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Monthly Archives: May 2010

MIT Students Restore T Stop Music Sculpture Posted on May 10

MIT Students Restore T Stop Music Sculpture

An MIT student group has organized to restore a once-popular music sculpture at the MBTA Kendall Station stop.  The group called the MIT Kendall Band Preservation Society is chartered to restore the Paul Matisse music sculpture.  Students started the restoration process April 1, removing three   …Continue Reading MIT Students Restore T Stop Music Sculpture

Berkshire Scenic Rail Rides Continue Posted on May 10

Berkshire Scenic Rail Rides Continue

MassDOT and the Housatonic Railroad today announced the extension of an agreement that will allow the Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum to operate scenic rail rides along the Housatonic River for the next two seasons. This agreement is a valuable public private partnership that will continue   …Continue Reading Berkshire Scenic Rail Rides Continue

MassDOT Developers: NYC MTA Says “Beat Boston!” Posted on May 7

MassDOT Developers: NYC MTA Says “Beat Boston!”

Posted by Josh Robin, MassDOT Wednesday, I was in New York City for the Metropolitan Transit Authority's Developers Unconference.  Inspired in-part by MassDOT's success, the MTA has begun unlocking their data for software developers interested in building applications and tools for riders.  In his remarks   …Continue Reading MassDOT Developers: NYC MTA Says “Beat Boston!”

Neponset River Bridge: Traffic Update Posted on May 7

Neponset River Bridge: Traffic Update

MassDOT’s contractor has completed installing the work zone for the first phase of construction on the Neponset River Bridge Phase II, which carries traffic between Boston and Quincy.  The following lane restrictions will be in place until further notice. There will be 3 northbound travel   …Continue Reading Neponset River Bridge: Traffic Update

MassDOT Honors Employees Posted on May 6

MassDOT Honors Employees

As part of the effort to help make MassDOT the premier transportation organization in the U.S., MassDOT Secretary & CEO has initiated at the suggestion of employees a Monthly Employee Recognition Program.  The program will recognize outstanding performances by MassDOT employees as individuals or groups.   …Continue Reading MassDOT Honors Employees

MBTA Repairs: Red Line Weekend Impact Posted on May 5

MBTA crews will replace signal and communications cables in the Red Line tunnel this weekend.  Red Line service will be replaced by buses all day on Saturday and Sunday according to the following schedule: •    Through 9:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Red Line service   …Continue Reading MBTA Repairs: Red Line Weekend Impact

Green Line Extension Workshops Posted on May 4

Green Line Extension Workshops

MassDOT today announced it will hold a series of Green Line Extension Land Use Workshops in Medford, Cambridge and Somerville in May and June.  The meetings are intended to gather public ideas and suggestions for the areas around future MBTA Green Line Extension stations.  After   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Workshops

Walk and Bicycle to School Day Posted on May 4

Walk and Bicycle to School Day

Governor Deval Patrick today encouraged students, parents, and school officials to celebrate Massachusetts Walk and Bicycle to School Day this Wednesday, May 5, 2010 as part of the Commonwealth's Safe Routes to School Program. The Safe Routes to School Program works with students, parents, school   …Continue Reading Walk and Bicycle to School Day

MBTA Haverhill Line Upgrade Moves Forward Posted on May 3

MBTA Haverhill Line Upgrade Moves Forward

Congresswoman Niki Tsongas joined MassDOT Secretary and CEO Jeffrey Mullan today to announce groundbreaking of the $17.4 million Haverhill Commuter Rail Project funded by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA). The project complements a $50 million ARRA-funded double-tracking and rail improvement project on the   …Continue Reading MBTA Haverhill Line Upgrade Moves Forward

Secretary’s Message Celebrating Southwest Corridor Posted on May 1

Secretary’s Message Celebrating Southwest Corridor

Posted by Jeff Mullan, MassDOT Secretary and CEO It is with great pleasure that I joined representatives from The Department of Conservation and Recreation, Southwest Corridor Conservancy, Park Management Advisory Council, legislators, and city and state officials today in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the   …Continue Reading Secretary’s Message Celebrating Southwest Corridor