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Monthly Archives: April 2010

MassDOT’s McGrath “Person of the Year” Posted on Apr 27

MassDOT’s McGrath “Person of the Year”

MassDOT’s Mike McGrath, the Highway Division Deputy Chief Engineer for Construction, is this year’s Construction Management Association of America “Person of the Year” for the New England Chapter. McGrath, seen on the right with Governor Deval Patrick, is praised by the CMAA for “the reputation   …Continue Reading MassDOT’s McGrath “Person of the Year”

US DOT Secretary Touts New England Rail Vision Posted on Apr 26

US DOT Secretary Touts New England Rail Vision

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood joined Connecticut's Governor and Congressional leaders along with MBTA GM Richard Davey in riding the morning train today from New Haven to Hartford, touting federal investment in New England's Vision for High Speed Rail service.  U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, Springfield,   …Continue Reading US DOT Secretary Touts New England Rail Vision

Chelsea Street Bridge Limited Reopening Ahead of Schedule Posted on Apr 22

Chelsea Street Bridge Limited Reopening Ahead of Schedule

The Chelsea Street Bridge over the Chelsea River is reopening during daytime hours today, Thursday April 22 at 3:30pm, more than four days ahead of schedule.  The Bridge closed at 5 a.m. Tuesday, April 20 to allow for construction of the Chelsea Tower as part   …Continue Reading Chelsea Street Bridge Limited Reopening Ahead of Schedule

RMV: New License Made in Massachusetts Posted on Apr 21

RMV: New License Made in Massachusetts

The Patrick-Murray Administration today unveiled a new driver's license and MA ID that for the first time in over a decade are being manufactured in Massachusetts. The new cards went into production this week and include new security features that offer residents better protection against   …Continue Reading RMV: New License Made in Massachusetts

MBTA Employee Foils Parking Scam Posted on Apr 21

MBTA Employee Foils Parking Scam

Veteran MBTA Orange Line Inspector Greg Lowe spotted something amiss near North Station just prior to the Celtics playoff game Tuesday night and took action.  Today, he's being praised for helping stop an alleged parking scam.  Lowe, an 18-year MBTA employee, saw two men stopping   …Continue Reading MBTA Employee Foils Parking Scam

Medway Route 109 Improvements Posted on Apr 20

Medway Route 109 Improvements

Governor Deval Patrick today announced design funds for the reconstruction and improvement of Route 109 through the Medway business district. The $300,000 capital allocation will fund the Town's initial design of the Route 109 project, which includes roadway resurfacing and safety-related traffic signal intersection improvements   …Continue Reading Medway Route 109 Improvements

MBTA Launches Hybrid Buses Posted on Apr 20

MBTA Launches Hybrid Buses

MBTA General Manager Rich Davey joined MassDOT Secretary and CEO Jeffrey Mullan in a ribbon-cutting at Back Bay Station today to celebrate delivery of the first eight diesel hybrid buses and announce the rollout of a total of 25 new 60-foot articulated low floor diesel   …Continue Reading MBTA Launches Hybrid Buses

MBTA: Safety Hotline for Employees Posted on Apr 16

MBTA: Safety Hotline for Employees

As part of his focus on safety, MBTA General Manager Richard Davey today announced a new MBTA Safety Hotline for employees, in order to provide an immediate means to voice safety concerns. The Safety Hotline will be checked several times per day to ensure that   …Continue Reading MBTA: Safety Hotline for Employees

Accelerated Bridge Project Honored Posted on Apr 15

Accelerated Bridge Project Honored

The Patrick-Murray Administration's innovative Pleasant Street Bridge project in Grafton has received the top Project Achievement Award for infrastructure projects valued at less than $10 million by the Construction Management Association of America, New England Chapter. The award-winning $5 million Grafton project over the Blackstone   …Continue Reading Accelerated Bridge Project Honored

Route 24 Exit 8B Community Web Page Posted on Apr 15

MassDOT today unveiled a new website to keep residents and businesses informed about the progress of the $39 million Route 24 Exit 8B federal stimulus project.  The project is part of the Patrick-Murray Administration's Massachusetts Recovery Plan to secure the state's economic future. The new   …Continue Reading Route 24 Exit 8B Community Web Page