Uber and Lyft rides generating over $800 million in the next decade.
Governor Charlie Baker appointed Chrystal Kornegay to the five-member Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA) Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) and to the eleven-member Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board.
A big job in a small space cannot be done with just any piece of machinery. So, when BOND Brothers (BOND) took on the flood mitigation project for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), the company needed to find an excavator with a very small footprint, strong lifting capacities and breakout force.
United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao was joined by FTA Acting Administrator K. Jane Williams, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Congressman Michael Capuano, Congresswoman Katherine Clark, and state and local officials on June 25 to announce the release of a $225 million federal grant agreement for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Green Line Extension (GLX) light rail project.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's Fiscal and Management Control Board awarded the On-Call Commuter Rail Right-of-Way Construction Services contract to SPS New England Inc., in the amount of $17 million. This contract provides on-call construction services to support the urgent right-of-way repair and reconstruction needs of the MBTA across the commuter rail system, resulting in enhanced on-time performance and customer safety.
Supporters of one of the most-debated power transmission projects in New Hampshire history said approval of the project is essential for economic and energy development in the state. The backers of the $1.6 billion Northern Pass hydropower project filed their final brief with the New Hampshire Site Evaluation Committee.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced that it will issue $100 million in grant funding to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) for its Green Line Extension (GLX) light rail project. The grant represents the first installment of Capital Investment Grants (CIG) Program funding for the GLX after the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) signed a Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) with MBTA for the 4.7-mi.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced Dec. 21, that it will issue $100 million in grant funding to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) for its Green Line Extension (GLX) light rail project. The grant represents the first installment of Capital Investment Grants (CIG) Program funding for the GLX after the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) signed a Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) with MBTA for the 4.7-mile light rail line from Cambridge to Medford.