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Monthly Archives: April 2011

Reform is Here to Stay Posted on Apr 29

Reform is Here to Stay

Posted by Jeff Mullan, MassDOT Secretary & Chief Executive Officer Monday morning, I spoke with a group of people at a hotel in downtown Boston who are interested in public transit and are concerned about its future.  On Wednesday, I spoke with the Massachusetts Mayors   …Continue Reading Reform is Here to Stay

Medford I-93 Bridges: Median Crossover Friday, May 6 Posted on Apr 29

Medford I-93 Bridges: Median Crossover Friday, May 6

On Friday night, May 6th through early Saturday morning, May 7th, MassDOT will execute a full test deployment of the median crossover operation on I-93 between Stoneham and Somerville that will be used on weekends this summer to replace 14 bridges on I-93 in Medford.    …Continue Reading Medford I-93 Bridges: Median Crossover Friday, May 6

Lowell I-495 Bridge Bundle: May 2 Bridge Demolition Posted on Apr 29

Lowell I-495 Bridge Bundle: May 2 Bridge Demolition

Beginning on Monday, May 2, construction crews working on the I-495 Lowell Bridge Bundle will demolish the last half of the bridge carrying the southbound lanes of I-495 over Woburn Street, with most of the work taking place over the night of Monday the 2nd.    …Continue Reading Lowell I-495 Bridge Bundle: May 2 Bridge Demolition

MassDOT Maintenance Crews Stress Efficiency Posted on Apr 29

MassDOT Maintenance Crews Stress Efficiency

MassDOT Highway Division's Henry Brogna from Boston-area District 6 maintenance offers a story about making efficient use of the resources available and what he calls "the excellent work ethic" of a MassDOT maintenance crew in Westwood. In addition to their regular maintenance duties, the 11-person   …Continue Reading MassDOT Maintenance Crews Stress Efficiency

Guest: Outreach, Ingenuity Boosts “93Fast14″ Bridge Plan Posted on Apr 28

Guest: Outreach, Ingenuity Boosts “93Fast14″ Bridge Plan

     Posted by:  John McQueen, advocate and member, Regional Transportation Advisory Council/RTAC As an advocate and a concerned citizen, I am going to put myself out on a limb regarding prospects for the massive “93Fast14” project which MassDOT is in the process of beginning   …Continue Reading Guest: Outreach, Ingenuity Boosts “93Fast14″ Bridge Plan

MassDOT’s Bike Pool Marks First Year Posted on Apr 27

MassDOT’s Bike Pool Marks First Year

In June 2010 after Bay State Bike Week, MassDOT launched our very own bike pool at the State Transportation Building in downtown Boston.   Our goal was to offer MassDOT employees another option for traveling around town, an option that is green and healthy, but also   …Continue Reading MassDOT’s Bike Pool Marks First Year

Mass Airports Win Snow Removal Awards Posted on Apr 26

Mass Airports Win Snow Removal Awards

If you grew weary of the recent harsh winter, you are not alone.  But the snow crews at three Commonwealth airports in Boston, Bedford, and Mansfield are being recognized for keeping air travel disruptions to the absolute minimum. The Balchen/Post Awards are named for pioneering   …Continue Reading Mass Airports Win Snow Removal Awards

Drivers Encouraged to “Donate Life” Posted on Apr 25

Drivers Encouraged to “Donate Life”

Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray and MassDOT Registrar Rachel Kaprielian have teamed up in an effort to encourage more Massachusetts residents to register as organ and tissue donors on their driver’s licenses. Lieutenant Governor Murray issued a proclamation designating April as Donate Life Month in Massachusetts.   …Continue Reading Drivers Encouraged to “Donate Life”

Fast Lane Electronic Toll Collection: One Million Customers Posted on Apr 25

Fast Lane Electronic Toll Collection: One Million Customers

Congratulations to Vertia Givins of Worcester, who Thursday, April 21 signed up for MassDOT's electronic toll collection program, Fast Lane, and became the one millionth customer account. As the lucky millionth account, Givins will be awarded by MassDOT's Secretary of Transportation a traveling gift pack   …Continue Reading Fast Lane Electronic Toll Collection: One Million Customers

Earth Day: GreenDOT Priorities Posted on Apr 22

Earth Day: GreenDOT Priorities

Posted by Jeff Mullan, MassDOT Secretary & Chief Executive Officer   Today is Earth Day, a day when millions of Americans will take time out to acknowledge our need to protect the environment.  Started in 1970, the tradition is considered by many to be the   …Continue Reading Earth Day: GreenDOT Priorities