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Monthly Archives: May 2010

Greenfield Storm Clean Up: MassDOT, MBTA Helping Out Posted on May 28

Greenfield Storm Clean Up:  MassDOT, MBTA Helping Out

MassDOT crews are helping state Emergency Management with clean up following this week's severe storm that downed trees and blocked streets and roads in Greenfield and Franklin County. MassDOT provided five crews equipped with chain saws, wood chippers and dump trucks to assist on state   …Continue Reading Greenfield Storm Clean Up: MassDOT, MBTA Helping Out

MassRIDES Promotes Vanpooling Posted on May 27

MassRIDES Promotes Vanpooling

Vanpooling is a great way to reduce your commuting costs and lower your stress. By signing up with a vanpool through MassRIDES, the Commonwealth’s travel option service, commuters can get driven every morning and evening for a fraction of the cost of driving alone.  Visit   …Continue Reading MassRIDES Promotes Vanpooling

Governor Tours Brightman Street Bridge Posted on May 26

Governor Tours Brightman Street Bridge

Governor Deval Patrick today joined local leaders in Fall River to highlight over $240 million investment in road and bridges projects currently under construction and announce an additional $850,000 to support a phase II planning study to examine issues surrounding the possible removal of the   …Continue Reading Governor Tours Brightman Street Bridge

Memorial Day Travel: Plan Ahead Posted on May 26

Memorial Day Travel: Plan Ahead

MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead as the Memorial Day holiday weekend approaches.  Historically, the heaviest traffic occurs Thursday, Friday, and Monday afternoons and early evenings.  Drivers should make travel plans accordingly and if possible avoid peak traffic volumes between 1pm and 7pm on those   …Continue Reading Memorial Day Travel: Plan Ahead

Green Line Extension Fact Sheet Posted on May 26

Green Line Extension Fact Sheet

Posted by Kate Fichter, Green Line Extension Project Manager We're pleased to announce that the Spring 2010 Green Line Extension project Fact Sheet is now available. It can be downloaded from the project website here. We also want to thank everyone who attended last Wednesday's   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Fact Sheet

Green Line Extension Attracts National Experts Posted on May 25

Green Line Extension Attracts National Experts

  Posted by Kate Fichter, Green Line Extension Project Manager National experts in real estate acquisition and relocation recently visited with the Green Line Extension project team in support of the MassDOT/MBTA application for federal New Starts funding.  As part of the development of the    …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Attracts National Experts

MassDOT Developers Initiative Receives “Smart Solutions” Award Posted on May 24

ITS America, the nation's leading advocate for technologies that improve the safety, security and efficiency of the nation's surface transportation system, today presented the MassDOT Developers Initiative with an ITS America Smart Solution Spotlight award.  The award recognizes MassDOT for its public-private collaboration that has   …Continue Reading MassDOT Developers Initiative Receives “Smart Solutions” Award

South Coast Rail: Station Area Workshops Posted on May 24

South Coast Rail: Station Area Workshops

  MassDOT is continuing its civic engagement on the South Coast Rail Project with a series of station area workshops.  These events will focus on new stations and area improvements in New Bedford, Stoughton and Freetown. The stations will anchor redevelopment in the surrounding neighborhoods.    …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Station Area Workshops

New, Improved 511 Traveler Information Service Posted on May 24

Governor Deval Patrick and MassDOT today announced the launch of a new Massachusetts 511 traveler information service that for the first time is available to travelers throughout the state. Beginning this week, 511 traveler information will be expanded statewide and drivers will have the opportunity   …Continue Reading New, Improved 511 Traveler Information Service

Accelerated Bridge Project Hearing Set Posted on May 24

Accelerated Bridge Project Hearing Set

Posted by Shoukry Elnahal, Deputy Chief Engineer for Bridges & Tunnels This month, the Accelerated Bridge Program held public information meetings and public hearings across the state to inform people about bridge projects. The next ABP public hearing this month is Thursday. A Design Public   …Continue Reading Accelerated Bridge Project Hearing Set