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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Express Bus: Back Bay to Logan Airport Posted on May 30

Express Bus: Back Bay to Logan Airport

Massport’s new Logan Express bus adds a convenient connection between Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood and Logan Airport. The bus stops every 20 minutes daily from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Hynes Convention Center and Copley MBTA Station. The Logan Express bus ride to   …Continue Reading Express Bus: Back Bay to Logan Airport

Great Barrington: Routes 7/23 Resurfacing Posted on May 29

Great Barrington: Routes 7/23 Resurfacing

MassDOT crews this week are milling and resurfacing State Road/Routes 7 and 23 in Great Barrington.  The $500,000 project will resurface the roadway from Brown Bridge to Belcher Square, a distance of approximately one-half mile. Work is taking place between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.   …Continue Reading Great Barrington: Routes 7/23 Resurfacing

South Coast Rail: Technical Assistance Grants Posted on May 27

South Coast Rail: Technical Assistance Grants

The Patrick Administration announced today that communities in the South Coast area can apply for technical assistance grants for projects that support the goals of the South Coast Rail Economic Development and Land Use Corridor Plan. In previous years, communities have used the grants to   …Continue Reading South Coast Rail: Technical Assistance Grants

Green Line Extension: Tour the Community Path Posted on May 27

The Green Line Extension team invites you to take a virtual tour of the Green Line Extension multi-modal Community Path. The 3-D model tour presented at a Community Path public meeting in May is now available for viewing on MassDOT YouTube online. The simulation will   …Continue Reading Green Line Extension: Tour the Community Path

Memorial Day Weekend: Travel Safely! Posted on May 21

Memorial Day Weekend: Travel Safely!

MassDOT encourages travelers to plan ahead and travel safely during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.  The heaviest traffic is expected Thursday, Friday, and Monday afternoons and early evenings.  Drivers are encouraged to make travel plans accordingly and if possible avoid peak traffic volumes between 1pm   …Continue Reading Memorial Day Weekend: Travel Safely!

Arlington: Massachusetts Avenue Project Begins Posted on May 20

Arlington: Massachusetts Avenue Project Begins

MassDOT’s contractor for the reconstruction of Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington will begin initial steps for the project during the week of May 27, 2014.  Early operations will include the installation of construction signs, erosion control measures, protection for trees, and drainage work.  There will be   …Continue Reading Arlington: Massachusetts Avenue Project Begins

MassDOT Reunites 9 Secretaries of Transportation Posted on May 19

MassDOT Reunites 9 Secretaries of Transportation

A Real-Time Data symposium not only recognized MassDOT for excellence in innovation but also brought together in one place nine leaders representing decades of transportation governance. MassDOT’s Highway Division partnered with the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) for the day-long gathering in April   …Continue Reading MassDOT Reunites 9 Secretaries of Transportation

Tunnel Safety: Public Safety Response Exercise Posted on May 17

Tunnel Safety: Public Safety Response Exercise

MassDOT and public safety partners conducted a successful full scale exercise in the Sumner Tunnel in March that challenged responders with a scenario involving a multi vehicle accident with fire and injuries, simulated loss of radio communications in the tunnel, and a traffic backup that   …Continue Reading Tunnel Safety: Public Safety Response Exercise

Fore River Bridge Project Update Posted on May 16

Fore River Bridge Project Update

Beginning on the evening of Monday, May 19, a third shift will be added to the Fore River Bridge replacement project.  The third shift will run 6:00PM to 6:00AM putting the project into 24-hour operation.  A third shift is being introduced to install the micro-piles   …Continue Reading Fore River Bridge Project Update

“Safe Streets. Smart Trips” Video Contest Announced Posted on May 15

“Safe Streets. Smart Trips” Video Contest Announced

MassDOT has announced a statewide high school video contest to promote Safe Streets. Smart Trips., an initiative within the Massachusetts Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) to promote safe walking, bicycling, and driving behaviors within the Commonwealth.  MassDOT Secretary and CEO, Richard A. Davey announced the   …Continue Reading “Safe Streets. Smart Trips” Video Contest Announced