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Monthly Archives: July 2011

MassDOT Aeronautics: Aviation Education Posted on Jul 12

MassDOT Aeronautics: Aviation Education

The MassDOT Aeronautics Division in its latest newsletter takes a closer look at Aviation Education in Massachusetts.  Check out a portion of the story by Katie Servis of the MassDOT Aeronautics Division below.  Visit the Aeronautics Division website to learn more about aviation investments, airport   …Continue Reading MassDOT Aeronautics: Aviation Education

Medford I-93 Bridges: July 15-18 Construction Posted on Jul 12

Medford I-93 Bridges: July 15-18 Construction

The Medford I-93 "93Fast14" bridges project has successfully reached its midpoint after five weekends as crews have completed the replacement of the seven bridges on I-93 North.  The first weekend of bridge replacements on I-93 South begins Friday, July 15th at 8:00 PM and continuing   …Continue Reading Medford I-93 Bridges: July 15-18 Construction

New Look Locomotives Posted on Jul 11

New Look Locomotives

As the manufacturing and production of 20 new locomotives gets underway, the MBTA is asking the public to help choose a design scheme that reflects a new era in the delivery of Commuter Rail service.  Beginning Tuesday, visitors to www.mbta.com will be presented with three   …Continue Reading New Look Locomotives

MassDOT Workplace Culture and Expectations Posted on Jul 11

MassDOT Workplace Culture and Expectations

Posted by Jeff Mullan, MassDOT Secretary & CEO  Yesterday’s Globe contained some troubling comments about the culture in our organization, and our attention to safety and to detail when it comes to documenting issues. First, on the maintenance issues, we have made progress, and the tunnels   …Continue Reading MassDOT Workplace Culture and Expectations

MassDOT Focus: Employee Relations Posted on Jul 8

MassDOT Focus: Employee Relations

Posted by Jeff Mullan, MassDOT Secretary & CEO The Round Table made stops in Worcester and Boston yesterday.  In both venues, we talked about the fact that retaliation can sometimes exist in the workplace.  I know that they were tough meetings for some people, particularly   …Continue Reading MassDOT Focus: Employee Relations

MassDOT Investments: Hines Bridge Posted on Jul 7

MassDOT Investments: Hines Bridge

Governor Deval Patrick today joined state and local officials at the 1st Lieutenant Derek S. Hines Memorial Bridge project over the Merrimack River in Amesbury-Newburyport to highlight the Patrick-Murray Administration's historic Massachusetts Works program to promote job growth and long-term economic recovery. The $34 million project   …Continue Reading MassDOT Investments: Hines Bridge

I-495 Lowell Bridges Project: Final Stages Posted on Jul 7

I-495 Lowell Bridges Project: Final Stages

The I-495 Lowell Bridge Bundle project replacing six bridges is moving into its final stages, funded by the Patrick-Murray Administration's historic Accelerated Bridge Program to repair or replace structurally deficient bridges throughout the Commonwealth. As part of the final stage, on or about Monday, July   …Continue Reading I-495 Lowell Bridges Project: Final Stages

Wellesley “Heavy Lift” Customer Service Success Posted on Jul 6

Wellesley “Heavy Lift” Customer Service Success

Posted by Shoukry Elnahal, Deputy Chief Engineer for Bridges and Tunnels Route 9 and Cedar Street were quietly reopened to traffic on Monday morning, almost twelve hours before they were scheduled to be open. A few onlookers watched as some of the first cars travelled   …Continue Reading Wellesley “Heavy Lift” Customer Service Success

Knowledge Corridor Rail Project Advances Posted on Jul 5

Knowledge Corridor Rail Project Advances

The Patrick-Murray Administration announced the U.S. Department of Transportation has signed the agreements to award nearly $73 million for construction of the “Knowledge Corridor” along the Connecticut River rail line in western Massachusetts.  The Federal Railroad Administration grant is funded by the American Recovery and   …Continue Reading Knowledge Corridor Rail Project Advances

Medford I-93 Bridges: July 8-11 Construction Posted on Jul 5

Medford I-93 Bridges: July 8-11 Construction

Work crews will continue the series of rapid bridge superstructure replacements on I-93 in Medford beginning on Friday, July 8th at 8:00 PM and continuing through Monday, July 11th at 5:00 AM.  This weekend’s locations involve the bridge on I-93 North over Webster Street and   …Continue Reading Medford I-93 Bridges: July 8-11 Construction