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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Chelsea Street Bridge to Reopen May 12 Posted on Apr 30

Chelsea Street Bridge to Reopen May 12

The new bridge carrying Chelsea Street over the Chelsea Creek at the Boston/Chelsea line is scheduled to reopen to traffic on Saturday, May 12.  Construction crews are completing the last of the major work items necessary to allow the opening of the new bridge.  On   …Continue Reading Chelsea Street Bridge to Reopen May 12

Compact Boosts Massachusetts Ports Posted on Apr 30

Compact Boosts Massachusetts Ports

Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray today announced formation of the Ports of Massachusetts Compact agreement to boost economic development and capitalize on resources in the Commonwealth’s seaports. The compact is signed by the mayors of Boston, New Bedford, Fall River, Gloucester and Salem along with MassDOT   …Continue Reading Compact Boosts Massachusetts Ports

MassDOT, MBTA Help “Boston Shine” Posted on Apr 27

MassDOT, MBTA Help “Boston Shine”

More than 150 MassDOT and MBTA employees today joined the annual Boston Shines Cleanup Day.  Crews from MassDOT District 6, left, along with other MassDOT and T employees were at work across the city: -doing clean up work and street sweeping in the South End,   …Continue Reading MassDOT, MBTA Help “Boston Shine”

Walk, Bike to School Day May 2 Posted on Apr 27

Walk, Bike to School Day May 2

Thousands of elementary and middle school-aged children will celebrate Walk and Bicycle to School Day on Wednesday, May 2 during events promoted through MassDOT's Safe Routes to School Program. In 2011, 162 schools from across the Commonwealth participated in this event, the largest to date.   …Continue Reading Walk, Bike to School Day May 2

Haverhill/West Newbury Bridge Project Advances Posted on Apr 27

Haverhill/West Newbury Bridge Project Advances

MassDOT contractors have begun the $14.1 million rehabilitation of the historic Rocks Village Bridge carrying Main Street over the Merrimack River at the Haverhill/West Newbury line.  The project is funded by the Patrick-Murray Administration's Accelerated Bridge Program to repair structurally deficient bridges across the Commonwealth.   …Continue Reading Haverhill/West Newbury Bridge Project Advances

Bill Mitchell: Honoring a “Giant” Posted on Apr 26

Bill Mitchell: Honoring a “Giant”

Posted by Jeff Mullan I had the good fortune this week to have been invited to attend the dedication of the MBTA’s Legal Conference Room in memory of Bill Mitchell.  You all know that he served the MBTA with distinction for 17 years, including a   …Continue Reading Bill Mitchell: Honoring a “Giant”

Secretary Nee Gets “Veteran” Driver’s License Posted on Apr 25

Secretary Nee Gets “Veteran” Driver’s License

Veterans' Services Secretary Coleman Nee today renewed his driver's license as MassDOT RMV Registrar Rachel Kaprielian looked on.  Secretary Nee's new license includes the word "Veteran" as part of a new RMV option announced in November 2011 by Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray.   As of   …Continue Reading Secretary Nee Gets “Veteran” Driver’s License

RMV: Electric Vehicle Plate Posted on Apr 24

RMV: Electric Vehicle Plate

MassDOT Secretary Richard A. Davey and MassDOT Registrar Rachel Kaprielian today joined Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Richard K. Sullivan, Jr. to announce the availability of new Electric Vehicle Plates.  The Electric Vehicle Plates will be available for any passenger or commercial vehicle that is   …Continue Reading RMV: Electric Vehicle Plate

Safety First: Highway Work Zone Awareness Week Posted on Apr 19

Safety First: Highway Work Zone Awareness Week

MassDOT Secretary Richard A. Davey today joined Executive Office of Public Safety and Security Secretary Mary Beth Heffernan and Massachusetts State Police Colonel Marian McGovern along with Federal Highway officials and Construction Industries of Massachusetts leaders at Devens to announce traffic enforcement steps during National   …Continue Reading Safety First: Highway Work Zone Awareness Week

MassDOT National Recognition: “Bicycle Friendly Business” Posted on Apr 18

MassDOT National Recognition: “Bicycle Friendly Business”

MassDOT today became the first transportation agency in the nation recognized as a “Bicycle Friendly Business” by the League of American Bicyclists.  The League today announced 67 awards nationally to businesses, cities, non-profits, and government agencies, including a Bronze medal to MassDOT for encouraging a   …Continue Reading MassDOT National Recognition: “Bicycle Friendly Business”