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Monthly Archives: April 2009

MassHighway Litter Cleanup Posted on Apr 30

MassHighway Litter Cleanup

  MassHighway today launched its annual roadway trash removal program.  MassHighway workers, local business groups, volunteers and crews of prisoners have begun collecting trash that has accumulated along major highways.  MassHighway Commissioner Luisa Paiewonsky joined clean up crews in Chicopee at the Route 33 rotaries. Last   …Continue Reading MassHighway Litter Cleanup

In the News: Recovery Funds Rebuild Route 6 Posted on Apr 29

Shovels will be in the ground in the next two weeks as work begins rebuilding more than five miles of Route 6 in Swansea between Seekonk and Somerset as part of Governor Patrick's Massachusetts Recovery Plan.    The $3.4 million project is one of the first five   …Continue Reading In the News: Recovery Funds Rebuild Route 6

“Green” Turnpike Project: Wind Turbine Posted on Apr 28

“Green” Turnpike Project: Wind Turbine

The Executive Office of Transportation and the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs announced a project to install a utility-scale wind turbine on 68 acres of state-owned land adjacent to the Massachusetts Turnpike’s Blandford Rest Area in western Massachusetts. Studies show the winds at the Hampden   …Continue Reading “Green” Turnpike Project: Wind Turbine

Secretary Aloisi Speaks on Reform Posted on Apr 27

Secretary Aloisi Speaks on Reform

Transportation Secretary Aloisi offered a vision of reform in transportation during remarks before the Move Massachusetts group on April 23. "People rise to the occasion in difficult times," Secretary Aloisi told the gathering. "The times require leadership." View the Statehouse News Service video of his remarks here. 

Fed Stimulus: Bids Awarded for First Five Transportation Projects Posted on Apr 27

The Patrick Administration announced bids have been awarded under an aggressive timeline for the first five “shovel-ready” transportation projects using federal highway stimulus funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  The bid process moved quickly and proved cost effective.  Bids were opened, awards made,   …Continue Reading Fed Stimulus: Bids Awarded for First Five Transportation Projects

T Priority: Accessibility Posted on Apr 24

T Priority:  Accessibility

In recent years, the MBTA has dramatically improved accessibility for riders with disabilities. One man this week planned to ride the entire T subway system to encourage other riders with disabilities.  Read the Metro story.  The MBTA is committed by legal agreement to undertake improvements in   …Continue Reading T Priority: Accessibility

MBTA Finances: Frequently Asked Questions Posted on Apr 23

MBTA Finances: Frequently Asked Questions

  MBTA advocates and riders this month presented the MBTA board with a check for $199.35 raised during a "bake sale" held last month in front of the State House. The Alternatives for Community & Environment (ACE) T Riders Union is advocating for resources necessary   …Continue Reading MBTA Finances: Frequently Asked Questions

Secretary: Improving MEPA Coordination Posted on Apr 23

Secretary:  Improving MEPA Coordination

Posted by: Secretary James Aloisi, Executive Office of Transportation Governor Patrick has from his first days in office directed that all transportation agencies and authorities work together and find opportunities for streamlining and operating more efficiently.   In keeping with that reform agenda, I am announcing   …Continue Reading Secretary: Improving MEPA Coordination

MassRIDES Boosts Commuters Posted on Apr 23

MassRIDES is the Executive Office of Transportation's statewide travel options program providing free assistance to commuters, employers, students, and other traveler markets. MassRIDES: maintains a ridematching database of over 15,400 travelers looking for options to driving alone. supports over 2,600 transit riders, carpoolers, vanpoolers, bicyclists,   …Continue Reading MassRIDES Boosts Commuters

Earth Day 2009 Transportation Facts Posted on Apr 22

Earth Day 2009 Transportation Facts

Earth Day celebrates environmental progress and the importance of preserving our natural resources and our planet.  Massachusetts citizens and transportation partners are doing their part.  RMV There are currently 28,917 hybrid vehicles registered in Massachusetts-a 23% increase over Earth Day 2008. 48,319 motorists hold the   …Continue Reading Earth Day 2009 Transportation Facts