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Monthly Archives: January 2010

Watertown Multi-Use Path Construction Set Posted on Jan 15

Watertown Multi-Use Path Construction Set

Governor Deval Patrick today announced construction of a multi-use path and intersection improvements in Watertown will move forward this spring. The Charles River/Alewife Connector project in Watertown will construct a multi-use path along an abandoned rail corridor, left, from School Street to the Arlington Street   …Continue Reading Watertown Multi-Use Path Construction Set

MassDOT Developers Show Results in 2 Months Posted on Jan 14

MassDOT Developers Show Results in 2 Months

Posted by Josh Robin, MassDOT Within one hour of releasing the Real-Time XML Trial Feed for five MBTA bus routes at the MassDOT Developers Conference in November, a developer had built an application to display the location of the buses on Google Earth.  In the   …Continue Reading MassDOT Developers Show Results in 2 Months

RMV: New Online Web Service Posted on Jan 14

RMV: New Online Web Service

MassDOT today announced that motorists can now order crash reports online at the Registry of Motor Vehicle’s virtual branch.  It is the 12th new customer online convenience launched by the RMV in the last two years.  The result: a 36% increase in web transactions. Registrar   …Continue Reading RMV: New Online Web Service

MBTA Data Developer Event at MIT Set Posted on Jan 13

MBTA Data Developer Event at MIT Set

The Center for Future Civic Media at MIT will host the MBTA Data Hackathon on January 29-30.  The Hackathon will focus on building innovative applications with data released on the MassDOT Developers Page.  To RSVP for the MBTA Data Hackathon at MIT, please click here.   …Continue Reading MBTA Data Developer Event at MIT Set

Customer Kudos for MBTA Driver Posted on Jan 13

Customer Kudos for MBTA Driver

It could have been a very costly day after Christmas for one T rider named Carolyn.  That is, until MBTA Bus Driver Dank Combs got involved and went out of his way to offer a helping hand to a customer in need. In a letter   …Continue Reading Customer Kudos for MBTA Driver

MBTA: Improving Accessibility Posted on Jan 8

MBTA: Improving Accessibility

Posted by Gary Talbot MBTA Assistant General Manager, System-Wide Accessibility When it comes to providing accessible service, the MBTA has a lot to feel good about. Since entering into a landmark settlement agreement with the Boston Center for Independent Living (BCIL) in 2006, significant improvements   …Continue Reading MBTA: Improving Accessibility

Concord Bridge Reopens Months Ahead of Schedule Posted on Jan 8

Concord Bridge Reopens Months Ahead of Schedule

The Flint's Bridge carrying Monument Street over the Concord River in Concord reopened today more than three months ahead of schedule. The bridge had been closed to traffic during construction requiring a detour for the many drivers using the bridge each day.  The $4.4 million   …Continue Reading Concord Bridge Reopens Months Ahead of Schedule

Blandford Wind Turbine Moves Forward Posted on Jan 7

Blandford Wind Turbine Moves Forward

The Patrick-Murray Administration and MassDOT have approved installation of a 1.5 megawatt wind turbine on state-owned land adjacent to the MassDOT Blandford Service Area, left, in western Massachusetts. Solaya Renewable Energy of Woburn will construct the nearly 400-foot-tall turbine along with a kiosk at the   …Continue Reading Blandford Wind Turbine Moves Forward

MBTA: Commuter Rail “Real-Time Arrival” Countdown Posted on Jan 6

MBTA: Commuter Rail “Real-Time Arrival” Countdown

The MBTA today announced several major service improvements for commuter rail customers as it exercised the final option on the contract with MBCR to operate the system through July 1, 2013, with a new contract procurement process to begin in 2012. The customer improvements begin   …Continue Reading MBTA: Commuter Rail “Real-Time Arrival” Countdown

MBTA Board Honors Lifesaver Posted on Jan 6

MBTA Board Honors Lifesaver

The MassDOT Board of Directors including Chairman John Jenkins along with Secretary/CEO Jeff Mullan and MBTA Transit Police leadership today recognized Police Sergeant Brian Carey for his recent lifesaving efforts at Back Bay Station. On December 16th, Sgt. Carey responded to a call of a   …Continue Reading MBTA Board Honors Lifesaver