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Monthly Archives: May 2010

Fed Stimulus: Hyannis Ferry Terminal Posted on May 18

Fed Stimulus: Hyannis Ferry Terminal

The $3.5 million federal stimulus ARRA project made Hyannis Ferry Terminal Slip Improvements.   The project was completed this spring a year ahead of the original schedule due to the efforts of the contractor, AGM Marine Contractors, Inc.  The Steamship Authority serves Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket   …Continue Reading Fed Stimulus: Hyannis Ferry Terminal

Key Boost for Green Line Extension Posted on May 17

Key Boost for Green Line Extension

MassDOT today joined Congressman Michael Capuano and Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone in announcing an agreement on a new preferred site for a maintenance and storage facility needed for the Green Line extension to Somerville and Medford. Supported by the City of Somerville and elected officials   …Continue Reading Key Boost for Green Line Extension

Berkshires Bridge Benefits Travelers, Wildlife Posted on May 17

Berkshires Bridge Benefits Travelers, Wildlife

Sometimes a bridge project fixes more than the bridge. Governor Patrick's Accelerated Bridge Program is putting the finishing touches on a bridge project which has restored use of McNerney Road in Becket for travelers and Shaker Mill Brook for wildlife. Nestled in the scenic Berkshires,   …Continue Reading Berkshires Bridge Benefits Travelers, Wildlife

MassDOT Highway Capital Spending Plan Draft Posted on May 17

MassDOT is pleased to provide a draft of our inaugural 5-year Capital Investment Plan for the MassDOT Highway Division.  Public hearings begin this evening to allow public review of the plan, which includes an overview and analysis of the planned sources and uses of funding   …Continue Reading MassDOT Highway Capital Spending Plan Draft

Welcome to Bay State Bike Week Posted on May 17

Welcome to Bay State Bike Week

Posted by Jeff Mullan, MassDOT Secretary and Chief Executive Officer Welcome to Bay State Bike Week.  As Governor Patrick has made clear, bicycle and pedestrian travel is a key part of MassDOT’s transportation vision.  Bicycling and walking reduces traffic, improves air quality and the environment,   …Continue Reading Welcome to Bay State Bike Week

RMV: New Customer Service Steps Posted on May 14

In anticipation of the annual summer increase in customers at the MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicle branches, Secretary and CEO Jeffrey Mullan and Registrar Rachel Kaprielian today unveiled three measures expected to reduce wait times for registry services. Due to the millions in savings already   …Continue Reading RMV: New Customer Service Steps

Pittsfield Project: Massachusetts Works Posted on May 14

Pittsfield Project: Massachusetts Works

Governor Deval Patrick joined with local leaders today at Park Square in downtown Pittsfield, a Massachusetts Works project nearing completion. The $2.3 million Park Square project will be completed on time in early June and within MassDOT's budget. The project is transforming Park Square by   …Continue Reading Pittsfield Project: Massachusetts Works

Bicycle Safety: Same Roads, Same Rules Posted on May 12

Bicycle Safety: Same Roads, Same Rules

In response to the sharp rise in bicycle commuters and recreational bicyclists, MassBike, in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, the Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Department of Public Health, has launched a new   …Continue Reading Bicycle Safety: Same Roads, Same Rules

Students Study Construction Careers Posted on May 12

Students Study Construction Careers

MassDOT's Highway Division is proud to participate each year in the annual Massachusetts Construction Career Days for high school students.  MassDOT provided equipment and volunteers for the 8th annual event, held May 5-6 at the New England Laborer’s Training Center in Hopkinton. The Career Days   …Continue Reading Students Study Construction Careers

MassDOT Developers Bike Data Posted on May 11

With Bay State Bike Week days away, MassDOT has added new data on bicycle facilities to the MassDOT Developers Page.  The GIS data is available by visiting the MassDOT Planning section of the page. The data shows on and off road bicycle facilities across the   …Continue Reading MassDOT Developers Bike Data