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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Patrick-Murray Administration Boosts Freight Rail Projects Posted on Apr 30

Patrick-Murray Administration Boosts Freight Rail Projects

Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray today joined MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard Davey and local officials in New Bedford to announce this year’s Industrial Rail Access Program (IRAP) recipients. “As part of the Massachusetts State Rail Plan, we are focused on increasing access for freight rail   …Continue Reading Patrick-Murray Administration Boosts Freight Rail Projects

Opening Celebrated for Boston South End Park Near I-90 Posted on Apr 29

Opening Celebrated for Boston South End Park Near I-90

MassDOT Secretary Richard A. Davey joined business and community leaders for today's official opening of Frieda Garcia Park adjacent to I-90 on Clarendon Street in Boston's South End.  The park is named for long-time South End community leader Frieda Garcia. As part of the project,   …Continue Reading Opening Celebrated for Boston South End Park Near I-90

MBTA Debuts 3 New Commuter Rail Coaches Posted on Apr 25

MBTA Debuts 3 New Commuter Rail Coaches

The MBTA this week put into service the first three new commuter rail coaches from Hyundai-Rotem USA. The first trips for the 3 new coaches carried passengers on Train No. 213 from North Station to Haverhill Wednesday morning.  The new coaches will continue to operate   …Continue Reading MBTA Debuts 3 New Commuter Rail Coaches

Boston Transportation Services Update Posted on Apr 24

Boston Transportation Services Update

Today, Wednesday, April 24, the MBTA Copley Station has reopened and Copley area buses are back on normal routes. Due to The MIT Officer Sean Collier Memorial Service today at 12pm Noon, expect Cambridge-area bus route diversions through 4pm. I-90 Exit 22 Copley and Prudential   …Continue Reading Boston Transportation Services Update

MassDOT Message: We are One Boston Posted on Apr 22

MassDOT Message: We are One Boston

MassDOT state highway message boards during the weekend of April 20-21, 2013 offered messages of unity and thanks following the events of the previous week.  Today, Monday, April 22, the I-90 Exit 22 Copley ramp has reopened to traffic.  Copley Square-Boylston Street area streets remain   …Continue Reading MassDOT Message: We are One Boston

I-195 Rapid Bridge Construction Completed Posted on Apr 19

I-195 Rapid Bridge Construction Completed

MassDOT last weekend completed the rapid bridge construction replacement of bridge decks that carry I-195 over River Avenue in Fairhaven near the New Bedford line.  The bridge deck replacement during weekends only was completed ahead of the original accelerated schedule. The bridge deck paving operation   …Continue Reading I-195 Rapid Bridge Construction Completed

City of Boston to Red Sox, Bruins Fans: Take the T Friday Posted on Apr 18

City of Boston to Red Sox, Bruins Fans: Take the T Friday

The City of Boston is urging both Red Sox and Bruins fans to take the MBTA to Friday’s games at Fenway Park and TD BankNorth Garden if possible.  With a portion of the Back Bay still closed to pedestrian and vehicular traffic after Monday’s Boston   …Continue Reading City of Boston to Red Sox, Bruins Fans: Take the T Friday

Marathon Response Transportation Updates Posted on Apr 17

Marathon Response Transportation Updates

Response to the Boston Marathon explosions includes continuing traffic and public transportation impacts in the Boston Copley Square area. In Boston, I-90 Eastbound Exit 22, the Prudential Ramp ONLY has been reopened as of Wednesday, April 17, 10am.  The Copley Ramp remains closed until further   …Continue Reading Marathon Response Transportation Updates

Burlington-Woburn I-95 Construction Alert Posted on Apr 15

Beginning Tuesday, April 16, all four travel lanes on I-95 (Route 128) will be shifted to the right in each direction between Route 3A/Route 3 (Cambridge Street) and Winn Street in Burlington to allow work crews to continue reconstruction of the median area.  The lane   …Continue Reading Burlington-Woburn I-95 Construction Alert

RMV Prepares for Busy April Vacation Week Posted on Apr 12

RMV Prepares for Busy April Vacation Week

April school vacation days next week are among the RMV’s busiest of the year.  In preparation, MassDOT today again encouraged customers to do their business online if possible and unveiled new tools to help customers who must visit a branch better understand wait-times to plan   …Continue Reading RMV Prepares for Busy April Vacation Week