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Monthly Archives: December 2009

Winter Storm: Be Prepared Posted on Dec 19

A winter storm is expected to start this evening and last well into tomorrow morning with heavy accumulation amounts, particularly in the Southeast portion of Massachusetts.  MassDOT encourages residents and drivers to avoid driving during the evening and early morning hours if possible so that   …Continue Reading Winter Storm: Be Prepared

Milton Bridge To Open Ahead of Schedule Posted on Dec 18

Milton Bridge To Open Ahead of Schedule

The Ponkapoag Trail Bridge over I-93 in Milton will reopen to traffic tomorrow, Saturday, December 19, a full 10 months ahead of schedule. The $3.8 million Accelerated Bridge (ABP) project began construction in June 2009.  MassDOT worked with contractor RDA Construction of Canton and local   …Continue Reading Milton Bridge To Open Ahead of Schedule

Fed Stimulus Rebuilds Rte 146, Boosts Bellingham Posted on Dec 18

Fed Stimulus Rebuilds Rte 146, Boosts Bellingham

Governor Deval Patrick today joined Congressman Richard Neal announcing a total of nearly $23 million in federal stimulus American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds for two projects- rebuilding Pulaski Boulevard in Bellingham and 10 miles of nearby Route 146 from Uxbridge to Sutton.  Both   …Continue Reading Fed Stimulus Rebuilds Rte 146, Boosts Bellingham

MBTA Transit Police Sgt. Saves a Life Posted on Dec 18

MBTA Transit Police Sgt. Brian Carey working at Back Bay Station Wednesday evening says he had a night like no other in his 21 years on the force.  He answered a call about a man threatening suicide by touching the electrified third rail.  Sgt. Carey   …Continue Reading MBTA Transit Police Sgt. Saves a Life

New Bedford Artists Support Commuter Rail Posted on Dec 17

New Bedford Artists Support Commuter Rail

Making the wish of a train come true on Williams Street in New Bedford on New Year's Eve is the creative idea behind a "walking train" float that will celebrate the beginning of 2010.  The float complete with hats and noisemakers will be the work   …Continue Reading New Bedford Artists Support Commuter Rail

“Toys for Tots” Spread Holiday Cheer Posted on Dec 16

“Toys for Tots” Spread Holiday Cheer

The Hasbro Company has partnered with MassDOT to donate board games to the Massachusetts State Police Troop E “Toys for Tots” Holiday Fund.  The holiday promotion helps the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots campaign and encourages motorists to sign up for the e-Traveler   …Continue Reading “Toys for Tots” Spread Holiday Cheer

MBTA Fill-A-Bus Toy Drive Posted on Dec 16

MBTA Fill-A-Bus Toy Drive

MBTA partnering with Radio 92.9 asks you to "fill a bus" with new toys and clothes for local children in need.  The "Fill-A-Bus" drive MBTA bus is parked at JFK Station each day through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Or, drop off toys   …Continue Reading MBTA Fill-A-Bus Toy Drive

Fed Stimulus Boosts Lynnfield Meadow Walk Posted on Dec 15

Fed Stimulus Boosts Lynnfield Meadow Walk

Governor Deval Patrick joined Congressman John Tierney to announce that the state intends to use $5.9 million in federal stimulus funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for the Meadow Walk of Lynnfield economic development project.  The ARRA funds, pending approval by the   …Continue Reading Fed Stimulus Boosts Lynnfield Meadow Walk

I-95 South Corridor Public Meetings Posted on Dec 14

MassDOT is conducting a study of the I-95 South transportation corridor and will seek public input on proposed alternatives for future scheduled transportation improvements. The overall goal of the study is to evaluate and address transportation issues in the I-95 corridor from Route 128 in   …Continue Reading I-95 South Corridor Public Meetings

Fed Stimulus: Fitchburg Commuter Rail Upgrade Posted on Dec 14

Fed Stimulus: Fitchburg Commuter Rail Upgrade

Governor Deval Patrick today joined Congressman John Olver and local elected officials in Leominster to announce the groundbreaking of the first rail improvement project in Massachusetts supported by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The $10.2 million ARRA investment will fund the first stage   …Continue Reading Fed Stimulus: Fitchburg Commuter Rail Upgrade