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Monthly Archives: November 2009

Holiday Travel Tips: Hot Spots Posted on Nov 20

Holiday Travel Tips: Hot Spots

MassDOT encourages residents and visitors to plan ahead to avoid delays during the upcoming holidays and winter driving season. Thanksgiving holiday traffic will be especially heavy on Wednesday November 25 and Sunday November 29. I-90 Exit 9 connecting I-84 to Connecticut and New York will   …Continue Reading Holiday Travel Tips: Hot Spots

MassDOT Funds Clean Diesel Buses Posted on Nov 19

Students and residents will breather cleaner air in the Amherst-Pelham Regional, Pembroke, Sharon and Sturbridge public schools, thanks to a program supported by $16.5 million in state and federal funds from MassDOT under an agreement associated with the Central Artery/Tunnel Project. “MASSCLEANDIESEL: Clean Air for   …Continue Reading MassDOT Funds Clean Diesel Buses

Methuen Route 28 Bridge Opens Early Posted on Nov 18

Methuen Route 28 Bridge Opens Early

As part of the Patrick-Murray Administration’s Massachusetts Recovery Plan to secure the state’s economic future, Transportation Secretary and CEO Jeffrey Mullan today announced the reopening of the Route 28 over Route 213 bridge replacement project in Methuen, a streamlined MassDOT Highway Division project substantially completed   …Continue Reading Methuen Route 28 Bridge Opens Early

Massport Approves Tobin Bridge Transfer Posted on Nov 18

Massport Approves Tobin Bridge Transfer

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) Board today voted to transfer ownership of the Tobin Bridge to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). The vote paves the way for transfer of the 2 1/4-mile-long span on January 1, 2010.  The transfer is another milestone of the   …Continue Reading Massport Approves Tobin Bridge Transfer

All New Blue on the T Posted on Nov 17

All New Blue on the T

It is out with the old and in with the new on the MBTA Blue Line.  As of September, the Blue Line has been all new six-car trains, all of the time.  The first of 94 new Blue Line cars began operating last year, replacing   …Continue Reading All New Blue on the T

Green Line Extension Public Hearing Posted on Nov 16

Green Line Extension Public Hearing

MassDOT will host a public hearing at Somerville High School on Wednesday, November 18, to collect public comments on the Green Line Extension Project.  MassDOT filed a Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Assessment on the extension of the Green Line to Somerville and Medford.  Members of   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Public Hearing

Cape Canal Task Force Tackles Traffic Posted on Nov 16

Cape Canal Task Force Tackles Traffic

MassDOT today announced creation of the Canal Area Regional Traffic Task Force to build consensus on the immediate, near-term, and future transportation needs related to ongoing traffic congestion at the two canal bridges in the Cape Cod region.  Congressman Bill Delahunt requested creation of the   …Continue Reading Cape Canal Task Force Tackles Traffic

Fed Stimulus Funds Hire Rail Employees Posted on Nov 16

Fed Stimulus Funds Hire Rail Employees

MassDOT, MBTA, and the Mass Bay Commuter Rail company (MBCR) today announced the hiring of a diverse group of 15 employees with funds from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA).  MassDOT Secretary and CEO Jeff Mullan, MBTA interim General Manager Bill Mitchell, and MBCR   …Continue Reading Fed Stimulus Funds Hire Rail Employees

Developers Challenge Winners, Real-Time Bus Data Posted on Nov 14

MassDOT today announced the winners of the 2009 MassDOT Developers Challenge at the first annual MassDOT Developers Conference.  The Challenge inspired developers to create both mobile phone applications and data visualizations based on open data feeds provided on the MassDOT Developers Page. MassDOT also announced   …Continue Reading Developers Challenge Winners, Real-Time Bus Data

MassDOT I-90 Toll Calculator Posted on Nov 13

The I-90 (MassPike) toll calculator web page is now available on the MassDOT website.  The calculator page allows drivers to enter the beginning and ending point of their travel along I-90, along with vehicle type, and calculate the toll. Check the toll calculator here.