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Monthly Archives: September 2009

MBTA Theft Prevention Tips Posted on Sep 30

MBTA Theft Prevention Tips

MBTA Transit Police today are reminding T riders to take common sense steps to prevent theft at parking facilities and bike racks, in the wake of recent smash and grab thefts. Police distributed fliers such as the one at left.  Among the tips: In parking   …Continue Reading MBTA Theft Prevention Tips

EOT Developers Conference and Challenge Posted on Sep 29

The Executive Office of Transportation (EOT) today announced a Developers Conference and Developers Challenge with two winners receiving a free MBTA Charlie Card for a year. The Conference: Saturday, November 14th, 11am-4pm MIT Tang Center (Building E51) 70 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA Please register and   …Continue Reading EOT Developers Conference and Challenge

Take the Bike.. to the T Posted on Sep 29

Take the Bike.. to the T

The MBTA today opened its second bike cage location and first in Boston with a promise of more locations to come, as Transportation Secretary James Aloisi joined Acting General Manager William Mitchell, local officials and bike advocacy groups in the opening of the bike cage   …Continue Reading Take the Bike.. to the T

Reform: MassDOT Aeronautics Move Posted on Sep 28

Reform: MassDOT Aeronautics Move

The Patrick Administration today announced the relocation of the new Aeronautics Division, Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) headquarters to the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) offices at Logan Airport.  As part of the transportation reform bill signed by the Governor in June, the Aeronautics Division replaces   …Continue Reading Reform: MassDOT Aeronautics Move

EOT Developers Attract National Attention Posted on Sep 28

The Executive Office of Transportation's successful EOT Developers Page beta launched in July is attracting national attention. Read the New York Times on Massachusetts and the MBTA among those leading the way on open data. The EOT Developers page has released information and data about Massachusetts   …Continue Reading EOT Developers Attract National Attention

FAST LANE Signups at Big E Posted on Sep 25

FAST LANE Signups at Big E

Massachusetts Day at the BIG E Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield this week featured 40 FAST LANE transponders sold in a single day.  More than 230,000 transponders have been issued since the Turnpike Authority began offering them free of charge in February 2009.  Get   …Continue Reading FAST LANE Signups at Big E

Quincy Parkway Ramps Open Posted on Sep 24

Quincy Parkway Ramps Open

Lt. Governor Timothy Murray today led ceremonies as the Burgin Parkway reconstruction project in Quincy nears completion with the opening of new ramps at the busy Burgin Parkway-Centre Street intersection.  The openings will significantly reduce traffic congestion. The $16.9 million project, with local, state and   …Continue Reading Quincy Parkway Ramps Open

Help Students Find “Safe Routes to School” Posted on Sep 24

Help Students Find “Safe Routes to School”

Massachusetts parents and students are encouraged to resume walking and bicycling to school this September as part of the Safe Routes to School Program.   Safe Routes works with students, parents, school staff, and local police in 94 communities and more than 235 schools to   …Continue Reading Help Students Find “Safe Routes to School”

MBTA: Dispose of Trash, Help Prevent Fires Posted on Sep 23

MBTA:  Dispose of Trash, Help Prevent Fires

Boston Fire Commissioner Roderick Fraser today helped MBTA spread the word about proper trash disposal and preventing subway fires. Commissioner Fraser recorded a public service announcement to be heard at every MBTA subway station as part of a public awareness campaign.  The message: please use   …Continue Reading MBTA: Dispose of Trash, Help Prevent Fires

Public Comment Invited: Restore Vermonter Posted on Sep 23

Public Comment Invited: Restore Vermonter

The Executive Office of Transportation is conducting a 21-day public comment period for the Environmental Assessment for the Knowledge Corridor – Restore Vermonter Project. Written comments will be accepted during this public review period beginning today through October 14, 2009. EOT has submitted a competitive   …Continue Reading Public Comment Invited: Restore Vermonter