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Monthly Archives: May 2009

Take the Bike to Work Challenge Posted on May 11

Take the Bike to Work Challenge

The Executive Office of Transportation (EOT) MassRIDES program is offering a Go by Bike Challenge during this National Bike to Work Week, May 11 -17. Employees of MassRIDES partner companies will join thousands of other cyclists across the country by tuning up their bicycles and trying a new   …Continue Reading Take the Bike to Work Challenge

Fed Stimulus: Northfield Scenic Byway Posted on May 8

Fed Stimulus:  Northfield Scenic Byway

Transportation Secretary James A. Aloisi, Jr., today broke ground on a federal stimulus project in Northfield – one of the “shovel-ready” transportation projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and part of the Patrick Administration’s Massachusetts Recovery Plan. The $874,424 scenic byway construction project on Route   …Continue Reading Fed Stimulus: Northfield Scenic Byway

MassHighway Reopens Historic Bridge Posted on May 8

The Patrick Administration today announced the reopening of the flood-damaged historic Warner's Bridge over the Ipswich River.  The bridge on Mill Road links Ipswich and Hamilton and is known as the Highland Street Bridge in Hamilton.  The $3.3-million project involved the rehabilitation of the locally-owned   …Continue Reading MassHighway Reopens Historic Bridge

Turnpike Traffic Advisory: Peak Season Begins Posted on May 7

Turnpike Traffic Advisory: Peak Season Begins

Mass Pike officials remind motorists the high traffic season is upon us.  Peak days include Thursdays and Fridays prior to spring and summer weekends. Last year, Mother's Day was the 4th busiest Sunday of the year.  Thursday and Friday before Mother’s Day weekend ranked among the top 25 among all   …Continue Reading Turnpike Traffic Advisory: Peak Season Begins

Walk to School Day in Braintree Posted on May 6

Walk to School Day in Braintree

MassHighway Commissioner Luisa Paiewonsky joined Mayor Joseph C. Sullivan and the students of Donald Ross Elementary School in Braintree on "Walk to School Day."  Ross School Principal Donna Bonarrigo hosted Commissioner Paiewonsky and Mayor Sullivan on the walking school bus to the Ross School to meet all the   …Continue Reading Walk to School Day in Braintree

Boston Commuters Top Nation in Transit Savings Posted on May 6

Boston Commuters Top Nation in Transit Savings

  A new survey says Boston commuters save more money by leaving the car at home and using public transportation than commuters in any other major U.S. city.  The average Boston commuter in 2009 saves $1,053 per month or $12,632 per year by using public transit, according to   …Continue Reading Boston Commuters Top Nation in Transit Savings

Accelerated Bridge Project- Huntington Posted on May 6

Accelerated Bridge Project- Huntington

        The Patrick-Murray Administration announced that the repair of the Route 112 bridge over the CSX Railroad and Westfield River in Huntington is moving forward as part of the Governor’s historic $3 billion Accelerated Bridge Program approved by the legislature in 2008.  MassHighway will oversee construction.   …Continue Reading Accelerated Bridge Project- Huntington

Walk to School Day Posted on May 5

Walk to School Day

MassHighway Commissioner Luisa Paiewonsky will celebrate Massachusetts Walk to School Day on Wednesday May 6 by participating in a “walking school bus” with Mayor Joseph C. Sullivan and the students of Donald Ross Elementary School in Braintree.  Ross School Principal Donna Bonarrigo will bring Commissioner Paiewonsky   …Continue Reading Walk to School Day

Construction Career Event Attracts Students Posted on May 5

Construction Career Event Attracts Students

Approximately 1,800 high school students from across the Commonwealth will learn about careers in the construction, engineering, and environmental industries during the 7th annual Construction Career Days Event held May 5-7, 2009, at the New England Laborer’s Training Academy in Hopkinton.  MassHighway joins other state and   …Continue Reading Construction Career Event Attracts Students

Fed Stimulus Transforms Boston Bus Rapid Transit Posted on May 4

Fed Stimulus Transforms Boston Bus Rapid Transit

  Governor Deval Patrick today announced federal stimulus funds will improve Boston bus service along New England’s busiest bus corridor and in neighborhoods currently unserved by rapid transit.  Mayor Thomas Menino and Transportation Secretary James Aloisi joined the Governor for the announcement. The bus rapid transit project will   …Continue Reading Fed Stimulus Transforms Boston Bus Rapid Transit