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Monthly Archives: June 2009

Turnpike: Free Beverage on Father’s Day Posted on Jun 18

Turnpike:  Free Beverage on Father’s Day

Fathers driving the Turnpike on Father's Day this Sunday can receive a free McCafe beverage at the nine participating McDonald's restaurants at Pike Service Centers. Hours for the free beverage for father are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Father's Day. This offer is valid at   …Continue Reading Turnpike: Free Beverage on Father’s Day

FAST LANE Transponders at RMV Expands Posted on Jun 16

FAST LANE Transponders at RMV Expands

Free Turnpike FAST LANE transponders are now available at the Registry of Motor Vehicles office in downtown Springfield. Beginning in April 2008, FAST LANE transponders were made available at selected RMV branches.  Downtown Springfield now joins Beverly, Framingham , North Adams , Pittsfield , Springfield (Eastfield Mall), Watertown ,   …Continue Reading FAST LANE Transponders at RMV Expands

Pike Free FAST LANE Transponder Sign Up Posted on Jun 12

Pike Free FAST LANE Transponder Sign Up

Motorists can sign up to receive a free FAST LANE transponder at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The Hall of Fame is located at 100 West Columbus Avenue.  The transponder will be ready   …Continue Reading Pike Free FAST LANE Transponder Sign Up

In the News: MBTA Commuter Parking in Beverly Posted on Jun 11

In the News: MBTA Commuter Parking in Beverly

Less than one year after Governor Deval Patrick visited Beverly with a pledge to build an MBTA commuter parking garage at Beverly Depot, the project will become a reality.  The state is moving forward with plans for a development that includes a 500-space parking garage plus housing   …Continue Reading In the News: MBTA Commuter Parking in Beverly

Public Meetings: I-95 South Corridor Posted on Jun 10

The Executive Office of Transportation will hold two public informational meetings as part of the I-95 South Corridor Transportation Study to address transportation issues along I-95 from Route 128 in Canton to the Rhode Island state line, including issues along Route 1 and I-495 from Route   …Continue Reading Public Meetings: I-95 South Corridor

Metro Planning Director: Support the MBTA Posted on Jun 9

Metro Planning Director:  Support the MBTA

"The T is also one of the economic engines of the Commonwealth. It has helped to revitalize neighborhoods with new jobs, housing, and parks."- Marc Draisen Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) Director Marc Draisen in a newspaper editorial today said the future of smart growth   …Continue Reading Metro Planning Director: Support the MBTA

MBTA: Route 28X Community Workshops This Week Posted on Jun 8

MBTA:  Route 28X Community Workshops This Week

The Executive Office of Transportation (EOT) this week holds 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   …Continue Reading MBTA: Route 28X Community Workshops This Week

MBTA Pass Promotes Salem Ferry Posted on Jun 5

MBTA Pass Promotes Salem Ferry

Working with the Patrick/Murray Administration to raise awareness of water transportation services with options that accommodate the customer, Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll joined Transportation Secretary James Aloisi and MBTA General Manager Dan Grabauskas at Long Wharf Pier to introduce the monthly T pass to the Salem   …Continue Reading MBTA Pass Promotes Salem Ferry

Methuen Route 28: Temporary Bridges to Open Posted on Jun 5

Traffic on Route 28 in Methuen will shift to two temporary bridges over Route 213 Monday as MassHighway continues work on a $10 million bridge replacement project at the site. The traffic diversion to the temporary bridges will speed up the project. The original completion   …Continue Reading Methuen Route 28: Temporary Bridges to Open

Secretary Statement: MBTA Public Process on Fares, Service Posted on Jun 5

Secretary Statement: MBTA Public Process on Fares, Service

The MBTA faces a minimum $160 million budget gap in FY10 with larger gaps projected for FY11 and FY12. Just last week the MBTA Advisory Board voted to close the projected FY10 deficit with a staggering amount of layoffs that would dramatically impact service throughout   …Continue Reading Secretary Statement: MBTA Public Process on Fares, Service