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Monthly Archives: July 2009

Accelerated Bridge Program: Grafton Bridge Open Posted on Jul 16

Accelerated Bridge Program: Grafton Bridge Open

  MassHighway Commissioner Luisa Paiewonsky joined the ribbon-cutting for the Pleasant Street Bridge in Grafton, now open to traffic and a successful project as part of Governor Patrick's $3 billion, eight-year Accelerated Bridge Program. Using an innovative Design/Build streamlined construction process, MassHighway was able to   …Continue Reading Accelerated Bridge Program: Grafton Bridge Open

Weekend Pike Farmer’s Markets Posted on Jul 15

Weekend Pike Farmer’s Markets

Summer weekend Turnpike travelers are encouraged to stop by the following service plaza Farmer's Markets on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday: Farmer's Market at Charlton West on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, July 17th, 18th & 19th, 9 AM – 6 PM. Farmer's Market at Charlton East on Friday, Saturday   …Continue Reading Weekend Pike Farmer’s Markets

New England Regional Vision for High Speed Rail Posted on Jul 13

New England Regional Vision for High Speed Rail

The New England Governors today announced they are working together on a coordinated regional vision for high speed rail that will connect major cities and airports, and support economic growth throughout the region.  The Vision for the New England High Speed and Intercity Rail Network   …Continue Reading New England Regional Vision for High Speed Rail

Transportation: Saving Energy Posted on Jul 10

The Patrick-Murray Administration has worked to save an estimated $10 million on state electricity costs over the next two years, the result of a successful procurement for 24 large state agencies, authorities and non-profit institutions. The Massachusetts Turnpike Authority will achieve significant energy cost savings.    …Continue Reading Transportation: Saving Energy

Transportation PWED Grant Boosts Lenox Posted on Jul 9

Transportation PWED Grant Boosts Lenox

Governor Deval Patrick today announced that the Executive Office of Transportation has awarded a Public Works Economic Development (PWED) grant worth $950,000 for the Lenox Village Downtown Revitalization Project.  In this latest round of PWED funding, the Patrick Administration will direct a total of $8.6   …Continue Reading Transportation PWED Grant Boosts Lenox

“AltWheels” Day Targets Alternative Technology Posted on Jul 8

“AltWheels” Day Targets Alternative Technology

MassHighway is co-host for the 5th annual AltWheels Fleet Day to be held Monday October 5, 2009, at Staples Headquarters in Framingham. Fleet Day offers the latest in alternative transportation technologies, costs, best practices, funding, and fuel options.  The one day symposium includes over 30 leading experts, interactive   …Continue Reading “AltWheels” Day Targets Alternative Technology

RMV: Restructure and Modernize Posted on Jul 7

Registrar Rachel Kaprielian has announced plans to restructure Registry of Motor Vehicles customer services to help Massachusetts’ 4.6 million drivers use new ways to get license, registration and motor vehicle services. As of July 1, the RMV has responded to a tighter FY10 budget with a   …Continue Reading RMV: Restructure and Modernize

MBTA Boosts “Summer Season of Peace” Posted on Jul 3

The Boston Ten Point Coalition and the MBTA have launched the 2009 Summer Season of Peace to send a cultural message of the need to reduce violence in the community. The Season of Peace is a call for kids to resist violence and enjoy their   …Continue Reading MBTA Boosts “Summer Season of Peace”

MBTA: Commuter Trains On Time in ’09 Posted on Jul 2

MBTA's Commuter Rail system is performing at a high level of service in 2009.  MBTA General Manager Daniel Grabauskas says Commuter Rail on-time performance has been above 90% for four straight months and above 94% during the the last three.  On-time means 94% of all trains   …Continue Reading MBTA: Commuter Trains On Time in ’09

Pike Holiday Farmer’s Markets Posted on Jul 2

Pike Holiday Farmer’s Markets

Holiday weekend Turnpike travelers are encouraged to stop by the following service plaza Farmer's Markets on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday: Farmer's Market at Charlton West on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, July 3rd, 4th & 5th from 9 AM – 6 PM. Farmer's Market at Charlton East on   …Continue Reading Pike Holiday Farmer’s Markets