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Monthly Archives: July 2011

MassBike: Casey Overpass Outreach Praised Posted on Jul 30

MassBike: Casey Overpass Outreach Praised

Posted by David Watson, MassBike Executive Director The Casey Overpass is a four-lane, raised section of Route 203, connecting the Arborway to Forest Hills Cemetery and Franklin Park in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood. It passes over the Southwest Corridor and Forest Hills Station. The structure   …Continue Reading MassBike: Casey Overpass Outreach Praised

MassDOT: Focus on the Mission Posted on Jul 29

MassDOT: Focus on the Mission

Posted by Jeff Mullan, MassDOT Secretary & CEO We have all heard the quote, “The only thing that is constant is change.”  That’s sure how it feels in transportation.  Few state employees have been through more change than all of you have over the past   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Focus on the Mission

MBTA: New Locomotives, New Look Posted on Jul 27

MBTA: New Locomotives, New Look

The MBTA has unveiled the new look for the new generation of Commuter Rail locomotives.  Nearly 14,000 people responded to three design choices in a two-week online survey.  The design chosen above got 50% of the vote.   The chosen design has the largest T logo   …Continue Reading MBTA: New Locomotives, New Look

Medford I-93 Bridges: July 29- August 1 Posted on Jul 26

Medford I-93 Bridges: July 29- August 1

MassDOT's Medford I-93 "93Fast14" project is successfully well past the halfway point.  Over the the past seven weekends, MassDOT has demolished and replaced 10 of the 14 bridges that are a part of the project. Each weekend, bridge work has been completed early and all   …Continue Reading Medford I-93 Bridges: July 29- August 1

Tunnel Safety Update: Redundant Supports Installation Complete Posted on Jul 25

Tunnel Safety Update: Redundant Supports Installation Complete

As of today, MassDOT crews as a safety measure have completed installation of redundant support straps on  all of the approximately 25,000 fixtures in the Central Artery tunnels.  This system was developed as an interim, 3-5 year solution to the light corrosion issues while engineers   …Continue Reading Tunnel Safety Update: Redundant Supports Installation Complete

Public Hearings: Proposed Hazardous Material Route Posted on Jul 25

Public Hearings will be held by MassDOT, as the state routing agency, to discuss the I-93/I-95 Non-Radioactive Hazardous Material through routing designation proposed by the City of Boston.The four hearings are scheduled as follows: Boston- Tuesday, August 23, 6:30-8:30pm, State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza,   …Continue Reading Public Hearings: Proposed Hazardous Material Route

Transportation Reform: “On Track for Success” Posted on Jul 23

Transportation Reform: “On Track for Success”

MassDOT, MBTA, and Boston were pleased to host the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) 2011 Rail Conference in June.  Following the conference, APTA's online news source Passenger Transport posted an article Transportation Reform in Massachusetts: On Track for Success. The article by Senior Managing Editor   …Continue Reading Transportation Reform: “On Track for Success”

MassDOT: Innovation Our New Normal Posted on Jul 22

MassDOT: Innovation Our New Normal

Posted by Jeff Mullan, MassDOT Secretary & Chief Executive Officer Last weekend, we had the honor and privilege of hosting a national showcase sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration.  Victor Mendez, FHWA’s Administrator, Pam Stephenson, our Massachusetts Division Administrator, and representatives from DOTs around the   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Innovation Our New Normal

Working Group Focus: Massport Participation Posted on Jul 21

Working Group Focus: Massport Participation

Posted by Jeff Mullan, MassDOT Secretary & Chief Executive Officer When I became Chairman of Massport, I thanked Massport for the role it has played in transportation reform and said that Massport would gain a larger seat at the transportation reform table.  I am aware   …Continue Reading Working Group Focus: Massport Participation

U.S. Transportation Secretary: 93Fast14 “Exciting Innovation” Posted on Jul 21

U.S. Transportation Secretary: 93Fast14 “Exciting Innovation”

Posted by Shoukry Elnahal, MassDOT Deputy Chief Engineer for Bridges & Tunnels Over the last few days, MassDOT and the Accelerated Bridge Program have received national attention and praise for using innovation to accelerate construction, improve safety and minimize construction-related congestion on I-93 and local   …Continue Reading U.S. Transportation Secretary: 93Fast14 “Exciting Innovation”