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Monthly Archives: December 2012

Fall River: Route 79/I-195/Braga Bridge Public Hearing Set Posted on Dec 31

Fall River: Route 79/I-195/Braga Bridge Public Hearing Set

MassDOT has scheduled a design Public Hearing to discuss the proposed Route 79/I-195 Interchange Reconstruction and Braga Bridge Phase II Projects as follows: Fall River- Wednesday, January 9, 6:30 PM, DCR Heritage State Park Visitor’s Center Auditorium, 200 Davol Street. The proposed Route 79/I-195 Interchange   …Continue Reading Fall River: Route 79/I-195/Braga Bridge Public Hearing Set

RMV: During Year End Rush, Visit Online Branch Posted on Dec 27

RMV: During Year End Rush, Visit Online Branch

MassDOT’s Registrar of Motor Vehicles Rachel Kaprielian today announced the last days of 2012 will bring year-end long lines at RMV branches caused by a stream of commercial motor vehicle registration renewals.  Owners of commercial vehicles will be appearing in person through Monday, December 31   …Continue Reading RMV: During Year End Rush, Visit Online Branch

I-90 Bridge: Home for Rare Peregrine Falcons Posted on Dec 27

I-90 Bridge: Home for Rare Peregrine Falcons

A partnership between MassDOT and the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife's Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program to preserve a rare species is taking new steps at the site of a MassDOT construction project early in 2013. The Endangered Species Program staff working with   …Continue Reading I-90 Bridge: Home for Rare Peregrine Falcons

Worcester: Historical Roadway Marker Restored Posted on Dec 26

Worcester: Historical Roadway Marker Restored

MassDOT working with local high school students in Worcester has restored an historic roadside marker.  Worcester Technical High School students restored the Wigwam Hill marker and presented the restored marker to the MassDOT Highway District office for installation.  The marker is one of 275 first   …Continue Reading Worcester: Historical Roadway Marker Restored

MBTA: South Acton Station Reconstruction Moves Forward Posted on Dec 21

MBTA: South Acton Station Reconstruction Moves Forward

Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray joined MassDOT Secretary & CEO Richard A. Davey, MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly A. Scott, and state and local officials to break ground on a new South Acton Commuter Rail Station that will improve, expand and revitalize the busiest station on   …Continue Reading MBTA: South Acton Station Reconstruction Moves Forward

I-93 Corridor: Real Time Travel Smart Phone App Posted on Dec 20

I-93 Corridor: Real Time Travel Smart Phone App

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey today announced a new smart phone app that provides real time travel conditions along the Interstate 93 corridor in Massachusetts.  The Real Time Travel App, “RTTM”, displays color-coded, current travel times on I-93 to and from Boston in   …Continue Reading I-93 Corridor: Real Time Travel Smart Phone App

MassDOT Celebrates I-91 Solar Array Completion Posted on Dec 19

MassDOT Celebrates I-91 Solar Array Completion

// <![CDATA[// <![CDATA[ $(document).ready(function() { // put all your jQuery goodness in here. $(".BannerText").html("News & Updates"); }); // ]]> MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey today joined state and local officials for the “switching on” ceremony of MassDOT’s solar array located at the District   …Continue Reading MassDOT Celebrates I-91 Solar Array Completion

Plan Ahead for Holiday Travel Posted on Dec 19

Plan Ahead for Holiday Travel

MassDOT encourages residents and visitors to drive safely and use public transportation where possible during the upcoming holidays. As always, I-90 Exit 9 connecting I-84 to Connecticut and New York experiences heavy traffic on peak holiday travel days. Drivers are encouraged to consider travel during   …Continue Reading Plan Ahead for Holiday Travel

MassDOT Goal: Triple Bicycling, Transit, Walking Posted on Dec 17

MassDOT Goal: Triple Bicycling, Transit, Walking

Secretary and CEO Richard Davey in October announced MassDOTs mode shift goal to triple the distance traveled by our customers through bicycling, transit and walking.  That goal now joins other goals incorporated into MassDOT's GreenDOT Implementation Plan with tasks and indicators.    MassDOT established the goal   …Continue Reading MassDOT Goal: Triple Bicycling, Transit, Walking

MassDOT Reveals Zakim Bridge New Lighting Posted on Dec 14

MassDOT Reveals Zakim Bridge New Lighting

MassDOT Secretary & CEO Richard A. Davey today celebrated the relighting of the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge with local officials, community leaders, the Zakim family and The Lenny Zakim Fund. “Since construction, this bridge has served as a symbol for the Commonwealth,” said   …Continue Reading MassDOT Reveals Zakim Bridge New Lighting