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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Bicycling in Massachusetts: Bay State Greenway Posted on May 22

The Bay State Greenway, a seven-corridor, 742-mile statewide system of bicycle routes, is a key component of MassDOT's GreenDOT policy and part of the Healthy Transportation Compact.  MassDOT at the annual Massachusetts Moving Together Pedestrian and Bicycling Conference in fall 2010 announced the “Bay State   …Continue Reading Bicycling in Massachusetts: Bay State Greenway

Transportation Future: The Discussion Ahead Posted on May 20

Transportation Future: The Discussion Ahead

Posted by Jeff Mullan, MassDOT Secretary & Chief Executive Officer This is my fourth and last message on the central points I have made regarding this moment in transportation reform.  I previously wrote that reform was permanent, that we need to prepare for less Federal   …Continue Reading Transportation Future: The Discussion Ahead

Mansfield Visitors Center Future Posted on May 19

Mansfield Visitors Center Future

MassDOT Acting Highway Division Administrator Frank DePaola today joined Congressman Barney Frank and state and local officials at the Mansfield Visitors Center along I-95 to express support for efforts to keep the Center open. Congressman Frank and local representatives including state Rep. Betty Poirier support   …Continue Reading Mansfield Visitors Center Future

“Go By Bike!” Posted on May 19

“Go By Bike!”

Check out the updated “Go By Bike!” brochure that has just been released for Bay State Bike Week  2011.    MassDOT Planning, the MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV), and the Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition (MassBike) all partnered to update this useful guide to bicycling in Massachusetts.     …Continue Reading “Go By Bike!”

Tom Kinton’s Legacy Posted on May 18

Tom Kinton’s Legacy

Posted by Jeff Mullan, MassDOT Secretary & Chief Executive Officer I want to take an opportunity to recognize Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Tom Kinton, whose 35-year career of dedicated and distinguished public service to the Massachusetts Port Authority, and to the people of   …Continue Reading Tom Kinton’s Legacy

Reform: Reorganization Savings Posted on May 18

Reform: Reorganization Savings

Posted by Jeff Mullan, MassDOT Secretary & Chief Executive Officer Regarding the article that appeared in the Globe’s Friday, May 13th edition (“State’s raises for 17 follow frugality talk”) and the follow up editorial the following day [“Pay hikes for inner circle send the wrong   …Continue Reading Reform: Reorganization Savings

RMV Online: Registration Self-Print Service Posted on May 18

RMV Online: Registration Self-Print Service

MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles Registrar Rachel Kaprielian announced today that Massachusetts drivers may now complete their online duplicate registrations in real time and print them out at home. RMV began offering this service in April and already more than 1,600 customers have printed out   …Continue Reading RMV Online: Registration Self-Print Service

Wellesley “Heavy Lift”: Accelerated Bridge Program Success Posted on May 17

Wellesley “Heavy Lift”: Accelerated Bridge Program Success

Governor Deval Patrick today joined MassDOT and local officials at the "Heavy Lift" project in Wellesley to highlight the Administration's historic Accelerated Bridge Program to repair and replace structurally-deficient bridges across the Commonwealth. This "Heavy Lift" project will replace the entire Cedar Street Bridge over   …Continue Reading Wellesley “Heavy Lift”: Accelerated Bridge Program Success

2011 Farmer’s Markets Begin Friday, May 20 Posted on May 17

2011 Farmer’s Markets Begin Friday, May 20

MassDOT's annual Farmer’s Market Program will begin Friday.  The first weekend Farmer’s Markets kick off Friday May 20th, 10am-4pm, at the Charlton East Service Plaza, with stands set up by Frank and Kay Magrone of Shaker Kitchen in Athol and Kevin Nimtz of Prairie Orchard’s.    …Continue Reading 2011 Farmer’s Markets Begin Friday, May 20

495/MetroWest Public Forums Set Posted on May 16

495/MetroWest Public Forums Set

The Patrick-Murray Administration's Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development is partnering with Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, the MetroWest Regional Collaborative, the 495/MetroWest Partnership, and Mass Audubon to engage the 495/MetroWest region and surroundings area in preparing a comprehensive   …Continue Reading 495/MetroWest Public Forums Set