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Monthly Archives: February 2010

Update: RMV Branch Counter Fee Rescinded Posted on Feb 27

At Governor Deval Patrick's direction today, March 2, the RMV rescinded the $5 branch counter fee on licensing and registration transactions.  MassDOT RMV customers are still encouraged to use the Registry of Motor Vehicles online branch for license and registration transactions.   MassDOT today introduced   …Continue Reading Update: RMV Branch Counter Fee Rescinded

Army Corps: Sagamore Bridge Repairs Resume in March Posted on Feb 24

Army Corps: Sagamore Bridge Repairs Resume in March

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says deck repairs and paving on the Sagamore Bridge spanning the Cape Cod Canal are scheduled to restart as soon as March 1 and continue until late spring 2010.  One third of the roadway width was completed last fall   …Continue Reading Army Corps: Sagamore Bridge Repairs Resume in March

Green Line Extension Field Work Locations Posted on Feb 23

Green Line Extension Field Work Locations

MassDOT is performing field work for the Green Line extension to Somerville and Medford. Work includes field surveys, noise and vibration testing, and soil borings. Residents may see soil boring work this week at  Broadway and Medford Street, Somerville.  Next week work will be done   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Field Work Locations

Rail Commuter Lauds “Real-Time” Information Posted on Feb 23

Rail Commuter Lauds “Real-Time” Information

Real-time arrival information now available along the MBTA commuter rail network is making a positive difference for commuters. After taking the Fitchburg Line home earlier this month, customer Selena Tan told the T, "the new GPS notification of train arrival at the platform is excellent!    …Continue Reading Rail Commuter Lauds “Real-Time” Information

MBTA Crew Overnight Work Saves Red Line Commute Posted on Feb 19

Hard work overnight by MBTA crews following the crash of a vehicle into a Red Line train preserved this morning's commute. At 12:32 this morning, Transit Police along with Boston and Cambridge Fire and EMS, responded to the Longfellow Bridge on the Cambridge side where   …Continue Reading MBTA Crew Overnight Work Saves Red Line Commute

Hull Commuter Lauds Ferry Skipper Posted on Feb 19

Hull Commuter Lauds Ferry Skipper

Posted by Joe Berkeley, Hull commuter Yesterday, at approximately 7:05 am the MBTA commuter boat Salem Ferry left the Hull dock to go to Boston. Shortly after departure, the steering rod sheered off and the boat lost all steerage. Because of the calm, careful leadership   …Continue Reading Hull Commuter Lauds Ferry Skipper

Route 9 Burns Bridge Public Meeting Posted on Feb 19

Route 9 Burns Bridge Public Meeting

A Public Information Meeting for the Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge Replacement Project, Route 9 over Lake Quinsigamond, is set for: Thursday, March 11, 6:30 – 8:30 PMWorcester Technical High School1 Skyline Drive, Worcester The meeting will include information about the project and the different   …Continue Reading Route 9 Burns Bridge Public Meeting

MassDOT Developers Real-Time Challenge Posted on Feb 18

MassDOT Developers Real-Time Challenge

MassDOT today announced the MassDOT Developers Real-Time Challenge.  The Challenge calls on developers to create both software applications and physical installations using a real-time feed of MBTA bus locations and arrival predictions with the goal of making this information available anywhere, anytime.  The challenge has   …Continue Reading MassDOT Developers Real-Time Challenge

Fed Stimulus Boosts New Bedford, Revere, Fitchburg Line Posted on Feb 17

Fed Stimulus Boosts New Bedford, Revere, Fitchburg Line

Governor Deval Patrick and the state’s Congressional delegation today announced Massachusetts has been awarded $95.5 million in major federal stimulus Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grants to fund critical transportation improvement and economic growth projects for South Coast Rail, Revere’s Wonderland transit station and   …Continue Reading Fed Stimulus Boosts New Bedford, Revere, Fitchburg Line

BU Bridge Closures Set Posted on Feb 17

BU Bridge Closures Set

On Sunday, February 21, 2010 through Thursday, March 4, 2010 the Boston University Bridge over the Charles River between Cambridge and Boston, will be closed to traffic from 9 PM to 5 AM, Sunday through Thursday, each week.  The upstream sidewalk will remain open during   …Continue Reading BU Bridge Closures Set