The Green Line Extension (GLX) project will extend the existing MBTA Green Line service into various communities including, Somerville. There will be a public meeting on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 6:30pm - 8pm at the East Somerville Community School.
On October 21, 2019, the MBTA is launching a year-long pilot to test interest in weekday Commuter Rail service to Foxboro. This will be great for reverse commuters who drive down from Boston, or for those interested in working in Foxboro!
Diversion effective from 8:30 PM on Friday, September 27, through end of service on Sunday, September 29. Regular train service resumes at the start of service on Monday.
All buses and stops are fully accessible. Please plan for additional travel time.
The Green Line Extension (GLX) will extend the northern end of the Green Line from Lechmere to Union Square in Somerville and College Avenue in Medford. This will increase capacity and service frequency with 6 new subway stops in Cambridge, Medford, and Somerville. As well as create additional transportation routes in the Medford and Somerville neighborhoods.
Do you have an idea, proposal, or request for the MBTA on how to make it better? The MBTA is seeking your help to fix its issues! It’s now YOUR time to speak up and voice your preferences.
As part of the City of Somerville’s Winter Hill in Motion project, new dedicated bus lanes, separated bike lanes, and more mobility upgrades are coming to Broadway. Passengers could save up to five minutes per ride and see more buses coming on schedule. These lanes will enable the MBTA's 89 and 101 buses, which carry about 8,000 riders a day, to operate more efficiently!
As part of the Capital Acceleration Plan, previously planned Orange Line work has been expedited to bring a safer and more reliable MBTA experience. Shuttles will replace Orange Line service on six weekends in October and November 2019. Work will also be done on select weeknights and weekends through December 2019 to keep the tracks in good repair and support new vehicles coming into service.
On September 1, 2019, the first round of Better Bus Project service changes will go into effect, with additional changes in the following months. The route changes to the 90 and 92 bus will directly affect travels to and from Assembly Square. Route 90 will no longer make stops beyond Assembly Row to Wellington Station. Route 92 will no longer make stops beyond Sullivan Square to Assembly Row. For service between Assembly Row and Sullivan Square, you can take the Orange Line or Route 90 bus.
Contractors plan to continue installing granite edging and paving the northbound raised cycle track between Washington St. and Park St. When that section is complete, they'll begin installing the track between Kent St. and Oxford St. Cyclists are advised to continue using the bike detour while the work progresses.
This year, the Governor announced plans to accelerate the pace of MBTA capital construction projects—station, vehicle, and infrastructure improvements that will transform the T into a modern, safe, reliable public transit system. This expedited work will require weekend service shutdowns on the Green, Red, and Orange Lines.
The accelerated work plans will deliver benefits to riders significantly faster and allow T crews to undertake multiple projects at the same time as opposed to performing projects one after the other during the limited overnight hours.
The Green Line Extension (GLX) project will extend the existing MBTA Green Line north of its current terminus at Lechmere Station to further service the communities of Somerville, Cambridge, and Medford.
The MBTA has announced an updated schedule for the Green Line Intersection Upgrades Project. Additional locations and weekends will be announced.
The City of Somerville is accepting applications to fill 10 seats on the newly formed Pedestrian and Transit Advisory Committee. Somerville residents interested in improving local pedestrian access and public transit are encouraged to apply! The committee’s input will support and guide city policies and plans to make improvements for public transit riders and pedestrians. Apply today!
Locations of Bluebikes Expansion in Boston
Mayor Walsh and the BTD announces the new, expanded locations for Bluebikes! This year's expansion will bring service to new parts of West Roxbury, Roslindale, and Dorchester, and provide more stations within the existing service area. This second phase of expansion will bring more than 50 new stations to Boston neighborhoods this year.
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Orange Line Improvement Program
Improvements to the MBTA Orange Line are currently underway. These improvements (under construction now) are designed to maximize the value to passengers of the fleet and signalization upgrades that are being developed in concert with this project. In addition to replacing the existing cars, 32 additional cars will be added to the Orange Line fleet for a total of 152 cars on this line.
As part of the MBTA’s $8 billion, 5-year capital investment plan, they are rebuilding and transforming the Green Line. Along with the Green Line Extension (GLX) to Somerville and Medford, these short- and long-term projects will ensure that twice as many passengers have access to a safer, more comfortable, and more reliable Green Line by 2030.
Additional information on this project can be found HERE.
Improvements to the MBTA Red Line are currently underway. These improvements (under construction now) will result in faster, more comfortable trips on the Red Line, as well as less crowding on platforms and in stations. This will also expand the Red Line fleet of 252 modern, spacious vehicles, ensuring that an additional 65,000 riders per day can take the Red Line.