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Monthly Archives: December 2010

MBTA Tests Commuter Rail “Quiet Cars” Posted on Dec 31

MBTA Tests Commuter Rail “Quiet Cars”

On Monday morning, January 3rd, the MBTA and MBCR will begin the “Quiet Car” program on rush-hour trains on the Fitchburg and Franklin commuter rail lines. The pilot program is to run for 90 days, during which time riders on the two lines will be   …Continue Reading MBTA Tests Commuter Rail “Quiet Cars”

Craigie Drawbridge Closures Posted on Dec 31

Effective Saturday, January 8, 2011, MassDOT will close all inbound travel lanes on Route 28 southbound at the intersection of Land Boulevard for approximately 12 weeks as part of the Craigie Drawbridge Rehabilitation Project.  The Craigie Drawbridge carries McGrath O’Brien Highway (Route 28) between Land   …Continue Reading Craigie Drawbridge Closures

Jet Blowers Clearing the Mattapan Line Posted on Dec 28

Transportation Secretary Jeff Mullan today is there and records video as the MBTA begins clearing the Mattapan High Speed Line with a jet blower following the December 26-27 winter storm. The jet blower shortens the process of clearing and leaves traditional equipment available for other   …Continue Reading Jet Blowers Clearing the Mattapan Line

MBTA New Year’s Eve Free Service Posted on Dec 27

The MBTA announced its service schedule for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. The MBTA is providing extra transit services throughout the First Night Festivities and will offer FREE service after 8:00 p.m.   Friday, December 31 – New Year’s Eve Blue, Orange, Green and   …Continue Reading MBTA New Year’s Eve Free Service

Winter Storm Update December 27 Posted on Dec 27

Hundreds of MassDOT employees and thousands of hired crew and equipment are clearing roads this morning as the storm passes through Massachusetts.  Heavy snow and coastal flooding are key concerns.  MEMA reported 30,000 power outages as of early morning, with that number expected to decline   …Continue Reading Winter Storm Update December 27

December 26 Winter Storm Preparation Posted on Dec 26

Governor Deval Patrick and Secretary Jeff Mullan this afternoon joined Emergency Management and State Police officials in urging Commonwealth residents to prepare for the winter storm now entering Massachusetts.   The Governor urged motorists to complete travel by 3pm today whenever possible.  Secretary Mullan called   …Continue Reading December 26 Winter Storm Preparation

Enjoy the Holidays, Travel Safely Posted on Dec 20

Enjoy the Holidays, Travel Safely

MassDOT wishes everyone a happy and safe holiday season. Please drive safely and use public transit options where possible. Before you drive, check out our online traffic cameras for live conditions on major roadways: www.mass.gov/511/cameras MassDOT's Traffic and Travel Resources page includes links to all   …Continue Reading Enjoy the Holidays, Travel Safely

Transportation Gap Group Posted on Dec 18

In keeping with the MassDOT central focus on customer service, Secretary & CEO Jeff Mullan recently brought together a group of Massachusetts’ leading private transportation providers to collaborate on the best ways to move residents, employees and visitors around the Commonwealth. In November, Secretary Mullan   …Continue Reading Transportation Gap Group

Fill-A-Bus With Toys: Thank You Posted on Dec 17

Fill-A-Bus With Toys: Thank You

A spirit of goodwill can be seen, left, in the form of an MBTA bus filled with toys for local children in need.  The photo is courtesy Transportation Secretary Jeff Mullan. This week's annual MassDOT Fill-A-Bus Toy Drive took the bus from Worcester to Lynn,   …Continue Reading Fill-A-Bus With Toys: Thank You

RMV: Online Organ Donor Fund Donation Posted on Dec 16

RMV: Online Organ Donor Fund Donation

MassDOT Registrar Rachel Kaprielian announced that RMV internet customers will now be able to contribute to a new Organ and Tissue Donor Registration Fund when they renew or request a duplicate of their license and Mass ID online. The Fund created by legislation signed into   …Continue Reading RMV: Online Organ Donor Fund Donation