MBTA


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 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....


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)....


Massachusetts DOT Releases Extensive Traffic Congestion Report … and What to Do About It

A data-driven report on congestion was released by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) with recommendations for state and municipal government, the private sector and other stakeholders to make commutes by road and transit more reliable, accessible and predictable while reducing greenhouse gas emissions....


South Coast Rail Program Reaches Phase 1 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....


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....


MBTA Appoints Steve Poftak as Its New General Manager

Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack announced the appointment of MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board Vice Chair Steve Poftak as the new general manager of the MBTA. Poftak, who will succeed Luis Ramirez, brings to the position deep knowledge of MBTA operations and finances, 16 years of public policy experience, a network of relationships, familiarity with the key challenges facing the authority, and a passion for public transportation....


Green Line D Track, Signal Replacement Project Begins

The MBTA's contractor, Barletta-Fischbach, is scheduled to begin overnight work on the Green Line D Track and Signal Replacement Project. Work will take place in Brookline on Sunday through Thursday nights through Dec....


MBTA's $50M Renovation of Wollaston Station in Quincy, Mass., Under Way

As part of a nearly billion-dollar investment to improve the South Side Red Line, work is under way on a $50 million renovation of Wollaston Station in Quincy, Mass. Major accessibility improvements, safety features and parking lot site improvements are among the changes being made....






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