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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Route 2 Repairs Begin Next Week Posted on Sep 30

Route 2 Repairs Begin Next Week

MassDOT Secretary Richard A. Davey announced today that work to reconstruct the six-mile section of Route 2 devastated by Tropical Storm Irene will begin early next week. The roadway linking the communities of North Adams, Florida, Savoy, and Charlemont suffered major damage from the storm   …Continue Reading Route 2 Repairs Begin Next Week

Charles River Basin “Connectivity” Public Meetings Posted on Sep 28

Charles River Basin “Connectivity” Public Meetings

MassDOT and the Department of Conservation and Recreation have scheduled three Public Information Meetings to discuss the Charles River Basin Connectivity Study.  The meetings will provide an overview of the Charles River Basin Connectivity Study and gather public comment. The meetings are as follows:     …Continue Reading Charles River Basin “Connectivity” Public Meetings

Green Line Extension Public Workshop Posted on Sep 27

Green Line Extension Public Workshop

 Posted By Kate Fichter, Green Line Extension Project Manager We are pleased to announce that a public workshop on the Green Line Extension vehicle maintenance and storage facility will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the Holiday Inn Hotel   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Public Workshop

Governor Patrick: American Jobs Act Boosts Transportation Projects Posted on Sep 22

Governor Patrick: American Jobs Act Boosts Transportation Projects

Governor Deval Patrick today called on Congress to pass President Obama’s American Jobs Act as he visited the nine-year-old temporary Fore River Bridge connecting Quincy and Weymouth. The President’s plan includes more than $850 million for Massachusetts’ highway and transit modernization projects. With additional federal   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick: American Jobs Act Boosts Transportation Projects

Route 2 Closure and Detour Map Posted on Sep 20

Route 2 Closure and Detour Map

MassDOT has assembled a map showing the closed portion of Route 2 that suffered significant damage due to flooding from Tropical Storm Irene and outlining the current posted detour. Route 2 is closed from Mile Marker 21.6 in Florida to Mile Marker 27.5 in Charlemont,   …Continue Reading Route 2 Closure and Detour Map

Commonwealth Airports Boost Economy, Tourism Posted on Sep 20

Commonwealth Airports Boost Economy, Tourism

A MassDOT Aeronautics Division survey of aircraft operations during three one-week periods in 2010 and 2011 at the Commonwealth's general aviation airports highlights the airports' importance to the state's economy and tourism.  With the assistance of MassDOT Aeronautics Division intern Gilberto “Gil” Cardenas, MassDOT recorded   …Continue Reading Commonwealth Airports Boost Economy, Tourism

Massport Green Project: “Clean” Trucks Posted on Sep 19

Massport and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have established a "Clean Truck" program giving owners of older trucks servicing Conley Container Terminal an incentive to replace the vehicles with ones that are 2007 emission compliant or newer.  A total of $1.5 million, including a $500,000   …Continue Reading Massport Green Project: “Clean” Trucks

South Station Expansion Moves Forward Posted on Sep 17

South Station Expansion Moves Forward

MassDOT has received the formal go-ahead from the Federal Railroad Administration to move forward with the South Station Expansion project.  MassDOT has been awarded $32.5 million in federal funds, to be matched by $10.5 million in Commonwealth funds, to support the costs of environmental review   …Continue Reading South Station Expansion Moves Forward

Route 2 Update: Closure and Detour Posted on Sep 16

Route 2 Update: Closure and Detour

A portion of Route 2 that suffered significant damage due to flooding from Tropical Storm Irene remains closed from Mile Marker 21.6 in Florida to Mile Marker 27.5 in Charlemont. Damage along the closed portion of Route 2 includes severe slope failures, roadway undermining and   …Continue Reading Route 2 Update: Closure and Detour

Car-Free Travel Week: September 18-24 Posted on Sep 16

Car-Free Travel Week: September 18-24

Massachusetts residents are encouraged to leave their cars in the driveway and instead try bicycling, walking, public transit, carpooling, or vanpooling in celebration of Massachusetts Car-Free Week, September 18-24.  Massachusetts joins over 1,000 cities in 40 countries across the globe in an effort to showcase   …Continue Reading Car-Free Travel Week: September 18-24