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Monthly Archives: November 2009

Transportation Grants Boost Commonwealth Projects Posted on Nov 13

The Patrick Administration today announced the awarding of five MassDOT Public Works Economic Development (PWED) grants for projects in Foxborough, Leominster, Braintree/Weymouth, Shrewsbury, and Boston.  The PWED grants to municipalities fund transportation infrastructure improvements that create jobs, spur economic development, leverage private investment and target   …Continue Reading Transportation Grants Boost Commonwealth Projects

RMV Online Now Interactive Posted on Nov 13

RMV Online Now Interactive

MassDOT's Registry of Motor Vehicles Division has launched a new interactive web experience for customers. First-time drivers and new residents who want to convert their out-of-state license can now pre-stage their permit or new license application online at www.mass.gov/rmv. The program is expected to speed   …Continue Reading RMV Online Now Interactive

Williamsburg Partnership Reopens Bridge Posted on Nov 13

Williamsburg Partnership Reopens Bridge

A successful collaboration between MassDOT's Highway Division and the Town of Williamsburg rebuilt and reopened the Skinnerville Road Bridge in a matter of days. The bridge spanning the Mill River and providing the only access to several homes was in poor condition, not accessible to   …Continue Reading Williamsburg Partnership Reopens Bridge

Secretary Mullan Stresses Regional Cooperation Posted on Nov 12

Secretary Mullan Stresses Regional Cooperation

MassDOT Secretary Jeff Mullan joined the leaders of New England's five other state Transportation Departments in Connecticut today in exploring a priority of Governor Deval Patrick: regional cooperation in enhanced transit and other transportation services. Pictured at left: Secretary Mullan, Mike Lewis of Rhode Island,   …Continue Reading Secretary Mullan Stresses Regional Cooperation

Software Improves Driver Skills Posted on Nov 12

Software Improves Driver Skills

AAA Southern New England is partnering with  a leading brain fitness company to offer a new driver improvement software program to assist aging Bay State motorists. San Francisco-based Posit Science is donating $1 million in software licenses for the innovative new DriveSharp program, to be   …Continue Reading Software Improves Driver Skills

Peabody I-95/128 Bridges Open Posted on Nov 11

Peabody I-95/128 Bridges Open

MassDOT today announced two bridges at the Route I-95/Route 128 interchange with U.S. Route 1 in Peabody will be fully re-opened to traffic ahead of schedule and on budget. The bridge preservation work is taking place under the Patrick Administration’s historic Accelerated Bridge Program (ABP),   …Continue Reading Peabody I-95/128 Bridges Open

MassDOT Board Takes MBTA Safety Steps Posted on Nov 10

MassDOT Board Takes MBTA Safety Steps

The MassDOT Board responded promptly to the MBTA safety review ordered by Governor Patrick during its first meeting overseeing the MBTA Tuesday. Transportation Secretary and CEO Jeff Mullan announced the following actions: A MassDOT Director of Facilities Safety will be accountable directly to the Secretary   …Continue Reading MassDOT Board Takes MBTA Safety Steps

Board Honors T Lifesavers Posted on Nov 9

Board Honors T Lifesavers

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Jeff Mullan and MassDOT Board Chair John Jenkins today during the MassDOT MBTA Board meeting honored two MBTA employees as lifesavers following an incident Friday night on the Orange Line at North Station. Orange Line operator Charice Lewis, holding the plaque   …Continue Reading Board Honors T Lifesavers

MassDOT Developers Conference Saturday Posted on Nov 9

In July 2009, the Executive Office of Transportation launched the Developers Page as part of the Patrick Administration’s commitment to creating a modern, efficient, and customer-friendly transportation system.  The Developers Page provides information and data from Massachusetts’ transportation agencies and authorities useful to developers interested   …Continue Reading MassDOT Developers Conference Saturday

“Accelerated” Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule Posted on Nov 6

“Accelerated” Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule

A Becket bridge replaced as part of Governor Patrick's Accelerated Bridge Program opens Monday, November 9, well ahead of the original schedule.  The $850,000 project replaced the McNerney Road Bridge over Shaker Mill Brook.  The original 45-year old bridge was closed following a July 2007   …Continue Reading “Accelerated” Bridge Opens Ahead of Schedule