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Monthly Archives: November 2011

MassDOT Winter Prep: Cost Savings, New Equipment Posted on Nov 10

MassDOT Winter Prep: Cost Savings, New Equipment

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey today outlined steps being taken to clear state roadways during the upcoming winter season in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible. MassDOT is adding new equipment to be used by MassDOT employees, reducing the need for   …Continue Reading MassDOT Winter Prep: Cost Savings, New Equipment

RMV: License, ID Veterans Designation Posted on Nov 8

RMV: License, ID Veterans Designation

Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray announced today that the RMV will offer Massachusetts veterans the option to have the word “Veteran” appear on their driver’s license or ID card, beginning in January 2012. The veteran designation is designed to increase awareness about available resources and benefits.   …Continue Reading RMV: License, ID Veterans Designation

MBTA Science Park/West End Station Modernization Posted on Nov 5

MBTA Science Park/West End Station Modernization

MassDOT Secretary Richard A. Davey and state and local officials celebrated the completion ahead of schedule of the $22 million modernization of Science Park/West End Station, located on the MBTA's Green Line. Science Park/West End Station is now fully accessible and in compliance with the   …Continue Reading MBTA Science Park/West End Station Modernization

Paratransit Commission Public Session November 7 Posted on Nov 4

Paratransit Commission Public Session November 7

Governor Deval Patrick in April signed Executive Order 530 establishing a Commonwealth-wide effort to examine and offer suggestions to improve and reform Community, Social Service and Paratransit transportation. The Order established a Commission of 16 members. Governor Patrick’s Commission will hold its final in a   …Continue Reading Paratransit Commission Public Session November 7

South Coast Technical Assistance Awards Posted on Nov 3

South Coast Technical Assistance Awards

18 communities in the South Coast Rail corridor are receiving South Coast Technical Assistance Awards of $5,000 to $25,000 for local planning, zoning, housing, and open space initiatives. The awards were announced at the Southeastern Massachusetts Commuter Rail Task Force Meeting in Raynham, with attendees   …Continue Reading South Coast Technical Assistance Awards

Highway Work Zone Speed Enforcement Posted on Nov 2

Highway Work Zone Speed Enforcement

Governor Deval Patrick today joined the Massachusetts State Police, MassDOT, and state and federal officials to announce a pilot program targeting work zone speed enforcement. Beginning this week, State Police details will be deployed at construction sites around the state to strictly enforce speed limits   …Continue Reading Highway Work Zone Speed Enforcement

RMV “Operation Clean Sweep” in Brockton Posted on Nov 2

MassDOT RMV inspectors teamed up with the Brockton police today to cite school transport vehicles for 17 safety violations in an early morning surprise inspection on 99 buses, vans and station wagons carrying youngsters to Brockton elementary schools. Registry inspectors and police officers spread out   …Continue Reading RMV “Operation Clean Sweep” in Brockton

MBTA Ridership Reaches Modern Record Posted on Nov 2

MBTA Ridership Reaches Modern Record

MBTA daily ridership reached what is believed to be its highest level in the modern record-keeping era in September. System-wide average weekday ridership for September totaled 1.349 million unlinked passenger trips per weekday in September, an increase of 4.3 percent compared to September 2010.  The   …Continue Reading MBTA Ridership Reaches Modern Record

RMV Partnership Expands Registry Services in Boston Posted on Nov 1

RMV Partnership Expands Registry Services in Boston

Downtown Boston resident and business professionals have additional MassDOT RMV service options beginning today.  The Registry of Motor Vehicles Division is further expanding its partnership with AAA Southern New England to launch license and registration renewals at AAA’s Boston branch.  MassDOT Registrar joined AAA officials   …Continue Reading RMV Partnership Expands Registry Services in Boston