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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Longfellow Bridge Public Meeting Posted on Mar 23

Longfellow Bridge Public Meeting

MassDOT has scheduled a Public Information meeting on the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project for: Monday, April 11, 20116:30-8:30 PMShriners Hospitals for Children, Auditorium51 Blossom Street, Boston The purpose of this meeting is to provide a quarterly project update on the Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project, a   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Public Meeting

South Coast Rail: Preferred Route Posted on Mar 21

South Coast Rail: Preferred Route

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the South Coast Rail project, and MassDOT has adopted the Corps’ document as the state-required Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR). In the document, MassDOT identifies the Stoughton rail alternative as   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Preferred Route

MassWorks Grant: Plympton Sysco Expansion Posted on Mar 21

MassWorks Grant: Plympton Sysco Expansion

The Patrick-Murray Administration today announced a $922,620 MassWorks Infrastructure Program grant that will support the relocation of Sysco to a new, expanded facility in Plympton. The Town of Plympton will use the state funds to make roadway improvements along Spring Street to facilitate Sysco’s move.    …Continue Reading MassWorks Grant: Plympton Sysco Expansion

MassDOT’s Public Responsibility Posted on Mar 18

MassDOT’s Public Responsibility

    Posted by Jeffrey Mullan, MassDOT Secretary and Chief Executive Officer This week, I was reminded again of the importance of decisions we make every day and the public’s concern about those decisions.  I was also made very aware of the fact that, as the   …Continue Reading MassDOT’s Public Responsibility

Medford I-93 Bridge Prep Work Continues Posted on Mar 18

Medford I-93 Bridge Prep Work Continues

Work crews next week will continue construction preparation work for the upcoming replacement of 14 deteriorated bridge superstructures on I-93 in Medford.  The primary work will occur overnight, Monday, March 21- Friday, March 25, 8:00 PM-5:00 AM. I-93 Southbound – Installation of moveable precast concrete   …Continue Reading Medford I-93 Bridge Prep Work Continues

Safe Routes: Bike and Walk to School Posted on Mar 17

Safe Routes: Bike and Walk to School

The Massachusetts Safe Routes to School program has recognized five schools/communities for their achievements encouraging students to walk or bicycle to school.  Award recipients include:    Hockomock Area YMCA for Community Collaboration    Town of Marblehead as Champion of the Year     Marion E. Zeh Elementary School   …Continue Reading Safe Routes: Bike and Walk to School

Emergency Response Exercise Success Posted on Mar 17

Emergency Response Exercise Success

Bowdoin Station on the MBTA Blue Line looked like a huge chaotic scene on Sunday, March 6, but it was all part of a successful multiple agency drill. MassDOT sponsored an emergency response full scale exercise aimed at improving the emergency response integration between transportation   …Continue Reading Emergency Response Exercise Success

MassDOT Safety Focus: Shared Communication Posted on Mar 16

MassDOT Safety Focus: Shared Communication

Posted by Mary-Joe Perry, MassDOT Chief Information Officer MassDOT is participating in three initiatives across Massachusetts that utilize broadband communications to support transportation, safety, and security.  These innovative projects are creating jobs and enhancing economic development while supporting expansion of fiber optic-based broadband communications. The   …Continue Reading MassDOT Safety Focus: Shared Communication

Green Line Extension Updates Posted on Mar 16

Green Line Extension Updates

The Green Line Extension project is moving forward with several developments and announcements. The MBTA has entered into a land exchange agreement with Pan Am Railways that will facilitate the construction and operation of the Green Line Extension by providing the Commonwealth with crucial trackage   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Updates

MBTA: Green Line Adds 3-Car Trains Posted on Mar 16

MBTA: Green Line Adds 3-Car Trains

Beginning on Monday, March 21st, three-car trains will make a total of 32 trips each weekday on the Green Line, a significant increase from the current 13 trips. MBTA General Manager Richard Davey said the increased service is designed not only to make commuting more   …Continue Reading MBTA: Green Line Adds 3-Car Trains