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Monthly Archives: January 2010

Fed Stimulus High Speed Rail Grant: Knowledge Corridor Posted on Jan 28

Fed Stimulus High Speed Rail Grant: Knowledge Corridor

Governor Deval Patrick calls "exceptional news" today's U.S. Department of Transportation award of $70 million for final design and construction of the “Knowledge Corridor” along the Connecticut River rail line in western Massachusetts.  The competitive grant award is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment   …Continue Reading Fed Stimulus High Speed Rail Grant: Knowledge Corridor

MassDOT Engineer to Haiti Posted on Jan 28

MassDOT Engineer to Haiti

James O'Leary, MassDOT Senior Civil Engineer, will be in Haiti for the next two weeks wearing his other hat as a Civil Engineering Core officer in the U.S. Naval Reserves. Lieutenant Commander O'Leary will join other members of his joint command in USSOUTHCOM directed by   …Continue Reading MassDOT Engineer to Haiti

MassDOT Civic Engagement: Framingham Forum Posted on Jan 27

MassDOT Civic Engagement: Framingham Forum

As part of the commitment to civic engagement and customer service, MassDOT held the first in a series of regional Community Forums in Framingham last evening before approximately 60 citizens, legislators, and town officials. MassDOT representatives offered brief overviews of transportation reform along with commuter   …Continue Reading MassDOT Civic Engagement: Framingham Forum

MBTA: Key Bus Routes Real-Time Tracking Posted on Jan 27

MBTA: Key Bus Routes Real-Time Tracking

MassDOT and the MBTA announced that riders on five of the T's busiest bus lines can now track the locations of their buses in real-time on the MBTA website. The new MBTA.com service, "T-Tracker," includes real-time location and arrival prediction information for bus route 39,   …Continue Reading MBTA: Key Bus Routes Real-Time Tracking

Wakefield-Lynnfield Trail Moves Forward Posted on Jan 26

Governor Deval Patrick is moving forward with funding to support the design of a multi-use trail on the former Boston & Maine Railroad corridor in Wakefield and Lynnfield. This first stage of the project will design a multi-use path along 4.4 miles beginning near Galvin   …Continue Reading Wakefield-Lynnfield Trail Moves Forward

MassDOT Priority: Healthy Transportation Posted on Jan 25

MassDOT Priority: Healthy Transportation

Posted by Catherine Cagle, MassDOT Manager, Sustainable Transportation This month we had a terrific kick-off meeting the Healthy Transportation Compact!  MassDOT Secretary & CEO Jeff Mullan and Health & Human Services Secretary Dr. JudyAnn Bigby provided inspiration in leading the first meeting of the Compact,   …Continue Reading MassDOT Priority: Healthy Transportation

MBTA Crime Lowest in 30 Years Posted on Jan 25

MBTA Crime Lowest in 30 Years

MBTA Transit Police today announced serious crime on the T is at its lowest level in 30 years, with incidents down 21% in 2009 compared to the previous year. Transit Police Chief Paul MacMillan said serious crimes dropped to their lowest levels since 1980.  More   …Continue Reading MBTA Crime Lowest in 30 Years

MassDOT Funds Boost Chinatown Park Posted on Jan 22

Posted by Jessica Shumaker, Boston Redevelopment Authority The Boston Redevelopment Authority is pleased to announce today that the Massachusetts Department of Transportation has transferred approximately $191,000 in funds to be used for the redesign and construction of Chinatown Gateway Park, also known as Mary Soo   …Continue Reading MassDOT Funds Boost Chinatown Park

RMV Branch in Danvers Opens Monday Posted on Jan 22

RMV Branch in Danvers Opens Monday

The Beverly RMV branch will close permanently today, Friday, January 22, at 5pm.  RMV services will now be offered at a new limited RMV branch at the Liberty Tree Mall in Danvers which is scheduled to open at 9:00am on Monday, January 25, 2010. The   …Continue Reading RMV Branch in Danvers Opens Monday

Lowell Bridge Detours Posted on Jan 22

Traffic on the Route 38/110 Hunts Falls Bridge over the Merrimack River in Lowell will be detoured Sunday and Monday, January 24-25, from 8:30pm- 5:00am to allow crews to make substructure repairs. On Sunday night, northbound drivers will be detoured from Route 38/110 (Nesmith Street),   …Continue Reading Lowell Bridge Detours