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Monthly Archives: August 2010

MassDOT Aeronautics: Runway Repairs Posted on Aug 31

MassDOT Aeronautics: Runway Repairs

MassDOT's Aeronautics Division during summer 2010 performed much needed statewide crack repair and pavement marking projects for 11 of the Commonwealth’s privately-owned/public-use airports.  Runway repairs are shown underway at Great Barrington, left.  The project assists privately-owned/public-use airports in maintaining the safety and serviceability of their   …Continue Reading MassDOT Aeronautics: Runway Repairs

MassDOT Boosts Somerville Community Path Posted on Aug 31

MassDOT Boosts Somerville Community Path

Governor Deval Patrick this week joined state and local officials to announce a $490,000 MassDOT Transit Oriented Development (TOD) grant to the City of Somerville to fund bicycle and pedestrian improvements near the privately-funded, multi-family residential MaxPak development project. "This important investment illustrates how prioritizing   …Continue Reading MassDOT Boosts Somerville Community Path

Governor Patrick Highlights Route 2 Improvements Posted on Aug 30

Governor Patrick Highlights Route 2 Improvements

As part of the Patrick-Murray Administration's historic Massachusetts Works program to promote job growth and long-term economic recovery, Governor Deval Patrick today joined with Congressman Olver and local leaders in the Town of Orange to highlight ongoing road and bridge improvement projects totaling $27 million   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Highlights Route 2 Improvements

For MassDOT RMV Lottery Winners, the Prize is the Number Posted on Aug 30

For MassDOT RMV Lottery Winners, the Prize is the Number

Registrar Rachel Kaprielian announced the winners of MassDOT’s license plate lottery following a live drawing at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline that attracted more than 100 people in the running for 177 low number registrations, including R12, 2002 and 55A.  With the museum’s   …Continue Reading For MassDOT RMV Lottery Winners, the Prize is the Number

BU Bridge Construction Progress Posted on Aug 26

BU Bridge Construction Progress

The rehabilitation of the BU Bridge connecting Boston and Cambridge shows visible progress during the summer of 2010.  The $17.8 million project is funded by Governor Patrick's historic eight-year, $3 billion Accelerated Bridge Program.  Ongoing work in the past three months included the pouring of   …Continue Reading BU Bridge Construction Progress

MassDOT Reminder: Safe Driving Law Posted on Aug 25

The Safe Driving Law became effective in Massachusetts on September 30, 2010. The law creates a series of new violations.   A summary of the violations is available after the break.

Green Line Extension Latest Information Posted on Aug 20

Green Line Extension Latest Information

Posted by Kate Fichter, MassDOT Project Manager Green Line Extension Friends – The Green Line Extension website has been updated to include some new materials. On the Current Materials page, you can now find a summary of comments and discussion at the spring Land Use   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Latest Information

Student’s Kindness Boosts MBTA Police K-9 Posted on Aug 18

Student’s Kindness Boosts MBTA Police K-9

MBTA Transit Police K-9 partner Marco is now outfitted with a safety vest, thanks to the kindness and perseverance of 13-year old Madeleine Barowsky of Framingham.  Barowsky today received a Certificate of Appreciation from Transit Police Chief Paul MacMillan for her efforts. Madeleine and her   …Continue Reading Student’s Kindness Boosts MBTA Police K-9

Boston Region Pedestrian Transportation Plan Posted on Aug 18

Boston Region Pedestrian Transportation Plan

By Eric Bourassa, Transportation Manager, Metropolitan Area Planning Council The Metropolitan Area Planning Council has released the Boston Region's Pedestrian Transportation Plan.  In June 2010, the Pedestrian Transportation Plan was approved by the Boston Region MPO.  For over a year, the Pedestrian Transportation Plan was   …Continue Reading Boston Region Pedestrian Transportation Plan

Scientists Study MBTA Subway Airflow Posted on Aug 17

Scientists Study MBTA Subway Airflow

MBTA subway commuters may notice scientific equipment and researchers with electronic monitoring devices around the system August 20 -27 as part of a scientific study of airflow in the underground portion of the system conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This is the   …Continue Reading Scientists Study MBTA Subway Airflow