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Monthly Archives: December 2009

MBTA: Dramatic Drop in Subway Speed Restrictions Posted on Dec 10

MBTA: Dramatic Drop in Subway Speed Restrictions

Posted by: Michael A. Turcotte, MBTA Director of Systemwide Maintenance & Improvements I am pleased to report that MBTA track maintenance forces have reduced speed restrictions on the MBTA’s Subway Lines to record low levels as of last month.   The MBTA measures the track condition   …Continue Reading MBTA: Dramatic Drop in Subway Speed Restrictions

Lowell I-495 Bridge Project Moves Forward Posted on Dec 10

Lowell I-495 Bridge Project Moves Forward

The Patrick Administration's I-495 Lowell Bridge Bundle Project to replace six bridges, taking place as part of the historic $3 Billion, eight-year Accelerated Bridge Program, reaches another milestone. Beginning on Friday, December 11, construction crews working on the I-495 Lowell Bridge Project will work within   …Continue Reading Lowell I-495 Bridge Project Moves Forward

MBTA: Safety, Security Firm Hired Posted on Dec 9

MBTA: Safety, Security Firm Hired

Acting swiftly to address the issues raised in David D’Allesandro’s review of the MBTA, the T today executed a contract with one of the transit industry’s most respected safety and security consulting firms.  Transportation Resource Associates (TRA) will perform an independent assessment of the MBTA’s   …Continue Reading MBTA: Safety, Security Firm Hired

Green Line Extension Public Meeting Posted on Dec 9

Green Line Extension Public Meeting

MassDOT today announced a Public Meeting on the Green Line Extension project maintenance facility alternatives will be held at the following date, time, and location: When:    Wednesday, December 16 from 6 PM to 8 PM Where:   Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center, 41 2nd Street, Cambridge   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Public Meeting

Honors for South Coast Rail Planning Posted on Dec 9

Honors for South Coast Rail Planning

Posted by Kristina Egan, South Coast Rail Project Manager Governor Patrick's commitment to the South Coast Rail project and the hard work of so many people in planning for this effort are now being recognized.  I am pleased to tell our transportation blog readers that   …Continue Reading Honors for South Coast Rail Planning

MBTA: Happy Ending to Kenmore Cat Story Posted on Dec 9

MBTA employees report a happy ending for a cat that spent the last half of 2009 making a home at the Kenmore Station.  T workers and riders noticed the cat living at the Station since mid-summer.  Employees took care of the cat from afar with   …Continue Reading MBTA: Happy Ending to Kenmore Cat Story

Guest: Old South Church, MBTA Cooperation Posted on Dec 7

Guest: Old South Church, MBTA Cooperation

Posted by: The Rev. Dr. Nancy S. Taylor Senior Minister & CEO Old South Church in Boston As the Senior Minister and CEO of Old South Church in Boston, I am pleased to join the conversation on the Massachusetts Department of Transportation blog and share   …Continue Reading Guest: Old South Church, MBTA Cooperation

Federal Stimulus: Revere Parking Garage Posted on Dec 7

Federal Stimulus: Revere Parking Garage

Governor Deval Patrick joined Congressman Ed Markey, House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo and Mayor Tom Ambrosino today in announcing the Wonderland parking garage project in Revere is moving forward with federal stimulus American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds along with MBTA bond revenue financing.   …Continue Reading Federal Stimulus: Revere Parking Garage

Secretary Mullan Moderates Budget Community Forums Posted on Dec 4

Secretary Mullan Moderates Budget Community Forums

MassDOT Secretary & CEO Jeff Mullan will moderate two upcoming Budget Hearings and Forums.  The Patrick-Murray Administration organized a total of 19 budget forums across the Commonwealth to ensure that citizens across the state have input in developing the Governor’s budget recommendations.  Secretary Mullan will   …Continue Reading Secretary Mullan Moderates Budget Community Forums

MassDOT Public Meeting: Anderson Bridge Posted on Dec 2

MassDOT Public Meeting: Anderson Bridge

MassDOT's Highway Division will hold a public information meeting on the proposed rehabilitation of the historic Anderson Memorial Bridge over the Charles River between Cambridge and Boston at the following date and location: Tuesday, December 15, 2009 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Dr. Martin Luther   …Continue Reading MassDOT Public Meeting: Anderson Bridge