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Monthly Archives: May 2010

MBTA Launches Courtesy Campaign Posted on May 21

In response to customer concerns, General Manager Rich Davey launched a courtesy campaign yesterday afternoon with the help of Celtics Captain Paul Pierce, whose voice can now be heard on the MBTA system urging riders to make courtesy a priority.  Different ad boards targeting specific   …Continue Reading MBTA Launches Courtesy Campaign

Northeast High Speed Rail Push Posted on May 21

Massachusetts joins 10 other Northeast states from Maine to Maryland announcing submission of a multi-state proposal to boost intercity and high-speed passenger rail from Boston to Washington, D.C. The request with the support of Amtrak and regional Governors requests that the Federal Railroad Administration lead   …Continue Reading Northeast High Speed Rail Push

Mass Ave Bike Lane Announced Posted on May 21

Mass Ave Bike Lane Announced

MassDOT Secretary Jeff Mullan joined Boston Transportation Commissioner Tom Tinlin and other City officials at the Mayor's Bike Week Festival on City Hall Plaza, left, to announce that the City and State have developed a solution that will allow for 5' bike lanes on the   …Continue Reading Mass Ave Bike Lane Announced

Mass Works: Chelsea Street Bridge Posted on May 20

Mass Works: Chelsea Street Bridge

Governor Deval Patrick today visited the Chelsea Street Bridge project to highlight the jobs created by the MassWorks initiative to invest billions of dollars improving transportation infrastructure and note the latest numbers showing the Massachusetts economy added 19,000 jobs in April.   This construction season MassDOT   …Continue Reading Mass Works: Chelsea Street Bridge

MBTA Green Line: Quick Work Restores Service Posted on May 20

MBTA Green Line: Quick Work Restores Service

MBTA crews responded quickly today to a trolley operator's report of a tree leaning on Green Line D branch guide wire near the Beaconsfield Station.  The report came in at 10:23am.  Workers removed the tree and made repairs in time to restore train service by   …Continue Reading MBTA Green Line: Quick Work Restores Service

Seminar Focus: Emergency Response Posted on May 20

Seminar Focus: Emergency Response

MassDOT Secretary & CEO Jeff Mullan and Highway Division Administrator Luisa Paiewonsky joined local, state and federal senior leaders in transportation and public safety in May to discuss emergency response preparedness in case of terrorism at the Senior Leadership Seminar in Boston. The Seminar reviewed   …Continue Reading Seminar Focus: Emergency Response

MBTA New Bike Cages Name: Pedal & Park Posted on May 19

MBTA New Bike Cages Name: Pedal & Park

"Pedal & Park" is the winning entry in the MBTA Rename the Bike Cages contest, unveiled today. The MBTA contest allowed the public an opportunity to rename the bike cage.   The week long contest received approximately 560 entries with Pedal & Park as the winning   …Continue Reading MBTA New Bike Cages Name: Pedal & Park

Farmers Markets Are Back! Posted on May 19

Farmers Markets Are Back!

MassDOT's annual Farmer’s Market Program returns this weekend and continues through fall 2010.  Local Farmers are invited to take advantage of free vending space at the state’s eighteen highway service plazas to sell their home-grown produce and made-in-Massachusetts products. The first weekend schedule is as   …Continue Reading Farmers Markets Are Back!

Mass Bike Friendly Rank Rising Posted on May 19

Mass Bike Friendly Rank Rising

Posted by Catherine Cagle, MassDOT Manager of Sustainable Transportation Massachusetts has another reason to celebrate Bay State Bike Week! We just got great news from the League of American Bicyclists that Massachusetts has excelled in their third annual Bicycle Friendly State rankings – the League   …Continue Reading Mass Bike Friendly Rank Rising

Fed Highway Leader Views Tunnels Posted on May 19

Fed Highway Leader Views Tunnels

Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez met with MassDOT Secretary Jeff Mullan in Boston this month to discuss transportation issues- and get a first hand look at the Metropolitan Highway System and the Ted Williams tunnel.  MassDOT provided Mendez a briefing of the status and closeout   …Continue Reading Fed Highway Leader Views Tunnels