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Yearly Archives: 2011

Green Line Extension: Comments Letters Posted Posted on Dec 12

Green Line Extension: Comments Letters Posted

Posted By Kate Fichter, Green Line Extension Project Manager We are pleased to announce that comment letters received on the Environmental Assessment for the Green Line Extension project are now available on the project website.The letters are organized alphabetically. As always, if you have any   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension: Comments Letters Posted

MBTA Fairmount Line Projects Advance Posted on Dec 7

MBTA Fairmount Line Projects Advance

Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray today joined state and local officials on a tour of the MBTA Fairmount Corridor’s Newmarket Commuter Rail Station construction site. The Newmarket district is the largest industrial area within the City of Boston and home to over 1,000 businesses, 16,000 jobs,   …Continue Reading MBTA Fairmount Line Projects Advance

Green Line Extension: Lechmere Station Public Hearing Posted on Dec 2

Green Line Extension: Lechmere Station Public Hearing

Posted by Kate Fichter, Green Line Extension Project Manager On Wednesday, December 14th, the Green Line Extension project team will hold a public meeting to review the latest design plans for new Lechmere Station. The meeting will be held in the auditorium of the Kennedy/Longfellow   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension: Lechmere Station Public Hearing

MassDOT Public Hearings: Fiscal 2013 Budget Posted on Dec 1

MassDOT Public Hearings: Fiscal 2013 Budget

MassDOT will conduct a series of public hearings on the Patrick/Murray Administration’s upcoming Fiscal Year 2013 budget. Secretary Richard Davey and Division Administrators look forward to discussing budget priorities, challenges and solutions.  The hearing schedule is as follows: •   Monday, Dec. 5, from 5-7 p.m.   …Continue Reading MassDOT Public Hearings: Fiscal 2013 Budget

Whittier Bridge Project Public Meeting Posted on Dec 1

Whittier Bridge Project Public Meeting

MassDOT has scheduled a Public Meeting for the Whittier Bridge/I-95 Improvement Project as follows: Wednesday, December 7, 7:00–9:00 PM Amesbury Middle School Performance Center, 220 Main Street, Amesbury The purpose of this meeting is to present the public with information on the Environmental Assessment/Draft Environmental   …Continue Reading Whittier Bridge Project Public Meeting

MBTA Ridership Continues Record Pace Posted on Nov 30

MBTA Ridership Continues Record Pace

Acting MBTA General Manager Jonathan Davis has announced that record numbers of riders continue to use the nation’s fifth busiest public transportation system.  Weekday MBTA ridership for October increased by 3.2% over October 2010 and averaged 1.348 million passenger trips per weekday.  October's ridership was   …Continue Reading MBTA Ridership Continues Record Pace

South Coast Rail: New Bedford Bridges Completed Posted on Nov 29

South Coast Rail: New Bedford Bridges Completed

MassDOT Secretary Richard A. Davey today joined local and regional officials to celebrate the successful completion of a $20 million project to reconstruct three structurally-deficient rail bridges critical to moving the South Coast Rail project forward. "It is encouraging to see this important rail bridge   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: New Bedford Bridges Completed

Green Line Extension Design Working Group Posted on Nov 23

Green Line Extension Design Working Group

Posted by Kate Fichter, Green Line Extension Project Manager Thank you to everyone who participated in the Green Line Extension Environmental Assessment process. We appreciate your efforts and the time you took to publicize the process in your communities, write comment letters, and attend the   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Design Working Group

Some Thanksgiving Eve Tolls Free: Allston/Brighton Plaza Posted on Nov 22

Some Thanksgiving Eve Tolls Free: Allston/Brighton Plaza

MassDOT announced today that tolls for both eastbound and westbound drivers at the Allston/Brighton toll plazas (interchanges 18, 19 and 20) on the Massachusetts Turnpike, I-90, will be free for drivers the evening before Thanksgiving, thanks to a partnership with Zappos.com, a leading online destination   …Continue Reading Some Thanksgiving Eve Tolls Free: Allston/Brighton Plaza

RMV Checks School Vehicles in Hingham Posted on Nov 18

RMV Checks School Vehicles in Hingham

A surprise compliance check of school transport vehicles in Hingham this morning yielded 18 violations and two criminal complaints.  MassDOT RMV inspectors teamed up with the Hingham police to perform the checks outside the South Shore Educational Collaborative. Registry inspectors and police officers stopped 62 vehicles.  Among   …Continue Reading RMV Checks School Vehicles in Hingham