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Monthly Archives: October 2012

MBTA: September Ridership Increase Posted on Oct 31

MBTA: September Ridership Increase

MBTA weekday ridership for September 2012 increased by 1.5 % compared to September 2011, the 2nd consecutive monthly increase. The increase to an average 1.369 million passenger trips per weekday comes in the third month since new fares took effect.  Analysts had projected the new   …Continue Reading MBTA: September Ridership Increase

Hurricane Sandy Monday, October 29 Travel Updates Posted on Oct 29

MassDOT is responding to Sandy with safety for our customers and employees as the highest priority.  All travel is discouraged on Monday, October 29th.  MBTA The MBTA is suspending all service at 2 pm Monday, October 29, due to projected high winds.Commuter Boats were suspended   …Continue Reading Hurricane Sandy Monday, October 29 Travel Updates

MassDOT Transportation Future Meetings Update Posted on Oct 26

MassDOT Transportation Future Meetings Update

MassDOT is continuing its series of statewide public meetings, engaging with residents, community leaders and business owners to discuss the future of transportation in the Commonwealth. Legislation passed in August requires the Department to host at least six public meetings in advance of developing a   …Continue Reading MassDOT Transportation Future Meetings Update

Neponset River Bridge Completed Ahead of Schedule Posted on Oct 25

Neponset River Bridge Completed Ahead of Schedule

Lieutenant Governor Timothy P. Murray and MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey today joined state and local officials to celebrate the substanial completion of the Neponset River Bridge. "Governor Patrick and I are committed to working with cities and towns to invest in critical infrastructure   …Continue Reading Neponset River Bridge Completed Ahead of Schedule

RMV Operation Yellow Blitz Posted on Oct 24

RMV Operation Yellow Blitz

MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles Registrar Rachel Kaprielian today in Lexington joined the RMV Vehicle Safety & Compliance team and local police checking local bus stops as part of Operation Yellow Blitz during National School Bus Safety Week. Yellow Blitz is an appeal by the   …Continue Reading RMV Operation Yellow Blitz

Hudson Bridge Reconstruction Begins Posted on Oct 22

Hudson Bridge Reconstruction Begins

MassDOT and town officials in Hudson today broke ground on the the Houghton Street Bridge project. The $2.87 million project includes complete reconstruction of the existing bridge along with construction of a temporary pedestrian bridge.  The project is expected to be complete in June 2014.    …Continue Reading Hudson Bridge Reconstruction Begins

Moving Together 2012: Record Attendance Posted on Oct 20

Moving Together 2012: Record Attendance

Moving Together 2012, the Commonwealth’s annual statewide walking and bicycling conference, this week welcomed a record 340+ participants committed to advance healthy transportation.   Nine workshops focused on “Mode Shift to Healthier State” featuring public health, land use and transportation panelists from across the Commonwealth on   …Continue Reading Moving Together 2012: Record Attendance

Fairmount Line Stations Key to Neighborhood Revitalization Posted on Oct 19

Fairmount Line Stations Key to Neighborhood Revitalization

The MBTA Fairmount Line project takes center stage in a new article by The Atlantic Cities, "This Is What a Neighborhood Revitalization Actually Looks Like" detailing the public-private partnerships successfully revitalizing Boston's Codman Square neighborhood and surrounding neighborhoods.  The Fairmount Line project includes construction of   …Continue Reading Fairmount Line Stations Key to Neighborhood Revitalization

Transportation Future Meetings: Haverhill, Hyannis Posted on Oct 19

Transportation Future Meetings: Haverhill, Hyannis

MassDOT next week will continue statewide public meetings, engaging with residents, community leaders and business owners to discuss the future of transportation in the Commonwealth. Representatives from each division of MassDOT – RMV, Highway, Aeronautics and MBTA/Rail and Transit – will be available to answer   …Continue Reading Transportation Future Meetings: Haverhill, Hyannis

Tobin Bridge: Toll Collection Lane Changes Posted on Oct 18

Tobin Bridge: Toll Collection Lane Changes

MassDOT announced the ‘ALL VEHICLES’ toll collection lane configuration on the Tobin Bridge will be replaced with ‘E-ZPASS ONLY’ and ‘CASH ONLY’ lanes as of Sunday, October 21, at 10pm. This change will allow E-ZPass customers to move through the plaza unimpeded as cash customers   …Continue Reading Tobin Bridge: Toll Collection Lane Changes