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Monthly Archives: October 2010

MBTA Celebrates Copley Station Reconstruction Posted on Oct 29

MBTA Celebrates Copley Station Reconstruction

MBTA General Manager Rich Davey today joined Mayor Thomas M. Menino to celebrate the $61 million modernization of Copley Station, located on the MBTA's Green Line. Copley Station is now fully accessible and in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Opened in October 1913,   …Continue Reading MBTA Celebrates Copley Station Reconstruction

New Bedford Rail Bridges Groundbreaking Posted on Oct 28

New Bedford Rail Bridges Groundbreaking

Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray joined state and local officials today to celebrate the groundbreaking for the historic $20 million project to reconstruct three structurally-deficient rail bridges in New Bedford, funded by the federal stimulus Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant program.   This is the   …Continue Reading New Bedford Rail Bridges Groundbreaking

Phillipston “Heavy Lift” Bridge Move: Success Posted on Oct 28

Phillipston “Heavy Lift” Bridge Move: Success

MassDOT crews successfully performed the Route 2 Heavy Lift “Bridge Move” installation in the early morning hours today, October 28, 2010.  The bridge is seen at left being moved into place as of 3:30am.  In the second photo below, the bridge is in place as   …Continue Reading Phillipston “Heavy Lift” Bridge Move: Success

MBTA Charlie Card Expands to MetroWest RTA Posted on Oct 27

MBTA Charlie Card Expands to MetroWest RTA

The MBTA today announced a first ever initiative to extend its automated fare collection system – the Charlie Card -  to the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA).  MWRTA customers will be able to use the Charlie Card in a seamless connection between MetroWest bus service   …Continue Reading MBTA Charlie Card Expands to MetroWest RTA

MassWorks Grant: Chelsea Development Posted on Oct 27

MassWorks Grant: Chelsea Development

Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray today joined state and local officials to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony for the One Webster Avenue mixed-use development in Chelsea, and announce a $500,000 MassWorks Infrastructure Program grant for public infrastructure improvements that will support the project's development. The   …Continue Reading MassWorks Grant: Chelsea Development

Digital Billboard PSA Program Posted on Oct 27

Digital Billboard PSA Program

Drivers are now able to view important public service messages about Safe Driving and more, thanks to a new Public Service Announcement program by MassDOT's Office of Outdoor Advertising.  Outdoor advertising companies that hold permits to digital billboards approved by the Office are providing space   …Continue Reading Digital Billboard PSA Program

Phillipston “Bridge Move” Approaches Posted on Oct 26

Phillipston “Bridge Move” Approaches

Posted by:  Shoukry Elnahal, MassDOT Deputy Chief Engineer, Bridges & Tunnels I am pleased to announce that this week MassDOT will perform its first “Bridge Move”. During the past several weeks, a bridge superstructure has taken shape right next to the intersection of Route 2   …Continue Reading Phillipston “Bridge Move” Approaches

MassWorks Grant: Everett Posted on Oct 26

MassWorks Grant: Everett

Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray today joined state and local officials to announce the expansion of the Rivers Edge Growth District to include City of Everett property and to announce a $2 million MassWorks Infrastructure Grant award to expand and improve Airforce Road. The funds   …Continue Reading MassWorks Grant: Everett

Federal Rail Grants Announced Posted on Oct 25

Federal Rail Grants Announced

Governor Patrick and members of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation today announced more than $160 million in federal funding for rail expansion in the Commonwealth, including a $32.5 million grant to support the design phase of the Boston South Station expansion project.  A design is seen   …Continue Reading Federal Rail Grants Announced

Middleborough Rotary Improvement Targeted Posted on Oct 25

Middleborough Rotary Improvement Targeted

Governor Deval Patrick today joined Congressman Barney Frank and local leaders in Middleborough to announce $2 million in design engineering and environmental review funds for the Rotary Replacement Project near the interchange of Route 44 and Interstate 495. The Governor also pledged that MassDOT working   …Continue Reading Middleborough Rotary Improvement Targeted