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Monthly Archives: March 2012

Transportation Reform, Budget Legislation Filed Posted on Mar 29

Transportation Reform, Budget Legislation Filed

The Patrick-Murray Administration has filed transportation reform legislation that addresses the MBTA FY 2013 budget and builds on the success of the Transportation Reform Act of 2009.  The legislation would authorize several steps to allow the MBTA to close its FY13 structural deficit, including a   …Continue Reading Transportation Reform, Budget Legislation Filed

Marshfield Route 139 Project Advances Posted on Mar 29

Marshfield Route 139 Project Advances

Governor Deval Patrick today joined state and town officials along with Marshfield and South Shore Chambers of Commerce members to break ground on the $4.1 million Route 139 widening project.  The one mile stretch of Route 139 between School Street and Furnace Street narrows to   …Continue Reading Marshfield Route 139 Project Advances

Letter to Our Customers Posted on Mar 28

By Richard A. Davey, MassDOT Secretary and CEO and Jonathan Davis, MBTA Acting GM Let us start by first thanking each and every one of the nearly 6,000 individuals who attended our public meetings over the last several months and the thousands more who wrote   …Continue Reading Letter to Our Customers

MBTA Final Fare, Service Recommendation Posted on Mar 28

MBTA Final Fare, Service Recommendation

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey and Acting MBTA General Manager Jonathan Davis today announced their recommended proposal for closing the MBTA’s $185 million budget gap for next fiscal year.  The proposal includes administrative efficiencies, fare increases, service changes and one-time revenues.  In addition,   …Continue Reading MBTA Final Fare, Service Recommendation

RMV License Plate Boosts Bruins Foundation Posted on Mar 27

RMV License Plate Boosts Bruins Foundation

MassDOT RMV Registrar Rachel Kaprielian today joined Boston Bruins Foundation and Mass Hockey leaders for the kick-off of a raffle for the first plate in the ‘Invest in Youth Hockey’ Bruins license plate series, plate No. 1.   Bruins Foundation Senior Vice President Amy Latimer and   …Continue Reading RMV License Plate Boosts Bruins Foundation

“Heavy Lift” River Street Bridge Project Posted on Mar 26

“Heavy Lift” River Street Bridge Project

MassDOT is moving forward with the latest "Heavy Lift" project as part of the Patrick-Murray Administration's Accelerated Bridge Program to rebuild structurally-deficient bridges across the Commonwealth.  Demolition work on the River Street Bridge carrying traffic over the MBTA and CSX Railroad in Boston will begin   …Continue Reading “Heavy Lift” River Street Bridge Project

New Bedford-Fairhaven Drawbridge Repairs Posted on Mar 23

New Bedford-Fairhaven Drawbridge Repairs

MassDOT's three week, around-the-clock repairs of the New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge that began on March 4 with the temporary closing of the bridge are moving into final stages.  The drawbridge is scheduled to reopen on schedule Sunday evening, March 25.  The critical repairs included electrical upgrades,   …Continue Reading New Bedford-Fairhaven Drawbridge Repairs

Safe Routes to School Partners Honored Posted on Mar 22

Safe Routes to School Partners Honored

MassDOT this month recognized five school and community partners for their achievements at its annual Safe Routes to School forum held in Newton. The following Safe Routes to School partners were recognized for their success in encouraging students to walk or bicycle to school: Winchester   …Continue Reading Safe Routes to School Partners Honored

MassDOT Graduate Student Fellowships Posted on Mar 19

MassDOT Graduate Student Fellowships

In October 2011 MassDOT's Accelerated Bridge Program received AASHTO’s Francis B. Francois Award for Innovation.  The award winner each year is a state transportation department that has implemented an outstanding innovative program.  AASHTO cited as an example of innovation MassDOT’s groundbreaking “93Fast14” project that replaced   …Continue Reading MassDOT Graduate Student Fellowships

RDM Transit Needs Public Meetings Posted on Mar 17

RDM Transit Needs Public Meetings

MassDOT has scheduled three final public meetings on the Roxbury/Dorchester/Mattapan Transit Needs Study:  Thursday, March 22, 6-8pm, Mattapan Branch Library, 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Thursday, March 29, 6-8pm, Dudley Branch Library, 65 Warren Street Thursday, April 12, 6-8pm, Grove Hall Community Center, 51 Geneva Avenue   …Continue Reading RDM Transit Needs Public Meetings