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Monthly Archives: June 2010

Aeronautics Poster Contest Student Winner Posted on Jun 8

Aeronautics Poster Contest Student Winner

Plymouth South High School senior Bridget Flaherty is this year’s winner of the MassDOT Aeronautics Division aviation art contest.  Flaherty is seen at left holding her winning entry with Aeronautics Administrator Chris Willenborg during a visit to Plymouth South High earlier this month.   She also   …Continue Reading Aeronautics Poster Contest Student Winner

Fall River I-195 Interchange Public Meeting Posted on Jun 8

Fall River I-195 Interchange Public Meeting

MassDOT will hold a public information meeting on the Fall River I-195/Route 79 Interchange Improvement Study as follows: Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 6:30–8:30 PMCity Council Hearing Room, 1st FloorOne Government Center, Fall River The meeting will provide an overview of alternatives being considered for improving   …Continue Reading Fall River I-195 Interchange Public Meeting

RMV Opens New Lowell Branch Posted on Jun 7

RMV Opens New Lowell Branch

MassDOT and the City of Lowell today opened a new Registry of Motor Vehicles branch located within the Jackson Appleton Middlesex urban renewal district.  The full-service RMV branch, made possible through a city-state partnership developed with the local delegation led by Senator Steven Panagiotakos, is   …Continue Reading RMV Opens New Lowell Branch

Preserving Mass Wildlife: Linking Landscapes Posted on Jun 7

Preserving Mass Wildlife: Linking Landscapes

Posted by Tim Dexter, MassDOT Environmental Analyst Transportation infrastructure affects wildlife through direct mortality due to vehicle collisions, fragmenting and isolating habitats, and by altering natural habitats.  In addition, roadway usage by wildlife causes accidents, which can result in property damage and personal injury.  To   …Continue Reading Preserving Mass Wildlife: Linking Landscapes

Worthington Bridge Public Meeting Set Posted on Jun 4

MassDOT's Accelerated Bridge Program has held nearly thirty public information meetings and public hearings this year regarding bridge replacement projects and attended many more meetings with elected officials, community organizations and stakeholder groups. In mid-June a public hearing is scheduled regarding the proposed replacement of   …Continue Reading Worthington Bridge Public Meeting Set

MassDOT Priority: Mobility Posted on Jun 4

MassDOT Priority: Mobility

Mobility for all Commonwealth residents regardless of status is a MassDOT priority.  In this case, MassDOT's Mobility Assistance Program representatives along with state and local officials dedicated a van for the Towns of Blackstone and Millville.  MassDOT provides 80% of the vans' cost, with the   …Continue Reading MassDOT Priority: Mobility

MassWorks: Springfield State Street Corridor Posted on Jun 3

MassWorks: Springfield State Street Corridor

Governor Deval Patrick today met with business leaders and community representatives and joined U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Congressman Richard Neal and Mayor Domenic Sarno along with local state legislators to highlight federal and state investment in the State Street Corridor improvement project in   …Continue Reading MassWorks: Springfield State Street Corridor

Engineering Companies Honor MassDOT Posted on Jun 3

MassDOT's Highway Division has been honored by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) with the 2010 ACEC Qualifications Based Selection Award.  The Award honors MassDOT's commitment to qualifications based selection in the procurement of design services.  The process is the industry standard with procedures   …Continue Reading Engineering Companies Honor MassDOT

Team MassDOT Bike Week Success Posted on Jun 3

Team MassDOT Bike Week Success

The results are in, and MassDOT is leaner, greener, and a little healthier this week after bicycling over 6,000 miles during Bay State Bike Week!  MassDOT employees commuted 3,098 miles by bicycle and logged 2,961 non-commuting miles during the week-long celebration. In all, 144 employees   …Continue Reading Team MassDOT Bike Week Success

MBTA: New Commuter Rail Locomotives Posted on Jun 2

MBTA: New Commuter Rail Locomotives

The MassDOT Board of Directors today approved the purchase and/or lease of up to nine new commuter rail locomotives from the Utah Transit Authority (UTA). Once purchased and made ready for passenger service, this investment will mark the first time in 17 years that new   …Continue Reading MBTA: New Commuter Rail Locomotives