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Monthly Archives: June 2011

MassDOT: Tunnels Maintenance Program Posted on Jun 30

MassDOT: Tunnels Maintenance Program

MassDOT Secretary and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Mullan today ordered development of a comprehensive, five-year Capital Maintenance Program (CMP) to coordinate and enhance current ongoing maintenance procedures involving the tunnels of the Metropolitan Highway System in Boston. MassDOT has secured the services of infrastructure firm   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Tunnels Maintenance Program

“Drive Smart and Save” Posted on Jun 30

“Drive Smart and Save”

  The Patrick-Murray Administration today announced a new online resource that can help Massachusetts residents and visitors to save money on gas and travel. The “Drive Smart and Save” program offers tips for cost-friendly driving techniques that can save travelers money on fuel expenses, improve   …Continue Reading “Drive Smart and Save”

July 4 Holiday Travel and Transit Service Posted on Jun 29

July 4 Holiday Travel and Transit Service

MassDOT encourages safe travel during the upcoming July 4 holiday weekend.  Before you drive, check the interactive Traffic Cameras web page for live looks at current traffic.  Drivers may sign up for the 511 traveler information service to receive alerts via email, text or telephone   …Continue Reading July 4 Holiday Travel and Transit Service

MassDOT Focus: Cost Savings Posted on Jun 28

MassDOT Focus: Cost Savings

Posted by Jeff Mullan, MassDOT Secretary & CEO Recently, the New England Center for Investigative Reporting undertook a review of the progress we have made since we began implementing transportation reform in 2009.  I am glad that they did, and thank them for their review   …Continue Reading MassDOT Focus: Cost Savings

Building a Better Tomorrow Posted on Jun 24

Building a Better Tomorrow

Posted by Jeff Mullan, MassDOT Secretary & CEO This week, I had an opportunity to discuss the past, present and future of transportation with a group of about 150 young professionals involved in transportation in Massachusetts. They came from both the private and public sector   …Continue Reading Building a Better Tomorrow

Young Transportation Professionals: Long Term Vision Posted on Jun 23

Young Transportation Professionals: Long Term Vision

Posted by Lisa Jacobson, Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates On Tuesday, June 21, over 100 young transportation professionals gathered after work at the State Transportation Building to hear from Jeffrey Mullan, Secretary of Transportation and CEO of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). The crowd was certainly   …Continue Reading Young Transportation Professionals: Long Term Vision

Secretary Mullan Speaks to Young Transportation Professionals Posted on Jun 22

Secretary Mullan Speaks to Young Transportation Professionals

MassDOT Secretary & Chief Executive Officer Jeff Mullan Tuesday addressed more than 100 people from the Boston Chapter of the Young Professionals in Transportation about transportation reform and their role in the future of transportation in the Commonwealth. Check out Secretary's Mullan's post to the   …Continue Reading Secretary Mullan Speaks to Young Transportation Professionals

Wellesley Route 9 “Heavy Lift” Bridge Project: July 1 Posted on Jun 21

Wellesley Route 9 “Heavy Lift” Bridge Project: July 1

MassDOT will begin demolition work on the Cedar Street Bridge over Route 9 in Wellesley on July 1, 2011. This "Heavy Lift" project is being undertaken as part of the Patrick-Murray Accelerated Bridge Program and will replace the entire Cedar Street Bridge in a single   …Continue Reading Wellesley Route 9 “Heavy Lift” Bridge Project: July 1

I-93 Medford Bridges: June 24-27 Construction Alert Posted on Jun 21

I-93 Medford Bridges: June 24-27 Construction Alert

Work crews will continue the series of rapid bridge superstructure replacements on I-93 in Medford beginning on Friday, June 24th at 8:00 PM and continuing through Monday, June 27th at 5:00 AM.  This weekend’s locations involve the bridge on I-93 North over Valley Street/ Route   …Continue Reading I-93 Medford Bridges: June 24-27 Construction Alert

Take the T: Enjoy Birding Posted on Jun 20

Take the T: Enjoy Birding

Many people may assume you need a car to witness nature’s wonders in the city of Boston, but you’d be surprised at how many birding locations are accessible by T. The Suffolk Downs T Station located on the MBTA Blue Line is right next to   …Continue Reading Take the T: Enjoy Birding