Lighting The Line | Oct 23

Join the Boston Foundation for a neighborhood party, a special celebration of its 100th anniversary. Ride the indigo train!

Join public officials, performers, artists and community members, for a 'moving celebration" to light the bridges at five stations along the Fairmount/Indigo MBTA Line. Ride the Fairmount/Indigo Commuter Line FREE of charge and experience five community  celebrations.

4:30 and 5:00 p.m.

Parties Start in Four Neighborhoods Near the Fairmount Line Bridges:

  • Fairmount Station/Bridge (4:30)
  • Morton Street Station/Bridge (4:30)
  •  Talbot Avenue Station/Bridge (5:00)
  • Four Corners/Geneva Avenue/Geneva Avenue Bridge (5:00)

6:00 p.m. >> Read More

A Conversation with Former Governor Dukakis & Doug Most | April 4

JFK Presidential Library

Join former Massachusetts Governor Dukakis and Doug Most for a conversation about  Boston's transportation through the years. This conversation will take place on Friday, April 4 from 6:30-8 pm at the JFK Presidential Library located at Columbia Point in Boston. 

This conversation will discuss the past, present, and future of urban transportation and Boston's MBTA. Former Governor Dukakis was known for riding the Green line, a distinction that has led to a proposal to rename South Station in his honor. Most's most recent book "The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry that Built America's First Subway" has received wide praise from The New York Times, The Economist, The Boston Globe, and many more. Join these transportation enthusiasts this Friday for a great conversation.

Public Meetings on MBTA Fare Hikes - Feb. 2

Ashmont T stationThe MBTA is holding public meetings concerning fare hikes and service cuts - please attend the local hearings and make the community's voice heard! 

The MBTA is holding a series of public hearings on proposed fare hikes and service cuts which will affect local transit users, especially those in Dorchester. Significant cuts to service in Mattapan – including weekend service on the trolley – are also in the works. A complete schedule of hearings can be found here, please note upcoming Dorchester and Mattapan MBTA Hearings on Fare and Service Cuts:
  • January 31, Tuesday, 6:00-8:00 PM, at Mildred Avenue Community Center, 5 Mildred Avenue
  • February 2, Thursday, two meetings - at 1:00-3:00 PM, and at 6:00-8:00 PM, at Dorchester House Multi-Service Center, Multi-Purpose Room, 1353 Dorchester Avenue
Read below the break for a summary of local fare and service changes. To find out more about overall fare and service changes see the MBTA website. Emailed comments are welcomed: fareproposal@mbta.com.

Public Meeting on Transit Needs Sep. 29

Want to give the MBTA feedback? On September 29, The RDM (Roxbury Dorchester Mattapan) Advisory Group is holding a Public Meeting on A Transit Needs Study from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Clubhouse at William Devine Golf Course at Franklin Park. The meeting will discuss updates made in the study. Weigh in on alternatives being featured in the study. Hear ideas designed to get you to your destination more quickly, have more comfortable stops and stations, arrive on time dependably, and offer enough capacity for all riders. To find out more, see the event website here: http://web.massdot.net/RDM/. You can also email Scott or contact by phone at 617.973.7210.

MBTA Community Meeting on Ashmont Station, Aug. 1

MBTAThe MBTA is pleased to announce that it will hold a public meeting to present the plans for the opening of the station entrance at Radford Lane. The meeting will be held on Monday, August 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Mason’s Hall on Frederika Street in Dorchester. A related flyer is attached. With questions, or for disability-related accommodations, please contact Karen DeSpirito, Public Affairs and Community Relations, MBTA, at 617-222-6513 or kdespirito@mbta.com.

RDM MBTA Improvement Team at Forest Hills, Jul. 7

RDM What would you do to improce the MBTA in Roxbury, Dorchester, or Mattapan? Now's your chance to make a change! Give suggestions for short, medium or long-term projects. If you'd like to share your idea in person, you can also visit one of MassDOT's RDM Study outreach tables. The team will be out at Forest Hills Station (lower busway) on Thursday, July 7 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Whether it's a minor modification to a bus schedule, or the introduction of a new rail line, please share your idea with us today at www.mass.gov/massdot/rdm/feedback.aspx! For more information, contact Scott Hamwey, MassDOT Project Manager, at 617.973.7210 or by email at scott.hamwey@state.ma.us

MBTA Public Meeting on Single Person Train Operation, Jun. 22

The MBTA has announced a series of public meetings to discuss the expansion of Single Person Train Operation (SPTO) to the Red Line. All are encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion. Sign language interpreters will be available upon request, please call 617-222-6125. The meeting locations are accessible to persons with disabilities. The Dorchester meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at St. Mark’s Church, 1725 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02124. Read after the break for the other times and locations.  >> Read More

Community Meeting on Blue Hill Ave. Station/Fairmount, Jun. 1

The MBTA will hold a public meeting to discuss the Fairmount Line Blue Hill Avenue Station on Wednesday, June 1, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Mattapan Branch Library (1350 Bleu Hill Avenue, Mattapan, MA 02126). The MBTA project team will discuss the station location & design with alternative analysis. Design will be completed by the end of 2011 and construction is projected to begin May 2012. 

For more information, or if you need a disabilities-related accomodation, contact Pablo Calderon at 617-222-3341 or pcalderon@mbta.com by May 27, 2011.

MBTA GM at Shawmut, Jun. 4

Melville Park (Photo Courtesy of Melville Park Assn)Meet, munch, mulch. MBTA General Manager Richard Davey will join area residents for a Shawmut "tunnel cap" clean-up on Saturday, June 4 at 8:30 a.m. These cleanups occur the first Saturday each month, 10 a.m. to noon and the GM's June appearance marks the MBTA's gratitude to Shawmut locals and Melville Park Association members for preserving and beautifying their neighborhood.

Photo at right: Melville Park (courtesy of Melville Park Association). 

RDM Transit Needs Update, May 10

The second round of public meetings for the Roxbury/Dorchester/Mattapan Transit Needs Study is taking place now. On Tuesday, May 10, a meeting will be conducted from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Mattapan Branch Library, 1350 Blue Hill Avenue. Over the next year, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will work with the Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan neighborhoods to develop short and long-term strategies to improve the public transit system. The objective is to make the system more responsive to the needs of riders. Please take the transit study survey online at http://www.mass.gov/massdot/rdm.

With comments, questions, or requests for multi-lingual materials, please contact Scott Hamwey, Project Manager, at Scott.Hamwey@state.ma.us or (617)973.7210. 

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