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Monthly Archives: October 2009

New MassDOT Website Posted on Oct 31

New MassDOT Website

As part of the historic transportation reform underway, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, MassDOT, will launch a new customer-focused website at 12:01am on November 1, 2009.  The web address: www.mass.gov/massdot  The new website design, developed in-house by a team of employees, provides information and links   …Continue Reading New MassDOT Website

MassDOT Board, Leadership Announced Posted on Oct 30

MassDOT Board, Leadership Announced

Governor Deval Patrick today announced the appointment of five transportation and finance experts to the new Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Board. On Monday, November 2, the Governor will formally swear in the following Board members: •    John R. Jenkins, a Natick resident, will serve   …Continue Reading MassDOT Board, Leadership Announced

RMV New Express Branch: Attleboro Posted on Oct 30

RMV New Express Branch: Attleboro

Lt. Governor Tim Murray joined RMV Registrar Rachel Kaprielian today in Attleboro to open the new RMV Express Branch.  The new Attleboro branch is located in the former post office building next to City Hall.  The space is rent-free.  The branch will offer license and   …Continue Reading RMV New Express Branch: Attleboro

Blackstone Bridge: On Time, Under Budget Posted on Oct 30

Blackstone Bridge: On Time, Under Budget

The Town of Blackstone today celebrates MassHighway's reconstruction of the Route 122 Bridge over the Blackstone River and P&W Railroad.  The $2.9 million bridge project was completed this fall on time and under the original budget.  The structurally deficient bridge required a full replacement of   …Continue Reading Blackstone Bridge: On Time, Under Budget

MassDOT Board First Meeting: November 2 Posted on Oct 28

MassDOT Board First Meeting: November 2

The new Massachusetts Department of Transportation, MassDOT, becomes effective on November 1, 2009.  The first public meeting of the MassDOT Board has been scheduled as follows: MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION INITIAL BOARD MEETING STATE TRANSPORTATION BUILDING, CONFERENCE ROOMS 1-310 PARK PLAZA, BOSTON, MANOVEMBER 2, 20092:00   …Continue Reading MassDOT Board First Meeting: November 2

Secretary Aloisi: “Major Milestone” Posted on Oct 28

Secretary Aloisi: “Major Milestone”

Posted by: Secretary James Aloisi, Executive Office of Transportation I am pleased to report the Executive Office of Transportation has achieved a major milestone by receiving federal approval of the Boston Region Regional Transportation Plan (RTP).  The RTP is a critical planning document that reflects   …Continue Reading Secretary Aloisi: “Major Milestone”

Traffic Alert: Woods Memorial Bridge Posted on Oct 28

The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) during the next two weekends will repair Woods Memorial Bridge carrying Route 16/Revere Beach Parkway over the Malden River between Medford and Everett.  Traffic will be limited to one lane in each direction. Motorists should expect delays.  The   …Continue Reading Traffic Alert: Woods Memorial Bridge

Halloween in Salem? Take the Train Posted on Oct 27

Halloween in Salem?  Take the Train

If you are joining the Haunted Happenings on Halloween this coming Saturday in Salem, MBTA Commuter Rail is pleased to provide increased train service to and from the annual celebration. Special Event round trip tickets for the extra trains to and from Salem will be   …Continue Reading Halloween in Salem? Take the Train

Quick Work Reopens Turnpike Posted on Oct 27

Quick Work Reopens Turnpike

MassPike crews showed teamwork and concern for the customers- the Pike motorists- as they joined the State Police and other state officials in a quick response to the overnight accident involving three tractor trailer trucks that spilled beef on the Turnpike near the Weston tolls   …Continue Reading Quick Work Reopens Turnpike

Federal Stimulus: Round Two Priorities Posted on Oct 26

Federal Stimulus: Round Two Priorities

Governor Deval Patrick today released a list of 33 priority federal stimulus projects with total value of more than $165.6 million, that the Patrick-Murray Administration is proposing to fund in the second round of highway investment under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  The   …Continue Reading Federal Stimulus: Round Two Priorities