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Monthly Archives: February 2011

MBTA: Fire Prevention Campaign Posted on Feb 28

MBTA: Fire Prevention Campaign

MBTA General Manager Rich Davey joined Boston Fire Commissioner Roderick Fraser today at the Downtown Crossing Station to launch a Subway Fire Prevention Campaign.  The T’s fire prevention public education campaign includes newly-designed signs that draw attention to the service problems and potential hazards created   …Continue Reading MBTA: Fire Prevention Campaign

MBTA Orange Line: Winter Maintenance Posted on Feb 28

The MBTA is focused on customer service and reliability, even while facing the recent challenges of a harsh winter season.  To learn how the T is working to keep the Orange Line running during the snowy winter, follow along with MBTA Director of Heavy Rail   …Continue Reading MBTA Orange Line: Winter Maintenance

Boston Dorchester Avenue Work to Resume Posted on Feb 24

Boston Dorchester Avenue Work to Resume

With spring approaching, MassDOT contractors are ready to resume work starting Monday, February 28 at several locations as part of the $15.6 million Dorchester Avenue project in Boston, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  The Dorchester Avenue project began in spring 2010   …Continue Reading Boston Dorchester Avenue Work to Resume

Guest Post: Taking the T for Birding Posted on Feb 24

Guest Post: Taking the T for Birding

Marion Larson MassWildlife Outreach Coordinator   This month I shared an outdoor adventure on The Great Outdoors blog about winter birding a couple of T-accessible spots just north of Boston. There are some wonderful urban locations where you can see a wide variety of birds.   …Continue Reading Guest Post: Taking the T for Birding

Guest Post: Taking the T to Snowshoeing Posted on Feb 21

Guest Post: Taking the T to Snowshoeing

by Kate Samp Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Multimedia Intern With all the snowfall this year, I decided to write about a T-accessible snowshoeing adventure I had last month. Snowshoeing is an easy sport to pick up—just head to a Department of   …Continue Reading Guest Post: Taking the T to Snowshoeing

Accelerated Bridge Program: Medford I-93 Bridges Posted on Feb 18

Accelerated Bridge Program: Medford I-93 Bridges

MassDOT in summer 2011 will replace 14 bridge superstructures on I-93 in Medford as part of the Patrick-Murray Administration's historic 8-year, $3 billion Accelerated Bridge Program.  The project will replace the bridge structures with work performed only on weekends in June, July and August, except   …Continue Reading Accelerated Bridge Program: Medford I-93 Bridges

Forum Focus: Innovative Technology and Transportation Posted on Feb 17

Forum Focus: Innovative Technology and Transportation

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Jeff Mullan joined MBTA Deputy GM and Chief Financial Officer Jonathan Davis and four other national experts at a May 2010 forum on innovative technology in transportation and its potential to improve customer service and enhance efficient operations and increase revenues.   …Continue Reading Forum Focus: Innovative Technology and Transportation

Anderson Memorial Bridge Public Meeting Set Posted on Feb 16

Anderson Memorial Bridge Public Meeting Set

A Public Information Meeting for the proposed Anderson Memorial Bridge Rehabilitation Project has been scheduled for Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 6:30 PM, in the Auditorium of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., School, 100 Putnam Avenue, Cambridge.  The purpose of this meeting is to present   …Continue Reading Anderson Memorial Bridge Public Meeting Set

MassDOT Aeronautics Supports GreenDOT Posted on Feb 15

MassDOT Aeronautics Supports GreenDOT

MassDOT's GreenDOT environmental responsibility and sustainability initiative is a priority focus in all MassDOT divisions.  GreenDOT's three primary goals are to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote healthy transportation options including walking, bicycling, and public transit, and support smart growth development. Katie Servis of the MassDOT   …Continue Reading MassDOT Aeronautics Supports GreenDOT

MBTA 2nd New Locomotive in Service Posted on Feb 14

MBTA 2nd New Locomotive in Service

The 2nd of two new state-of-the-art diesel-electric locomotives purchased from the Utah Transit Authority rolled into service at South Station today, the first new locomotives to join the MBTA’s commuter rail fleet in more than 20 years.  The first of the two began service earlier   …Continue Reading MBTA 2nd New Locomotive in Service