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Monthly Archives: August 2011

MassDOT Irene Saturday Update: Tolls Waived Sunday Posted on Aug 27

As part of our efforts to keep the state's transportation system open and safe throughout the weekend storm, MassDOT will waive all cash and electronic tolls on I-90, Tobin Bridge, and Ted Williams Tunnel from Midnight tonight through Sunday at 10pm.   MassDOT, MBTA and   …Continue Reading MassDOT Irene Saturday Update: Tolls Waived Sunday

MassDOT Irene Prep Posted on Aug 26

MassDOT Irene Prep

MassDOT will concentrate its efforts on keeping the state’s roads, bridges, tunnels, airports and transit systems open and safe throughout the storm for emergency vehicles and travel.  MassDOT, MBTA and Massport will have staff and equipment available for storm response throughout the duration of the   …Continue Reading MassDOT Irene Prep

MassDOT Employees: Making a Difference Posted on Aug 26

MassDOT Employees: Making a Difference

Posted by Jeff Mullan, MassDOT Secretary & Chief Executive Officer For some time now, we have heard from a lot of people about transportation reform – about how it is going and where it is going.  I am glad for it because it reinforces the   …Continue Reading MassDOT Employees: Making a Difference

Moving Together 2011: October 12 Posted on Aug 25

Moving Together 2011: October 12

You are invited to register now for the Moving Together 2011 Conference, scheduled for Wednesday, October 12, 8:30am-4:30pm, at the Boston Sheraton Hotel, 39 Dalton Street. Moving Together 2011, the Commonwealth’s annual statewide walking and bicycling conference will focus on  “Advancing Healthy Transportation with GreenDOT.” GreenDOT   …Continue Reading Moving Together 2011: October 12

Paratransit Transportation Commission to Meet Posted on Aug 24

Governor Deval Patrick in April signed an Executive Order establishing a Commission to examine and offer suggestions to improve/reform Community, Social Service and Paratransit transportation. The first meeting of the Commission is scheduled as follows: Thursday August 25th, 3:30-5:00pm, Gardner Auditorium, State House As people’s   …Continue Reading Paratransit Transportation Commission to Meet

Green Line Extension Update and Public Meetings Posted on Aug 23

Green Line Extension Update and Public Meetings

Posted by Kate Fichter, Green Line Extension Project Manager As many of you know, MassDOT and the MBTA recently announced a new schedule for the completion of the Green Line Extension project.  The new schedule, which is included in our annual Status Report to the   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Update and Public Meetings

Davis Appointed Acting MBTA General Manager Posted on Aug 22

Davis Appointed Acting MBTA General Manager

MBTA General Manager Richard Davey today announced that Jonathan Davis will become the acting MBTA General Manager and MassDOT Rail and Transit Administrator when Davey assumes the role of Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of MassDOT on September 2nd.   Serving for more than ten years   …Continue Reading Davis Appointed Acting MBTA General Manager

Mullan: MassDOT Thankful for Support Posted on Aug 19

Mullan: MassDOT Thankful for Support

Posted by Jeff Mullan, MassDOT Secretary & CEO One thing I have learned in my time at MassDOT is the importance the media plays in our organization and in state government in general.   Reporting influences how people perceive the job we are all doing, and   …Continue Reading Mullan: MassDOT Thankful for Support

RMV Agreement: Korean License Conversion Posted on Aug 18

MassDOT RMV has entered into a reciprocal agreement with the Republic of Korea to convert valid Korean licenses, equivalent to a Class D, to Massachusetts Class D licenses.  Upon conversion, the Korean license must be surrendered to the RMV to be stored at the Korean   …Continue Reading RMV Agreement: Korean License Conversion

Weymouth Route 53 Improvements Underway Posted on Aug 18

Weymouth Route 53 Improvements Underway

Work is underway along Route 53 in Weymouth at the intersection of Middle Street and Winter Street. The MassDOT $2.3 million federally-funded project will reconstruct two Route 53 Middle Street intersections, at Washington St and Winter St.  The work will include new pavement, new sidewalks,   …Continue Reading Weymouth Route 53 Improvements Underway