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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Accelerated Bridge Program: First AAA Credit Rating in State History Posted on Nov 30

Accelerated Bridge Program: First AAA Credit Rating in State History

Governor Deval Patrick, Treasurer Timothy Cahill and Legislative leaders today announced that the Commonwealth's Accelerated Bridge Program bonds have been awarded the highest possible credit rating by two major rating agencies.  Both Moody's (Aaa) and Standard & Poor's (AAA) assigned the Program's triple-A credit ratings.   …Continue Reading Accelerated Bridge Program: First AAA Credit Rating in State History

Phillipston Bridge Move: Success Story Posted on Nov 30

MassDOT's historic Route 2 "Heavy Lift" bridge installation in Phillipston this fall is a story of success, innovation and customer service.  A new bridge superstructure took shape right next to the intersection of Route 2 and Route 2A.  Once complete, crews demolished the old bridge   …Continue Reading Phillipston Bridge Move: Success Story

RMV New Service: Younger Teen IDs Posted on Nov 24

RMV New Service: Younger Teen IDs

MassDOT Registrar Rachel Kaprielian in Worcester announced that the Registry of Motor Vehicles will now make Mass ID’s available to 14 and 15 year old applicants. State Rep. John P. Fresolo (D-Worcester) introduced the legislation that lowered the eligibility age for the official Massachusetts identity   …Continue Reading RMV New Service: Younger Teen IDs

Registrar: RMV Self-Service Kiosks Posted on Nov 23

MassDOT RMV Registrar Rachel Kaprielian demonstrates one of the five self-service kiosks now available in Registry branch offices.  Check out the video below and for more video information about MassDOT programs, visit MassDOT on YouTube.     

New Bedford Station Design Contest Posted on Nov 23

New Bedford Station Design Contest

MassDOT and the City of New Bedford announced an informal design competition for a new station near Route 18 to be known as Whale’s Tooth.  The multi-modal station will be built as part of the South Coast Rail project and may host a new local   …Continue Reading New Bedford Station Design Contest

Holiday Travel Tips Posted on Nov 19

Holiday Travel Tips

MassDOT encourages residents and visitors to plan ahead to avoid delays during the upcoming holiday weekend. Thanksgiving holiday traffic is predicted to be heavier than last year and at its peak on Wednesday November 24 and Sunday November 28. I-90 Exit 9 connecting I-84 to   …Continue Reading Holiday Travel Tips

Bay Circuit Trails Adds Connection Posted on Nov 18

Bay Circuit Trails Adds Connection

MassDOT and Bay Circuit Alliance Partners today dedicated a new Bay Circuit Trail section during an event on Staples, Inc. property near the western end of the new trail. An 11 acre triangular piece of wooded land traversed by rugged rock ledges abuts Interstate 90   …Continue Reading Bay Circuit Trails Adds Connection

MassDOT Aeronautics: Aviation Education Posted on Nov 18

MassDOT Aeronautics: Aviation Education

MassDOT Aeronautics Division Administrator Chris Willenborg and Aviation Planner Steve Rawding on November 15 visited Westfield-Barnes Airport to lead a tour for the 4th and 5th graders of St. Mary's Elementary School.  The tour consisted of a presentation regarding career opportunities and how airports prepare   …Continue Reading MassDOT Aeronautics: Aviation Education

Transportation Advisory Committee: Cost Savings Report Posted on Nov 17

Transportation Advisory Committee: Cost Savings Report

Posted by Alan Macdonald, Chair, Transportation Advisory Committee The Massachusetts Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) met this week to discuss the progress of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation toward cost savings and management improvements intended by the MassDOT reforms enacted by the state legislature in 2009.   …Continue Reading Transportation Advisory Committee: Cost Savings Report

Green Line Extension Design Update Posted on Nov 16

Green Line Extension Design Update

Posted by Kate Fichter, Green Line Extension Project Manager Thanks to everyone who was able to participate in last week's Green Line Extension Design Working Group. Presentation materials from the meeting are now available on the project website under Current Materials/Green Line Extension Design Working   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Design Update