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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Additional Support for Local Road, Bridge Projects Posted on Jul 31

The Patrick Administration has authorized the release of an additional $50 million for the Fiscal Year 2014 Chapter 90 program, increasing the state’s investment in local road and bridges projects across the Commonwealth to a historic $200 million. In letters this week to all 351   …Continue Reading Additional Support for Local Road, Bridge Projects

MassDOT: Regional Transit Schedules on Google Maps Posted on Jul 29

MassDOT: Regional Transit Schedules on Google Maps

MassDOT has announced that for the first time all public transportation authorities in the Commonwealth including the MBTA and all 15 Regional Transit Authorities (RTAs) have their routes and schedules fully accessible on Google Maps. MassDOT’s MassRIDES Statewide Travel Options Program led the effort, in   …Continue Reading MassDOT: Regional Transit Schedules on Google Maps

Weston I-90/I-95 New Traffic Pattern Update Posted on Jul 29

MassDOT will make minor adjustments to the congestion relief trial at the I-90/I-95 interchange in Weston. The adjustments will be made tonight, Monday night July 29, into Tuesday morning July 30, weather permitting.  The changes are based on staff observations and feedback from customers. MassDOT   …Continue Reading Weston I-90/I-95 New Traffic Pattern Update

Longfellow Bridge: MBTA Weekend Impacts Posted on Jul 26

Longfellow Bridge: MBTA Weekend Impacts

The Longfellow Bridge Rehabilitation Project will change MBTA Red Line service during five weekends through early November. Due to the Longfellow Bridge Project, shuttle buses will make all station stops between Park Street and Kendall/MIT Stations on the following weekends: Saturday and Sunday, August 10-11,   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: MBTA Weekend Impacts

Fore River Bridge Construction Update Posted on Jul 23

Fore River Bridge Construction Update

MassDOT Fore River Bridge replacement project contractors will add a third overnight work shift beginning next week, July 29, from 11:00 PM to 7:00 AM. As described during public outreach for the project, certain critical aspects of the bridge replacement require 24-hour operation. It is   …Continue Reading Fore River Bridge Construction Update

E-ZPass Free Transponder Sign Up Posted on Jul 22

E-ZPass Free Transponder Sign Up

MassDOT’s E-ZPass Van crew members are visiting local communities this summer, providing drivers the opportunity to sign up on the spot for a free E-ZPass transponder. This week the E-ZPass Van is in Revere: Tuesday, July 23, 12pm-6pm, American Legion Field next to City Hall,   …Continue Reading E-ZPass Free Transponder Sign Up

When the Sox Arrived at South Station Posted on Jul 19

When the Sox Arrived at South Station

When a Major League Baseball team travels by train today — say, a short Amtrak trip from Philadelphia to Washington or a longer ride from Boston to New York — the novelty makes headlines. Players sometimes even don vintage hats in homage to a bygone   …Continue Reading When the Sox Arrived at South Station

Longfellow Bridge Detour July 20: Map Posted on Jul 18

Longfellow Bridge Detour July 20: Map

As the Longfellow Bridge rehabilitation major construction begins, the bridge will be closed for vehicular travel in the Cambridge-bound direction. Effective July 20, 2013, one lane of traffic will carry vehicles into Boston (using the current Cambridge-bound lane) and Cambridge-bound traffic will be detoured using a signed   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Detour July 20: Map

Fairmount Line Improvements Celebrated Posted on Jul 17

Fairmount Line Improvements Celebrated

Governor Deval Patrick today joined Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard Davey and MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott to officially open the Four Corners Commuter Rail Station and celebrate the recent improvements made along the entire Fairmount Commuter Rail Line. The   …Continue Reading Fairmount Line Improvements Celebrated

MassDOT Historic Mile Marker Preservation Honored Posted on Jul 16

MassDOT Historic Mile Marker Preservation Honored

A MassDOT-led restoration of a Milestone Marker on Harvard Avenue in Brighton has received a 2013 Boston Preservation Alliance Award. Milestone Marker #6 was built in 1729 among 40 markers along what was known as Upper Boston Post Road. The restored marker’s inscription: “Boston 6   …Continue Reading MassDOT Historic Mile Marker Preservation Honored