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Monthly Archives: August 2009

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President Obama Visit: FAA Flight Restrictions Posted on Aug 18

President Obama Visit: FAA Flight Restrictions

President Obama's planned visit to Martha's Vineyard from August 23rd until August 30th brings flight restrictions.  Mass Aeronautics Commission Executive Director Chris Willenborg says the FAA has issued Temporary Flight Restrictions for aircraft operating within 30 nautical miles of Martha's Vineyard, the larger circle at left.  General   …Continue Reading President Obama Visit: FAA Flight Restrictions

MBTA: Worcester Line Work to Reduce Delays Posted on Aug 17

MBTA: Worcester Line Work to Reduce Delays

A switch failure on June 26 caused significant service disruption on the Framingham/Worcester Line.  As a result, CSX Corporation has made a commitment to convert 12 crossover switches to dual control switches. The converted switches will allow manual switch operation by the Conductor in the event of a   …Continue Reading MBTA: Worcester Line Work to Reduce Delays

MBTA: Public Access to Trip Schedule Data Posted on Aug 17

MBTA: Public Access to Trip Schedule Data

You can now access the same detailed scheduling and geographic data the MBTA submitted for use in the Google Transit Trip Planner.  MBTA becomes the 3rd largest transit agency in the U.S. to make this data public in a format that is converted into the industry-standard   …Continue Reading MBTA: Public Access to Trip Schedule Data

RMV Opens Natick MassPike Branch Posted on Aug 17

RMV Opens Natick MassPike Branch

The Registry of Motor Vehicles today opened a second branch on the MassPike at the eastbound Natick service plaza.  The first branch along the Pike opened last week at the eastbound Charlton rest stop.  RMV Registrar Rachel Kaprielian says the Charlton branch in the first week   …Continue Reading RMV Opens Natick MassPike Branch

Greenfield Stimulus Transit Project Moves Forward Posted on Aug 14

Greenfield Stimulus Transit Project Moves Forward

Work is now well underway toward construction of a new regional transit center in Greenfield- the Commonwealth’s first “shovel ready” federal stimulus project to move forward this spring as part of Governor Patrick's Massachusetts Recovery Plan. The photo at left shows demolition this week of a building on   …Continue Reading Greenfield Stimulus Transit Project Moves Forward

MTA at Work: Turnpike Employees on the Job Posted on Aug 12

MTA at Work: Turnpike Employees on the Job

Turnpike employees are working each day to maintain a safe roadway across the Commonwealth.  At left, MassPike workers from the Lee Maintenance Depot install new drainage pipe at Albany Street. Once installed, the land is filled over and the pipe is not visible. The drainage pipe   …Continue Reading MTA at Work: Turnpike Employees on the Job

Historic Signs of a Job Well Done Posted on Aug 12

Historic Signs of a Job Well Done

The signs of history are all around us in the Commonwealth, including nearly 300 historical markers erected in 1930 by the Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission in the 300th anniversary of the Colony's birth.    The Commission promised that "travellers who shall pass by the many storied ways through the   …Continue Reading Historic Signs of a Job Well Done

MBTA UPDATE: Workshops on Fares, Service Suspended Posted on Aug 11

At the direction of Governor Patrick, Transportation Secretary Aloisi asked MBTA Interim General Manager Bill Mitchell to suspend all future public workshops on any potential fare increase or service cuts.  Last week Secretary Aloisi said a fare increase will not be considered until a full   …Continue Reading MBTA UPDATE: Workshops on Fares, Service Suspended

RMV Inspectors Promote Safe Vehicles Posted on Aug 11

RMV Inspectors Promote Safe Vehicles

Three RMV vehicle inspectors within the past month joined the City of Lynn in the inspection of local taxi cabs.   The inspections found safety violations requiring correction.  The RMV can pull the inspection sticker on any vehicle not brought into compliance.  The Region RMV inspectors are pictured here left to right-James   …Continue Reading RMV Inspectors Promote Safe Vehicles