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Monthly Archives: January 2011

Customer Focus: Twitter Posted on Jan 13

Customer Focus: Twitter

Posted By Jeffrey Mullan, MassDOT Secretary and CEO From the first day of the new Massachusetts Department of Transportation, on November 1, 2009, we have pursued Governor Patrick’s vision for our organization– to lead the nation in transportation excellence.  We knew the emphasis on customer service would   …Continue Reading Customer Focus: Twitter

Winter Storm Update- Midday Wednesday Posted on Jan 12

MassDOT as of midday has crews now working statewide to clear state roadways.  As of Noon, 3,903 pieces of equipment were at work, representing hired crews and more than 77 MassDOT employees. All MassDOT Districts continue to receive moderate to heavy snow.  Poor visibility and high winds continue across   …Continue Reading Winter Storm Update- Midday Wednesday

Winter Storm Update- Wednesday Morning Posted on Jan 12

MassDOT this morning has crews now working statewide to clear state roadways.  As of 4:00am, 3,856 pieces of equipment were at work, representing more than 750 MassDOT employees and hired crews. Approximately 4,000 pieces of equipment are available to treat and clear state roads during   …Continue Reading Winter Storm Update- Wednesday Morning

Winter Storm Prep: January 12 Posted on Jan 11

Winter Storm Prep: January 12

With a winter storm expected to enter the state overnight through the day on Wednesday, MassDOT will be on alert as always with snow and ice crews in place to immediately respond as needed. MassDOT has approximately 4,000 pieces of equipment available to treat and   …Continue Reading Winter Storm Prep: January 12

MBTA Introduces Monthly Parking Pass Posted on Jan 10

MBTA Introduces Monthly Parking Pass

MBTA General Manager Richard Davey today announced a program to provide commuter rail customers with the convenience of purchasing a monthly parking pass.  Beginning in February, commuters who park at the MBTA’s “honor box” lots will be able to register for a monthly parking pass.    …Continue Reading MBTA Introduces Monthly Parking Pass

Boston Transit Needs Kickoff Meetings Posted on Jan 7

Boston Transit Needs Kickoff Meetings

MassDOT is committed to public outreach and working with communities to continually improve the public transportation system. As part of that commitment in the Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan communities of Boston, three public kickoff meetings will be held to work with neighbors in the future   …Continue Reading Boston Transit Needs Kickoff Meetings

Savin Hill Clock Honors Dorchester Judge Posted on Jan 5

Savin Hill Clock Honors Dorchester Judge

MassDOT and MBTA collaborated with the Friends of Leo Lydon and City of Boston to install a four post Howard clock in Lydon's name in front of the Savin Hill MBTA Station.    MassDOT installed the clock this week.  It will begin functioning when the   …Continue Reading Savin Hill Clock Honors Dorchester Judge

Wellesley Route 9 “Heavy Lift” Bridge Project Posted on Jan 4

Wellesley Route 9 “Heavy Lift” Bridge Project

MassDOT in July 2011 will again use accelerated "heavy lift" techniques to replace the superstructure of the bridge carrying Cedar Street over Route 9 in Wellesley.   A Design Public Hearing on the project is scheduled for tonight, January 4, 7pm, at Wellesley Town Hall,   …Continue Reading Wellesley Route 9 “Heavy Lift” Bridge Project

Healthy Transportation Compact Award Posted on Jan 3

Healthy Transportation Compact Award

MassDOT's groundbreaking Healthy Transportation Compact has received national recognition.  The Federal Highway Administration gave a 2010 Exemplary Human Environment Initiative Award to the Compact for encouraging non-motorized transportation and a commitment to “creating and improving conditions for human activities while protecting the natural environment.” The Healthy   …Continue Reading Healthy Transportation Compact Award

GreenDOT: Plug-In Hybrid Pilot Project Posted on Jan 1

GreenDOT: Plug-In Hybrid Pilot Project

  Posted by Catherine Cagle, MassDOT Manager of Sustainable Transportation Watch for MassDOT’s four newly retrofitted ‘plug-in hybrid’ Toyota Priuses on the roads of Western and Central Massachusetts. These vehicles are the pride of MassDOT Highway Districts 1 and 2, which are ”Leading by Example”   …Continue Reading GreenDOT: Plug-In Hybrid Pilot Project