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Monthly Archives: October 2013

MBTA Adds Halloween Trains to Salem October 26-27, 31 Posted on Oct 25

MBTA Adds Halloween Trains to Salem October 26-27, 31

MBTA is pleased to provide increased train service to and from the annual celebration of Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts, known as Haunted Happenings. Special Event round trip tickets for the extra trains to and from Salem, Ma. will be sold at North Station, Beverly, and   …Continue Reading MBTA Adds Halloween Trains to Salem October 26-27, 31

Highway Division Customer Survey Seeks Public Input Posted on Oct 24

Highway Division Customer Survey Seeks Public Input

MassDOT Secretary and Chief Executive Officer Richard A. Davey today announced release of the MassDOT Highway Division User Satisfaction Survey. The online survey seeks to gather public input about Highway Division performance in maintaining state roadways and identifying priorities in delivering services during the next   …Continue Reading Highway Division Customer Survey Seeks Public Input

Blue, Springfield, Joins MassDOT Board Posted on Oct 23

Blue, Springfield, Joins MassDOT Board

Governor Deval Patrick has appointed Dominic Blue of Springfield to the MassDOT Board of Directors. Blue is Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. He manages the corporate law and risk management insurance groups and is a member of the   …Continue Reading Blue, Springfield, Joins MassDOT Board

Callahan Tunnel Project Public Meeting October 30 Posted on Oct 23

Callahan Tunnel Project Public Meeting October 30

MassDOT has scheduled a Public Information Meeting for the upcoming Boston Callahan Tunnel Rehabilitation Project as follows: Wednesday, October 30, 6:00 – 7:00 PM, DeLeo Senior Center, 35 Harvard Street, Winthrop MassDOT project staff will present details and preliminary schedule information. The Callahan Tunnel Rehabilitation   …Continue Reading Callahan Tunnel Project Public Meeting October 30

Governor Patrick Announces Transportation Investments Posted on Oct 22

Governor Patrick Announces Transportation Investments

Governor Deval Patrick today announced four historic transportation infrastructure investments that will stimulate economic growth and opportunity for commuters, residents and businesses throughout greater Boston, enhance accessibility and ease traffic and congestion. MBTA will launch a $1.3 billion program to replace and increase the capacity   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Announces Transportation Investments

Longfellow Bridge Weekend Closures Posted on Oct 21

Longfellow Bridge Weekend Closures

MassDOT will close the Longfellow Bridge to all motor vehicle travel, except MBTA buses, on the weekends of Saturday-Sunday, October 26-27 and Saturday-Sunday, November 2-3.  Buses will replace Red Line trains for service between Kendall/MIT Station and Park Street Station, with a stop at Charles/MGH   …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge Weekend Closures

RMV: Parent Supervised Driving Mobile App Posted on Oct 18

RMV: Parent Supervised Driving Mobile App

MassDOT’s RMV Division today announced the launch of an extension to its Parent’s Supervised Driving Program, a new mobile app titled RoadReadyTM. The app, sponsored by Ford Motor Company and Safety Insurance, is designed to augment the award-winning program in its mission to prevent one   …Continue Reading RMV: Parent Supervised Driving Mobile App

South Station: Weaving Past and Future Posted on Oct 18

South Station: Weaving Past and Future

When its Summer Street doors opened to the public on New Year’s Day 1899, South Station was considered one of the largest and most luxurious train stations in the world.  At its opening, the terminal boasted 28 tracks for passenger trains as well as passenger   …Continue Reading South Station: Weaving Past and Future

South Coast Rail Community Grants Posted on Oct 17

South Coast Rail Community Grants

The Patrick Administration announced 17 technical assistance grants will be awarded to communities to implement smart growth principles of the South Coast Rail Economic Development and Land Use Corridor Plan. This is the sixth round of grants available to 31 communities who will be impacted   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail Community Grants

Fall River Route 79/I-195 Ramp Work Posted on Oct 16

Fall River Route 79/I-195 Ramp Work

MassDOT  contractors will be undertaking overnight weekend  bridge deck and joint repair work during the remainder of October on two of the Fall River “spaghetti ramps,” connecting Route 79 and I-195. The ramp repairs support upcoming work on the Route 79/Braga Bridge Improvements Project. During   …Continue Reading Fall River Route 79/I-195 Ramp Work