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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Fore River Bridge Public Meeting March 27 Posted on Mar 18

Fore River Bridge Public Meeting March 27

A Fore River Bridge Replacement Project Public Information Meeting has been scheduled as follows: Thursday, March 27, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, The Fore River Club, 16 Nevada Street, Quincy The purpose of this meeting is to provide an overview the project’s progress over the past   …Continue Reading Fore River Bridge Public Meeting March 27

Sumner Tunnel Public Safety Exercise Set for March 18 Posted on Mar 17

MassDOT, in conjunction with its Boston-area public safety partners, will hold an overnight training exercise on Tuesday, March 18 from 10pm until 2am on Wednesday, March 19 inside the Sumner Tunnel to simulate a multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional response to a motor vehicle incident involving a fire   …Continue Reading Sumner Tunnel Public Safety Exercise Set for March 18

Student Wins Aviation Art National Competition Posted on Mar 15

Student Wins Aviation Art National Competition

A Lexington, Massachusetts student winner as chosen in MassDOT’s Aeronautics Division State level judging of the 2014 International Aviation Art Contest “ Flying Saves Lives” has now been awarded First Place in the national competition by the  National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) in   …Continue Reading Student Wins Aviation Art National Competition

Governor Patrick Announces MBTA Late Night Service Posted on Mar 13

Governor Patrick Announces MBTA Late Night Service

Governor Deval Patrick today joined Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, MassDOT Secretary & CEO Richard A. Davey and MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott, alongside business leaders and residents, to announce the start date for the MBTA Late Night Pilot Program. Beginning the night of Friday,   …Continue Reading Governor Patrick Announces MBTA Late Night Service

Springfield Union Station Funding Boost Posted on Mar 13

Springfield Union Station Funding Boost

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation’s Board of Directors has voted to designate $16.5 million to the Springfield Redevelopment Authority to complete the funding package necessary to fully finance the first phase of the redevelopment of Springfield’s Union Station. With these additional funds pledged by MassDOT,   …Continue Reading Springfield Union Station Funding Boost

New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Upcoming Closure Posted on Mar 13

New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Upcoming Closure

MassDOT has announced plans to close the Route 6, New Bedford-Fairhaven swing bridge to vehicles for a two-week period beginning at the end of March in order to perform necessary structural steel repairs to the bridge’s floor beams. The closure dates may be affected by   …Continue Reading New Bedford-Fairhaven Bridge Upcoming Closure

MassDOT Board Approves Fee Increases to Support Investment Posted on Mar 12

MassDOT Board Approves Fee Increases to Support Investment

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Board of Directors today voted to approve an increase to three Registry of Motor Vehicle Division fees that will allow MassDOT to close a projected $55 million budget gap and make needed improvements to the Commonwealth’s transportation system.  “Transportation reform   …Continue Reading MassDOT Board Approves Fee Increases to Support Investment

RMV, AAA Expand Partnerships Posted on Mar 12

RMV, AAA Expand Partnerships

MassDOT Registrar of Motor Vehicles Celia J. Blue and AAA Southern New England President and CEO Mark Shaw today announced plans to double the number of AAA branches offering RMV renewal services to a dozen locations by late spring and to increase the number of   …Continue Reading RMV, AAA Expand Partnerships

Parking under I-93 Southeast Expressway Advances Posted on Mar 11

Parking under I-93 Southeast Expressway Advances

MassDOT today announced a licensing agreement has been reached to provide parking in two lots under the elevated portion of the I-93 Southeast Expressway in Boston. The agreement with GTI Properties, a locally owned and operated property management and development company, calls for management and   …Continue Reading Parking under I-93 Southeast Expressway Advances

“37 Billion Mile Data Challenge” Announced Posted on Mar 11

“37 Billion Mile Data Challenge” Announced

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), MassDOT, and the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MassTech) have opened a public competition, The 37Billion Mile Data Challenge, designed to inspire the technical community to delve into a new trove of anonymous vehicle-use data and discover insights that can inform   …Continue Reading “37 Billion Mile Data Challenge” Announced