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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Aviation: “Link to Economic Prosperity” Posted on Jan 30

The Patrick-Murray Administration in December announced the results of a comprehensive statewide airport economic impact study finding that Massachusetts public airports generate $11.9 billion in economic activity and support approximately 124,000 jobs.  MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey calls Massachusetts airports "economic engines" for the   …Continue Reading Aviation: “Link to Economic Prosperity”

Green Line Extension Station Designs Meeting Posted on Jan 27

Green Line Extension Station Designs Meeting

The Green Line Extension Project Team will hold a public meeting to review the latest design plans for Washington Street/Union Street Stations. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 8, 6:30-8:30pm, at the Holiday Inn Hotel Somerville, 30 Washington Street, Somerville. If you need   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Station Designs Meeting

MBTA Hearings: Boston Neighborhoods Posted on Jan 26

MBTA Hearings: Boston Neighborhoods

The MBTA next week continues a series of more than 20 public hearings regarding proposed fare and service changes with four hearings in Boston neighborhoods.  The public is encouraged to participate. Tuesday, January 31, Mattapan: 6:00-8:00 PM, Mildred Avenue Community Center, 5 Mildred Avenue Wednesday,   …Continue Reading MBTA Hearings: Boston Neighborhoods

USDOT on Transit Apps: MBTA Sets National Example Posted on Jan 25

USDOT on Transit Apps: MBTA Sets National Example

The U.S. Department of Transportation this week singled out the MBTA as among those transit agencies leading the way nationally in facilitating smart phone transit apps that provide customers with real-time information about bus and train location and arrival. A USDOT "FastLane" blog article entitled,   …Continue Reading USDOT on Transit Apps: MBTA Sets National Example

Fore River Bridge Replacement Hearing Set Posted on Jan 23

Fore River Bridge Replacement Hearing Set

MassDOT has scheduled a Design Public Hearing for the proposed Fore River Bridge Replacement Project in Weymouth-Quincy for the following date and location: Thursday, February 9, 7pm, Adams Middle School Auditorium, 89 Middle Street, East Weymouth The purpose of this hearing is to provide the   …Continue Reading Fore River Bridge Replacement Hearing Set

RMV: Commercial Drivers Medical Certification Posted on Jan 20

RMV: Commercial Drivers Medical Certification

MassDOT RMV Registrar Rachel Kaprielian today announced a new federal regulation that requires action by all 180,000 licensed commercial drivers, commercial permit holders, and new commercial applicants in Massachusetts beginning this spring. The new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulation requires all CDL operators to self-certify   …Continue Reading RMV: Commercial Drivers Medical Certification

MBTA Fare, Service Hearings Continue Posted on Jan 20

MBTA Fare, Service Hearings Continue

The MBTA recently proposed fare and service changes to help close the MBTA’s $161 million budget deficit for FY2013.  The MBTA is holding more than 20 public meetings to allow T riders to be heard about the proposed changes and thanks all those who participated   …Continue Reading MBTA Fare, Service Hearings Continue

Storm Roadway Repairs Move Forward Posted on Jan 19

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey today announced that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has provided funding awards to aid in the repair of roadways damaged by the tornadoes that hit the central and western parts of Massachusetts on June 1, 2011, and Tropical Storm Irene on   …Continue Reading Storm Roadway Repairs Move Forward

Green Line Extension Phase I Public Meeting Posted on Jan 17

Green Line Extension Phase I Public Meeting

Posted by Kate Fichter, Green Line Extension Project Manager A corridor-wide public meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, January 25, 6:00-8:00 pm to present the scope of work for the Green Line Extension Phase I Early Bridge & Demolition Contract Scope of Work.  The work   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Phase I Public Meeting

MBTA Fares, Service Public Meetings Set Posted on Jan 13

MBTA Fares, Service Public Meetings Set

The MBTA recently proposed fare and service changes to help close the MBTA’s $161 budget deficit for FY2013.  Over the coming weeks, the MBTA will be holding more than 20 public meetings so T riders can make their voices heard about these proposed changes.  The   …Continue Reading MBTA Fares, Service Public Meetings Set