Tag Archive for Transportation

Weekend Commuter Rail Service Resumes September 2nd!

8/24/17 Press release from MassDOT: Newburyport/Rockport Commuter Rail Line Weekend Service to Resume Sept. 2 Major projects completed ahead of schedule; Isolated rail replacement project to be completed between Rockport & Gloucester BOSTON – The MBTA and Keolis Commuter Services (KCS) announced today that weekend service on the Newburyport/Rockport commuter rail line will resume September…

The Lynn Ferry is Back – Service Begins June 20th

6/8/17 This press release was shared on Senator Tom McGee and Representative Brendan Crighton’s facebook accounts minutes ago, it says of the Lynn Ferry – “Ferry Service will be offered this summer between Lynn and Boston” “Funding from MassDOT Enables Service to Begin Tuesday, June 20th” Press release below video –     Boston, MA–…

An Excuse Letter for Being Late to Work Today

11.29.16 Feel free to use this: Dear Boss-persons, Please excuse the entire North Shore for being late to work today. The Lynnway was closed due to an officer-involved shooting, the Governor took away our Commuter Ferry funding, and for sixty-years we’ve asked for it and they won’t let us have the Blue Line. Also, the…

Forget About the Commuter Rail this Weekend

5/10/16 – From the MBTA and MassDOT – Due to necessary construction activity, commuter rail service will be temporarily suspended this weekend between Beverly Depot and North Station in both directions. A temporary weekend schedule for the Newburyport/Rockport Line will be in effect on Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15. The diversion will allow…

Lynn Among Top-Ranked Nationally for “Complete Streets” Policy

4/12/16 – Complete Streets are roadways that are safe, accessible and comfortable for all users, regardless of age, physical ability, income, or how they choose to travel: by transit, on foot, by bike or public transit. Complete Streets increase safety, promote economic development, and enhance public safety. Download the full report from Smart Growth America…

First Morning on the Ferry

  Thanks to Bill Sabram for sharing his photos of the inaugural Lynn commuter ferry trip. It takes about 30 minutes and Zone 2 Commuter Rail passes are honored. You can get coffee (or booze) on board, and apparently you can take your bike! Bill says, “Move to Lynn so you can take a boat…

Callahan Tunnel set to reopen Monday, says MassDOT

Possibly a reason to look forward to your Monday morning commute: from MassDOT – BOSTON – Friday, March 7, 2014 – In a visit to the Callahan Tunnel today, MassDOT Secretary & CEO Richard A. Davey and Highway Administrator Frank DePaola announced the closure portion of the rehabilitation project is coming to an end, and…

Video of MassDOT Public Hearing at City Hall 2-10-14

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation – MassDOT – presented its Capital Improvement Plan and took public comments in the Council Chambers of Lynn City Hall on Monday, February 10, 2014. Related links below. For more information: MassDOT’s Official PR on their 5 Year Plan – Will Lynn get a real T stop? Related: In other…

In other transit news, MassDOT announces “BusPlus+”

….but wait, doesn’t “BusPlus+” = “BusPlusPlus”? (Your editor has poor math skills, though) Here’s the official MassDOT press release, unedited. Your comments, below:   MassDOT BusPlus+ Program Announces New Regional Transportation Services Public/Private Partnership Provides New Buses, Improved Passenger Amenities BOSTON- Monday, January 13, 2014- The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) today announced new regional…