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Monthly Archives: June 2009

Teamwork: MassHighway, Turnpike Traffic Response Posted on Jun 30

Teamwork: MassHighway, Turnpike Traffic Response

  The Turnpike Authority and MassHighway are taking steps to coordinate traffic and emergency notification response.  The new interagency coordination comes as Governor Deval Patrick on June 26 signed the transportation reform bill creating the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, MassDOT, which will integrate MassHighway and   …Continue Reading Teamwork: MassHighway, Turnpike Traffic Response

Traffic Advisory: Summer Peak Season Posted on Jun 30

Summer vacation season is here, and MassHighway and Turnpike officials advise motorists to drive safely, smartly and avoid peak travel times. On the Mass Pike and other major highways Friday and Sunday afternoons and early evenings are the busiest.  In 2008, Thursday, July 3 was a   …Continue Reading Traffic Advisory: Summer Peak Season

MASSPIRG Praises Mass Stimulus Spending Posted on Jun 29

MASSPIRG Praises Mass Stimulus Spending

  Massachusetts is a clear leader among all states in appropriately spending federal stimulus money on shovel-ready projects that preserve our roads and bridges, invest in public transportation, and advance bike and pedestrian alternatives, according to a report released today by public interest advocacy group MASSPIRG. The   …Continue Reading MASSPIRG Praises Mass Stimulus Spending

Turnpike Board Approves FY 10 Budget- No Toll Increase Posted on Jun 29

The Massachusetts Turnpike Authority Board of Directors today meeting in Framingham approved unanimously a Fiscal Year 2010 Budget that rescinds proposed toll increases.    The toll increases previously approved are rescinded following a commitment of $100 million to the Turnpike as part of the state FY10 General   …Continue Reading Turnpike Board Approves FY 10 Budget- No Toll Increase

The Transportation Family Posted on Jun 29

The Transportation Family

Witness the spirit of collaboration in the transportation family and a nod to history, all in one stop at the Charlton Pike Service Plaza.   RMV Registrar Rachel Kaprielian and current Turnpike Authority Executive Director Jeff Mullan stand with a plaque honoring the Turnpike's very first leader, William   …Continue Reading The Transportation Family

Governor Patrick Signs Transportation Reform Bill Posted on Jun 26

Governor Patrick Signs Transportation Reform Bill

Governor Deval Patrick in Springfield today signed a landmark transportation reform bill to help secure the Commonwealth’s economic future by radically simplifying bureaucracy and delivering real cost savings by curbing out-of-scale health and pension benefits.  “The meaningful, long-lasting reforms we will make to our state’s transportation   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Signs Transportation Reform Bill

Mattapan Transportation Public Meeting Set Posted on Jun 25

The Executive Office of Transportation (EOT) today announced a meeting to discuss transportation issues in Mattapan.  The topics of discussion will include passenger amenities at Mattapan Station, progress on Ashmont Station and its relationship to the Mattapan High Speed Trolley service, and the Fairmount Line   …Continue Reading Mattapan Transportation Public Meeting Set

“Shovel Ready” Projects: Target Exceeded Posted on Jun 25

The Patrick Administration announced its federal highway investments have already exceeded the $153.2 million Massachusetts commitment under the federal “use-it-or-lose it” 120-day deadline of June 30.  A total of 31 shovel ready projects with an investment of $187.4 million have moved forward under the American Recovery and Reinvestment   …Continue Reading “Shovel Ready” Projects: Target Exceeded

MBTA Targets Fare Evaders Posted on Jun 24

MBTA Targets Fare Evaders

MBTA Transit Police are deployed across the system each day, checking for fare evaders.  More than 1,200 riders have been cited in 2009 for evading a fare.  The fine for first offense is $15, second offense is $100, and third offense is $250.  WBZ Radio this   …Continue Reading MBTA Targets Fare Evaders

Fed Stimulus: Track Projects on Updated Website Posted on Jun 18

Fed Stimulus: Track Projects on Updated Website

A updated, user-friendly website that includes an interactive project map is tracking Governor Patrick's Massachusetts Recovery and Reinvestment Plan for investing in our roads, bridges, rail, airports, and other transportation needs. The Governor's plan integrates state, federal, and private investments through Transportation Bond Bills, the   …Continue Reading Fed Stimulus: Track Projects on Updated Website