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Monthly Archives: April 2009

Smart “Eco-Driving” Tips Posted on Apr 22

The Executive Office of Transportation in cooperation with the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs is offering a comprehensive list of smart "Eco-Driving" tips that save money and reduce emissions.    The tips provide specific suggestions including driving practices that use less fuel, driving less and using   …Continue Reading Smart “Eco-Driving” Tips

Turnpike Takes Steps to Improve Customer Service Posted on Apr 21

The Executive Office of Transportation and the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority announced a series of initiatives to improve Pike travel and customer service.  Responding to Governor Deval Patrick's directive, the steps are intended to mitigate congestion at toll booths during high-traffic periods and further expand Fast Lane   …Continue Reading Turnpike Takes Steps to Improve Customer Service

Share Your Public Transportation Story Posted on Apr 21

Share Your Public Transportation Story

The youMove Massachusetts statewide planning effort has already provided us with insight into the public transportation challenges you face every day. We now invite you to share your stories about why public transportation is important to you. Whether you use the system to avoid paying high   …Continue Reading Share Your Public Transportation Story

MBTA: Harassment Public Awareness Shows Success Posted on Apr 21

MBTA: Harassment Public Awareness Shows Success

MBTA Transit Police say 24 people were arrested and charged with Indecent Assault & Battery in the year following the April 2008 launch of a public service campaign designed to increase awareness of sexual harassment on trains and buses, and encourage victims to report such incidents.  That is   …Continue Reading MBTA: Harassment Public Awareness Shows Success

Governor Breaks Ground on Greenfield Shovel Ready Project Posted on Apr 17

Governor Breaks Ground on Greenfield Shovel Ready Project

Governor Deval Patrick today joined Congressman John W. Olver in breaking ground on the Commonwealth’s first “shovel ready” stimulus project to move toward construction as part of his Massachusetts Recovery Plan– a regional transit center in Greenfield. The $12.8 million innovative Franklin Regional Transit Center project   …Continue Reading Governor Breaks Ground on Greenfield Shovel Ready Project

MBTA: GPS Improves Service Posted on Apr 15

MBTA has now installed GPS tracking technology in each of its more than 1,000 buses. Dispatchers can pinpoint the exact location of every bus at any time, providing the opportunity to further improve service. Learn more here. 

MBTA: Focus on Fare Evasion Posted on Apr 15

MBTA is focused on fare evasion.     The Transit Police cited 603 people for evading fares during the first three months of 2009, compared to 1,391 people in 2008 and 818 in 2007. T riders found to evade a fare may receive a $15 ticket for first offense,   …Continue Reading MBTA: Focus on Fare Evasion

RMV: New Online Service Posted on Apr 13

RMV: New Online Service

As part of Governor Patrick's ongoing efforts to make government services more efficient and accessible, the RMV unveiled its newest customer-friendly online service.   Registrar Rachel Kaprielian says Massachusetts drivers will now be able to view their driving record through secure online access and download or request a   …Continue Reading RMV: New Online Service

Secretary on MBTA Services and Fares Posted on Apr 10

Secretary on MBTA Services and Fares

Posted by: Secretary James Aloisi, Executive Office of Transportation As you read or hear about possible financial scenarios and options for closing the MBTA's $160 million budget deficit, it is important to remember that no decisions have been made about service reductions or fare increases.    …Continue Reading Secretary on MBTA Services and Fares

Grant, MassHighway Projects Boost Pittsfield Posted on Apr 10

Grant, MassHighway Projects Boost Pittsfield

  During groundbreaking ceremonies, Transportation Secretary James A. Aloisi Jr. and Pittsfield Mayor James M. Ruberto announced the award of a $1.2 million Public Works Economic Development (PWED) Grant to the City of Pittsfield for a road reconstruction project that will improve traffic flow and pedestrian   …Continue Reading Grant, MassHighway Projects Boost Pittsfield