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October 2, 2020

Fare Gate Upgrades To Begin October 1

These upgrades are the first step in the Fare Transformation journey.

October 1, 2020

Baker-Polito Administration, Transportation Officials Visit Green Line Extension Project

To date, the project is over 50 percent complete and progressing as scheduled. When complete, GLX will extend the Green Line approximately 4.7 miles north along 2 branches from a relocated Lechmere Station to Union Square in Somerville and College Avenue in Medford.

September 25, 2020

Groundbreaking for Network of Bus Lanes in Everett to Improve Transit for Nearly Ten Thousand Riders

The new transit priority facilities include a first-of-its-kind all-day bus lane along a Massachusetts rotary, an inbound morning rush hour bus lane on Main Street from Belmont Street to Sweetser Circle, and an outbound evening rush hour bus lane on Broadway from Sweetser Circle to Chelsea Street, benefitting 9,600 riders who rely on Routes 97, 99, 104, 105, 106, 109, 110, and 112.

September 18, 2020

Continued Traffic Detour on Monsignor O’Brien Highway Outbound Saturday, September 19

An outbound detour of Monsignor O’Brien Highway will take place from 5 AM to 5 PM on Saturday, September 19, for the continued placement of large steel beams at the Lechmere Viaduct.

September 15, 2020

Quincy Bus Maintenance Facility State Environmental Permitting Process Underway

The public comment period takes place through September 29.

September 14, 2020

Fall 2020 Commuter Rail Schedule Changes Take Effect November 2

New schedules include levelling out service throughout the day, eliminating gaps in mid-day service, providing more options to riders that promote social distancing, reintroducing Express trains.

September 11, 2020

Continued Traffic Detours on Monsignor O’Brien Highway Outbound This Weekend, September 12-13

The placement of large steel beams at the Lechmere Viaduct continues this weekend. Outbound detours at Monsignor O’Brien Highway will begin at 5 AM on Saturday through Sunday evening.

September 10, 2020

Weekend Closures on Robert Street on September 20-21 and 27-28 for Bridge Replacement Work

Vehicles and pedestrians will be detoured during these weekends. Needham Line Commuter Rail service will also be suspended on Saturday, September 19.

September 4, 2020

Partial Lane Closures on Nashua Street for Lechmere Viaduct Rehabilitation Project Begin September 9

Lane closures will take place from 9 PM to 5 AM beginning September 9.

September 2, 2020

MBTA, MAPC, MassDOT, Massport, and 13 Metropolitan Area Municipalities Announce Unprecedented Effort To Significantly Reduce Construction Costs in Order To Advance Quick-Build Transit and Active Transportation Projects

This new collective purchasing effort led by the MAPC and the MBTA allows state and local agencies to purchase red, green, and white striping materials critical for building new bus, bicycle, and pedestrian safety treatments on roadways at lower, more reliable costs.