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Monthly Archives: April 2014

CapeFLYER Weekend Rail Service Returns May 23 Posted on Apr 30

CapeFLYER Weekend Rail Service Returns May 23

MassDOT and the Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA) today announced CapeFLYER weekend rail service to Cape Cod and the Islands will begin Friday, May 23 through Labor Day, with an improved schedule and new station stop at Wareham Village.   “CapeFLYER is a proven   …Continue Reading CapeFLYER Weekend Rail Service Returns May 23

Green Line Extension: Community Path Funding Posted on Apr 30

Green Line Extension: Community Path Funding

MassDOT Secretary & CEO Richard A. Davey today announced funding for a multi-modal Community Path to be built along the Green Line Extension (GLX) in Somerville and Cambridge. The 1.9 mile path will connect four GLX Stations: Lowell Street, Gilman Square, Washington Street and the   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension: Community Path Funding

Bay State Bike Week Reminder! Posted on Apr 29

Bay State Bike Week Reminder!

Bay State Bike Week is almost here! Massachusetts will honor bicycle transportation with a week long series of events from May 10th – 18th. PUMP UP your own event this week to show that bicycling can be a fun, healthy, safe, and sustainable travel choice. Host a   …Continue Reading Bay State Bike Week Reminder!

Bicycle, Pedestrian Safety Program Announced Posted on Apr 28

Bicycle, Pedestrian Safety Program Announced

MassDOT Secretary and CEO Richard A. Davey today announced the beginning of a new Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Awareness and Enforcement Program to reduce the number of crashes involving bicycles and pedestrians and enhance safe travel. The program in the first year will provide a   …Continue Reading Bicycle, Pedestrian Safety Program Announced

Tobin Bridge: E-ZPass, Cash Lane Changes Posted on Apr 28

Tobin Bridge: E-ZPass, Cash Lane Changes

Motorists will see changes to the cash and E-ZPass booth assignments at the Tobin Bridge toll plaza. MassDOT urged drivers to approach with care as they enter the new configuration. E-ZPass customers are directed to use the middle lanes. The left two booths will be   …Continue Reading Tobin Bridge: E-ZPass, Cash Lane Changes

New Transportation Impact Guidelines Posted on Apr 25

New Transportation Impact Guidelines

MassDOT and the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs recently published the revised Transportation Impact Assessment (TIA) Guidelines.  These guidelines are used for the preparation of transportation analysis components of environmental filings under the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA), specifically Environmental Notification Forms (ENFs)   …Continue Reading New Transportation Impact Guidelines

MassDOT Farmers’ Markets 2014 Posted on Apr 25

MassDOT Farmers’ Markets 2014

This year’s annual Massachusetts Department of Transportation Farmers’ Market Program will begin on May 16, 2014 and run through the Fall.  We invite all Massachusetts’ farmers to sell their freshly grown fruits and vegetables as well as their made in Massachusetts food products, on a   …Continue Reading MassDOT Farmers’ Markets 2014

MBTA: New Customer Service Enhancements Posted on Apr 24

MBTA: New Customer Service Enhancements

The MBTA this week rolled out customer service enhancements that make public transit even easier to use: real-time arrival information for the Red, Orange & Blue Lines is now available at mbta.com, the Bus Countdown Clock system has been activated at Dudley station and the   …Continue Reading MBTA: New Customer Service Enhancements

I-90 Pru Tunnel Work Scheduled: April 26-27 Posted on Apr 22

I-90 Pru Tunnel Work Scheduled: April 26-27

Today, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) and MassDOT announced the fourth and final weekend of lane restrictions on the Massachusetts Turnpike associated with the removal of the I-90 Prudential Tunnel ceiling in Boston.  Due to the faster-than-anticipated progress on the ceiling removal, the fourth   …Continue Reading I-90 Pru Tunnel Work Scheduled: April 26-27

Fall River: Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Demolition Posted on Apr 22

Fall River: Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Demolition

MassDOT contractors beginning today as part of the Route 79/Braga Bridge Improvements Project will remove the portion of the elevated Route 79 over the intersection of Anawan Street/Pocasset Street and Davol Street. The work will take place today, Tuesday, April 22 through Friday, April 25.   …Continue Reading Fall River: Route 79/Braga Bridge Project Demolition