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Monthly Archives: September 2010

MBTA Copley Station Rebuild Nears Completion Posted on Sep 20

MBTA Copley Station Rebuild Nears Completion

The MBTA reconstruction of Copley Station is well on its way to completion. As part of the project to install elevators and make Copley Station fully accessible, work crews are also restoring the historic subway station entrance in front of the Boston Public Library to   …Continue Reading MBTA Copley Station Rebuild Nears Completion

Car Free Day September 22 Posted on Sep 20

Car Free Day September 22

Residents are encouraged to leave their cars in the driveway where possible and instead try bicycling, walking, or taking public transit, in celebration of Massachusetts Car-Free Day on Wednesday, September 22.  Massachusetts joins over 1,000 cities in 40 countries across the globe participating in Car-Free   …Continue Reading Car Free Day September 22

Green Line Extension Meetings Posted on Sep 16

Green Line Extension Meetings

Posted by Kate Fichter, Green Line Extension Project Manager Green Line Extension Friends – MassDOT and the MBTA are hosting two educational public meetings in support of the Green Line Extension project. The presentations at the two meetings will be the same. The meetings will   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Meetings

Craigie Drawbridge Public Meeting Set Posted on Sep 16

Craigie Drawbridge Public Meeting Set

MassDOT has scheduled a Public Information Meeting for the Craigie Drawbridge Rehabilitation Project: Thursday, October 7, 6:30–8:30 PM The Museum of Science- Cahners Theater, 1 Science Park, Boston The meeting will provide an overview of the construction plans and traffic impacts and answer questions about   …Continue Reading Craigie Drawbridge Public Meeting Set

Army Corps: Bourne Bridge Travel Restrictions Posted on Sep 14

Army Corps: Bourne Bridge Travel Restrictions

  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced lane restrictions for the Bourne Bridge over the Cape Cod Canal in Bourne beginning next week and continuing through early December 2010.  The restrictions will be in place to allow bridge deck repairs and paving. Starting   …Continue Reading Army Corps: Bourne Bridge Travel Restrictions

Westminster Bridge Dedicated in Honor of Soldier Posted on Sep 13

Westminster Bridge Dedicated in Honor of Soldier

Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray joined state and local officials as well as family and friends today in Westminster to unveil the marker naming a Route 2 bridge the "Ryan Patrick Jones Bridge," in honor of 1st Lieutenant Ryan Patrick Jones of Westminster who was killed   …Continue Reading Westminster Bridge Dedicated in Honor of Soldier

Safe Routes to School: Northampton Project Completed Posted on Sep 13

Safe Routes to School: Northampton Project Completed

The Patrick-Murray Administration today announced completion of access and safety improvements around the Jackson Street School in Northampton, representing the first school access and safety improvement in Massachusetts to be completed based on recommendations of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation's Safe Routes to School program.   …Continue Reading Safe Routes to School: Northampton Project Completed

MBTA Wonderland Station Parking: Smart Growth Posted on Sep 13

MBTA Wonderland Station Parking: Smart Growth

Federal, state and local officials today formally announced construction of the Wonderland Garage Project.  The $47 million, seven-story parking facility with 1465 parking spaces supports the Patrick-Murray Administration's plan for the City of Revere's Waterfront Square Development, a smart-growth, transit-oriented development. "The Wonderland project is   …Continue Reading MBTA Wonderland Station Parking: Smart Growth

Worcester Canal Street District Boost Posted on Sep 13

The Patrick-Murray Administration during the Worcester Blackstone Canalfest celebration announced the $7.5 million Worcester Canal District streetscape project is moving forward.  Bids have now been advertised for the project, partially funded by the federal stimulus American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The $7.5 million Blackstone Canal District   …Continue Reading Worcester Canal Street District Boost

Pittsfield Airport Targeted for Improvements Posted on Sep 10

Pittsfield Airport Targeted for Improvements

The MassDOT Board of Directors this week approved a $13.4 million grant for for the Runway Extension and Safety Project at Pittsfield Municipal Airport.  Pittsfield Municipal Airport has approximately 40 based aircraft including 7 jet aircraft.  The project will extend one runway by 790 feet   …Continue Reading Pittsfield Airport Targeted for Improvements