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Monthly Archives: January 2013

MassDOT Community Transit Grant Available Posted on Jan 31

MassDOT Community Transit Grant Available

MassDOT’s Rail & Transit Division today announced availability of the Fiscal Year 2014 Community Transit Grant Program application. Organizations that wish to apply for the following Federal funds: Title 49 USC Sections 5310, 5311 (f), 5316, 5317, and 5339 and State funds: Mobility Assistance Program,   …Continue Reading MassDOT Community Transit Grant Available

Westborough: Secretary Davey Highlights Governor’s Plan Posted on Jan 30

Westborough: Secretary Davey Highlights Governor’s Plan

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey visited Westborough to build on the Governor’s plan to create jobs and expand economic opportunity throughout Massachusetts. “Opportunity is too important to leave to chance, but opportunity requires growth and growth requires investment,” said Governor Patrick. “In every corner   …Continue Reading Westborough: Secretary Davey Highlights Governor’s Plan

All Aboard!- Journey to the New South Station Posted on Jan 29

All Aboard!- Journey to the New South Station

Posted by Kate Fichter, Project Manager When you think of Boston South Station, you most likely think about catching a train or bus, commuting home, or taking a weekend trip to New York City or Providence.  It would be no surprise if, like many of   …Continue Reading All Aboard!- Journey to the New South Station

Watertown RMV Event: Senior Drivers Focus Posted on Jan 28

Watertown RMV Event: Senior Drivers Focus

MassDOT Registry of Motor Vehicles will conduct an information session on issues facing senior drivers entitled “Shifting Gears” on Thursday, February 14, 10am- 12pm, Watertown Mall RMV Branch. The session will be held in the Mall just outside the branch office.  MassDOT RMV's Michele Ellicks   …Continue Reading Watertown RMV Event: Senior Drivers Focus

Governor Patrick Highlights South Coast Rail Commitment Posted on Jan 25

Governor Patrick Highlights South Coast Rail Commitment

Governor Deval Patrick today joined state and local leaders in New Bedford to highlight the Administration’s commitment to South Coast Rail as a key component of an investment plan to grow jobs and expand economic opportunity.    The Governor’s plan includes the completion of the   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Highlights South Coast Rail Commitment

Safe Routes to School in Reading Posted on Jan 25

Safe Routes to School in Reading

MassDOT Highway Administrator Frank DePaola joined Reading local and school officials and parents for a ribbon cutting and student presentation to celebrate completion of pedestrian access and safety improvements surrounding the W.S. Parker Middle School campus. The project was made possible by MassDOT using federal   …Continue Reading Safe Routes to School in Reading

North Adams: Hadley Overpass Update Posted on Jan 24

North Adams: Hadley Overpass Update

MassDOT's Hadley Overpass project in North Adams is moving into later stages of construction this winter with steel repairs underneath the bridge. The $34.5 million project is reconstructing the Hadley Overpass bridge carrying Route 8/State Street over the Hoosic River and the B&M Railroad.  The   …Continue Reading North Adams: Hadley Overpass Update

Mass State Police Reminder: Breakdown Lane Enforcement Posted on Jan 23

Mass State Police Reminder: Breakdown Lane Enforcement

MassDOT and the Massachusetts State Police are reminding drivers traveling along I-93 and I-95 (Route 128) that use of the breakdown lane on I-93/I-95 has been discontinued in the area where the new fourth travel lane has opened. In late November, MassDOT opened a section   …Continue Reading Mass State Police Reminder: Breakdown Lane Enforcement

MassDOT Community Transit Grant Training Set Posted on Jan 23

MassDOT Community Transit Grant Training Set

MassDOT's Rail & Transit Division announces training sessions for the FY2014 MassDOT Community Transit Grant Program.  The Federal Transit Administration and the Commonwealth provide financial assistance through a number of programs to Regional Transit Authorities, Private Non-Profits/For-Profits, Councils on Aging, municipalities that provide transit service   …Continue Reading MassDOT Community Transit Grant Training Set

Secretary Davey: The Time to Act Decisively is Now Posted on Jan 22

Secretary Davey: The Time to Act Decisively is Now

Posted by Richard A. Davey, MassDOT Secretary & Chief Executive Officer The Pioneer Institute’s Jim Stergios has one fundamental point exactly right in his opinion article, “Lots of Art, Little Science in Transportation Plan.”  In his words: “let’s be clear that we do need new   …Continue Reading Secretary Davey: The Time to Act Decisively is Now