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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Grand Junction Commuter Rail Feasibility Public Meeting Posted on May 31

Grand Junction Commuter Rail Feasibility Public Meeting

MassDOT invites all interested stakeholders to a community meeting to discuss progress on the Grand Junction Commuter Rail Feasibility Study.  The meeting will be held as follows: Thursday, June 16, 6:30pm-8:00pmMorse School – Auditorium40 Granite Street, Cambridge The purpose of this meeting is to discuss   …Continue Reading Grand Junction Commuter Rail Feasibility Public Meeting

Chelsea Street Bridge June 1 Closure Posted on May 30

Chelsea Street Bridge June 1 Closure

The signature $125 million Chelsea Street Bridge project moves into its next critical phase with demolition of the existing bridge and construction of the remaining portions of the new lift structure. To allow for the work, beginning on Wednesday June 1st, at 12:00 AM and   …Continue Reading Chelsea Street Bridge June 1 Closure

Medford I-93: 1st Weekend Bridge Replacement June 3-6 Posted on May 27

Medford I-93: 1st Weekend Bridge Replacement June 3-6

 The first rapid bridge superstructure replacements on I-93 in Medford as part of the 93Fast14 project begins Friday, June 3rd at 8:00 PM through Monday, June 6th at 5:00 AM.  The first location involves the bridge on I-93 north over Riverside Avenue. Throughout the course   …Continue Reading Medford I-93: 1st Weekend Bridge Replacement June 3-6

A Memorial, Restored Posted on May 27

A Memorial, Restored

Posted By Jeff Mullan, MassDOT Secretary & Chief Executive Officer It’s the Friday before Memorial Day, which means summer is here and that it is time to pause and remember our veterans who died during military service.  I wrote last year that one of the   …Continue Reading A Memorial, Restored

Jane Garvey Posted on May 26

Jane Garvey

Posted by Jeff Mullan, MassDOT Secretary & Chief Executive Officer I have had the privilege of knowing many outstanding leaders and public servants over the years.  Jane Garvey is a leader among leaders. I had the honor last evening of introducing Jane at a Leadership   …Continue Reading Jane Garvey

MBTA Blue Line: State Street Station Posted on May 26

MBTA Blue Line: State Street Station

MBTA General Manager Rich Davey today joined local officials to celebrate the $68.3 million State Street Station modernization project. The station now has two new fully accessible entrances and provides a seamless connection between the Blue and Orange Line.  Approximately 12,500 customers travel through State   …Continue Reading MBTA Blue Line: State Street Station

Massachusetts: More and More “Bike Friendly” Posted on May 26

Massachusetts: More and More “Bike Friendly”

Massachusetts has vaulted into the TOP TEN among states for being Bicycle Friendly, vaulting ten places, from 19th in 2009 to become the 9th Most “Bicycle Friendly State” for 2010, in an announcement by the League of American Bicyclists. In addition, the League's staff and   …Continue Reading Massachusetts: More and More “Bike Friendly”

MassDOT Priority: Safe, Healthy Transportation Posted on May 25

MassDOT Priority: Safe, Healthy Transportation

Boston ranked number one among the 52 largest metropolitan areas for pedestrian safety, according to a "Pedestrian Danger Index" compiled by Transportation For America.  The Index considered average annual pedestrian fatality rate per 100,000 people for the years 2000-2009 along with the percentage of people   …Continue Reading MassDOT Priority: Safe, Healthy Transportation

Green Line Extension: June Workshops Posted on May 25

Green Line Extension: June Workshops

Posted by Kate Fichter, Green Line Extension Project Manager We are pleased to announce that MassDOT and the MBTA will be hosting a series of Station Design Workshops in June. These workshops will provide you with an opportunity to participate in the design of the   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension: June Workshops

Memorial Day Travel Posted on May 24

Memorial Day Travel

MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead as the Memorial Day holiday weekend approaches.  Historically, the heaviest traffic occurs Thursday, Friday, and Monday afternoons and early evenings.  Drivers should make travel plans accordingly and if possible avoid peak traffic volumes between 1pm and 7pm on those   …Continue Reading Memorial Day Travel