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Monthly Archives: August 2009

RMV Open for Business Along MassPike Posted on Aug 10

RMV Open for Business Along MassPike

The RMV along with MassPike leaders and Turnpike plaza business partners opened the doors of a new branch today at the MassPike’s eastbound Charlton service plaza.  In the photo from left to right, RMV Supervisor Barbara Materas, McDonald's Manager Dan Ashburn, Registrar Rachel Kaprielian, and MassPike Executive   …Continue Reading RMV Open for Business Along MassPike

Reform: RMV Branch Along the Pike Posted on Aug 7

Reform: RMV Branch Along the Pike

The RMV opens the doors of a new branch on the MassPike’s eastbound Charlton service plaza on Monday, August 10, at 9:00am.  The new branch replaces the Southbridge branch.   Registrar Rachel Kaprielian and MassPike Executive Director Jeffrey B. Mullan will officially open the new branch on   …Continue Reading Reform: RMV Branch Along the Pike

Chelsea Street Bridge Project Moving Forward Posted on Aug 7

Chelsea Street Bridge Project Moving Forward

Work is on schedule at the site and in the factory for the $125 million project to replace the structurally-deficient vertical drawbridge over the Chelsea Creek connecting Boston and Chelsea.  MassHighway is overseeing the project, announced by the Patrick Administration in February.  The project involves replacement   …Continue Reading Chelsea Street Bridge Project Moving Forward

Governor: Waiting for South Coast Rail Ends Now Posted on Aug 6

Governor: Waiting for South Coast Rail Ends Now

  Governor Deval Patrick's release in New Bedford of the South Coast Rail Economic Development and Land Use Corridor Plan received strong support from local, state, and federal officials.  The Plan estimates the South Coast Rail project will create between 3,500 and 3,800 net new jobs by 2030, with two-thirds   …Continue Reading Governor: Waiting for South Coast Rail Ends Now

MBTA Route 28X: Reaching Out Posted on Aug 5

MBTA Route 28X: Reaching Out

by Scott Hamwey, Executive Office of Transportation, Route 28X Project Manager It was a beautiful Tuesday night at the Franklin Park Zoo for the City of Boston’s National Night Out event. The event, sponsored by the Boston Police Department, is an annual event to bring   …Continue Reading MBTA Route 28X: Reaching Out

South Coast Rail Corridor Plan Released Posted on Aug 5

South Coast Rail Corridor Plan Released

  Governor Deval Patrick in New Bedford today released the South Coast Rail Economic Development and Land Use Corridor Plan that estimates the South Coast Rail project will stimulate nearly $500 million in new economic activity and raise household income by more than $150 million, while creating   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail Corridor Plan Released

MassHighway Helps Save the Turtles Posted on Aug 5

MassHighway is doing its part to help study ways to save turtles that wander on to roadways.  An undetermined number of turtles, including some endangered species, are killed on Commonwealth roads each year, representing both a wildlife and road safety issue.  A project involving MassHighway   …Continue Reading MassHighway Helps Save the Turtles

MassHighway: Public Service Runs in the Family Posted on Aug 5

MassHighway: Public Service Runs in the Family

MassHighway employs hundreds of dedicated public servants building and maintaining roads and bridges across the Commonwealth.  In the Berkshires, three employees represent a single family.  And it all began in 1952.     For 57 years, the Mancari family has contributed to design and construction of roads, bridges   …Continue Reading MassHighway: Public Service Runs in the Family

Rail Summit: New England States Working Together Posted on Aug 4

Rail Summit: New England States Working Together

  Transportation Secretary James Aloisi on behalf of the Patrick-Murray Administration joined New England state transportation leaders at a New England rail summit in Vermont August 3 to present on the New England Governors' shared Rail Vision.  Read the Globe story. New England states are working together on a   …Continue Reading Rail Summit: New England States Working Together