Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority


New Connection for Boston Subway Lines Could Cost $850M

An engineer with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority outlined a plan before an MBTA board on June 7 that would create a subway extension linking Boston's Red and Blue Lines at a cost of $850 million, while also requiring nearly 10 years of design and construction....


Construction to Soon Ramp up for Massachusetts' South Coast Rail Project

Construction work for the long-awaited South Coast Rail Project linking southeastern Massachusetts to Boston is ramping up this spring. Under Phase 1 of the South Coast Rail Project, six new commuter rail stations will be built along the Middleborough-Lakeville line, including at Middleborough, East Taunton, Freetown, Fall River Depot, Church Street in New Bedford and New Bedford....


Construction Begins On First Phase of Commuter Rail Service to Boston

Work has begun on the first phase of the South Coast Rail project that will construct two new railroad stations that will provide commuter access to Boston. The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority awarded contracts to a contracting team of Skanska, New York, N.Y., and D.W....


Construction Abounds on and Along Massachusetts Rt. 18 in Weymouth

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is almost halfway done with its nearly six-year project to improve Route 18 from Weymouth to Abington. The construction will widen the road to two lanes and add a shoulder in each direction throughout the project corridor, a 4-mi....


Bay State Transportation Collective to Advance Transit, Reduce Costs

A new collective purchasing agreement for bus and bike lane road markings to help accelerate multimodal infrastructure was announced Sept. 2 by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). The agency's partners are the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), along with the city of Boston and 12 other municipalities in the metropolitan area....


New Bedford Site Demolished for South Coast Commuter Rail Project

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)....


Massive Green Line Project Now 20 Percent Complete

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....


Green Line Extension Next Steps: Somerville Spans to Close

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....


Report: Mass. Faces $8.4B Funding Gap for Transportation

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....


Gov. Baker Appoints Chrystal Kornegay to FMCB, MassDOT Boards

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....






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