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Monthly Archives: April 2010

MBTA GM: Fire Response Posted on Apr 30

MBTA GM: Fire Response

Posted by Richard Davey, MassDOT Rail & Transit Administrator and MBTA General Manager Dear MBTA customers, The source of last night’s electrical fire is still under investigation. As a result of the fire, service on a portion of three subway lines (Green, Red, Orange) was   …Continue Reading MBTA GM: Fire Response

Neponset River Bridge: Traffic Update Posted on Apr 30

Neponset River Bridge: Traffic Update

MassDOT’s Contractor will be installing the final components associated with the work zone for the first phase of construction on the Neponset River Bridge Phase II, which carries traffic between Quincy and Boston.  On Friday, April 30, through the weekend, the Northbound left lane will   …Continue Reading Neponset River Bridge: Traffic Update

RMV Service Alert: License Printing Error Posted on Apr 30

MassDOT RMV reports that due to an error by our manufacturer, a small number of licenses were printed incorrectly as “Under 21 CDL Driver’s License.” These incorrect cards were printed and mailed to customers over 18 and under 21 years old who applied for a   …Continue Reading RMV Service Alert: License Printing Error

MassDOT Civic Engagement: Across the Commonwealth Posted on Apr 29

MassDOT Civic Engagement: Across the Commonwealth

Posted by Shoukry Elnahal, Deputy Chief Engineer for Bridges & Tunnels MassDOT is committed to customer service and civic engagement, and I am pleased to inform you of a busy week next week for bridge project public hearings and meetings. •    A design public hearing   …Continue Reading MassDOT Civic Engagement: Across the Commonwealth

MBTA Donation Assists Boston Fire Department Posted on Apr 29

MBTA Donation Assists Boston Fire Department

The MBTA today provided the Boston Fire Department with 20 specialized evacuation chairs for emergencies on the transit system and elsewhere. At Maverick Station in East Boston this morning, Boston Fire Commissioner Roderick Fraser and firefighters were greeted by MBTA General Manager Richard Davey, who   …Continue Reading MBTA Donation Assists Boston Fire Department

Fed Stimulus Funds Braintree Road Project Posted on Apr 29

Fed Stimulus Funds Braintree Road Project

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Jeffrey Mullan and Braintree Mayor Joseph Sullivan today officially kicked off a $1.7 million federal stimulus project to resurface a section of Route 37. The project is one of 84 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) highway projects that will create   …Continue Reading Fed Stimulus Funds Braintree Road Project

MassDOT: Capital Spending Public Meetings Posted on Apr 28

MassDOT is holding public meetings across the state in May on development of a five-year capital spending plan.  The capital spending plan is required by the 2009 transportation reform legislation.  The public meetings held by MassDOT’s Office of Transportation Planning will provide an overview of   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Capital Spending Public Meetings

Marblehead Project Boosts Pedestrian Safety Posted on Apr 28

Marblehead Project Boosts Pedestrian Safety

Governor Deval Patrick today announced $400,000 in state transportation funds to support Route 114 Pleasant Street corridor improvements from Village Street to Smith Street in Marblehead. This project is focused on improving pedestrian safety along a busy section of Pleasant Street and includes roadway realignment,   …Continue Reading Marblehead Project Boosts Pedestrian Safety

MBTA Contest: Rename Bike Cages Posted on Apr 28

MBTA Contest: Rename Bike Cages

The MBTA today announced a public contest to Rename the Bike Cages.  Current T Bike Cage locations are Alewife and Forest Hills with more coming, including one at South Station.  The winner of the Rename the Bike Cage contest will receive a one month subway   …Continue Reading MBTA Contest: Rename Bike Cages

MassDOT and MBTA Priority: Safe Construction Projects Posted on Apr 27

MassDOT and MBTA Priority: Safe Construction Projects

  For MassDOT and the MBTA, safety is a top priority, for customers and for our employees and construction crews.  The March rapid response by MBTA crews to the flood-related track washout in Newton, left, is a dramatic example of putting safety first for riders   …Continue Reading MassDOT and MBTA Priority: Safe Construction Projects