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Monthly Archives: April 2009

MassHighway Volunteers Beautify Roadsides Posted on Apr 9

MassHighway Volunteers Beautify Roadsides

Posted by: Commissioner Luisa Paiewonsky, MassHighway Now that spring is here, we at MassHighway are once again ready to turn our attention to the start of a new construction season and our annual effort to beautify our state highways. This year's heavy snowfall has melted,   …Continue Reading MassHighway Volunteers Beautify Roadsides

MBTA: Bus Stop Access Posted on Apr 8

The Bus Stop Access law signed by Governor Deval Patrick in January took effect this week.  Preventing a bus from getting to the curb is unsafe for riders and bus drivers. The law intends to maintain access to all public bus stops and carries increased   …Continue Reading MBTA: Bus Stop Access

Fed Stimulus: Track Projects on New Interactive Site Posted on Apr 7

Fed Stimulus:  Track Projects on New Interactive Site

Please visit the new Executive Office of Transportation Recovery and Reinvestment website for up to date facts about Governor Patrick's Massachusetts Recovery and Reinvestment Plan for investing in our roads, bridges, rail, airports, and other transportation needs. The site includes "shovel-ready" project lists as part of the federal   …Continue Reading Fed Stimulus: Track Projects on New Interactive Site

South Coast Rail: Three Alternative Routes Posted on Apr 7

South Coast Rail:  Three Alternative Routes

The scope of environmental review for the South Coast Rail project has been narrowed to three alternatives. In an important milestone for the project, the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs, in consultation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has narrowed a longer list of   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Three Alternative Routes

Governor at Town Meeting: The Case for Reform Posted on Apr 7

Governor at Town Meeting:  The Case for Reform

Governor Deval Patrick answered questions before 100 western Massachusetts residents during a live town hall meeting in Chicopee Monday evening.  The Governor made the case for fundamental reform followed by historic investment in transportation.  Watch the video. 

RMV Fee Changes Posted on Apr 6

RMV Fee Changes

  Posted by: Registrar Rachel Kaprielian, Registry of Motor Vehicles In what we expect to be a three stage process to implement $75 million in proposed RMV fees, the cost of some internet and branch transactions changed on Friday, April 3, 2009.  You can view   …Continue Reading RMV Fee Changes

Governor Patrick: Western Mass Live Town Meeting Posted on Apr 6

Governor Patrick: Western Mass Live Town Meeting

Governor Deval Patrick will take audience questions during a live town meeting tonight from 8 to 9 p.m. The program will air live locally from WWLP studios in Chicopee and also be streamed live in its entirety on WWLP.com.  Learn more here. The Patrick Administration is currently   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick: Western Mass Live Town Meeting

In the News: Support for MBTA Service Posted on Apr 3

Transportation advocates distributed thousands of fliers to MBTA riders during morning and evening rush Thursday in support of financial assistance to help the T avoid fare hikes and service cuts next fiscal year.  Read the MetroWest Daily News story here.

In the News: MBTA Riders Spread the Word Posted on Apr 2

The MBTA Riders Union today distributes fliers about fare hikes and service cuts if no additional revenues are identified for next fiscal year.  Read the Metro story here. Governor Patrick's transportation reform plan would allocate six cents of gas tax to maintain existing T services and   …Continue Reading In the News: MBTA Riders Spread the Word