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Monthly Archives: June 2010

July 4 Holiday Travel Tips Posted on Jun 30

July 4 Holiday Travel Tips

As the July 4 holiday weekend approaches, MassDOT has several resources available to assist motorists.  Before you travel, check the interactive Traffic Cameras web page for live looks at current traffic.  Drivers may sign up for the 511 traveler information service to receive alerts via   …Continue Reading July 4 Holiday Travel Tips

RMV to Open New Southbridge Branch Posted on Jun 29

Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray and MassDOT Registrar Rachel Kaprielian today hailed last night's vote by the Southbridge town council to enter into an agreement to open a new RMV branch at the Casaubon Senior Center. Through this local and state partnership, the city will provide   …Continue Reading RMV to Open New Southbridge Branch

MassDOT Flagger Savings Posted on Jun 29

MassDOT Flagger Savings

Posted By Luisa Paiewonsky, Administrator, MassDOT Highway Division As we move into peak road and bridge construction season, I would like to provide an update on the use of traffic flaggers and paid police details and outline new steps taken to use flaggers where appropriate   …Continue Reading MassDOT Flagger Savings

MassDOT Safety Messages Go Digital Posted on Jun 29

MassDOT Safety Messages Go Digital

MassDOT has partnered with five Outdoor Advertising companies currently participating in MassDOT’s Office of Outdoor Advertising Digital Advertising Pilot Program. All five participants have agreed to air Public Service Announcements on their boards as space is available. To date MassDOT has aired four PSAs with   …Continue Reading MassDOT Safety Messages Go Digital

Green Line Extension Work Group Announced Posted on Jun 28

Green Line Extension Work Group Announced

MassDOT today announced the members of a newly formed Working Group to assist the agency and the MBTA with issues related to Green Line Extension station design, general construction, and other community concerns.  Eighteen people were chosen from among more than 100 people who applied   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Work Group Announced

MBTA: Faster, Easier Parking Posted on Jun 28

MBTA: Faster, Easier Parking

The MBTA today announced a simpler system for parking lot payments that will allow everyone from daily commuters to visitors to use their mobile phones and an online account to pay for parking at MBTA lots. Beginning July 23rd, customers parking in MBTA-owned and operated   …Continue Reading MBTA: Faster, Easier Parking

MBTA July 4: Fares Free After 10:30PM Posted on Jun 28

MBTA July 4: Fares Free After 10:30PM

The MBTA is prepared for the July 4 festivities with an increase in service for the thousands of people traveling to and from the Esplanade.  Along with more service, bus, subway, and commuter rail fares will not be collected from 10:30 p.m. to the end   …Continue Reading MBTA July 4: Fares Free After 10:30PM

MassDOT: ONE Agency, Teamwork in Action Posted on Jun 26

MassDOT: ONE Agency, Teamwork in Action

MassDOT is the unified transportation organization created by transportation reform signed into law by Governor Patrick one year ago today, with safety and customer service as top priorities.  And this is what reform looks like in action: crews and equipment from the former Turnpike and   …Continue Reading MassDOT: ONE Agency, Teamwork in Action

Gill-Montague Bridge Reconstruction Posted on Jun 25

Gill-Montague Bridge Reconstruction

Governor Deval Patrick today joined Congressman John Olver and local leaders at Unity Park to highlight the state's $40.1 million rehabilitation of the Gill-Montague Bridge. The project is funded by the Governor's statewide road and bridge program and is one of hundreds of road and   …Continue Reading Gill-Montague Bridge Reconstruction

MassDOT Airport Projects Underway Posted on Jun 25

MassDOT Airport Projects Underway

Posted by Christopher Willenborg, MassDOT Aeronautics Division Administrator The construction season is underway across the Commonwealth at the 37 public-use general aviation airports.  This is a very busy and important time of year for MassDOT Aeronautics as we strive to enhance the safety of our   …Continue Reading MassDOT Airport Projects Underway