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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Governor Patrick Celebrates Ashmont Station Completion Posted on Oct 21

Governor Patrick Celebrates Ashmont Station Completion

Governor Deval Patrick today joined MassDOT Secretary Richard A. Davey, federal, state and local officials to celebrate the reconstruction of Ashmont Station on the MBTA's Red Line in Dorchester. The $84 million Ashmont Station reconstruction is the last of four Dorchester stations to be modernized   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Celebrates Ashmont Station Completion

MassDOT ABP Program Receives National Honor Posted on Oct 21

MassDOT ABP Program Receives National Honor

The Patrick-Murray Administration’s historic  Accelerated Bridge Program has received a national award for innovation in project management.   The 2011 Francis B. Francois Award for Innovation by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) honors ABP, administered by the Massachusetts Department of   …Continue Reading MassDOT ABP Program Receives National Honor

Knowledge Corridor Rail Project Creates Jobs Posted on Oct 20

Knowledge Corridor Rail Project Creates Jobs

Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray today joined Congressman John Olver, Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph Szabo, MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey, and state and local officials in Greenfield to officially announce the revitalization of the “Knowledge Corridor” along the Connecticut River rail line in western   …Continue Reading Knowledge Corridor Rail Project Creates Jobs

Secretary Davey Elected Massport Board Chairman Posted on Oct 20

Secretary Davey Elected Massport Board Chairman

The Massachusetts Port Authority Board unanimously elected MassDOT Transportation Secretary and Chief Executive Officer Richard Davey to head the seven-member board which oversees Massport, a financially independent authority which owns and operates Boston Logan International Airport, the public container and cruise terminals in the Port   …Continue Reading Secretary Davey Elected Massport Board Chairman

Safe Routes to School: Stoneham Posted on Oct 19

Safe Routes to School: Stoneham

MassDOT officials today joined students, parents, and city and school officials in celebrating the completion of access and safety improvements that will better enable children to walk or bicycle to Central Elementary School in Stoneham.  The project was built by MassDOT using federal Safe Routes   …Continue Reading Safe Routes to School: Stoneham

Federal Funds to Purchase 30 Regional Buses Posted on Oct 18

Federal Funds to Purchase 30 Regional Buses

MassDOT has received $18.4 million from the Federal Transit Administration's 2011 State-of-Good Repair Program to replace its entire statewide regional fleet of 30 buses.  Customers throughout Massachusetts can expect to see the new buses operating under their host carriers by late 2012. The federal funds   …Continue Reading Federal Funds to Purchase 30 Regional Buses

Housing Development for Greenway Parcel 24 Posted on Oct 18

Housing Development for Greenway Parcel 24

Governor Deval Patrick joined Mayor Thomas Menino and community leaders to announce $10 million in city and state subsidies and $3 million in state and federal tax credits to advance the Greenway Parcel 24 housing development project in Chinatown. The project will create an estimated   …Continue Reading Housing Development for Greenway Parcel 24

Green Line Extension Hearing Reminder Posted on Oct 17

Green Line Extension Hearing Reminder

Posted by Kate Fichter, Green Line Extension Project Manager This is a reminder that a Public Hearing will be held on Thursday, October 20, to provide the public with an opportunity for comments on the Environmental Assessment (EA) and Section 4(f) Evaluation for the Green   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Hearing Reminder

Salem Halloween Celebration: MBTA Adds Trains Posted on Oct 17

Salem Halloween Celebration: MBTA Adds Trains

The MBTA again this year will provide increased train service to and from the annual celebration of Halloween in Salem. Special Event round trip tickets for the extra trains to and from Salem will be sold at North Station, Beverly and on the extra trains. The   …Continue Reading Salem Halloween Celebration: MBTA Adds Trains

Safe Routes to School Arlington Improvements Posted on Oct 14

Safe Routes to School Arlington Improvements

MassDOT officials today joined students, parents, and city and school officials for a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the completion of access and safety improvements that will better enable children to walk or bicycle to Dallin Elementary School in Arlington. The project was built by MassDOT using   …Continue Reading Safe Routes to School Arlington Improvements