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Monthly Archives: August 2013

MassDOT Announces Community Transit Grants Posted on Aug 15

MassDOT Announces Community Transit Grants

MassDOT’s Rail & Transit Division today announced the Fiscal Year 2014 award recipients in the MassDOT Community Transit Grant Program. 35 applicants were selected for 55 individual grants totaling more than $14.8 million. These FY14 grants represent the first year federal and state transit funds   …Continue Reading MassDOT Announces Community Transit Grants

All-Electronic Tolling Public Meetings Set Posted on Aug 13

MassDOT has scheduled three public meetings to present All Electronic Tolling (AET) information and solicit comments from members of the public. MassDOT proposes to convert and replace the I-90 Western Turnpike and I-90 Boston Metropolitan Highway System interchange-based manual cash and electronic toll collection systems   …Continue Reading All-Electronic Tolling Public Meetings Set

Western Turnpike Tolls Public Hearings Set Posted on Aug 12

Western Turnpike Tolls Public Hearings Set

In accordance with legislation recently enacted by the Massachusetts House and Senate, MassDOT has devised an implementation plan and scheduled public hearings for the restoration of private passenger vehicle tolls on the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) between Interchange 1 (West Stockbridge) and Interchange 6 (Springfield/I-291). The   …Continue Reading Western Turnpike Tolls Public Hearings Set

West Fitchburg: New Wachusett Rail Station Posted on Aug 12

West Fitchburg: New Wachusett Rail Station

MassDOT Secretary & CEO Richard A. Davey today joined local officials to break ground on the new Wachusett Commuter Rail Station in West Fitchburg. The Wachusett Extension project will extend the Fitchburg Commuter Rail Line 4.5 miles westerly to a new station at Wachusett in   …Continue Reading West Fitchburg: New Wachusett Rail Station

CapeFLYER Train to Cape Extended to Columbus Day Posted on Aug 12

CapeFLYER Train to Cape Extended to Columbus Day

MassDOT, MBTA, and Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA) announced the CapeFLYER weekend train service from Boston to Cape Cod will be extended through the Columbus Day holiday, Monday, October 14. The long awaited return of weekend rail service to Cape Cod has proven successful,   …Continue Reading CapeFLYER Train to Cape Extended to Columbus Day

Longfellow Bridge Reminder: Red Line Diversion August 10-11 Posted on Aug 9

Longfellow Bridge Reminder: Red Line Diversion August 10-11

On Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11, MassDOT will close the Longfellow Bridge to all motor vehicle travel, except MBTA buses. The closure is to implement an MBTA Red Line diversion related to bridge construction. Buses will replace Red Line trains for service between   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Reminder: Red Line Diversion August 10-11

I-95 Whittier Bridge “Mega Project” Moves Forward Posted on Aug 8

I-95 Whittier Bridge “Mega Project” Moves Forward

MassDOT Secretary and Chief Executive Officer Richard A. Davey today joined federal, state, and local officials to celebrate the official groundbreaking for the Patrick Administration’s Whittier Bridge Project on Interstate 95 in Salisbury, Newburyport and Amesbury. The $292 million project is one of five “mega”   …Continue Reading I-95 Whittier Bridge “Mega Project” Moves Forward

Longfellow Bridge Project Celebrated Posted on Aug 7

Longfellow Bridge Project Celebrated

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey today joined Congressman Mike Capuano and Highway Administrator Frank DePaola along with federal, state and city officials to celebrate the kick off for the Longfellow Bridge Project. The $255.5 million project funded from the Patrick Administration’s Accelerated Bridge   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Project Celebrated

State Takes “Absolute Control” over Worcester to Boston Line Posted on Aug 7

State Takes “Absolute Control” over Worcester to Boston Line

MassDOT announced that the MBTA and its Commuter Rail contractor MBCR have completed the final steps in their acquisition of the CSX rail lines on which Worcester/Framingham commuter trains travel, opening up the line to increased service opportunities for passengers. “By taking over the dispatching   …Continue Reading State Takes “Absolute Control” over Worcester to Boston Line

Bowker Overpass Repairs Public Meeting Posted on Aug 6

Bowker Overpass Repairs Public Meeting

MassDOT has scheduled a public meeting for the Bowker Overpass Repair Project in Boston.  The Public Meeting has been scheduled as follows: Tuesday, August 13, 6pm, Boston Public Library, Mezzanine Conference Room, 700 Boylston Street. The purpose of this meeting is to provide the public with   …Continue Reading Bowker Overpass Repairs Public Meeting