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Monthly Archives: September 2010

RMV Customer Service: E-Checks Posted on Sep 9

The Patrick-Murray Administration today introduced another online convenience that will make it easier for Massachusetts drivers to go online for MassDOT RMV services and avoid waiting in line at branches. Online customers at www.mass.gov/rmv can now pay by electronic check to renew their license, order   …Continue Reading RMV Customer Service: E-Checks

East Longmeadow Rail Trail Celebrated Posted on Sep 9

East Longmeadow Rail Trail Celebrated

U.S. Representative Richard E. Neal joined MassDOT, state and local officials today in a ribbon-cutting to celebrate completion of the East Longmeadow “Redstone Rail Trail.” MassDOT constructed the shared use path along the abandoned Boston & Maine Railroad corridor between Maple Street and Denslow Road.    …Continue Reading East Longmeadow Rail Trail Celebrated

MBTA “Real-Time” Information: All Bus Routes Posted on Sep 9

MBTA “Real-Time” Information: All Bus Routes

Governor Deval Patrick today announced the availability of real-time bus location and arrival information for all 187 MBTA bus routes serving 47 Massachusetts cities and towns and launched mbta.com/apps, a resource for customers seeking applications and services that provide real-time bus arrival information. The Governor   …Continue Reading MBTA “Real-Time” Information: All Bus Routes

Barnstable Airport New Terminal Posted on Sep 9

Barnstable Airport New Terminal

The MassDOT Board of Directors this week approved a $13.1 million grant for construction of the new terminal building at Barnstable Municipal Airport.  The current terminal building was constructed in the 1950's and does not meet current accessibility and building code requirements and is limited   …Continue Reading Barnstable Airport New Terminal

Pedestrian Bridge Project Moves Forward Posted on Sep 7

Pedestrian Bridge Project Moves Forward

MassDOT this month will begin demolition work as part of the Magazine Beach Pedestrian Bridge Replacement Project in Cambridge. The pedestrian bridge will be closed on Thursday, September 9, at 8 AM. Pedestrians crossing Memorial Drive at the Magazine Street intersection will use the new   …Continue Reading Pedestrian Bridge Project Moves Forward

MassDOT Making a Difference Posted on Sep 2

MassDOT Making a Difference

By Daniel Hermanski, MassDOT District One, Adopt A Highway Coordinator On Route 7 in the Town Of Sheffield sits a large, shaded rest area right next to the Housatonic River.  For the past several years, this rest area has been adopted by a group from   …Continue Reading MassDOT Making a Difference

Green Line Extension Public Meetings Posted on Sep 2

Green Line Extension Public Meetings

Posted by Kate Fichter, Green Line Extension Project Manager Green Line Extension Friends – We are pleased to announce that MassDOT will host two educational public meetings to kick off the Preliminary Engineering phase of the Green Line Extension project. These meetings will also help   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Public Meetings

Newton Bridge Reopens Ahead of Schedule Posted on Sep 1

MassDOT today announced the reopening of the Harvard Street Bridge over Interstate 90 in Newton. The $2.1 million MassDOT project included full bridge deck replacement and was substantially completed in six months, ahead of schedule. The bridge was closed to traffic during construction with detours   …Continue Reading Newton Bridge Reopens Ahead of Schedule

Labor Day Weekend Traffic, Transit Update Posted on Sep 1

Labor Day Weekend Traffic, Transit Update

Massachusetts has among the safest roads in the nation, and safe travel is a top priority for MassDOT.  In order to encourage a safe ride and reduce congestion during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend, MassDOT will suspend all road and bridge construction on major   …Continue Reading Labor Day Weekend Traffic, Transit Update

First Subway in Boston: Happy 113th Birthday Posted on Sep 1

First Subway in Boston: Happy 113th Birthday

The nation's first subway line carried its first passengers in Boston on this day 113 years ago in 1897.  The view left, shows Park Station in approximately 1900.  The Mass Moments website celebrates the moment on the web:       "…in 1897, at 6 am, over   …Continue Reading First Subway in Boston: Happy 113th Birthday