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Monthly Archives: January 2011

Green Line Extension: New Light Rail Vehicles Posted on Jan 28

Green Line Extension: New Light Rail Vehicles

Posted by Kate Fichter, Green Line Extension Project Manager We are pleased to announce that the MBTA recently published a request for proposals for the development and delivery of 24 new Green Line "Type 9" light rail vehicles. These new vehicles will help to support   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension: New Light Rail Vehicles

In the News: MassDOT Snow Crews at Work Posted on Jan 27

In the News: MassDOT Snow Crews at Work

More than 3,900 MassDOT hired and employee snow and ice crews worked through the night to clear roads during the overnight storm.  ABC News rode along during the night with driver Ken Coburn to check on the essential work being done.  Check out the story   …Continue Reading In the News: MassDOT Snow Crews at Work

Winter Storm Thursday Commute Posted on Jan 26

Winter Storm Thursday Commute

A winter storm warning is posted by the National Weather Service for southeastern, northeastern, and central Massachusetts including metro Boston through Thursday morning, January 27. Heavy snow is expected overnight in advance of the Thursday morning commute, and MassDOT will be treating roadways in advance   …Continue Reading Winter Storm Thursday Commute

MBTA “Real-Time” Information One-Stop Shop Posted on Jan 25

MBTA “Real-Time” Information One-Stop Shop

The MBTA reminds riders commuting in winter weather who have smartphones to consider using one of the many "real-time" applications now available to track bus, train, and subway arrival times and locations.  Since MBTA began releasing real-time and schedule data, developers have been busy building   …Continue Reading MBTA “Real-Time” Information One-Stop Shop

Neponset River Bridge Project Update Posted on Jan 24

Neponset River Bridge Project Update

Work continues in Quincy-Boston on Phase II of the Neponset River Bridge project, funded by the Patrick-Murray Administration's Accelerated Bridge Program to repair structurally deficient bridges across the Commonwealth. As part of the work, effective February 1 the ramp from Quincy Shore Drive to Hancock   …Continue Reading Neponset River Bridge Project Update

Winter Impact: Airports Posted on Jan 21

Winter Impact: Airports

Snow removal is an essential transportation operation not just on Massachusetts roads and bridges and at Logan Airport.  MassDOT Aeronautics Administrator Christopher Willenborg reminds us that it is also an urgent matter at Commonwealth general aviation airports such as Westfield-Barnes Airport, with operations underway this   …Continue Reading Winter Impact: Airports

Winter Storm Friday Update Posted on Jan 21

Winter Storm Friday Update

A full contingent of MassDOT employee and hired snow and ice crews are continuing plowing operations at midday with moderate snow reported in most areas.  A total of 3732 pieces of equipment are now deployed statewide representing hired crews and more than 700 MassDOT employees.   …Continue Reading Winter Storm Friday Update

Winter Storm Friday Commute Posted on Jan 20

Winter Storm Friday Commute

A winter storm warning is now posted by the National Weather Service for eastern and central Massachusetts for portions of Friday, January 21. With a fast-moving winter storm expected to reach eastern Massachusetts in time for the Friday morning commute, MassDOT will be ready as always   …Continue Reading Winter Storm Friday Commute

Mullan Elected Massport Board Chair Posted on Jan 20

Mullan Elected Massport Board Chair

The Massachusetts Port Authority Board today unanimously elected MassDOT Transportation Secretary Jeffrey Mullan to head the seven-member board which oversees Massport, a financially independent authority which owns and operates Boston Logan International Airport, the public container and cruise terminals in the Port of Boston, Hanscom   …Continue Reading Mullan Elected Massport Board Chair

Craigie Drawbridge: Winter Progress Posted on Jan 19

Craigie Drawbridge: Winter Progress

Work continues through the winter on the Craigie Drawbridge Rehabilitation project, funded by the Patrick-Murray Administration's historic Accelerated Bridge Program to repair and replace structurally-deficient bridges across the Commonwealth. During the past weekend, workers used a barge to deliver large pieces of the bridge and   …Continue Reading Craigie Drawbridge: Winter Progress