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Monthly Archives: October 2009

Berkshire Road Project Respects Environment Posted on Oct 9

Berkshire Road Project Respects Environment

MassHighway Commissioner Luisa Paiewonsky today joined state and local officials in announcing substantial completion of the $3.1 million reconstruction of Main Road in Tyringham during ribbon-cutting ceremonies. The 2.1-mile reconstruction included road widening, asphalt pavement, drainage, highway guard and sign installation and landscaping. Following public   …Continue Reading Berkshire Road Project Respects Environment

MassDOT CEO: Pursuit of Excellence Posted on Oct 9

MassDOT CEO: Pursuit of Excellence

Incoming MassDOT Secretary & CEO Jeffrey Mullan testified on October 8 before the Transportation Committee.  Mullan told legislators: "Citizens should look for a simple, business-like approach to transportation that is reflective of the times and is needed to rebuild the public’s confidence in their government.   …Continue Reading MassDOT CEO: Pursuit of Excellence

MassHighway Celebrates Proud History Posted on Oct 9

MassHighway Celebrates Proud History

MassHighway Commissioner Luisa Paiewonsky is visiting each of the five MassHighway District offices in October to "Celebrate MassHighway" and mark its proud 116-year history of building, rehabilitating and maintaining the Massachusetts State Highway System.  Commissioner Paiewonsky met with the hard working employees at the District   …Continue Reading MassHighway Celebrates Proud History

MBTA Commuter Rail Employees Honored Posted on Oct 9

MBTA Commuter Rail Employees Honored

Transportation Secretary and MBTA Board Chair James Aloisi, Jr. and Board members offered special honors during the October 8 final meeting of the MBTA Board to four outstanding commuter rail employees for actions that ensured the safety of hundreds of customers. The four Massachusetts Bay   …Continue Reading MBTA Commuter Rail Employees Honored

MBTA Columbus Day Schedule Posted on Oct 8

MBTA Columbus Day Schedule

The MBTA service schedule for Columbus Day, Monday, October 12 is as follows:   Blue, Orange, and Red Line trains, Green Line streetcars will operate on a Saturday schedule. Bus, Silver Line, and trackless trolleys will operate on a Saturday schedule.  Express bus service on the   …Continue Reading MBTA Columbus Day Schedule

Reform: New Direction for Mass 511 Service Posted on Oct 7

Reform: New Direction for Mass 511 Service

by Chris Dempsey, Executive Office of Transportation The transition to MassDOT on November 1 provides opportunities to rethink the way we do business in delivering transportation services.  One such opportunity is the 511 phone service that provides real time traffic, transit, weather, construction, and event   …Continue Reading Reform: New Direction for Mass 511 Service

RMV License Renewal Reminder Posted on Oct 7

RMV License Renewal Reminder

The Registry of Motor Vehicles is reinstating courtesy notices for driver’s license and ID renewals, thanks to an innovative reform- a public-private partnership at no cost to taxpayers. The RMV partnered with a private Massachusetts electronic messaging firm to develop a secure notification service that   …Continue Reading RMV License Renewal Reminder

Walk, Bike to School Day Posted on Oct 7

Walk, Bike to School Day

After walking her daughter to school along with other parents and students, MassHighway Commissioner Luisa Paiewonsky celebrated  International Walk to School Day today with a presentation to students at the Dallin School in Arlington.  It is one of hundreds of events at schools across the   …Continue Reading Walk, Bike to School Day

MassDOT Reforms: Traffic Operations Control Posted on Oct 6

MassDOT Reforms: Traffic Operations Control

Governor Patrick's goal of creating one, unified transportation organization takes another step forward as the new Massachusetts Department of Transportation, MassDOT, becomes reality on November 1.  Transportation employees, left, working together have co-located the MassPike Operations Control Center and the MassHighway Traffic Control Center in   …Continue Reading MassDOT Reforms: Traffic Operations Control

EOT Pursues Public-Private Partnerships Posted on Oct 6

Among the goals of the new Massachusetts Department of Transportation, MassDOT, is to leverage transportation projects to spark economic development and encourage private sector investment to support more livable communities. Executive Office of Transportation Deputy Secretary for Real Estate and Economic Development Peter O' Connor   …Continue Reading EOT Pursues Public-Private Partnerships