Or vice versa?
Nextbus.com prediction pages for MBTA buses now say:
"NextBus is no longer supplying predictions for MBTA. Please go to https://www.mbta.com/mbta-endorsed-
Does anybody know more about this? Like why it's happening? And does anybody know a non-app, desktop-accessible alternative?
The Town of Arlington, the City of Cambridge, and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) are collaborating on a bus priority pilot funded by a grant from the Barr Foundation. The pilot, coming fall 2018, will include features of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) on Massachusetts Avenue, serving the MBTA Routes 77, 79, and 350, with the goals of reducing traffic congestion and lowering carbon emissions. Come learn more about bus rapid transit, Arlingtons bus priority pilot project, and the successful bus priority pilots in other communities.P.S. if any of you go, please report back!
A public meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 16. Details about the meeting time and location are below. For more information on this public meeting, visit the Town of Arlingtons project website here [ https://www.arlingtonma.gov/Home/
Components/Calendar/Event/18464/3711? curm=5&cury=2018 ].
Arlington Transit Priority Public Meeting
Date: May 16, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Town Hall Auditorium (730 Mass. Ave. Arlington, Massachusetts 02476)
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2018 22:00:28 +0000 (UTC)
Subject: GLX Construction: Community Update
This is a message from the Somerville, MA Community Alert System.
Dear Somerville Community Member,
You are receiving this email to provide you with important information
as construction for the Green Line Extension project (GLX) gets
underway this spring at each of the six station areas. While we will
continue to automatically update you on any direct construction impacts
to your neighborhood such as detours, we encourage you to take
advantage of additional ways to stay informed throughout the project,
including via City updates, MBTA updates, and through your station area
community representative listed below.
START OF WORK: APRIL 2018
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The bridge will be closed to car traffic but open for pedestrians and bicycles (who will need to share the upstream sidewalk in both directions).
The meeting will be rescheduled as soon as possible and a new notice will be issued promptly.
For more information on the GLX project, please visit www.greenlineextension.org.
Questions or comments? firstname.lastname@example.org
According to the handy "locate a place with CharlieCards" doohicky on the New!Improved! mbta.com, the one source in Davis is... Tedeschi.
Soooo does anyone know if the 7-Eleven the Tedeschi turned into has adopted the sacred trust of distributing free blank CharlieCards to the good people of Camberville? Or where else one can get one?
ETA: Just realized, it also lists the Johnnie's Foodmaster on Alewife Brook Parkway which turned into a Stop-n-Shop... how many years ago? Not feeling really trusting of this list, mbta.com.
ETA2: Nov 3: the 7-Eleven does indeed have CharlieCards and was quite willing to give us a blank one, though my friend decided to buy a 7-day pass on the spot. All set!
Control Board meetings regarding the future of the Creen Line Extension project on Wicked Local Somerville:
The presentation + full report given to the MassDOT Board and MBTA Fiscal and Management
Control Board by the interim GLX team:
....It is our understanding that the new cost estimate for the GLX will retain core program elements including seven light rail transit stations including a spur to Union Square, a Vehicle Maintenance Facility, a Community Path, and related utility upgrades. With that clear understanding, it is our intention as Mayor of the City of Somerville and City Manager of Cambridge to recommend to the Somerville Board of Aldermen and the Cambridge City Council that our cities commit to underwriting project costs for specific, tangible elements that would deliver meaningful public safety and quality-of-life benefits for our residents.
After discussions with the state, the needed value of new financial participation in the GLX for the City of Somerville is projected to be $50 million and the value of the City of Cambridge’s contribution is projected at $25 million, including financial contributions from the North Point developers, to close the funding gap. Again, any contribution will be subject to Board and City Council approvals....
The page also has a link to a letter from our state legislators who are miffed that tonight's final GLX meeting was cancelled.
When I walked by there an hour ago, some people hadn't realized this and were still waiting in front of Buffalo Exchange.
Open house: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm, presentation and Q&A: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Under particular scrutiny for cuts during this re-evaluation are:
- The Community Path Extension
- The GLX Union Square T-Stop
- The GLX extension to Route 16
Read what Mayor Joe Curtatone wrote last week about the importance of this meeting on Wednesday and the need to keep community pressure on the GLX project:
If you cannot attend the meeting but want to voice your support, please send email to:
email@example.com (Governor Baker's office)
firstname.lastname@example.org (MassDOT and MBTA FMCB Boards)
email@example.com (GLX project team)
For more information, please visit www.somervillestep.org
and the Friends of the Community Path
- Saturday, March 26, 2016.
- Saturday, April 2, 2016, through Sunday, April 3, 2016.
- Saturday, April 9, 2016, through Sunday, April 10, 2016.
- Saturday, April 23, 2016, through Sunday, April 24, 2016.
Regular Red Line train service will resume at the start of service on Sunday, March 27, 2016, as well as the Monday after weekend shuttle bus diversions. All shuttle bus stops are accessible for persons with disabilities.
Wednesday, March 23: Tufts University, Cohen Auditorium, 40 Talbot Ave. Medford
Wednesday, April 13: Somerville High School Auditorium, Somerville
Wednesday, April 27: St. Anthony's Parish Hall, 400 Cardinal Medeiros Ave., Cambridge
Thursday, May 5: St. Clement's Parish Hall, 579 Boston Ave., Medford
Open House: 5:30 - 6:30 pm Presentation + Q&A: 6:30 - 9:00 pm
The reason the GLX has progressed as far as it has over the last decade is in no small part due to the dogged and determined advocacy for the project by the communities of Somerville, Medford, and Cambridge (including the great turnout at the public meeting on March 2nd at the Armory).
Due to the Longfellow Bridge Project, buses will replace Red Line trains between Park Street and Kendall/MIT Stations in both directions from start to end of service on Saturday, March 12, 2016. Regular Red Line train service will resume at the start of service on Sunday, March 13, 2016.
Friday, Feb 5, 10am-12pm
The Center for Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Ave.
This meeting will be open to public comments. Please come show support for the Green Line Extension -- make sure your voice is heard as we fight for a Green Line Extension to serve our community.
You will also hear:
- Where things stand right now, including next steps and timelines
- Preliminary redesign concepts - an early peek at some of the
options they're exploring to bring down costs
- Project budget overview
Two proposals are of particular concern:
1. Eliminating the Union Square station. The substitutes considered -- shuttle buses, a commuter rail stop, single track light rail shuttle to Lechmere -- provide much less desirable service and could hamstring the planned development of Union Square / Boynton Yards. These alternatives had previously been evaluated and rejected during earlier planning.
2. Relocating the Community Path. Portions may be forced onto roadways shared with cars and trucks, and it is not clear how the Path could cross the Fitchburg Line near Brickbottom.
More info at www.somervillestep.org
CANCELLED: MBTA Red Line Weekend Diversion & Longfellow Bridge Closure
This Weekend, January 29 – February 1
MassDOT has cancelled this weekend's MBTA Red Line diversion and Longfellow Bridge closure. The remaining work will be completed during a series of night shifts instead of during a weekend diversion. The Longfellow Bridge will remain open to one lane of Boston-bound vehicles at all times this weekend, and Red Line trains will provide service during typical hours. Bicycles and pedestrians will continue to use the current travel configuration to cross the bridge.
The Cambridge-bound detour remains in place using a signed route from Charles Circle following Charles Street to Leverett Circle, Monsignor O’Brien Highway/Charles River Dam Road, and Edwin H. Land Boulevard.
For more information on the project, visit the website at www.mass.gov/massdot/longfellowbridge. View construction progress photos on MassDOT’s Longfellow Bridge Flickr Album. For questions or to report issues related to construction, please call the project hotline at 617-519-9892 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.