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Monthly Archives: May 2009

MBTA Route 28X: Community Planning Workshops Posted on May 29

MBTA Route 28X: Community Planning Workshops

The Executive Office of Transportation (EOT) today announced three Community Planning Workshops to seek public ideas and input on the proposed ‘28X’ bus enhancement project.  EOT is proposing to use federal economic stimulus funding to dramatically transform the existing MBTA Route 28 into the 28X,   …Continue Reading MBTA Route 28X: Community Planning Workshops

MBTA Promotes Rider Discounts Posted on May 28

MBTA Promotes Rider Discounts

  The MBTA offers fare and pass discounts for seniors, persons with disabilities, passengers who are blind/visually impaired and junior-high and high school students, regardless of residency. Children 11 and under ride for free when accompanied by a paying adult. Seniors 65 and over can ride   …Continue Reading MBTA Promotes Rider Discounts

Accelerated Bridge Project Announced in Lawrence Posted on May 27

Accelerated Bridge Project Announced in Lawrence

  Transportation Secretary James Aloisi, Jr. visited Lawrence to announce the Patrick-Murray Administration's reconstruction of the Route 28 (Broadway Street) bridge over the Merrimack River as part of the historic eight-year, $3 billion  Accelerated Bridge Program. The $10.3 million project involves complete reconstruction of the bridge,   …Continue Reading Accelerated Bridge Project Announced in Lawrence

MBTA: Independent Safety Review Posted on May 26

MBTA: Independent Safety Review

At Governor Deval Patrick's direction, Transportation Secretary James Aloisi announced independent peer reviews by national experts of MBTA safety-related policies and procedures in the wake of this month’s Green Line accident. Aloisi and MBTA General Manager Daniel Grabauskas have asked the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) to conduct a   …Continue Reading MBTA: Independent Safety Review

MassPike 2009 Farmers Markets Posted on May 22

The Massachusetts Turnpike Authority is once again opening its service areas to Farmers Markets to showcase locally-grown fresh fruits and vegetables and "made in Massachusetts" products. This year’s annual MassPike Farmers Market Program will run through the fall. All Massachusetts farmers are invited to participate.   …Continue Reading MassPike 2009 Farmers Markets

RMV Expands Easthampton Branch Services Posted on May 22

RMV Expands Easthampton Branch Services

Registrar Rachel Kaprielian announced the Registry of Motor Vehicles has doubled the work capacity at the Easthampton branch to better serve customers who are making the shift from the Hadley office which closed May 13.  Kaprielian said many Pioneer Valley customers also have the option to go   …Continue Reading RMV Expands Easthampton Branch Services

Turnpike: Free Transponders at Service Plazas Posted on May 20

Turnpike:  Free Transponders at Service Plazas

Free transponders are available at the Turnpike Charlton East and West service plazas (left), near the interchange of I-90 and I-84 Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10am to 2pm.  These transponders can be ready to use before noon the next day (or three days later   …Continue Reading Turnpike: Free Transponders at Service Plazas

Turnpike: New Online Traffic Tools Posted on May 20

Turnpike: New Online Traffic Tools

  The Massachusetts Turnpike Authority today unveiled new online services to help drivers track traffic conditions on the MassPike (I-90).  The new services are available just in time for the busy Memorial Day Weekend. This year motorists will be able to track traffic hotspots at I-84, I-495, Weston   …Continue Reading Turnpike: New Online Traffic Tools

MBTA: Route 28 Community Meeting May 26 Posted on May 20

MBTA: Route 28 Community Meeting May 26

  A community meeting open to the public will be held in Mattapan regarding the plans using federal stimulus funds to transform MBTA Route 28 service from Mattapan Square to Ruggles Station via Blue Hill Avenue and Warren Street.  The new service will include dedicated   …Continue Reading MBTA: Route 28 Community Meeting May 26

PWED Grant Boosts New Bedford Project Posted on May 19

PWED Grant Boosts New Bedford Project

Transportation Secretary James A. Aloisi Jr. today announced the award of a $1.045 million Public Works Economic Development (PWED) grant for a roadway reconstruction and streetscape improvement project in New Bedford. “This project will help support economic growth in downtown New Bedford,” said Secretary Aloisi. “It   …Continue Reading PWED Grant Boosts New Bedford Project