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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Three I-90 Turnpike Service Plazas Offer E-85 Fuel Posted on Aug 30

Three I-90 Turnpike Service Plazas Offer E-85 Fuel

MassDOT Secretary & CEO Richard A. Davey today celebrated the opening of the first E-85 Flex Fueling stations on I-90, the Massachusetts Turnpike, in the communities of Charlton and Westborough. Labor Day travelers will notice E-85 pumps at the Service Plazas in Charlton on I-90   …Continue Reading Three I-90 Turnpike Service Plazas Offer E-85 Fuel

Labor Day Weekend: Travel Safely Posted on Aug 29

Labor Day Weekend: Travel Safely

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation encourages safe travel during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend. Heaviest Labor Day traffic on I-90 is expected Thursday and Friday westbound and Monday afternoon-evening eastbound.  In 2011, the number of toll transactions on the Turnpike from Weston to the   …Continue Reading Labor Day Weekend: Travel Safely

Knowledge Corridor Work Advances Posted on Aug 27

Knowledge Corridor Work Advances

Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray today joined Congressman John Olver, Congressman Richard Neal and Mayor Alex Morse of Holyoke for a first look at the potential site of the upcoming Holyoke Passenger Rail platform and announced construction is now underway to restore passenger rail service along   …Continue Reading Knowledge Corridor Work Advances

Hatfield: Solar Array on MassDOT Property Posted on Aug 23

Hatfield: Solar Array on MassDOT Property

Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray today joined MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey and other state and local officials in Hatfield to break ground on the latest solar array to be built on state highway property. The solar array will be capable of producing   …Continue Reading Hatfield: Solar Array on MassDOT Property

MBTA’s Charlie Promotes CharlieCard, New Store Posted on Aug 22

MBTA’s Charlie Promotes CharlieCard, New Store

MBTA official mascot, Charlie, is visiting sites around Boston today, promoting the CharlieCard and the MBTA’s new CharlieCard Store at Downtown Crossing. Sponsored by Mass Bay Credit Union, Charlie will be visiting areas of the city to help promote the T and thank commuters and   …Continue Reading MBTA’s Charlie Promotes CharlieCard, New Store

South Station Expansion Project Posted on Aug 20

South Station Expansion Project

MassDOT in conjunction with the MBTA and the City of Boston is launching the South Station Expansion Project. Using funds awarded by the federal government, MassDOT will spend the next several years performing planning, environmental review, and preliminary design for an expanded station and ancillary   …Continue Reading South Station Expansion Project

Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Board Posted on Aug 17

Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Board

The Massachusetts Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board appointed through the leadership of the Patrick-Murray Administration and Secretary Davey has new members and a new focus and operation. The Board serves in an advisory role to advance bicycling and pedestrian transportation for MassDOT and other state   …Continue Reading Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Board

MassDOT Award Boosts Westhampton Bridge Posted on Aug 14

MassDOT Award Boosts Westhampton Bridge

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey today announced the award of $1.2 million for the replacement of South Road Bridge in Westhampton. “MassDOT, on behalf of the Patrick-Murray Administration, is proud to partner with the community of Westhampton on this important project. These kinds   …Continue Reading MassDOT Award Boosts Westhampton Bridge

Derek S. Hines Bridge Dedication Posted on Aug 13

Derek S. Hines Bridge Dedication

Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray today joined the Hines family and state and local officials for the dedication ceremony of the First Lieutenant Derek S. Hines Memorial Bridge in Amesbury.  The bridge opened to traffic on August 6 and had been closed for construction since November   …Continue Reading Derek S. Hines Bridge Dedication

Governor Patrick Signs Transportation Funding Bill Posted on Aug 10

Governor Patrick Signs Transportation Funding Bill

Governor Deval Patrick has signed the 2012 Transportation Bond Bill that continues funding for transportation infrastructure projects across the Commonwealth.  The bill authorizes a total investment of $1.5 billion for Fiscal Year 2013, including $885 million in state funds that leverage federal funds for state   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Signs Transportation Funding Bill