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Monthly Archives: March 2009

Lt. Governor: Fed Report Shows Time is Now to Complete Rail Deal Posted on Mar 31

Lt. Governor: Fed Report Shows Time is Now to Complete Rail Deal

  Tim Murray, Lieutenant Governor "At the end of the day, we all want the same things. We want to see our freight and passenger rail systems thrive and grow. To do so, however, will require the parties to come together and work in a   …Continue Reading Lt. Governor: Fed Report Shows Time is Now to Complete Rail Deal

In the News: South Coast Rail Posted on Mar 30

South Coast Rail is a priority for Massachusetts members of Congress.  Read the story here.

MBTA: Simulator Boosts Driver Training Posted on Mar 27

A safe ride is the top priority at the T, and a new bus simulator is helping bus drivers put safety first by recreating the challenges they encounter on the streets in and around Boston.  Read the Globe story and visit the T website here. Watch   …Continue Reading MBTA: Simulator Boosts Driver Training

Fed Stimulus Projects: Barre, Cheshire, Lincoln, New Braintree Posted on Mar 27

The Patrick Administration announced the latest four "shovel-ready" projects being advertised for bid using federal highway stimulus funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.   The projects with a total value of $6.4 million include: Barre, Route 122 and Route 62 resurfacingCheshire, Route 8 resurfacingLincoln,   …Continue Reading Fed Stimulus Projects: Barre, Cheshire, Lincoln, New Braintree

Reform: RMV Services at Two AAA Locations Posted on Mar 27

Reform: RMV Services at Two AAA Locations

Newton AAA Ribbon-Cutting As part of the Patrick Administration’s ongoing reforms to create more customer-friendly transportation agencies, the Registry of Motor Vehicles today announced it will partner with AAA Southern New England on a pilot program to provide limited Registry services at AAA offices in Newton   …Continue Reading Reform: RMV Services at Two AAA Locations

In the News: Reform Posted on Mar 26

The Senate approved transportation reform legislation Wednesday.  Read news stories from Springfield and Worcester here and here.

In the News: Regional Equity in Reforms Posted on Mar 25

Transportation Secretary Aloisi visits MetroWest Daily News in Framingham and touts regional equity in Governor Patrick's transportation reform plan.   Read the story.

MBTA T-Alerts: “Know Before You Go” Posted on Mar 24

A disabled train on the MBTA Red Line in Cambridge at 8:50am today caused delays for three southbound trains.  Regular service resumed an hour later. The T encourages riders to "know before you go" by signing up for MBTA's e-mail "T-Alerts" here. To check the   …Continue Reading MBTA T-Alerts: “Know Before You Go”

Federal Stimulus: Four New Projects Posted on Mar 24

The Patrick Administration announced that four additional "shovel-ready" projects are being advertised for bid using federal highway stimulus funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. .  The projects with a total value of $12.5 million include: Barnstable, Route 6A resurfacingConcord, Route 2 resurfacingNew Ashford-Lanesborough, Route   …Continue Reading Federal Stimulus: Four New Projects

Reform Savings: Turnpike, MBTA Collaborate Posted on Mar 24

As part of Governor Patrick's ongoing transportation reform efforts, the Turnpike Authority board yesterday voted to enter into an agreement with the MBTA for armored car and money processing services. The MBTA will provide money processing and armored courier services to the Authority. The agreement allows   …Continue Reading Reform Savings: Turnpike, MBTA Collaborate