Mayor Gary Christenson attended the opening of Oak Grove Station’s Pedal and Park Program last week.
Community members protested the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority’s proposed fare increases April 10 at the Department of Transportation building and at the Statehouse. Individuals signed a petition to Senate President Therese Murray to keep fares low. The MBTA faces a budget shortfall of $118 million for its next fiscal year, which would be offset by increased state funds, raising fares and cutting unpopular bus routes. Fares increased 23 percent last year for trains and buses, while the cost of the Ride for disabled patrons doubled to $4 from $2.
Two explosions took place at approximately 2:50PM at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Boylston St, causing numerous injuries. A third explosion occurred at the John F. Kennedy Library; the resulting fire has been extinguished. It is not known at this time if this is related to the explosions at the marathon finish line.
The Board of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and Transportation Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey today announced a plan for the next generation of transportation investment in the Commonwealth.
The first MBTA fare increase in more than five years officially became effective on Sunday, July 1.
The Boston Transportation Department is advising drivers and pedestrians alike thatStuart Street, between Berkeley and Arlington Streets, will be closed to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic this weekend for the purpose of erecting a pedestrian bridge at the Liberty Mutual construction site. The street will be closed beginning on Friday, May 4, 2012 at 8 PM and will not reopen until Sunday, May, 6, 2012 at 3 PM.