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Monthly Archives: January 2014

Springfield Intercity Rail Meeting Set Posted on Jan 20

Springfield Intercity Rail Meeting Set

MassDOT and the Vermont Agency of Transportation will hold two public meetings on the Northern New England Intercity Rail Initiative (NNEIRI) to examine more frequent and higher speed intercity passenger rail service along the Boston-Springfield-Montreal and Boston-Springfield-New Haven corridors.  The meetings are scheduled as follows:   …Continue Reading Springfield Intercity Rail Meeting Set

I-93 Viaduct: New Lights, Parking Posted on Jan 17

I-93 Viaduct: New Lights, Parking

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey joined state and city elected representatives and residents from the South End and South Boston to officially turn on new lights under the I-93 viaduct in the South End.  The areas were formerly used for storage of equipment   …Continue Reading I-93 Viaduct: New Lights, Parking

Celia Blue Appointed RMV Registrar Posted on Jan 17

Celia Blue Appointed RMV Registrar

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey today appointed Celia Blue as Registrar of Motor Vehicles. Blue replaces Rachel Kaprielian, who was appointed by Governor Deval Patrick as Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development. Blue is currently the MassDOT Assistant Secretary for Performance Management and   …Continue Reading Celia Blue Appointed RMV Registrar

weMove Massachusetts: Planning for Performance Posted on Jan 17

weMove Massachusetts: Planning for Performance

MassDOT has released weMove Massachusetts: Planning for Performance (WMM), the Commonwealth’ Long-Range Transportation Plan. The report summarizes MassDOT’s new approach to multimodal capital planning and the use of scenario planning. The Planning for Performance tool can be used to calculate the performance outcomes resulting from   …Continue Reading weMove Massachusetts: Planning for Performance

MassDOT Community Transit Grant Program Training Posted on Jan 16

MassDOT Community Transit Grant Program Training

MassDOT’s Rail & Transit Division has announced training sessions for the MassDOT Community Transit Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2015. 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   …Continue Reading MassDOT Community Transit Grant Program Training

Burns Bridge Update: Traffic Shift to New Bridge Posted on Jan 15

Burns Bridge Update: Traffic Shift to New Bridge

As of late Tuesday, January 14, traffic has been shifted from the existing Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge and onto the first half of the new replacement bridge.      The relocation of traffic is happening in two stages.  The first stage shifted the two eastbound lanes onto   …Continue Reading Burns Bridge Update: Traffic Shift to New Bridge

Bottleneck Relief Traffic Pattern Change Permanent Posted on Jan 13

This past summer MassDOT implemented a right lane closure on I-95 Northbound, just south of the I-90 (Mass Pike) on-ramp. After an evaluation of the traffic volumes northbound on I-95, it is determined that a three lane section, between the I-95 exit (Exits 23, 24,   …Continue Reading Bottleneck Relief Traffic Pattern Change Permanent

BusPlus+ New Regional Services: Newburyport, Haverhill Posted on Jan 13

BusPlus+ New Regional Services: Newburyport, Haverhill

MassDOT today announced new regional transportation services by Coach Company now in place as part of the new BusPlus+ program to increase the intercity and commuter transportation options available across the Commonwealth and all of New England. BusPlus+ is a public/private partnership in which MassDOT   …Continue Reading BusPlus+ New Regional Services: Newburyport, Haverhill

Green Line Extension Neighborhood Meetings Set Posted on Jan 11

Green Line Extension Neighborhood Meetings Set

On Tuesday, January 14, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM the Green Line Extension (GLX) is hosting a neighborhood public meeting to provide details about noise and retaining walls from Washington Street to Medford Street (including Washington Street Station). The meeting will take place at the Holiday Inn, 30   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension Neighborhood Meetings Set

MassDOT Releases Five-Year Investment Plan Posted on Jan 10

MassDOT Releases Five-Year Investment Plan

MassDOT has released the first draft five-year MassDOT Capital Investment Plan (CIP) for FY2014-FY2018. The $12.4 billion program makes long-term investments that will create growth and opportunity for residents across the Commonwealth and represents the first unified, multi-modal capital investment plan covering all MassDOT highway   …Continue Reading MassDOT Releases Five-Year Investment Plan