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Monthly Archives: July 2012

Federal Transit Grants Boost Springfield, MBTA Posted on Jul 23

Federal Transit Grants Boost Springfield, MBTA

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today joined Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray, Congressman Richard Neal and MassDOT Secretary Richard A. Davey in Springfield to announce 255 federal transit grants totaling $787 million nationwide, including three grants for Springfield Union Station, Pioneer Valley Transit Authority, and the   …Continue Reading Federal Transit Grants Boost Springfield, MBTA

MassDOT Reform Success: Permits Posted on Jul 19

MassDOT Reform Success: Permits

MassDOT’s commitment to changing the way we do business to achieve better customer service has taken another important step forward: merging the Permits Departments of the former Mass Highway and Mass Turnpike. An employee Permit Integration Committee worked together in merging the State Permits and   …Continue Reading MassDOT Reform Success: Permits

Salisbury Historical Markers Unveiled Posted on Jul 16

Salisbury Historical Markers Unveiled

MassDOT today joined state and local officials in Salisbury to unveil five Historical Markers, reclaiming an important connection to the proud history of the Commonwealth. In 1930, the legislature authorized the Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the founding of   …Continue Reading Salisbury Historical Markers Unveiled

North Bank Pedestrian Bridge Grand Opening Posted on Jul 13

North Bank Pedestrian Bridge Grand Opening

Governor Deval Patrick today celebrated the completion of the North Bank pedestrian bridge, connecting Paul Revere Park in Charlestown to Cambridge's North Point Park. Funded through the Obama Administration's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the $26 million North Bank Bridge and North Point Park project will provide   …Continue Reading North Bank Pedestrian Bridge Grand Opening

Green Line Extension: Environmental Approval Posted on Jul 13

Green Line Extension: Environmental Approval

MassDOT and the MBTA this week received full federal environmental approval for the Green Line Extension project, a major milestone for the project.  The Federal Transit Administration released a Finding of No Significant Impact for the project, reaffirming its myriad environmental, mobility, economic development, and   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension: Environmental Approval

Route 2 Reconstruction Named “Project of the Year” Posted on Jul 13

Route 2 Reconstruction Named “Project of the Year”

MassDOT's Route 2 Hurricane Irene Emergency Repairs Project has been named a 2012 Public Works Project of the Year by the American Public Works Association (APWA), a not-for-profit, international organization of more than 28,500 members involved in the field of public works. MassDOT's Highway Division   …Continue Reading Route 2 Reconstruction Named “Project of the Year”

Regional Transit Authorities Promote Green Transportation Posted on Jul 12

Regional Transit Authorities Promote Green Transportation

Several Regional Transit Authorities are partnering with MassDOT's MassRIDES to promote green transportation options through NuRide, the nation's largest travel rewards and rideshare matching program.  The Greater Attleboro-Taunton Regional Transit Authority (GATRA), the Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA), the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA)   …Continue Reading Regional Transit Authorities Promote Green Transportation

Fall River Route 79/I-195 Public Hearing Posted on Jul 11

Fall River Route 79/I-195 Public Hearing

MassDOT will hold a public hearing for the Route 79/I-195 Interchange Project at the following time and location: Thursday, July 12, 6:00-9:00pm, Fall River Heritage State Park, 200 Davol Street Staff members will present the Environmental Assessment/Environmental Notification Form for the project.  The documents are   …Continue Reading Fall River Route 79/I-195 Public Hearing

Anderson Memorial Bridge Groundbreaking Posted on Jul 9

Anderson Memorial Bridge Groundbreaking

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey joined local officials today to break ground on the Anderson Memorial Bridge project, connecting the cities of Boston and Cambridge over the Charles River. The $19.9 million project is funded through the Patrick-Murray Administration's Accelerated Bridge Program to   …Continue Reading Anderson Memorial Bridge Groundbreaking

GreenDOT Open Houses Set Posted on Jul 6

GreenDOT Open Houses Set

MassDOT is hosting a series of open houses in Worcester, New Bedford, Lowell and Amherst during the weeks of July 16 and July 23 to talk with the public and other stakeholders about MassDOT efforts to build sustainability into transportation services. The Draft GreenDOT Implementation   …Continue Reading GreenDOT Open Houses Set