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Monthly Archives: June 2011

RMV Opens New Greenfield Branch Posted on Jun 9

RMV Opens New Greenfield Branch

Governor Deval Patrick today joined MassDOT Secretary Mullan, Registrar Rachel Kaprielian, state and local officials in Greenfield to celebrate the grand opening of the new full service Registry of Motor Vehicles branch. The branch relocated this week to space at the MassDOT-owned Franklin County Chamber   …Continue Reading RMV Opens New Greenfield Branch

Fitchburg “Bridge-in-a Backpack” Posted on Jun 9

Fitchburg “Bridge-in-a Backpack”

Governor Deval Patrick today joined administration officials, local legislators and construction workers at the Scott Reservoir Outlet bridge project in Fitchburg to highlight the use of innovative "Bridge-in-a-Backpack" construction technology. This site is the first in Massachusetts to use the innovative technique and Massachusetts is   …Continue Reading Fitchburg “Bridge-in-a Backpack”

Phillipston “Heavy Lift” Innovative Management Award Posted on Jun 8

Phillipston “Heavy Lift” Innovative Management Award

The 2010 MassDOT Accelerated Bridge Program "heavy lift" Phillipston Bridge Replacement project this week received a regional award in the Innovative Management, Small Project category as part of the 4th annual 2011 America's Transportation Awards competition.    The America’s Transportation Awards were created to celebrate transportation   …Continue Reading Phillipston “Heavy Lift” Innovative Management Award

MBTA: Talbot Avenue Station Groundbreaking Posted on Jun 7

MBTA: Talbot Avenue Station Groundbreaking

Governor Deval Patrick today joined Congressman Michael Capuano, Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino and state and local officials to announce the groundbreaking for the $15.9 million Talbot Commuter Rail Station, as part of the MBTA Fairmount Commuter Rail Line Rehabilitation Project. The project will create   …Continue Reading MBTA: Talbot Avenue Station Groundbreaking

I-93 Medford Bridges: June 10-13 Construction Alert Posted on Jun 7

I-93 Medford Bridges: June 10-13 Construction Alert

Work crews will undertake the second of a series of rapid bridge superstructure replacements on I-93 in Medford beginning on Friday, June 10th at 8:00 PM and continuing through Monday, June 13th at 5:00 AM.  This weekend’s location involves the bridges on I-93 north over   …Continue Reading I-93 Medford Bridges: June 10-13 Construction Alert

Worcester CSX Facility Boosts Commuter Rail Posted on Jun 6

Worcester CSX Facility Boosts Commuter Rail

Governor Deval Patrick and Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray today joined state and local officials and CSX Transportation to celebrate the start of construction of the $100 million expansion of CSX’s rail facility in Worcester. The groundbreaking marks an important milestone in the comprehensive multi-year rail   …Continue Reading Worcester CSX Facility Boosts Commuter Rail

I-93 Medford Bridges: 1st Weekend Success Posted on Jun 6

I-93 Medford Bridges: 1st Weekend Success

The first I-93 rapid bridge superstructure replacements in Medford as part of the 93Fast14 project were completed successfully and well ahead of schedule late Sunday, June 5.  The first location on I-93 north over Riverside Avenue is seen at left as of 7:00pm Sunday, with   …Continue Reading I-93 Medford Bridges: 1st Weekend Success

MassDOT Emergency Response Posted on Jun 3

MassDOT Emergency Response

Posted by Jeff Mullan, MassDOT Secretary & Chief Executive Officer The proudest days I have spent as a public official are those which involve MassDOT’s response to an emergency.  We had a couple of those days this week.  The damage through the Pioneer Valley and   …Continue Reading MassDOT Emergency Response

Green Line Extension Workshops Update Posted on Jun 3

Green Line Extension Workshops Update

Posted By Kate Fichter, Green Line Extension Project Manager We wanted to take the opportunity to update you on the dates and locations of the upcoming Station Design Workshops. Please note that some of the information has changed since the original announcement. These workshops will   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Workshops Update

RMV: Surprise Safety Inspections Posted on Jun 2

MassDOT RMV inspectors teamed up with Brockton police today to conduct surprise inspections of 57 vans and station wagons carrying infants and young children to Brockton elementary schools.  "Operation Clean Sweep" including 25 Registry inspectors and 15 police officers found 35 violations, including driving without   …Continue Reading RMV: Surprise Safety Inspections