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Monthly Archives: August 2009

Pike FAST LANE Sign-Up: Sturbridge Today Posted on Aug 26

Pike FAST LANE Sign-Up: Sturbridge Today

A big turnout for the MassPike FAST LANE free transponder sign-up at the Holyoke Mall Tuesday.  A total of 513 transponders were issued in four hours.  Free sign-up event sponsors, Rep. Michael Kane, MassPike's Lyle Plainte, and Sen. Michael Knapik, left, were there. Today, FAST LANE   …Continue Reading Pike FAST LANE Sign-Up: Sturbridge Today

Framingham Historic Bridge Renewed Posted on Aug 25

Framingham Historic Bridge Renewed

Work to replace and renew the historic arch truss Main Street bridge over the Sudbury River in Framingham is taking major steps toward completion.  The $1.5 million project includes new structural steel and ekki wood decking now on site with installation underway before the end of   …Continue Reading Framingham Historic Bridge Renewed

MassPike FAST LANE Sign Up Today, Tomorrow Posted on Aug 25

MassPike FAST LANE Sign Up Today, Tomorrow

To save time, money and gas, motorists are encouraged to join FAST LANE. Free transponders are available online or by calling 1-877-MASSPIKE (1-877-627-7745).  Free transponders will be offered instantly today and tomorrow at the following locations: Today, August 25, Holyoke Mall  10:00 – 2:00   Wednesday, August 26, Wal-Mart- Sturbridge  10:00   …Continue Reading MassPike FAST LANE Sign Up Today, Tomorrow

MBTA Required Work Affects Schedule Data Posted on Aug 24

Effective Tuesday, August 25th, the MBTA will begin a federally mandated re-banding program.  Under this program, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requires that public safety and public transit agencies across the country move to new frequencies to realign the radio spectrum.  The MBTA is required   …Continue Reading MBTA Required Work Affects Schedule Data

High Speed Rail: Next Step Forward Posted on Aug 24

High Speed Rail: Next Step Forward

The Patrick Administration today took the next steps to dramatically improve passenger rail, submitting a formal application for High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail federal stimulus funds. The proposals submitted in this first round of applications would support two key projects: 1. Knowledge Corridor – Connecticut River Line This $68   …Continue Reading High Speed Rail: Next Step Forward

Route 28X Public Meetings Posted on Aug 24

Route 28X Public Meetings

 You are invited to attend two public meetings on the Route 28X Project to dramatically improve bus service in Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan.  The public meetings: Monday, August 31, 6pm, Mildren Avenue School, Mattapan Wednesday, September 2, 6pm, Dudley Branch Library The Patrick Administration plans to spend more   …Continue Reading Route 28X Public Meetings

Trans Reform, Collaboration Saving Money Posted on Aug 24

Trans Reform, Collaboration Saving Money

  Transportation reform and the collaborative search for efficiency take another step forward beginning today.  A cooperative venture between the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority and the MBTA will save more than $500,000 a year.  The Turnpike will use the MBTA money processing facility and armored courier services, replacing a contracted out   …Continue Reading Trans Reform, Collaboration Saving Money

Lawrence Bridge Open to Traffic Posted on Aug 20

Lawrence Bridge Open to Traffic

Another bridge reopens to traffic- this one in Lawrence and more than a year earlier than first scheduled.  The Amesbury Street bridge over the North Canal opened Tuesday. MassHighway worked with the City and contractor to adjust the construction sequence plan and reopen the bridge   …Continue Reading Lawrence Bridge Open to Traffic

MBTA: Crackdown on Commuter Rail Fare Evaders Posted on Aug 19

MBTA: Crackdown on Commuter Rail Fare Evaders

The MBTA and Massachusetts Bay Commuter Railroad Company are using technology to identify counterfeit commuter rail tickets and passes. Random checks begun this week use a small, flashlight-like device that scans tickets and immediately finds the counterfeits.  Acting MBTA GM William Mitchell says conductors have already found eight people   …Continue Reading MBTA: Crackdown on Commuter Rail Fare Evaders

Westfield Great River Bridge Open Posted on Aug 19

The new Great River Bridge over the Westfield River opened Tuesday.  MassHighway Commissioner Luisa Paiewonsky joined MassHighway District 2 Director Albert Stegemann and local officials at the bridge opening.  The $60 million bridge project is one of the state's largest to date.  The original bridge is   …Continue Reading Westfield Great River Bridge Open