Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Massachusetts Transportation Secretary Richard Davey was in Wakefield on Tuesday to make the case for Governor Patrick's transportation proposals.
The state must fund its transportation priorities to ensure economic growth and quality of life in the coming years, local business owners and others were told at a Tuesday morning small business forum in Wakefield. State Transportation Secretary Richard Davey was at the event, organized by State Senator Katherine Clark and the Wakefield Chamber of Commerce, to make the case for some of the priorities that Governor Deval Patrick laid out in his budget earlier this winter. "Some have called our plan ambitious... it's actually a bit sad that what we are mostly talking about is investing in our current system," Davey told the audience, going on to say that while "it's never a good time to raise taxes," it's also never a good time to be stuck …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The MBTA and National Development have indicated so far there are no plans for a bus stop at MarketStreet Lynnfield. Others aren't so sure.
Last week, Lynnfield residents Wally McKenzie and Joe DeMaina spoke with this website about their concerns over a proposal by National Development to add what is described as a specialty cinema to Phase 2 of MarketStreet Lynnfield. During that conversation, the two maintained that it's just a matter of time until MBTA bus service comes to Lynnfield - possibly by extending service from the Hannaford's on Route 1 Saugus down Walnut Street. However, in follow-up inquiries with both National Development and the MBTA, this website was told that there are no current plans for bus service at MarketStreet Lynnfield. In these two video clips from Monday's occasionally heated selectmen's meeting, DeMaina indicates that an MBTA source has told him …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
The subway lines will run a modified schedule on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
The MBTA has announced its New Year's Eve schedule. Some highlights include:
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
The MBTA on Tuesday unveiled a plan to balance the 2013 budget that would include fare hike and service cuts for commuter rail riders on the North Shore.
Commuter rail riders on the North Shore could be facing a 23 to 44 percent hike in fares later this year under a new fare structure proposed by the MBTA on Tuesday. The proposal also includes completing eliminating weekend commuter rail service as well as cutting all train service after 10 p.m. on weeknights. Salem and Beverly stations are the second and third most-used stations, respectively, across the entire commuter rail network in eastern Massachusetts. About 20 hearings have been scheduled in the coming weeks to hear feedback on the proposal. If approval by T leaders, the changes would go into place on July 1. Under the proposal, a one-way trip from Salem to North Station in Boston, for example, would go from $5.25 to either $7 or $7…