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Monthly Archives: January 2012

MBTA & Boston Bikes Developers Challenge Posted on Jan 12

MBTA & Boston Bikes Developers Challenge

The Patrick-Murray Administration in partnership with the City of Boston today announced the MBTA & Boston Bikes Developers Challenge.  This challenge encourages development of apps that help Boston residents use the MBTA and New Balance Hubway to travel through the Boston area.  These apps will   …Continue Reading MBTA & Boston Bikes Developers Challenge

Secretary Davey in Danvers Lists Priorities Posted on Jan 11

Secretary Davey in Danvers Lists Priorities

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey today spoke to a packed North Shore Chamber of Commerce meeting in Danvers.  Secretary Davey addressed local and regional issues along with the upcoming public meetings regarding the MBTA Fare and Services proposals.  Davey outlined his priorities, telling   …Continue Reading Secretary Davey in Danvers Lists Priorities

Route 24 Interchange 8B Opens Posted on Jan 11

Route 24 Interchange 8B Opens

The Patrick-Murray Administration today announced the completion and opening of Route 24 Interchange 8B, a signature project that created jobs while investing in the state’s infrastructure to enhance long term economic development. The $35 million project created a new exit and interchange, 8B, between the   …Continue Reading Route 24 Interchange 8B Opens

New Guide for Parents of Teen Drivers Posted on Jan 10

New Guide for Parents of Teen Drivers

MassDOT Secretary Richard A. Davey today joined MassDOT RMV Registrar Rachel Kaprielian at the Boston Chinatown RMV branch to announce the availability of a new guide to optimize the 40-hours of supervised driving teens are required to complete under parental supervision prior to receiving their   …Continue Reading New Guide for Parents of Teen Drivers

MassDOT: Help Shape Our Transportation System Posted on Jan 10

MassDOT: Help Shape Our Transportation System

MassDOT asks our customers who use the Commonwealth transportation system to help shape the future of that system as part of weMove Massachusetts, a MassDOT strategic planning process. Since 2009, MassDOT has undertaken a wide-reaching reform effort, designed to improve how we do business, how   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Help Shape Our Transportation System

MassDOT/MassDEP Vehicle Inspection Program Posted on Jan 9

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) and MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles Division today issued a two-year contract extension beginning in October 2013 for the enhanced vehicle emissions testing and safety inspection program, the Massachusetts Vehicle Check Program. Parsons Commercial Technology Group Inc. will   …Continue Reading MassDOT/MassDEP Vehicle Inspection Program

MBTA: Fare and Service Proposals, Public Outreach Posted on Jan 3

MBTA: Fare and Service Proposals, Public Outreach

MassDOT today released proposed fare increase and service reduction plans for the MBTA aimed at closing a projected $161 million budget gap for fiscal year 2013. Earlier estimates projected the gap would total approximately $185 million for FY13.  The MBTA has taken aggressive steps to   …Continue Reading MBTA: Fare and Service Proposals, Public Outreach