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Monthly Archives: June 2010

MBTA Bus Route 28 Improvements Posted on Jun 25

MBTA Bus Route 28 Improvements

  As part of the Patrick-Murray Administration’s commitment to strengthening public transit in the Roxbury-Dorchester-Mattapan neighborhoods of Boston, the MBTA today announced transit improvements along the Bus Route 28 corridor from Mattapan Square to Ruggles Station via Dudley. Responding to high ridership and overcrowding on   …Continue Reading MBTA Bus Route 28 Improvements

July 3-4 Celebrations Road Closures Posted on Jun 25

DCR and MassDOT will close portions of Storrow Drive in Boston, Memorial Drive in Cambridge, and the Longfellow Bridge and Massachusetts Avenue Bridge to accommodate the thousands of spectators expected for the July 3 and 4 celebrations and fireworks.  Clean-up will begin 30 minutes after   …Continue Reading July 3-4 Celebrations Road Closures

Lowell I-495 Bridges Project Milestone Posted on Jun 24

Lowell I-495 Bridges Project Milestone

MassDOT's I-495 Lowell Bridge Bundle project reaches a first major milestone this weekend with the first phase of new bridges placed in service and the Woburn Street interchange Exit 37 to reopen.   Assuming favorable weather conditions, the northbound exit ramp at the Woburn Street   …Continue Reading Lowell I-495 Bridges Project Milestone

West Roxbury Bridge to Reopen Posted on Jun 24

West Roxbury Bridge to Reopen

The Park Street Bridge over the MBTA commuter rail in West Roxbury reopens Friday, June 25, after meeting an aggressive schedule and being rehabilitated in just 61 days. MassDOT closed the bridge to traffic in early April, responding to residents concerns about the condition of   …Continue Reading West Roxbury Bridge to Reopen

MassDOT on YouTube: MBTA “Pedal & Park” Posted on Jun 23

"Pedal & Park" is the name of MBTA secured bike cages to offer a healthy option for commuters using public transportation.  MBTA GM Rich Davey announced the "Pedal & Park" name as the winner in a contest to name the cages during ceremonies at South   …Continue Reading MassDOT on YouTube: MBTA “Pedal & Park”

Massport, Worcester Airport Deal Completed Posted on Jun 22

The Massachusetts Port Authority and the City of Worcester today signed an agreement on the transfer of Worcester Regional Airport. The transfer is mandated as part of the landmark transportation reform law signed by Governor Deval Patrick in 2009. Massport will pay Worcester more than   …Continue Reading Massport, Worcester Airport Deal Completed

Green Line Extension Meeting Reminder Posted on Jun 21

Green Line Extension Meeting Reminder

Posted by Kate Fichter, Green Line Extension Project Manager Green Line Extension Friends – As we noted last week, the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) for the Green Line Extension project is now available on the project website. You can view a copy of the   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Meeting Reminder

Governor Announces Longfellow Bridge Reconstruction Posted on Jun 21

Governor Announces Longfellow Bridge Reconstruction

Governor Deval Patrick today announced the reconstruction of the historic Longfellow Bridge is moving forward, a signature project funded by Governor Patrick's eight-year, $3 billion Accelerated Bridge Program to repair deficient and obsolete bridges across the Commonwealth. The estimated $260 million investment in rebuilding the   …Continue Reading Governor Announces Longfellow Bridge Reconstruction

Freeman Rail Trail Expansion Moves Forward Posted on Jun 18

Freeman Rail Trail Expansion Moves Forward

Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray today announced funding to design a major expansion of the popular Bruce Freeman Rail Trail through Westford, Carlisle, Acton and Concord. The $931,500 in capital funds will design the next two phases of the Freeman Rail Trail, the first of which   …Continue Reading Freeman Rail Trail Expansion Moves Forward

MassDOT Traffic Safety Reminder: “Move Over” Posted on Jun 18

MassDOT Traffic Safety Reminder: “Move Over”

Following today's fatal accident involving a Massachusetts state trooper, MassDOT reminds motorists to follow the law and "move over" to protect public servants and others who may be along roadsides. The  "Move Over" law, which took effect in March 2009, is meant to help protect   …Continue Reading MassDOT Traffic Safety Reminder: “Move Over”